A History of British Infantry

A History of British Infantry

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The author explains how the tradition of loyalty to the regiment has served the British Army so well over the past 350 years and, in his vivid description of some of the major campaigns in which it has fought, shows what it was like at various times to have been an officer or a soldier in the British Army.The organization of the British Army was much influenced by what was called a#39; The Ten Year Rulea#39;. This had been drawn up ... Battalion headquarters now had nine officers and 109 soldiers, and included a Headquarter Wing, which controlled all the administrative elements. ... On manoeuvres, infantry sections had to be represented by flags, with football rattles being made to represent machine-gun fire.

Title:A History of British Infantry
Author:Charles Messenger
Publisher:Pen and Sword - 1994-03-16


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