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 GI -- World War II Commemoration
In Libya the Italian garrison was sandwiched between strong French forces in French North Africa and considerable British forces in Egypt; and Italy's other colonies were surrounded by potential enemies on all sides, although the forces arrayed against her were not very formidable in the early stages of the war.
At the beginning of May 1942, the British war cabinet was pressing for an early offensive in the Western Desert, and General Auchinleck made the necessary plans.
After the attack on Taranto by British aircraft in November 1940, the chief events of naval interest were the bombardment of Genoa (Feb. 9, 1941), the British naval success at Cape Matapan (Tainaron; March 28), and numerous actions and convoy work connected with the British expedition to Greece and the subsequent occupation of Crete (April-May).
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 Chapter III: The Test -- World War I
He assigned the 41st Division to the Service of the Rear (later the Services of Supply) as a depot division, which was to receive, train, equip, and forward replacements (both officers and enlisted men) to replacement divisions of the corps, and designated the 32d Division as the I Army Corps' replacement unit.
Division, which had succeeded the War College Division, endorsed the creation of a Spanish-speaking square division (less the field artillery brigade), to be designated the 94th Division.
World War I, an unprecedented conflict, forced fundamental changes in the organization of United States Army field forces.
www.army.mil /Cmh-Pg/books/lineage/M-F/chapter3.htm

  
 List of military divisions by number - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
British 49th (West Riding) Division (World War I) British 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division (World War II)
British 7th Armoured Division - The Desert Rats
This is a list of military divisions of all nationalities organised by ordinal number.
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 Dad's War: Finding and Telling Your Father's World War II Story, by Wesley Johnston
World War II Troop Ship Crossings : I began this work, which is now being beautifully enhanced and maintained by Shayne Wallesch.
Institute for World War II and the Human Experience : This is a university-backed effort to to preserve the experiences of the common soldier, sailor, marine who went to war.
AUSTRALIAN INVOLVEMENT IN WAR AND CONFLICT: SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945 : This is part of the Australian War Memorial web site, which also contains the online database of the Roll of Honour of Australians killed in wars.
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 The 7th Division
The 7th Division was formed during September and very early October 1914, by the bringing together of regular army units from various points around the British Empire.
Immediately on their relief, the Division was moved to Italy, being one of the British Divisions selected to come to the support of the Italian army.
The 7th were moved into a scene of incredible ferocity at Bullecourt, a strongly fortified village on the Hindenburg Line, after and alongside the Australians.
www.1914-1918.net /7div.htm

  
 World War II Books & Videos
The Indian Army made a huge contribution to the British effort in both World Wars, fighting in the trenches of the Western Front and in the Middle East from 1914-18, and in North Africa, Italy and Burma from 1939-45.
THE BRITISH ARMIES IN WORLD WAR TWO, AN ORGANISATIONAL HISTORY, SUPPLEMENT ONE: Orders of Battle 1939 to 1941.
Hell's Highway is the dramatic name given to the vital stretch of road that the British 3rd Guards Armoured Division had to advance down rapidly on their route to relieve the American Paras (83rd Airborne) at Nijmegen and the British 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem.
www.wwiibooks.com /new_books_ae.html

  
 Documents Relating to World War I
International Diplomacy from the Congo to World War I By E. Morel Excerpts from Truth and the War (London: National Labour Press, 1916).
F.S. Northedge and M.J. Grieve, A Hundred Years of International Relations, (New York: Praeger, 1971), Chapter 5, "The Approach to the First World War," pp.
Paul A.Papayoanou, "Interdependence, Institutions, and the Balance of Power: Britain, Germany, and World War I, International Security, Vol.
www.mtholyoke.edu /acad/intrel/ww1.htm

  
 British Expeditionary Force
World War I and British Forces in Europe from 1939 -
On the outbreak of World War I, the BEF was sent to Belgium under the command of General Sir John French.
In December 1914, the British Expeditionary Force was divided into the First and Second Armies, with a third and fourth created later in the war.
www.infoslurp.com /information/British_Expeditionary_Force

