The British Army in 1899

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  • The British Army in 1899
    • Compared to the other powers at the time the army was small in size - just under 250,000 regulars and 78,000 reservists.
    • The army was split around the globe in India and other Commonwealth areas.
    • The 65,000 militia that trained for 28 days a year. Only 35,000 of these offered to go overseas for £1 per annum
    • 230,000 untrained volunteers who had very little drill/shooting practice
    • The Yeomanry (volunteer cavalry)

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