Queen Victoria's soldiers fought for Queen and
Country all over the world, bringing the Pax
Victoriana to Afganis, Maoris, and Boers alike.
Badly treated and regarded as little more than
tramps by the public they served, they nevertheless
fought and died for their country against savage
opponents in some of the most inhospitable regions
on earth, to their lasting glory.
Their story is well told here, not only the campaign
histories but also the soldiers' life; recruitment,
food, pay, uniforms, weapons, and many other details to fill
in the picture of the Victorian soldier.
Generously illustrated, with maps, tactical
diagrams, campaign chronology, useful appendices,
reading list, and well-designed index, this is a
fine introduction to a most interesting era.
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