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Steady The Buffs!: A Regiment, a Region, and the Great War

Mark Connelly


This book fully revises standard regimental history by establishing the framework and background to the regiment's role in the Great War. It tests the current theories about the British Army in the war and some of the conclusions of modern military historians. In recent years, a fascinating reassessment of the combat performance of the British Army in the Great War has stressed the fact that the British Army ascended a ‘learning curve’ during the conflict resulting in a modern military machine of awesome power. Research carried out thus far has been on a grand scale with very few examinations ... More

Keywords: regiment's role, British Army, combat performance, modern military machine, battalion of the Buffs, officer-man relationship, brigade, weapons, trials of war, soldiers' communities in Kent

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199278602
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278602.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Connelly, author
Reader in Modern British History & Head of School of History, Univerity of Kent
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