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Britain's enemies were few in number during the Boer War of 1899-1902, but the wily Boer horsemen were adept at hit-and-run tactics and operated over a vast territory including much of present-day South Africa. British mobile columns and garrisons for fixed defenses eventually required a larger army than had fought Napoleon or any previous enemy.For the first time in British history, volunteer units were asked to go on foreign service. Particularly associated with the campaign are the Imperial Yeomanry, dra Britain's enemies were few in number during the Boer War of 1899-1902, but the wily Boer horsemen were adept at hit-and-run tactics and operated over a vast territory including much of present-day South Africa. British mobile columns and garrisons for fixed defenses eventually required a larger army than had fought Napoleon or any previous enemy.For the first time in British history, volunteer units were asked to go on foreign service. Particularly associated with the campaign are the Imperial Yeomanry, drawn from cavalry volunteers in rural areas. It was hoped that mounted rifle units drawn from the Yeomanry would offset the vast distances involved in the campaign. While there were numerous examples of courage and endurance, the overall results were rather mixed. Officers of Regular units charged (not entirely fairly) that the volunteers mainly served as a source of horses and rifles for the Boers when captured, and that the same man was often captured and released two or three times. The Boer War experience led to a major re-organization of the volunteers in 1908, which made possible their valuable contribution during the two world wars.

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The British Army suffered one of its greatest crises when in December 1899 the Boer irregulars inflicted three reverses in South Africa in 'Black Week'. A nation grown accustomed to success was stunned. Part of the answer was a very British blend of patriotism and pragmatism. For the first time civilian volunteers and part-time soldiers were allowed to fight overseas to the horror of traditionalist professional soldiers. Yet, by the end of the Boer War, almost 90,000 men had volunteered to serve..., The British Army suffered one of its greatest crises when in December 1899 the Boer irregulars inflicted three reverses in South Africa in 'Black Week'. A nation grown accustomed to success was stunned. Part of the answer was a very British blend of patriotism and pragmatism. For the first time civilian volunteers and part-time soldiers were allowed to fight overseas to the horror of traditionalist professional soldiers. Yet, by the end of the Boer War, almost 90,000 men had volunteered to serve the Colours. Much of sporting high society joined the newly formed Imperial Yeomanry. The Volunteers sent infantrymen to serve alongside the regulars and the City of London financed the raising of the City Imperial Volunteers. Men also came forward from the colonies. This book tells the story of these volunteer units.Taal: Engels; Afmetingen: 30x234x156 mm; Gewicht: 612,00 gram; Verschijningsdatum: maart 1999; ISBN10: 085052685X; ISBN13: 9780850526851; , Engelstalig | Hardcover | 1999, Geschiedenis & Politiek, Geschiedenis, Pen & Sword Books Ltd

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Internationaler Buchtitel. In englischer Sprache. Verlag: PEN & SWORD BOOKS (NCR), 224 Seiten, L=242mm, B=162mm, H=30mm, Gew.=635gr, [GR: 17400 - HC/Politikwissenschaft/Soziologie], [SW: - History - Military / War], Gebunden, Klappentext: Britain's enemies were few in number during the Boer War of 1899-1902, but the wily Boer horsemen were adept at hit-and-run tactics and operated over a vast territory including much of present-day South Africa. British mobile columns and garrisons for fixed defenses eventually required a larger army than had fought Napoleon or any previous enemy.<P>For the first time in British history, volunteer units were asked to go on foreign service. Particularly associated with the campaign are the Imperial Yeomanry, drawn from cavalry volunteers in rural areas. It was hoped that mounted rifle units drawn from the Yeomanry would offset the vast distances involved in the campaign. While there were numerous examples of courage and endurance, the overall results were rather mixed. Officers of Regular units charged (not entirely fairly) that the volunteers mainly served as a source of horses and rifles for the Boers when captured, and that the same man was often captured and released two or three times. The Boer War experience led to a major re-organization of the volunteers in 1908, which made possible their valuable contribution during the two world wars.

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[ED: Hardcover], [PU: PEN & SWORD BOOKS (NCR)], Britain's enemies were few in number during the Boer War of 1899-1902, but the wily Boer horsemen were adept at hit-and-run tactics and operated over a vast territory including much of present-day South Africa. British mobile columns and garrisons for fixed defenses eventually required a larger army than had fought Napoleon or any previous enemy.PFor the first time in British history, volunteer units were asked to go on foreign service. Particularly associated with the campaign are the Imperial Yeomanry, drawn from cavalry volunteers in rural areas. It was hoped that mounted rifle units drawn from the Yeomanry would offset the vast distances involved in the campaign. While there were numerous examples of courage and endurance, the overall results were rather mixed. Officers of Regular units charged (not entirely fairly) that the volunteers mainly served as a source of horses and rifles for the Boers when captured, and that the same man was often captured and released two or three times. The Boer War experience led to a major re-organization of the volunteers in 1908, which made possible their valuable contribution during the two world wars.Versandfertig in über 4 Wochen, [SC: 0.00]

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Britain's enemies were few in number during the Boer War of 1899-1902, but the wily Boer horsemen were adept at hit-and-run tactics and operated over a vast territory including much of present-day South Africa. British mobile columns and garrisons for fixed defenses eventually required a larger army than had fought Napoleon or any previous enemy.For the first time in British history, volunteer units were asked to go on foreign service. Particularly associated with the campaign are the Imperial Yeomanry, drawn from cavalry volunteers in rural areas. It was hoped that mounted rifle units drawn from the Yeomanry would offset the vast distances involved in the campaign. While there were numerous examples of courage and endurance, the overall results were rather mixed. Officers of Regular units charged (not entirely fairly) that the volunteers mainly served as a source of horses and rifles for the Boers when captured, and that the same man was often captured and released two or three times. The Boer War experience led to a major re-organization of the volunteers in 1908, which made possible their valuable contribution during the two world wars.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780850526851
ISBN (ISBN-10): 085052685X
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Publishing year: 1999
Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS (NCR)
224 Pages
Weight: 0,635 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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