Editors. "Edward Cardwell's Army reforms reorganise British army". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18609, accessed 23 July 2014.]
In the British Parliament, Secretary of State for War Edward Cardwell introduces reforms that reorganise the army, introducing the idea of short service, which allows men to join up for shorter periods than the previous 10 or 12 year term. This enables the creation of a trained reserve force which the regular army could call on when needed.
Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are not a subscriber, please click here to read about membership. All our articles have been written recently by experts in their field, more than 95% of them university professors.