Discussing Physical Culture in the Evolution of the British Army, 1860-1920

Research Paper Title

“The army isn’t all work”: Physical culture in the evolution of the British army, 1860-1920.

Abstract

Between the Crimean War and the end of WWI the British Army underwent a dramatic change from being an anachronistic and frequently ineffective organisation to being perhaps the most professional and highly trained army in the world.

British Army physical culture was a central part of that transformation. It acted as a significant bridge between the Army and its parent society, over which flowed ideas and values in both directions.

An investigation of the Army’s physical culture provides an excellent means of gaining a clear understanding of how this transformation occurred.

Read the full research: The Army Isn’t All Work – Physical Culture in the Evolution of the British Army, 1860-1920 (Campbell, 2003).

Reference

Campbell, J.D. (2003) “The Army Isn’t all Work”: Physical Culture in the Evolution of the British Army, 1860-1920. Dissertation. University of Maine. Available from World Wide Web: http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1141&context=etd. [Accessed: 02 February, 2017].

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