  
 U. S. 7th Armored Division Association (Unofficial Home Page)
This list is the most definitive list there is of 7th Armored Division deaths in World War II, but it WILL change as more men are found who were not included on the initial 1947 list.
Robert Lee Rutldedge of 7th Armored Division's 48th Armored Infantry Battalion was killed between Asten and Meijel, Holland on October 29, 1944, though at the time he was listed as MIA for several months.
French World War II historian and vehicle rebuilder Pascal Bulois has several questions on the markings used by the 129th Armored Ordnance Maintenance Battalion on their vehicles, during the debarkation on the beaches in Normandy in August 1944.
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 A Coy, 7th (L.I.) Para Bn, 6th Airborne division
Reenacting the Division during the 1942-1945 period of World War II, our goal is to bring to the public the historical aspect as well as the personal accounts of the men who sacrificed not only their youth but, in some cases, their lives.
Welcome to our site for the reenactors of the A Company, 7th (Light Infantry) Parachute Battalion, 5th Parachute Brigade of the British 6th Airborne Division.
Ever wonder what it was like to be a paratrooper during World War Two??
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 Operation Compass
Showing 180 military, aviation and naval prints including the English Civil War, World War Two, Gulf War, Napoleonic and British Empire prints.
7th Armoured Division raced across desert to cut off the retreating Italians, and O'Connor's men destroyed 9 Italian divisions, took 130,000 prisoners.
Operation Compass objective was to halt the Italian forces but ended with a British victory by destroying 9 Italian divisions.
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 British 7th Infantry Division - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The British 7th Infantry Division was a World War II division.
See British 7th Division (World War I) for the division's World War I history.
This United Kingdom military article is a stub.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_7th_Infantry_Division   (68 words)

  
 Index of the Divisions of the British Army
History of the British 7th Armoured Division, by Ian A. Paterson
Index of the Divisions of the British Army
7th Armoured Division [WW2], by Leslie J. Dinning.
www.regiments.org /formations/lists/ukdivxref.htm   (68 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: British Divisions in WWII
This page is a list of British divisions that fought in World War II.
List of Canadian divisions in the First World War
List of military divisions — List of British divisions in WWII
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 Dictionary of Meaning www.mauspfeil.net
{{British Army lists}} List of military divisions — '''List of British divisions in WWII''' This page is a list of United Kingdom British division (military) divisions that fought in World War II.
*List of military divisions by number *List of military divisions by name *Military history of Britain during World War II *British military history
Category:Lists of military units Category:British divisions Category:World War II divisions
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 Index of the Divisions of the British Army
History of the British 7th Armoured Division, by Ian A. Paterson
7th Armoured Division [WW2], by Leslie J. Dinning.
Index of the Divisions of the British Army
www.regiments.org /formations/lists/ukdivxref.htm   (107 words)

  
 History of the 7th Armoured Division (Desert Rats) Main Page
Click for a the history of 7th Armoured Division involvement on the last days of World War Two, VE Day and the Victory Parade in Berlin.
Click for to see pictures of the 7th Armoured Division after VE Day and later taking part in the Victory Parade on 21st July 1945.
The site does not seek to glorify war, but rather to record the history and events of what is one of the most famous organisations that served in the British Army.
www.btinternet.com /~ian.a.paterson/main.htm   (107 words)

  
 The History of the British 7th Armoured Division - Desert Rats
The British 7th Armoured Division is one of the most famous formations that ever served in the British Army.
After the war the Division continued to serve in Germany, but in January 1948 it was disbanded, being perpetuated by 7th Armoured Brigade.
The British Army had deployed small armoured car forces in the Western Desert of Egypt and Cyrenaica for many years, with the first ones operating in the Western Desert towards the end of the Great War.
www.btinternet.com /~ian.a.paterson/history.htm   (107 words)

  
 British 7th Armoured Division - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 7th Armoured Division (known as the "Desert Rats") of the British Army was the most famous unit of its type in British service during World War II.
The Division remained in Germany as part of the occupation forces and then into the 1950s as part of the British Army of the Rhine standing watch against the Warsaw Pact.
It was a regular division in the Middle East, designated the Mobile Division at first, renamed the Armoured Division (Egypt) in September 1939, and finally 7th Armoured Division on 16 February 1940.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Desert_Rats   (919 words)

  
 Army Lineage Series: Infantry Part I: Regular Army
Infantry regiments and machine gun battalions together totaled 462 in World War I, a figure which is dwarfed by the 1,700-plus infantry units that served in the Civil War.
Indeed, John W. Fortescue, historian of the British Army, declared that the militia was the decisive factor.
Cavalry was eliminated, and eight infantry regiments and one rifle regiment arose from the ruins of the forty-six and four in existence.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/Lineage/in/infantry.htm   (21315 words)

  
 The History of the British 7th Armoured Division - Desert Rats
The British 7th Armoured Division is one of the most famous formations that ever served in the British Army.
After the war the Division continued to serve in Germany, but in January 1948 it was disbanded, being perpetuated by 7th Armoured Brigade.
The British Army had deployed small armoured car forces in the Western Desert of Egypt and Cyrenaica for many years, with the first ones operating in the Western Desert towards the end of the Great War.
www.btinternet.com /~ian.a.paterson/history.htm   (2805 words)

