British Campaign Medals 1815-1914Code:
Peter Duckers . A5, 40pp. This book outlines the medals issued to British soldiers and sailors for military service across the globe. At a time of imperial expansion, British forces were almost constantly in action – against major powers (like Russia in 1854), in wars of conquest (as in West Africa in the 1880s), or in expeditions on the fringes of Empire, such as the North West Frontier, southern Africa or Burma. It describes the medals awarded for each campaign. Well illustrated with photographs of medals, mainly in colour, and groups of some of the soldiers who were awarded with them.