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Go to your God Like A Soldier: The Victorian Army on Campaign

An encyclopaedic portrayal of the British military experience during the reign of Victoria which looks at the way of life of ranker and officer alike, their reasons for enlisting, what they had in common, the barriers that divided them, and information on their daily routine, food, pay and recreations. It looks at the development of tactical theory across the period, and how this played out in practice and considers the vast changes in weapon technology which took place across the period. It considers the factors which bound the Army together, such as allegiance to Queen and Country and the symbolism of the Colours. The final chapter offers an inense and vivid insight into this experience through eye-witness accounts from across the period. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of photographs, engravings and maps.