Capricorn Books

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Browse By Category
American History & Travel
Animation, Cartoons & Comics
Antiques & Collectibles
Architecture/Interior Design
Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators
Art - Canadian
Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art
Art - General
Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking)
Books About Books
British History
Business, Finance
Canada - Architecture
Canada - Biography
Canada - British Columbia
Canada - Folklore/Mythology
Canada - General
Canada - Maritime Provinces
Canada - Native Peoples
Canada - Natural History

View all Categories
 
Gift Card
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Go To:

Global Book Town
The independent online bookstores on Global Book Town have nearly a million used, rare and out of print books.

 

 
 
 
THE EMPIRE IS MARCHING: A STUDY OF THE MILITARY EFFORT OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 1800-1945., Barclay, Glen St. J.

Author Name    Barclay, Glen St. J.

Title   THE EMPIRE IS MARCHING: A STUDY OF THE MILITARY EFFORT OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 1800-1945.

Publisher    Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1976, first edition.

Seller ID   25467

276 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297771256 B&w plates. "(A) study of the military strength of Britain and her Empire during the Boer War, First World War and Second World War. Dr Barclay evaluates the contributions of Aus tralia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, and the changing roles played by the colonies during times of crisis. He explains British attitudes to colonial troops - Australian indiscipline and New Zealand thoroughness - and the lack of diplomacy on the part of British military leaders when dealing with their colonial counterparts. After the South Africa War the British government should have seen clearly the advantages of an Empire Military Force, but reports on empire defence from eminen t naval officers such as Fanshawe and Jellicoe were repeatedly ignored. The colonies themselves all reacted differently to the threat of war. Australia was often at odds with New Zealand - the former worried about defending her own vulnerable coa st line, the latter primarily concerned to maintain friendly relationships with Britain; Canada was slow to become involved - but Canadian troops were a stirring sight, well-disciplined fighting men who obeyed their superiors without question; South Af rica made little contribution to the war effort, although her Prime Minister, Jan Smuts, gained great favour with the British Government by always agreeing, in principle, to every new plan put forward by the British. Dr Barclay has written an o utst anding account of the achievements of the British Empire during the late nineteenth and twentieth century, using a vast number of published and unpublished sources." Previous owner's place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper; lig ht ed ge wear; tiny bump on top edge of front board; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear with some tiny chips/tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, light edge w rinkling at top edge and bottom of spine. Very Good-/Good

Price = 17.50 USD


Also available.
THE BEASTS & THE ELDERS.
Siegel, Robert. Foreword by Richard Eberhart.
15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

IN THE MEANTIME., Smart, Elizabeth.  Foreword by Alice Van Wart.
IN THE MEANTIME.
Smart, Elizabeth. Foreword by Alice Van Wart.
22.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

SONG WITHOUT MUSIC: CHINESE TZ'U POETRY., Soong, Stephen C., editor.
SONG WITHOUT MUSIC: CHINESE TZ'U POETRY.
Soong, Stephen C., editor.
45.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE ROSARY OF PAN.
Stephen, A.M.
20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE POETRY OF E.J. PRATT:  A NEW INTERPRETATION., Sutherland, John.  (E.J. Pratt.)
THE POETRY OF E.J. PRATT: A NEW INTERPRETATION.
Sutherland, John. (E.J. Pratt.)
20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

LE JARDIN DES CARESSES., Toussaint, Franz.
LE JARDIN DES CARESSES.
Toussaint, Franz.
20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

POEMS BY WANG WEI., Wang Wei.  Translated by Chang Yin-nan and Lewis C. Walmsley.
POEMS BY WANG WEI.
Wang Wei. Translated by Chang Yin-nan and Lewis C. Walmsley.
25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

MISCHIEF CITY., Wynne-Jones, Tim.  Illustrated by VictoR GAD.
MISCHIEF CITY.
Wynne-Jones, Tim. Illustrated by VictoR GAD.
29.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

CANADA POST OFFICES 1755-1895., Campbell, Frank W.
CANADA POST OFFICES 1755-1895.
Campbell, Frank W.
45.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

A HUNDRED YEARS OF CANADIAN STAMPS, 1851-1951., Mason, Ralph S.
A HUNDRED YEARS OF CANADIAN STAMPS, 1851-1951.
Mason, Ralph S.
15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

MOSAIC OF CANADA ON POSTAGE STAMPS: A PICTORIAL GLIMPSE AT CANADA'S HISTORY., Mika, Nick and Mika, Helma.
MOSAIC OF CANADA ON POSTAGE STAMPS: A PICTORIAL GLIMPSE AT CANADA'S HISTORY.
Mika, Nick and Mika, Helma.
17.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

CHAMBERS'S HISTORICAL AND MISCELLANEOUS QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS, EMBRACING HISTORY, SCIENCE, LITERATURE, ARTS, &C. (CHAMBER'S).
Chambers, W.
40.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@CapricornBooks.ca
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie