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George White and the Victorian Army in India and Africa

Serving the Empire

Authors: Miller, Stephen M.

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  • Explores late Victorian military conflicts, British power relations in Africa and in Asia, networks of advancement in the British army, and popular attitudes of the army
  • Based on White’s personal papers held by the India Office, which have been almost completely overlooked by historians
  • Offers insights into many military, imperial and social issues related to Victorian Britain/Ireland and the empire
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This book offers a detailed investigation of George S. White’s career in the British Army. It explores late Victorian military conflicts, British power dynamics in Africa and Asia, civil-military relations on the fringes of the empire, and networks of advancement in the army. White served in the Indian Rebellion and, twenty years later, the Second Anglo-Afghan War, where he earned the Victoria Cross. After serving in the Sudan campaign, White returned to India and held commands during the conquest and pacification of Upper Burma and the extension of British control over Balochistan, and, as Commander-in-Chief, sent expeditions to the North-West Frontier and oversaw major military reforms. Just before the start of the South African War, White was given the command of the Natal Field Force. This force was besieged in Ladysmith for 118 days. Relieved in 1900, White was heralded as the “Defender of Ladysmith.” He was made Field-Marshal in 1903.

About the authors

Stephen M. Miller is Adelaide C. and Alan L. Bird Professor and Chair of the Department of History at the University of Maine, USA. His research focuses on the British Army and the South African War.


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“Once again, Stephen Miller shows he is a thorough researcher of that special kind, a master storyteller and brilliant analyst. George White the militarist, the administrator and the man comes to life in a gripping and well-balanced text. Surely White will now no longer be the “forgotten figure of British imperial military history.”

— Fransjohan Pretorius, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Pretoria, South Africa


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-50834-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
George White and the Victorian Army in India and Africa
Book Subtitle
Serving the Empire
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-50834-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-50834-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-50833-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 323
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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