The British amateur military tradition of raising auxiliary forces for home defence long preceded the establishment of a standing army. This was a model that was widely emulated in British colonies. This volume of essays seeks to examine the role of citizen soldiers in Britain and its empire during the Victorian period.

chapter |22 pages

Introduction – Ian F. W. Beckett

chapter 1|18 pages

Britain – Ian F. W. Beckett

chapter 3|22 pages

Australia – Bob Marmion

chapter 4|22 pages

Canada – James A. Wood

chapter 5|20 pages

India – Kaushik Roy

chapter 6|18 pages

New Zealand – John Crawford

chapter 7|16 pages

South Africa – Tim Stapleton

chapter 8|16 pages

The South African War, 1899–1902