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  AFS in WWII, Expanding Horizons: Act II, Middle East. With the British Army.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The British Minister in Beirut happened to be a man of great determination, capable of making quick decisions, and incapable of asking himself whether or not he would get into trouble for doing his duty; he acted instantly with energy and decision.
For the British the Middle East was only just less important to the waging of the war than their own homeland; for it contained round Mosul, in Iraq, and at the head of the Persian Gulf the oilfields without which the Royal Air Force, the Army and the Royal Navy would be paralysed.
The British Chiefs of Staff had appreciated for some time that their command structure in the Middle East was inadequate to meet a threat of this magnitude.
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 MagWeb Europa: WWII North Africa: British vs. Italians: 57 Military History and Product Magazines
British 16th Brigade, reinforced by a battalion of motorized Free French Marines, would be the anvil of this hammer.
The division, a mixture of "old sweats" and new volunteers, rode trucks painted with the division's symbol, a leaping kangaroo, to the battle area.
It was just possible for the division to move out with full vehicles 11th Hussars had already started; the rest of the division would move on the 5th, with barely 45 heavy tanks, 80 light tanks, two days' supplies of food and water, and two refills of ammunition.
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 British Divisions in WWII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
List of military divisions — List of British divisions in WWII This page is a list of British division s that fought in World War II.
No 3 Commando A WWII re-enactment organization based in the New England States, portraying the British No. 3 Commando unit from 1941-1945.
WWII, POW Diary (1942-1945) This site is in memory of Herman Beaber who was a WWII POW in Los Banos.
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 The Armed Forces of WWII ( Near East ).   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
However, the British political and economic influence remained paramount; the former League of Nations administrators were permitted lucrative oil extraction concessions as well as the unlimited use of military airfields at Habbaniya and Shuayba.
At the beginning the army was composed of two infantry divisions, one independent cavalry brigade, and one independent frontier guards brigade.
In 1939 the number of infantry divisions was doubled to four (the total number of army personnel increased to 20 000 soldiers and officers).
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 Fire and Fury Games' Battlefront:WWII British Artillery
The British sacrificed some accuracy for speed, and their larger patterns tend to be somewhat wider than those of their American cousins.
British Artillery was never "in reserve", even if the combat formation it was supporting was not in contact with the enemy.
However, in the British system, regiments had a pool of 'first reinforcements' which included a Captain as well as more junior officers, and in if an observer became a casualty the Battery Commander would order one of the gun position officers up to the line as a replacement.
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 British Divisions in WWII - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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This page is a list of British divisions that fought in World War II.
It is intended to provide a central point to access information about British formations of that size.
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 3rd Parachute Brigade WWII British & Canadian Reenactors - Uniforms
The uniform of the parachutist in WWII was similar in cut and appearance to those worn by other Commonwealth and British troops.
A maroon tab was worn on the epaullettes by the 9th Battalion, and a yellow tab by the Canadian parachutists.
For both the 1st and 6th Airborne divisions (as well as their support units) this patch is the famous white/blue pegasus on a maroon backing.
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 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.
The 6th Airborne Division was to drop northeast of Caen near the mouth of the Orne River to protect the British flank.
All the infantry divisions were committed on or directly behind the coast under one of the four armies or the armed forces commander in the Netherlands.
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 List of British divisions in WWII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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A British Soldier Remembers The reminiscences of a soldier of the British 8th Army in North Africa, Sicily,Italy and Austria during WWII.
Third Armored Division Association - WWII Focuses on WWII veterans.
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 Encyclopedia: British Divisions in WWII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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 WWII Page
He was a member of the 3rd Armored Division, the Spearhead that drove into the heart of Nazi Germany.
When it was all over, the division's artillery officer reported that 490,021 rounds of 105mm ammunition had been fired between D-Day and VE Day, more than any other division in the European theater.
Several WWII prisoners of war are seeking restitution from rich Japanese corporations that profited from their slave labor.
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 BRITISH BLACK PROPAGANDA POSTCARDS OF WWII
In late 1944, Hitler decreed that decimated divisions, disbanded units, and reserves be combined to form new divisions, and that they be given the honorable name of "Volksgrenadier," a title previously awarded only to units that had performed heroically in battle.
The 363rd Volks Grenadier Division was reorganized on 17 September 1944 from the 566th People's Grenadier Division and the survivors of the 363rd Infantry Division that escaped the defeat in the "Kessel von Falaise" in France.
In Geschichte der 363 Infanterie Division, (History of the 363rd Infantry Division, Selbstverlag: Lubeck, 1977), author Helmut Gohlke illustrated CPH16 and stated that it was fired by artillery on and around the night of 10 December 1944.
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 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.
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 WW I: 25% of the British divisions in France were made up of Indian troops. - Stormfront White Nationalist Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
WW I: 25% of the British divisions in France were made up of Indian troops.