  
 What's New in MagWeb -- 110+ Military History and Product Magazines
B79A : British 7th Armoured Division Tunisia June-Aug 1943, Italy Sep-Dec 1943
Force Structure: Army National Guard Divisions Could Augment Wartime Support Capability is a 1995 report outlining the various non-divisional shortages in the US Army and the need to use National Guard units to make up the force pool.
From the 1930s on, Hollywood, British Cinema, and 'Bollywood' have turned out a multitude of movies: here's capsule reviews of the best and worst about India, China/Far East, and Africa.
www.magweb.com /sample/wn032nd.htm   (2805 words)

  
 What's New in MagWeb -- 110+ Military History and Product Magazines
Force Structure: Army National Guard Divisions Could Augment Wartime Support Capability is a 1995 report outlining the various non-divisional shortages in the US Army and the need to use National Guard units to make up the force pool.
B157: British 7th Armoured Division Mar. 4th-15th 1943 Battle of Medenine Tunisia North Africa
From the 1930s on, Hollywood, British Cinema, and 'Bollywood' have turned out a multitude of movies: here's capsule reviews of the best and worst about India, China/Far East, and Africa.
www.magweb.com /sample/wn032nd.htm   (6880 words)

  
 Fire and Fury Games - Links to related sites
The History of the British 7th Armoured Division "The Desert Rats"
"Tank Tracks" The History of the British 9th RTR, including the complete text of their informal Regimental History from Normandy to the end of the War.
Also British and Allies during WW2 Plus Post War Special Forces.
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 GameSpot:Video Games PC Xbox 360 PS3 Revolution PSP DS PS2 PlayStation 2 GameCube GBA PlayStation 3
During the summer of 1994, a lone Tiger attached to the 501 Waffen SS Heavy Tank Battalion wreaked havoc against the famed Desert Rats of the British 7th Armoured Division, disabling or destroying 25 vehicles.
Rommel's famed Afrika Corps used similar tanks against the British in North Africa, and several of his missions are featured in the 21st Panzer Division's Career mode.
Germany's lack of interest in tanks during World War I was in stark contrast to its obsession with armored vehicles from 1933 through the end of World War II.
www.gamespot.com /features/panzer_sg/chp2_2.html   (234 words)

  
 T. Cadman
Forty, George Desert Rats at War Chartwell 1980 (reprint), 340 pp, hundreds of photos, British 7th Armoured Division in Europe and North Africa, very good, DJ, $15
Aston, WH Nor Iron Bars a Cage: The Adventures of Three British Prisoners of War 1940-42 MacMillan (London) 1946, 1st edit, 218 pp, POW escapes in France, good, hardcover, $10
Division Historical Association edit Lightning: The Story of the 78th Infantry Division Infantry Journal Press (Washington) 1947, 1st edit, 301 pp, photos and maps, unit roster, good+, spine lettering fading, hardcover, $75
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 British 6th Airborne on D-Day.htm
While the attack by 6 Airborne Division had been proceeding east of the River Orne, at the other end of the long front, near the base of the Cotentin Peninsula, the American airborne assaults had been taking place with much the same difficulties from the weather as those of their British comrades.
He issued orders for troops of his Division to take over from 7th Parachute Battalion, and the relief was completed by about 0100 hours 7th June.
The Division went into action at an approximate strength of only 6,600 and was scattered over an area some 25 by 15 miles as a result of which 60 per cent of their equipment was lost.
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 7th
James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan (Crimean War.
Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan (born 1934) is the subject of one of the...
Gerald Wellesley, 7th Duke of Wellington Lieutenant Colonel Sir Gerald Wellesley, 7th Duke of Wellington, diplomat.
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 Units & Organizations: British, Canadian, Polish
Unlike the US divisions, the British Reigment was identified only by its name-- not a number-- and the battalions of a regiment did not serve in the same division.
Towards the end of the war, the British converted to a system similar to the Americans that trained all replacments and assigned them to units as needed.
It was primarily consisted of the 3rd Carpthian Rifle Brigade of the 3rd Carpthian Division and the 4th Wolyn Infantry Brigade of the 5th Frontier Infantry Division.
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 British
British Naval Forces in the Falklands War This is a list of the naval forces from the Argentine Naval Forces in the Falk...
British Committee for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles The British Committee for the Restitution of the Partheno...
British Somaliland The British Somaliland Protectorate was a Somalia.
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