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The mobilization of manpower for Britain's mid-eighteenth-century wars

Conway, S; (2004) The mobilization of manpower for Britain's mid-eighteenth-century wars. Historical Research , 77 (197) 377 - 404.

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Abstract

This article seeks to assess the size and social composition of the armed forces from Britain and Ireland employed in the wars of 1739-63. The number of men serving in a military or naval capacity was larger than is usually recognized -especially during the Seven Years' War - and the background of such men was much more varied than most general accounts suggest. The 'middling' and artisan contribution was far from insignificant, especially in unofficial volunteer formations, but even in the regular armed forces. © Institute of Historical Research 2004.

Type:Article
Title:The mobilization of manpower for Britain's mid-eighteenth-century wars
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > History

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