Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2015

220 Pages | 14 Illustrations, black & white; 2 Line drawings, black & white

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780719086151

Bookseller Code (06)

Engines for Empire

The Victorian Army and Its Use of Railways

Edward M. Spiers

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • Makes a genuine contribution to our understanding of British imperial history
  • Explains how the British army exploited modern technology to enhance its war-making capacity
  • Revises assumptions about the supposedly conservative and hidebound Victorian army by revealing its ability to experiment with modern transport technology
  • Reveals how railways, if managed properly, could become a 'force multiplier' in imperial warfare

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