The British Officer : Leading the Army from 1660 to the Present, Paperback

The British Officer : Leading the Army from 1660 to the Present Paperback


An Army officer must lead men into frightening and dangerous situations and sometimes make them do things that they never thought they could do.

This book recounts how British officers have led their men, and commanded their respect, from the days of Marlborough to the Second Iraq war of 2003.

Anthony Clayton explores who the officers, men and now women, have been and are, where they came from, what ideals or traditions have motivated them, and their own perceptions of themselves.

His account tells the fascinating story of how the role of the military officer evolved, illustrated by a selection of captivating images, and the personal memoirs, biographies and autobiographies of officers.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 376 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781405859011


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