Military History

  title={Military History},
  author={Michael Eliot Howard and Brian E. Bond and J. C. A. Stagg and David P. Chandler and Geoffrey Francis Andrew Best and John Terrine},
  journal={Handbook for History Teachers},
‘Military history’ can be simply defined as the history of armed forces and the conduct of war, and for many years it was a discrete, finite, specialist study. In the United Kingdom it emerged during the eighteenth century, with studies of Marlborough’s wars on the continent and of what were genetically described as ‘the wars in Germany’. It developed with studies of the Napoleonic wars, especially the Peninsular and Waterloo campaigns, and the campaigns of the British armies in North America… 

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Humanity in Warfare