By Emory Upton
The armiesof Asia and Europe, embracing authentic studies at the armies of Japan, China, India, Persia, Italy, Russia, Austria, Germany, France, and England, followed by means of letters descriptive of a trip from Japan to the Caucasus.Справочник по армиям Европы и Азии по состоянию 1878 г. Общий состав, структура ВС, подразделения и звания.
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The realization of visions of peace and of conquest is within her grasp, but, delivered over to weakness, cruelty, ignorance, and superstition, history has yet to record whether she shall continue to be an independent nation the vassal of a nobler people. 876, INDIA, established strength of the military forces of India, in as follows was : European army officers, 2,986 men, 60,224: total, 63,210. Native army European officers and staff-corps, 3,398; total, 126,877. itives, officers and men, 123,479 ; : Total military strength, 190,087.
The conduct of the irregular regiments in the mutiny, was thought, suggested a remedy for the abuse. If they could light so well under three or four English officers, why should not the regular regiments do the s;i it should not each regular regiment be given seven or eight officers, instead of twenty-five, thereby leaving a surplus of Why AKMY OF 36 INDIA. seventeen or eighteen available for staff duty, and other detached service ? This idea appears to have been the germ which, in its development, led to the organization of a staff corps in each presidency, embracing not only the non-combatant, but all of the combatant officers of the old Indian army.
AEMY OF THE Board of CHINA. War, or Ping Pu, like the War Depart- in other countries, is charged with the general manageof the army, and in addition has the control of the ment ment navy. " office ; ; The Board tendent, who of is War a civil court composed of a superinone of the cabinet ministers, two generally is presidents, and four vice-presidents. members are civilians, the majority of The board receives reports from Ordinarily all of the them being Manchus. all officers in command of land and marine forces from those responsible for the trans; from rt of grain, and the security of river-embankments ose who administer the affairs of nomads and half-subdued ; vages; and from persons in charge of the horse and camel tures.