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 British Corps in World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This page is a list of British Corps in World War II.
It is intended to provide a central point to access information about British formations of that size.
This page was last modified 11:38, 29 April 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_Corps_in_WWII   (83 words)

 VICTORY IN THE WEST Sword beach excerpt
This stretch of coast was the Sword area and the beach to the west of la Brèche was known as 'Queen'; the British 3rd Division was to attack there on a single brigade front.
And here as elsewhere along the British front the fact that with few exceptions the near defences of the coast had been silenced did not yet mean that the beaches were free from danger.
British tanks had reached German artillery positions and seeing that the defence in this sector was beginning to disintegrate the LXXXIV Corps Commander decided to modify his plans and to pull out the 21st Panzer Division from east of the Orne and send it into action against the British landings west of the river.
www.warchronicle.com /british_3rd_div/historiantales_wwii/victorysword.htm   (3203 words)

 Maps WWII Normandy Invasion June-July 1944
Although the Allied command's expectations of progress in the first fifty days of the Normandy invasion were somewhat optimistic, the results of themilitary campaign in fact showed that the Allies had produced a reasonable forecast of progress to be expected for the first ninety days after the invasion.
In addition to the armed forces that were designated for the initial landings, there were further divisions and corps allocated for exploitation after a successful beachhead was established.
In the continuing effort to capture Caen, British armed forces launched a flanking attack on the right of the front which proved insufficient to break the German defense.
www.onwar.com /maps/wwii/normandy   (320 words)

 The Second World War: Chronology of Second World War
The British battleship Royal Oak is sunk by U-boat captained by Gunther Prien.
The Bismarck is sunk by the British Navy.
British and US military aircraft begin round-the-clock bombing of Nazi Germany.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /2WWchron.htm   (1755 words)

 Royal Australian Army Service Corps
This Corps was made up of militia and continued until 1889 when the ordnance functions of the corps were dropped and it was redesignated as the Commissariat and Transport Corps of Victoria.
On 31st December 1948 the Corps was honoured with the Sovereigns bestowal of the prefix 'Royal' thereby altering the name of the AASC (MSC) to that of the Royal Australian Army Service Corps.
On the 31st May 1973 the Corps ceased to exist and the responsibilities of road, transport, air dispatch and postal functions were handed over to the Royal Australian Corps of Transport (RACT) who were formed on the 1st June 1973.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-army-today/raasc.htm   (1028 words)

 WWII British and Canadian Militaria WW2 Army Surplus
British WWII Fuzed 2" HE mortar round with the last type of tail fins to be used by the military.
British WWII 2" HE mortar round with the last type of tail fins to be used by the military.
WWII Leather and Canvas Pattern 1903 Water bottle Carrier that were based on the WWI Pattern and Reintroduced in WWII.
www.visualcollector.com /Tommy/TommyStuff/TommyStuff.htm   (3236 words)

 World War II Military Situation Maps - The Battle of the Bulge - (American Memory from the Library of Congress)
The VIII Corps was holding the southern edge of the U.S. First Army front lines adjacent to the U.S. Third Army.
The northern advance is along the edge of VIII Corps’ area of operations adjoining V Corps.
Full map - The reinforced British 6th Airborne and 53rd Infantry Division are shown moving against the western tip of the German advance.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/collections/maps/wwii/essay1a.html   (632 words)

 The WWII Navy Corpsman
Many of the navy corpsmen performed their duties on board the hospital ships, but the most important were those at the front lines, or in the beach evacuation stations.
The first relationship between the Hospital Corps and the U.S. Marines was established in 1898, when Hospital Corpsmen were assigned to the Marine Corps Expeditionary Battalion which landed at Guantanamo Bay during the Spanish-American War.
The reputation of the Hospital Corps during WWI was enhanced by its performance in the field with the Marine Corps.
home.att.net /~corpsman   (1780 words)

