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Author Miller, Stephen M., author
Title George White and the Victorian army in India and Africa : serving the empire / by Stephen M. Miller
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020
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Descript 1 online resource (ix, 323 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Note 1. Introduction -- 2. The Start of a Military Career (1853-1878) -- 3. Recognition in Afghanistan (1878-1884) -- 4. The Making of a General: War and the Occupation of Upper Burma (1885-1889) -- 5. On the Edge of Empire: Baluchistan (1889-1892) -- 6. Commander-in-Chief, India: Administrator (1893-1898) -- 7. Commander-in-Chief, India: Campaigns (1893-1898) -- 8. The Outbreak of the South African War (1899) -- 9. The Defender of Ladysmith (1899-1900 -- 10. Ending a Career on the Rock (1900-1912) -- 11. Conclusion
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
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Subject White, George, Sir, 1835-1912 -- Military leadership
Great Britain. Army -- History -- 19th century
Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901
India -- History, Military -- 19th century
Africa -- History, Military -- 19th century
History of Military
Imperialism and Colonialism
History of Britain and Ireland
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