Book cover of The Wandering Army: The Campaigns that Transformed the British Way of War by Huw J. Daviesby Huw J. Davies

A compelling history of the British Army in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries—showing how the military gathered knowledge from campaigns across the globe

At the outbreak of the War of Austrian Succession in 1742, the British Army’s military tactics were tired and outdated, stultified after three decades of peace. The army’s leadership was conservative, resistant to change, and unable to match new military techniques developing on the continent. Losses were cataclysmic and the force was in dire need of modernization—both in terms of strategy and in leadership and technology.

Interview with the Author

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Huw J. Davies, “The Wandering Army: The Campaigns That Transformed the British Way of War” (Yale UP, 2022)
12/1/22           73 min

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