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Action began Sept. 3, 1939, when the British ocean liner Athenia was sunk off the coast of Ireland by the submarine U-30.
Additionally, the British response was more coordinated with the establishment of Western Approaches Command at Liverpool and the Newfoundland Escort Force at St. John.
British technology and techniques for protecting convoys and locating and sinking submarines improved significantly.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/wwii/facts/lantbttl.txt   (695 words)

 GI -- World War II Commemoration
The British agreed not only with the concept but also with a War Department proposal, code named Bolero, for a great buildup of American forces in Britain, with approximately 1 million men to be equipped and trained to carry out air operations in 1942 and a major invasion of the Continent in 1943.
Troops of the British Second Army meanwhile began to land at 7:20 am On Gold Beach the advance elements of the 50th Division were pinned down at first by German fire, but gradually they worked their way around the resistance and pushed rapidly inland.
The most significant German development was the ordering of a panzer corps to the Caen area, a harbinger of the fact that the Germans saw the British landings and their threat to open ground leading toward Paris as the Allied main effort.
gi.grolier.com /wwii/wwii_5.html   (18839 words)

 Wisewell narrative WWII
Because the British Government insisted that non-combatant status could be only given through a tribunal, I could not volunteer, but stated at my tribunal that I was “more than willing to serve as a stretcher-bearer in the RAMC”.
Engineers, Service Corps, Signallers, etc. In war and peace the RAMC was responsible for the health and hygiene of these units.
I was a member of the 223 Field Ambulance (Fd Amb) responsible to the l85 Brigade of the 3rd (British) Infantry Division, one of the assaulting Divisions on June 6th.
www.warchronicle.com /british_3rd_div/soldierstories_wwii/wisewell_letter.htm   (3147 words)

 Lone Sentry WWII Blog - Directory of World War II Links and News
WWII Memories is a collection of wartime memories displayed at the University of Mississippi Museum website.
The famous WWII B-17 "Memphis Belle" is a popular display at National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.
A newspaper article recounts the WWII experiences of Jack Miller, 84th Infantry Division, during the Battle of the Bulge and the fighting for the German city of Lindern.
www.lonesentry.com /wwii-blog/index.html?linkroll   (4832 words)

The Surgeon General promptly announced that the Army Nurse Corps was 10,000 nurses short, leading some critics to charge that American nurses were shirking their duty and avoiding military service.
When the war ended in September 1945 just 479 fl nurses were serving in a corps of 50,000 because a quota system imposed by the segregated Army during the fast two years of the war held down the number of fl enrollments.
U.S. and British troops invaded Sicily on 9 July 1943, and nurses of the 10th Field Hospital and the 11th Evacuation Hospital arrived on the island three days later.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/wwii/72-14/72-14.htm   (11038 words)

 "Archer 1/35 scale drytransfers for armor model kits for British, Russian afv armor"
British 8th Army Arm of Service and formation signs 1940/42 for smaller vehicle and armored cars for 2nd and 3rd armored div., 1st Army tank Brigade, 13th corps and 70th inf div.
British 8th Army Arm of Service and formation signs 1940/42 for small tanks for 2nd and 3rd armored div., 1st Army tank Brigade, 13th corps and 70th inf div.
British 8th Army Arm of Service and formation signs 1940/42 for medium tanks for 2nd and 3rd armored div., 1st Army tank Brigade, 13th corps and 70th inf div.
www.depothobbies.com /archer_135th_british_wwii_transf.htm   (816 words)

 British Scoutcar Daimler Kit Military Scale Model In WWII British Army .   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The British Army has always been a major user of armoured cars, and the Daimler was one of its best designs.
Later on, the Daimler became the standard car in British armoured car regiments and the Reconnaissance Corps units attached to infantry divisions in place of Humbers, although Staghounds were used as command vehicles.
Surviving vehicles are highly prized among UK vehicle collectors, while Mk Is are on display in the Imperial War Museum in London and the Museum of British Road Transport in Coventry, and a Mk II at the Tank Museum in Bovington.
www.militarymodeler.com /portal/category_249/content_666/contentview.html   (773 words)

 Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck
By 1939 he was one of the most senior and distinguished officers of the Indian Army and, against established practice, was brought from it to command 4th Corps of the British Army at home.
After a spell of duty in Norway in 1940, and a return to India as Commander-in-Chief in 1941, he was chosen by Churchill to succeed Wavell as Commander-in-Chief Middle-East in June 1941.
His task was to supervise the most difficult stage of the Desert War, when the British were at their weakest and most demoralized and Rommel at his strongest and most audacious.
expage.com /page/wwiigen1   (207 words)

 Britisches Frei-Korps / British Free Corps
The British Free Corps was formed in January of 1944 from a group of British and Commonwealth volunteers under German control known as the Legion of St. George.
The insignia included a Union Jack shield that was worn on the left arm, a Lion of St. George collar patch, and later towards the end of the war, a British Free Corps cuff title.
Like the Volkssturm Battalions and HJ units assigned by OKW to his weak Panzerkorps for last-ditch offensives in late April 1945 - Korps Commander Steiner also felt that the BFC was of very negligible combat value at best, and wanted nothing to do with their haphazard deployment and sure destruction in the Berlin Kessel.
www.feldgrau.com /wssbf.html   (698 words)

 British Pay WWII POWs Debt Of Honor - CBS News
British prisoners of the Japanese more than fifty years ago, subjected to horrific punishment and forced into slave labor, are to receive compensation -- a payment of $15,000 to some 16,000 former POW's or their widows, just authorized by the British government.
Like the British government, the U.S. Congress has worried that singling out one group of veterans for compensation now might set a precedent for other claims.
What the British finally decided was that the sacrifice of the former prisoners was unique, and they were due a debt of honor.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2000/11/12/world/printable248920.shtml   (591 words)

 List of military corps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The article provides links to lists of military corps arranged by ordinal number, name, country or conflict.
List of Finnish corps in the Continuation War
This page was last modified 18:29, 24 March 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_military_corps   (112 words)

 NewsHour Extra: World War II Memorial Officially Dedicated in Washington, DC -- May 31, 2004
For the estimated 4 million American veterans of World War II still living, the newest Washington, D.C. memorial is a long-awaited and permanent recognition of their sacrifice and success.
But approximately 12 million WWII veterans -- equivalent to the current populations of New York City and Los Angeles combined -- died before they would have a chance to see the national World War II Memorial, which will be officially dedicated Memorial Day weekend.
The granite-and-bronze monument encompasses 7.4 acres, about the size of a football field, and is defined by a large oval nearly centered between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.
www.pbs.org /newshour/extra/features/jan-june04/wwii_5-31.html   (924 words)

 3rd Parachute Brigade WWII British & Canadian Reenactors - RAMC
While the exploits of Red Devils of the British Airborne in World War II are justly famous, the courageous part played by the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) units assigned to the airborne forces may sometimes be under-appreciated.
The medical staff of the British Airborne were true pioneers in the emergency care of airborne troops.
Coordination with the British 6th Armored Division was scheduled for 1 Dec., but was cancelled, forcing a withdrawal from far behind enemy lines.
www.6th-airborne.org /ramc.html   (1471 words)

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He said the British ambassador to Berlin had handed a final note to the German government this morning saying unless it announced plans to withdraw from Poland by 1100, a state of war would exist between the two countries.
British to adopt the tactics that beat Rommel By Oliver Poole in Amarah (Filed: 24/08/2006) The soldiers of the Queen's Royal Hussars will today board a fleet of stripped-down Land Rovers, festooned with weapons and equipment, bound for the depths of the Iraqi desert.
Frank Williams, a British airman at the camp, befriended the pedigree pointer -- and later successfully persuaded Japanese officers to register her as a PoW.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/keyword?k=wwii   (5770 words)

