UNIQUE ITEM! Size: 9.25 inches high x 7.25 inches wide (0.25 inches thick). 1995 EDITION
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* Title: THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE (Men At Arms Series 197) Author: David Ross/ Robin May/ Richard Hook Subject: MILITARY HISTORY - soldiers, units, uniforms and equipment Binding: Paper back Cover - 48 pages with color and black and white illustrations. Publisher: Osprey Publishing Limited Date Published: 1995 EDITION ISBN: 085045834X Condition: VERY GOOD Special Attributes: Like New! - Artist Mark Churms' stamp on first page Cover Size: 9.25 inches high x 7.25 inches wide (0.25 inches thick) Language: English
* QUALITY USED BOOKS FROM MILITARY HISTORY ARTIST, MARK CHURMS' OWN PRIVATE COLLECTION. DETAILED DESCRIPTION: In 1870, after completing a 1000-mile trek across Canada, Lt. W.F. Butler, an officer of the British Army, recommended the establishment of a 'well-equipped force from 100 to 150 men, one-third to be mounted' for the purpose of policing the North West; three years later, the North West Mounted Police was established. By the late 1980s, this force, now the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), had grown to include 18,000 members, with a budget of more than $1 billion. This book outlines the origins and evolution of the RCMP, detailing its formation, tasks, uniforms and insignia.
Contents: Introduction, The Beginnings, The March West, The Task of the Mounted Police, The Formation of the RCMP, Uniforms, Insignia, Color Plates