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Military Education and the British Empire, 1815–1949

edited by Douglas E. Delaney, Robert C. Engen & Meghan Fitzpatrick

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2018
General, History
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    Sep 2018
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    Mar 2019
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Military education was the lifeblood of the armies, navies, and air forces of the British Empire and an essential ingredient for success in both war and peace. Military Education and the British Empire is the first major scholarly work to address the role of military education in maintaining the empire throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Bringing together the world’s top scholars on the subject, this book places distinct national narratives – Canadian, Australian, South African, British, and Indian – within a comparative context. Ultimately, this book allows readers to consider the connections between education and empire from a transnational perspective.

About the authors

Douglas E. Delaney's profile page

Robert C. Engen is assistant professor in the Department of Defence Studies at the Canadian Forces College and the author of Strangers in Arms: Combat Motivation in the Canadian Army, 1943-1945.

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Editorial Reviews

"[T]his important, timely, and authoritative volume brings the history of military education to bear on matters of contemporary and continuing relevance."

History of Education

This collection makes important contributions to on-going historiography by centring military education as a point of analysis rather than treating it as an aside and by placing it within transnational context.

Historical Studies in Education

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