Excerpt from The Military Life of H. R. H. George, Duke of Cambridge, Vol. 1: 1819-1871
At that time there was no real system of military eduw tion - indeed nothing else than barrack-yard drill of the old fashioned steady type. At once he turned his attention towards remedyin... g this and many other defects, and the inaugurationofthesta¿'collegewasduetohim. During the next decadehisefiortsweremainlydirectedtowardspneo serving to the nation an Army at all; because themasever throughout our military history. Reduction on the close of agreatwarhasbeen the orderoftheday. Soalsoitwas till the very close of his military career - a MW of never-ending reduction and increase of establishment; as the danger of war seemed far or near.
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