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A History Of The British Cavalry 1816-1919 Volume 4: 1899-1913 (Kindle)

Regimental History

By Marquess of Anglesey
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
File Size: 36.2 MB (.mobi)
ISBN: 9781473805354
eBook Released: 1st August 2007

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Volume IV describes in fascinating detail the part the Cavalry played in the Boer War which lasted from 1899 to 1902, a war that saw the destruction of 350,000 out of the 500,000 horses employed by the British to win it.The chief subject of this volume is the "Cavalry Debate" which followed the Boer War. Could the Cavalry remain an essential part of the Army's "weapons systems" until the advent of sophisticated rifles.

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 Marquess Of Anglesey

About Marquess of Anglesey

Lord Anglesey, born in 1922, lived in his ancestral home, Plas Newydd, on the Isle of Anglesey, which he handed over to the National Trust in 1976.

He was Vice- President of the Society of Army Historical Research, President of the Victorian Military Society and of the Crimean War Research Society.

Another of his interests was shown by his past chairmanship of the Historic Buildings Council for Wales. He was also President of the Ancient Monuments Society, a founder member of the Redundant Churches Fund and of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery.

He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, the Royal Historical Society, the Royal Society of Literature and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He was also an Honorary Doctor of Literature of the University of Wales and was Lord Lieutenant of Gwynedd in the 1980s.

He passed away, aged 90, in July 2013.

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