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  • The British-Indian Army, 1860-1914

    The British-Indian Army, 1860-1914
    av Peter Duckers

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747805502

    For over two hundred years the British maintained a powerful military system in India. If it is recalled at all in the popular imagination of today, the Victorian Indian Army remembered as much for its use in the pomp and ceremony of grand imperial…

  • British Campaign Medals 1851-1914

    British Campaign Medals 1851-1914
    av Peter Duckers

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747804659

    This book outlines the medals issued to British soldiers and sailors for military service across the globe. At a time of imperial expansion, British forces were almost constantly in action - against major powers (like Russia in 1854), in wars of con…

  • British Campaign Medals, 1914-2005

    British Campaign Medals, 1914-2005
    av Peter Duckers

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747806493

    This book surveys the medals awarded to British personnel for military service around the world and in two world wars. The campaign medals awarded for the military actions have become a popular field for collectors, since the majority of British awa…

  • The Victoria Cross

    The Victoria Cross
    av Peter Duckers

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747806356

    The Victoria Cross, established in 1856 during the Crimean War, has remained to this day the highest British reward 'for valour' and is perhaps the most prestigious gallantry medal in the world. The VC has been earned in every theatre of war where B…

  • British Gallantry Awards, 1855-2000

    British Gallantry Awards, 1855-2000
    av Peter Duckers

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747805168

    Since ancient times soldiers have been honoured for gallantry in battle. Over the years and in different societies such honours have taken many forms byut since the 1850s specific acts of bravery 'in the face of the enemy' by British and Imperial fo…

  • On Service in India

    On Service in India
    av Peter Duckers

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752420721

    In the days of Empire, thousands of British men and women spent their lives in India. The men found active employment in the Army, the police or Civil Service, in the Law or in commerce, banking, the railways or industry. The vast majority of these…

  • British Military Rifles

    British Military Rifles
    av Peter Duckers

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747806332

    A spinning bullet leaving a 'rifled' barrel is much more accurate than a musket ball but the technology of grooving a barrel and shaping the projectile to make an efficient and reliable weapon has exercised military minds for centuries. Here is a co…

  • European Orders and Decorations to 1945

    European Orders and Decorations to 1945
    av Peter Duckers

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747806707

    Since the early Middle Ages, the royal families of Europe have rewarded loyal service with a wide range of Orders of Knighthood and Chivalry. Although many ancient Orders have fallen into disuse over time, many European states continue to award Orde…

  • British Military Medals - second Edition

    British Military Medals - second Edition
    av Peter Duckers

    e-bok - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781473829831

    This second edition of Peter Duckers best-selling British Military Medals traces the history of medals and gallantry awards from Elizabethan times to the modern day, and it features an expert account of their design and production. Campaign and gall…

  • The King's Shropshire Light Infantry 1881-1968

    The King's Shropshire Light Infantry 1881-1968
    av Peter Duckers

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752411934

    This book presents a photographic record of the service of a distinguished county regiment whose origins go back to the Seven Years' War, in the middle of the eighteenth century. Formed in 1881, the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the KSLI, formerly the 5…

  • A Pocket Guide to British Gallantry Awards

    A Pocket Guide to British Gallantry Awards
    av Peter Duckers

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781912667024

    Over the ages and in all societies, gallantry in battle has been highly regarded, with the bravery of individuals and fighting forces being officially rewarded and publically recognised in a wide variety of ways, such as gifts of jewels or money, gr…

  • British Campaign Medals of the First World War

    British Campaign Medals of the First World War
    av Peter Duckers

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747808435

    Britain has issued medals rewarding war service since at least the early nineteenth century, and increasingly through the period of its imperial expansion, but examples of many of the early types are now scarce. However, few families escaped some in…

  • Soldiers of Shropshire

    Soldiers of Shropshire
    av Peter Duckers

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752418667

    For generations, the county of Shropshire has maintained a range of volunteer military units - infantry, cavalry, artillery, medical and the rest - which have served effectively and loyally in peacetime and in war. In times of national emergency, th…

  • British Orders and Decorations

    British Orders and Decorations
    av Peter Duckers

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747805809

    This book introduces the insignia worn by members of British Orders of Knighthood and Chivalry. These Orders have existed since the early Middle Ages and were initially intended to unite important noblemen in bonds of loyalty to their monarch or to…

  • Crimean War at Sea: the Naval Campaigns Against Russia 1854-56

    Crimean War at Sea: the Naval Campaigns Against Russia 1854-56
    av Peter Duckers

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848842670

    Too often historical writing on the Russian War of 1854-56 focuses narrowly on the land campaign fought in the Crimean peninsula in the Black Sea. The wider war waged at sea by the British and French navies against the Russians is ignored. The allie…

  • Castles of Shropshire

    Castles of Shropshire
    av Peter Duckers

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752436456

    As a border county of the `Marcher Lordships', Shropshire was for centuries an active military zone. Its often turbulent past is reflected in the large number of castles in the county, in particular those lying along its western border with Wales.Af…

  • British Military Medals - Second Edition

    British Military Medals - Second Edition
    av Peter Duckers

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526791917

    This second edition of Peter Duckers best-selling British Military Medals traces the history of medals and gallantry awards from Elizabethan times to the modern day, and it features an expert account of their design and production. Campaign and gall…