The Victorian Army and the Staff College 1854-1914

The Victorian Army and the Staff College 1854-1914

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A pioneering work in British military history, originally published in 1972, this book is both scholarly and entertaining. Although the book concentrates on a single institution, it illuminates a much wider area of social and intellectual change. For the Army the importance of the change was enormous: in 1854 there was neither a Staff College nor a General Staff, and professional education and training were largely despised by the officers: by 1914 the College could justly be described as a€˜a school of thoughta€™ while the officers it had trained were coming to dominate the highest posts in Commands and on the General Staff.One product of this tour was The Soldiera#39;s Pocket Book, a vade mecum packed with commonsense information and advice and the forerunner of the official Field Service Pocket Book. Although the extent of his contribution to ... he openly favoured p.s.c.s on his staff. Indeed, several of the most brilliant members of the originalanbsp;...

Title:The Victorian Army and the Staff College 1854-1914
Author:Brian Bond
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-10-05


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