By Stuart Reid
On 23 September 1642 Prince Rupert's cavalry triumphed outdoor Worcester within the first significant conflict of the English Civil struggle. nearly accurately 9 years later, on three September 1651, that struggle was once gained by way of Oliver Cromwell's recognized Ironsides outdoor an analogous urban and partly upon an identical floor. Stuart Reid offers a close but readable new army background - the 1st to be released for over two decades - of the 3 conflicts among 1642 and 1651 referred to as the English Civil struggle. Prince Rupert, Oliver Cromwell, Patrick Ruthven, Alexander Leslie and Sir Thomas Fairfax all play their components during this fast-moving narrative. on the center of the e-book are clean interpretations, not just of the main battles reminiscent of Marston Moor in 1644, but additionally of the technical and fiscal components which contributed to shaping procedure and strategies, making this a very entire examine of 1 of the main well-known conflicts in British historical past. This publication is a needs to for all historians and lovers of seventeenth-century English background.
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A. Marshall Men Against Fire (1947) Bearing true faith and allegiance is a matter of believing in, and devoting yourself to something or someone. A loyal soldier is one who supports the leadership and stands up for fellow soldiers. Wearing the uniform of the United States Army is a highly visible means of expressing your loyalty. You show your loyalty to your unit by doing you share. Any time you choose one individual's actions—right or wrong—over the safety and welfare of the rest of the unit, or over your own interest and commitment, you are eroding the value of loyalty.
Colonel Shaw and the soldiers of the 54th Massachusetts believed that a person should be able to fight for his country and be judged on his ability to soldier rather than be judged by the color of his skin. 2-11 SELFLESS SERVICE. Put the welfare of the Nation, the Army, and your subordinates before your own. In serving your country, you are doing your duty loyally, without thought of recognition or gain. The reward of selfless service is the satisfaction of a job well done—a successful accomplishment that reflects on the soldier and his or her unit.
It means giving others the same consideration we would like or expect to be given. “The discipline which makes the soldiers of a free country reliable in battle is not to be gained by harsh or tyrannical treatment. On the contrary, such treatment is far more likely to destroy than to make an army. It is possible to impart instruction and to give commands in such manner and such a tone of voice to inspire in the soldier no feeling; but an intense desire to obey, while the opposite manner and tone of voice cannot fail to excite strong resentment and a desire to disobey.
All the King's Armies: A Military History of the English Civil War 1642-1651 by Stuart Reid