Cornwall and Devon

70 years of volunteering for military service 1846 to 1916

by Everett Sharp



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/22/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781728375557
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781728375540

About the Book

The main theme of this book is an examination of part-time voluntary military service culture as it contrasts the counties of Cornwall and Devon with the rest of the UK from 1846 to 1916. There is an explanation of pre-war volunteers in the Militia and Yeomanry, the growth of civilian controlled ‘Rifle’ units plus reaction to the Boer War and the popularity of the then new Territorial Force. It finally enquires about any possible enthusiasm for full time service from 1914 up to the introduction of conscription in 1916.

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