A matter of honour

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Military Illustrated - Past and Present
Vol. 189 (February 2004), p. 8-15

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Death struck swiftly in the British army with battle, sickness and disease all taking their toll, but during the early 19th century officers faced the additional hazard of fighting duels. David Buttery examines this strange tradition and asks why the practice took such a deadly hold on the military