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By Ian Hall

Published to coincide with the one hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the nice ecu struggle in 1914, success is a advisor to the battle on which the way forward for Europe became. Ian Hall's attention-grabbing booklet examines the social, political and army situations of the former 2 hundred years, it considers the stipulations that allowed one state, Germany, to justify a battle in continental Europe on a scale by no means prior to attainable, sending greater than 80 military divisions to invade its neighbours in what could be defined because the first commercial battle. fulfillment additionally examines why Britain, at the moment one of many world's maximum commercial and Imperial powers, may well ship in basic terms six divisions to affix the get together and wonders on the accomplishment of increasing this sort of strength to greater than fifty divisions simply 4 years later. The book's trip comprises traveling the historical past of the international locations of england and continental Europe, encouraging us to ask yourself on the empty splendour of eu monarchies, allowing...

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Royal Welch Fusiliers, (23rd Foot). A wholly exceptional account that should be required reading immediately after Siegfried Sassoon’s, Memoirs of an Infantry Officer. The output of the War Poets is probably the most suspect, great communicators, enthusiastic soldiers of the moment, borne on the high tide of national emotion to enlist, but not by training or inclination sympathetic to military realities. They found great difficulty reconciling their emotions to the practical way in which modern warfare is waged.

Hall. Verwood, Dorset. PREFACE The reader deserves some explanation to appreciate the reasons for this amateur expedition into the commitment of Britain and its Empire to the Great European War of 1914 to 1918, surely one of the most overwritten events of recent history. This account was not originally prepared with any ambition for commercial publication. For better or for worse it was prepared as an adjunct to the family history, often written in parallel with the affairs of the 700 or so relatives it has been possible to trace.

The purchase system for an officer’s commission was originally introduced as a means for them to make an investment in the national system, providing a financial interest in the ‘status quo’ and a safeguard of sorts against an army sponsored or supported revolution. This system applied to the regiments of cavalry and infantry of the line including the Guards. Not all officers in these regiments purchased their commissions, there were officers commissioned from the ranks, though these could not be sold.

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