Quick Training For War

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In this fascinating little book, Baden-Powell uses his extensive military experience and memories of service in Africa to distill soldiering down to 'the four C-s': Courage, Common sense, Cunning and Cheerfulness. With observations gleaned from his campaigns against the Zulus, the Ashanti and the Boers he discusses all aspects of military service from digging trenches and earth-works to 'inculcating cheerfulness in your men'.

This period document gives a unique insight into the mindset of the British officer in 1914; advocating a training system that encapsulated Edwardian values,conventional military thinking and centuries of army tradition. Personable in tone, this is the well-intentioned, no-nonsense advice of a seasoned campaigner - albeit an officer more accustomed to scouting on the South African veldt than struggling through Somme mud.

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Manufacturer/Publisher: Osprey Military
Binding: Hardback
Author: Robert Baden Powell

SKU: 9781472837943