Geoffrey Best: Army-Society Relations
11 May 2006
Show More Military Identities: The Regimental System, The British Army and The British People c.1870-2000 by David French.
Oxford, 404 pp., £45, July 2005, 0 19 925803 1Show More
“... of the perks that came with it, not unpopular among the lower classes. Probably less efficient but rather more fun were the infantry Volunteers and their cavalry counterparts, the Yeomanry. A.J.Youngson described the passion for volunteering that hit classical Edinburgh: ‘Every able-bodied man was in some regiment or corps, and the sparkle and spectacle of uniform became a part of the life of the ...”