For the Love of the Army

A Celebration of the British Armed Forces

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • Price: £9.99
  • Publication date: 12 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9781786850669

About the book

Do You Know… 

  • Which British war leader was shot at by guerrillas in Cuba on his twenty-first birthday?
  • Which intelligence officer turned the tide of World War One in the Middle East after being initially rejected by the Army for being too small? 

Find out the answers to these questions and more in this celebration of the UK’s land force. From the heroes, special forces and famous campaigns and battles that make up the British Army’s impressive history through to the remarkable people who serve in her ranks today, this fact-packed book celebrates the achievements and ongoing importance of the UK’s land force. Exploring its ground, air support and amphibious capabilities, it also tracks the development of the skills, weaponry and equipment that have been necessary to keep the Army battle-ready and able to face the challenges of the day.

About the author

Ray Hamilton is a freelance writer and editor, whose lifelong passions are travel, languages and history. He has edited books on a wide range of subjects, including politics, history, travel, sport, gangland violence and birdwatching! He previously pursued a varied career in government, the highlights of which included multilateral government negotiations in Paris and forays into sub-Saharan Africa.