The British Army Today and Tomorrow by Colonel H. C. B. [Hugh Cuthbert Basset] Rogers hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Book Club Associates, 1980, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; From the cover: The disposition of the British Army today differs vastly from the traditional distribution of units and establishments, during peace between the major powers, from the latter part of the 19th century until the outbreak of World War II. Until the present era the regiments were quartered either in the United Kingdom in garrison towns or training areas, or else in the countries and colonies of the Empire in localities chosen for the requirements of internal security or frontier warfare. Only in these recent times has the greater part of our fighting strength been stationed on the continent of Europe to deter, in common with Allied troops and under Allied command, threatened attack by a common and designated enemy.
This highly illustrated book discusses the organisation and equipment of the Army in the light of its current deployment and possible commitments. It is divided into three parts. The first provides a background by giving a brief history of each of the major arms and services concerned with operations in the field, from the time that the introduction of the magazine rifle, the machine gun and the quick-firing field gun changed the face of warfare, until the years immediately following World War II. The second part describes the modern weapons and equipment of the Army, particularly those introduced since the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, and the third deals with the tactical organisations and functions of units and formations in a major war.
Col Rogers, himself a former Regular officer and now a well-known military historian, takes a sympathetic but critical look at the British Army at a crucial point in its history when it faces new tasks and new challenges. He has been greatly helped throughout the preparation of this book by the close co-operation of the Ministry of Defence.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper snagged at the tail of the spine with a little wear to the edges elsewhere. Text complete, clean and tight.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
160 pages. Index. 12″ x 8¾”.
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