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Guardians of Empire: The Armed Forces of the Colonial Powers, c.1700-1964

It is to be expected that many edited collections of essays will be somewhat disparate in content and approach whatever the overall framework. This volume, however, is even more disparate than most. David Killingray’s introduction certainly strives mightily to encompass most of the major issues respecting colonial armed forces, though largely with respect to theContinue reading “Guardians of Empire: The Armed Forces of the Colonial Powers, c.1700-1964”

Raising Churchill’s Army: The British Army and the War against Germany, 1919-45

A distinguished historian of British strategic decision-making in the Great War, David French has now turned his attention to the British army in the Second World War, a shift in focus already signalled by a number of journal articles that have appeared over the last few years. While the inter-war army has been relatively wellContinue reading “Raising Churchill’s Army: The British Army and the War against Germany, 1919-45”