About the Author
Ian Beckett is a respected and widely published military historian. Formerly Professor of Military History at the University of Luton and a tutor at Sandhurst, during 2002/3 he will be the Major-General Matthew J. Horner Distinguished Professor of Military Theory at the US Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia. He is also Chairman of the Army Records Society. His other titles include The Oxford History of the British Army, and The Great War 1914-1918.