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In London, Queen Victoria reviews 21,000 men of the Volunteer Movement in Hyde Park

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06/23/1860
Following earlier tensions with France, a Volunteer Militia movement had sprung up in Britain.  Largely middle class in nature and funded from both state and private means, it had developed into a respectable addition to the nation's home defense and would remain so until the First World War.  Queen Victoria and Prince Albert reviewed 21,000 of these men in the afternoon of a gathering of Volunteers, mostly from London, in Hyde Park.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
 Joseph Irving, The Annals of Our Times .... (London: MacMillan and Company, 1869), 421.

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