 GI -- World War II Commemoration
A mildmannered man with a high-pitched voice, General Bradley created the impression less of a soldier than of a teacher, which he actually was during much of his early career in the Army (at the U. Military Academy and the Infantry School).
Early in World War II he served as commandant of the Infantry School, commanded an infantry division in training, and in the spring of 1943 commanded the 2d Corps in North Africa and later in Sicily.
Bradley missed full encirclement of a German army in Normandy, but this was generally attributed to the delayed advance of troops under British command.
gi.grolier.com /wwii/wwii_bradley.html   (540 words)

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Organized in January 1942 and disbanded just two years later, the Raider battalions were developed as a Marine Corps special mission force, based on the success of the British commandos and Chinese guerrillas operating in northern China.
From Guadalcanal and the Makin Atoll to Bougainville and New Georgia, lightly armed and intensely trained Raiders had a three-fold mission: spearhead larger amphibious landings on beaches thought to be inaccessible, conduct raids requiring surprise and high speed, and operate as guerrilla units for lengthy periods behind enemy lines.
Bougainville, the largest of the Solomon Islands at nearly 30 miles wide and 125 miles long, was the assignment of the 2nd and 3rd Raider battalions as they led the way for the Nov. 1 invasion.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/wwii/facts/mcraider.txt   (764 words)

 Actors in WWII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
As I build this, I hope this to be a reference of actors and other entertainers who served in uniform in WWII, with details about their war records.
In Dec. 1943, the unit was sent to India where, by using CG-4A gliders, it airlifted crack British troops under Gen. Orde Wingate during the night aerial invasion of Burma (Mar. 5, 1944), landing them in a small jungle clearing 100 miles behind Japanese lines.
In addition to his WWII service, he served in the reserves during the Korean War and the Viet Nam War.
www.jodavidsmeyer.com /combat/military/actors_in_wwii.html   (1418 words)

 Maps WWII Blitzkrieg 1939-1940
This was an unanticipated move and it led to a serious crisis for the Allied armies and leadership.
The panzer divisions of General Guderian's 19th Panzer Corps broke through French defenses at Sedan and pressed forward as rapidly as possible to prevent the French armed forces from reforming a new defensive line.
After breaking through the weakly held Ardennes region of the Allied line, the German panzer corps raced to the English Channel.
www.onwar.com /maps/wwii/blitz/index.htm   (287 words)

 Military History Online - WWII Home
An acute shortage of British manpower at the time and the fortuitous presence of the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force led to New Zealand making a strong commitment to the LRDG which lasted throughout the three years of the desert campaign.
Now, two corps of General George S. Patton, Jr.'s Third U.S. Army were in the Sudetenland region along the old 1937 German- Czechoslovak border.
The task of this unit of 30 officers, enlisted men and civilian workers was to plan a possible southward attack by the Japanese Army to conquer South Asia and the East Indies.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /wwii   (1888 words)

 Two Men Went To War | The A.V. Club
The ostensibly fact-based film details the misadventures of two misfits in the British Dental Corps during WWII; they're separated by age and temperament, but united in their desire to serve their country in a way that doesn't involve pulling or cleaning teeth.
Kenneth Cranham plays a dour old soldier not-so-affectionately nicknamed "The Kaiser" for reasons that quickly become apparent, while Leo Bill is an earnest, fresh-faced private aching for a chance to prove himself in battle.
Director John Henderson and screenwriters Richard Everett and Christopher Villiers sustain a giddy tone, while the cast is uniformly excellent—particularly Cranham and Derek Jacobi as a droll intelligence official.
www.avclub.com /content/node/17625   (279 words)

 HD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Marine Corps History Time Tunnel, makes up the core of the museum and consists of twenty large exhibit cases, faced by twenty panels.
Through material history that is displayed and interpreted in the twenty cases and panels, the story of more than 225 years of the Corps' history is told.
An artillery gunner's powder horn of the type used by Marine gunners at the Battle of Bladensburg, an officer's sword belt plate, and the brass insignia originally found on Marine enlisted caps are on display.
hqinet001.hqmc.usmc.mil /HD/General/Museum_Exhibits/Time_Tunnel.htm   (617 words)

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