Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • Army Childhood
  • Written by Clare Gibson
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780747810995
  • Our Price: $12.95
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Army Childhood

Buy now from Random House

  • Army Childhood
  • Written by Clare Gibson
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9781782001102
  • Our Price: $9.95
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Army Childhood

Army Childhood

    Select a Format:
  • Book
  • eBook

British Army Children's Lives and Times

Written by Clare GibsonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Clare Gibson

eBook

List Price: $9.95

eBook

On Sale: July 24, 2012
Pages: 56 | ISBN: 978-1-78200-110-2
Published by : Shire Osprey Publishing
Army Childhood Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - Army Childhood
  • Email this page - Army Childhood
  • Print this page - Army Childhood
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
This book has no tags.
You can add some at Library Thing.
Synopsis|Table of Contents

Synopsis

An army childhood is a peripatetic childhood. Taking the Napoleonic Wars as its starting point, Army Childhood sheds light on such crucial aspects of the army-child experience as the places that the children of British Army soldiers have called home, and on how they have been transported, housed, cared for, educated and entertained after the army assumed responsibility for their welfare.

This informative and evocatively illustrated book will appeal to those interested in British military history's social side, and to those seeking to understand what life was like for an erstwhile army-child ancestor. It is also essential reading for those who were once themselves 'barrack rats', 'pads' brats', or 'army brats', in whom it is guaranteed to arouse nostalgic memories.

Table of Contents

The Army Child Experience
Children of the Regiment
Following the Drum
'Pads Brats'
Life 'Within the Wire'
Schooling
Entertainment
The Legacy of an Army Childhood
Further Information
Index

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: