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NATIONAL DEFENCE.

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WILLIAM BLACKWOOD AND SONS

EDINBURGH AND LONDON

MDCCCLXXXIX

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PKEFACE.

By the persistent efforts of those who had special opportunities for making themselves and others acquainted with it, the question of National Defence has attained such prominence that public interest in it has been strongly aroused. As the present writer has taken part in it throughout its progress from neglect and obscurity to the importance which is now attached to it, it is thought that the republication in a convenient form of his views on the need of measures for defence, and the form they should take, while so much still remains to be done, may be not inopportune.

The three articles called "The Volunteers in Time of Need," "The Defencelessness of London," and "The Minimum Force Requisite for Security" are reprinted by kind permission from the Nineteenth Century.

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