The Military Unpreparedness of the United States: A History of American Land Forces From Colonial Times Until June 1, 1915 (Classic Reprint)


The Military Unpreparedness of the United States: A History of American Land Forces From Colonial Times Until June 1, 1915 (Classic Reprint)
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If the author's strictures upon the militia appear to be unduly severe, it must be distinctly borne in mind that he has considered that force purely in the light of a military asset and has endeavoured to ascribe the proper value to it as such. He yields to no one in his appreciation of the high motives which have actuated the militia and volunteers in our past history. The sacrifices that they have made of business and family interests for the purpose of serving their country, and the unrivalled personal courage which they have shown, with few exceptions, cannot be too greatly commended. If, therefore, they have fallen short of the requisite standard that the United States has a right to demand of the troops to which it entrusts its national destinies, the blame must not be laid at the door of these patriotic men individually. The fault lies in the fact that they have always been, and still are, the victims of a most pernicious system, and it is against that system that the author's comments are directed.

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Details The Military Unpreparedness of the United States: A History of American Land Forces From Colonial Times Until June 1, 1915 (Classic Reprint)

Title The Military Unpreparedness of the United States: A History of American Land Forces From Colonial Times Until June 1, 1915 (Classic Reprint)
AuthorFrederic Louis Huidekoper
Release Date15th Jun 2016
PublisherForgotten Books
ISBN-101330470478
EAN9781330470473
FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Pages800 pages
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