Soldiers of the Queen: Victorian Colonial Conflict in the Words of Those Who Fought

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It may come as some surprise that in such a popular area of military history there is no book that focuses on the experience of the Victorian soldier--from recruitment to embarkation, fighting, and perhaps returning, perhaps dying -- in his own words. Dr. Manning's meticulous research in primary sources gives the lie to the received image of the disciplined, redcoated campaigner of Victorian art and literature--for one thing, by the time he arrived at his destination, the coat would have been in rags. The distances covered ...

Soldiers of the Queen: Victorian Colonial Conflict in the Words of Those Who Fought 2009, History Press

ISBN-13: 9780752449845

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