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The British Army Regular Mounted Infantry 1880-1913 / Andrew Winrow.

Author:
Winrow, Andrew [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017, , ©2017]
Description:
vi, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series:
  • Routledge studies in modern British history ; 11. [More in this series]
  • Routledge studies in modern British history ; 11
Summary note:
"Rather than fight on horseback in the traditional manner of cavalry, the regular Mounted Infantry would use horses primarily to move swiftly about the battlefield, where they would then dismount and fight on foot, thus appearing to anticipate the development of mechanised infantry tactics during the twentieth century. Yet despite being one the most important innovations of the late Victorian and Edwardian British Army, the mounted infantry concept was abandoned by the British Army in 1913, just at the point when it may have made the transition from a colonial to a continental force. Exploring the historical background to the Mounted Infantry, this book untangles the debates that raged between its advocates and the supporters of the established cavalry."--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-281) and index.
Contents:
The quest for mobile firepower -- Foundations -- Doctrine -- Forging an identity -- Training the Mounted Infantry -- Imperial perspectives -- Colonial warfare and the Mounted Infantry paradigm -- A wild goose chase: South Africa 1899-1902 -- Remonstrance, renaissance and re-designation -- Demise -- Conclusions -- Appendices -- Biographies of senior Mounted Infantry officers -- Mounted Infantry Camel Regiment 1884-85 composition -- The Square at Abu Klea 1885 -- The development of the Regular Mounted Infantry in South Africa 1899-1902 -- Evolution of tactics in South Africa 1899-1902.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781472478498 (hardback ; alk. paper)
  • 1472478495 (hardback ; alk. paper)
  • (ebook)
LCCN:
2016022172
OCLC:
956434859
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