Re: WW I: 25% of the British divisions in France were made up of Indian troops.
An interesting thins is that in case of Germans being more lucky in 1914-15 in the Eastern front, this could lead them to faster collapse and could prevent Russian revolution; Russia fought the WWI along her western borders, so the internal territories weren`t touched by the war.
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 HyperWar: US Army in WWII: American Military History [Chapter 22]
Behind British beaches a brigade of glider troops was to capture a critical bridge, while a regiment of U.S. paratroopers took high ground behind American beaches.
Only through improvisation and personal courage were the men of two regiments of the 1st Division and one of the 28th at last able to work their way up the bluffs and move slowly inland.
At the northern shoulder of the penetration, divisions of the V Corps refused to budge from the vicinity of Monschau, thereby denying critical roads to the enemy and limiting the width of the penetration.
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 Second World War, 1939-1945   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
British, Dominion and Commonwealth Orders of Battle, Second World War, by Leo Niehorster (World War II Armed Forces Orders of Battle and Organizations).
British Army Overseas & the Colonies, Sept. 1939 by David A. Ryan.
British Army TOEs 1940 and 1944 by Mr.
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 Introduction
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.
On 7 February a German plane attempting to bomb the port at Anzio was intercepted by a British Spitfire.
When American and British paratroopers who had been prisoners of the Germans were rescued, the 77th Evacuation Hospital received them.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/wwii/72-14/72-14.HTM   (11038 words)

  
 HO SCALE AFV MUSEUM: BRITISH WWII TANKS Part Two   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Forming the main equipment of British armored divisions in 1944-1945, the Cromwell was another of the most important tanks of the war.
It was the fastest British tank of the period.
Twenty were sent to the Soviet Army, and one squadron was used during the invasion of Madagascar in 1942.
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 British Military History
A Complete history of the British Army in WW I including battle insignia, battle summaries, equipment listings, terminology pages, and a general historical overview.
The Regimental Warpath lists the composition and disposition of the British and Empire Armies of the First World War, giving information on the Divisions and Brigades for each of the armies and the Battles and Engagements each unit was involved in.
We are dedicated to preserving the memory of the 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron, 1st (British) Airborne Division, the Reconnaissance Corps, and all of the British and Commonwealth soldiers who fought during that conflict.
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British Committee for the Restitution of the Parthenon Marbles
British First Army order of battle, 20 April 1943
British First Army order of battle, 4 May 1943
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 China Offensive
The divisions, which were referred to as the ALPHA Force after a plan of defense, code-named ALPHA, would be equipped, trained, and supplied by Americans.
The subsequent engagement by the 5th Division of the 94th Army on 5 and 6 May was completely successful.
Recognizing that the U.S.-sponsored divisions of the ALPHA Force still represented only a small percentage of the huge but unwieldy Nationalist Chinese army, he judged that Chiang's government could not withstand an open civil war against the Communists.
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 British Divisions
Posted by: Taylor (doublemandala@ThisIsToPreventSpam-702-RemoveThis.excite.com) on 15 Dec 2002 at 3:38:11 PM In-Reply-To: Exact number of British Divisions 1941-1945 posted by Taylor on 2:12:11 PM 14 Dec 2002
Appendix I of David Fraser's And We Shall Shock Them - The British Army in the Second World War (ISBN 0-304-35233-0) lists each of the 48 British Divisions formed during the War and their theatre of active service with brief comment.
The Appendix does not specifically indicate the period of time spent in a particular theatre.
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 Chronology Pre War
This was of course staged by the Germans to appease the home front that they were fighting in self defense.
The Poles have 23 regular infantry divisions, one weak armored division, and limited artillery.
The Polish reserves were called up the day before and were not mobilized yet, though they would eventually add an additional 7 infantry divisions.
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 Robert A. Anderson Library
The Eldred WWII Museum houses one of the largest WWII specialized libraries in the United States.
Framed WWII pictures and maps, 598 2" x 2" glass projector slides dated in 1947 and used by the US Navy to train naval personnel on the identification of primarily US and Russian aircraft and ships used during WWII
WWII American Army Air Force pilot's regulation dress uniform (Note: the museum has a large collection of WWII military uniforms in its regular collection)
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 British Divisions in WW2
Posted by: Alex (hotmaledot1@ThisIsToPreventSpam-740-RemoveThis.hotmail.com) on 7 Feb 2003 at 4:47:27 PM In-Reply-To: Exact number of British Divisions 1941-1945 posted by Taylor on 2:12:11 PM 14 Dec 2002
I don't know whether you have had a reply to your question yet as you said it is difficult to find out British divisions.
I am always researching more and more and have collected a sizeable list, if you would like me to tell you the ones I have found I would be glad to help.
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 Stone & Stone: News and Information
This it seems will be three volumes, with a possible fourth volume on the perational history of the Divisions themselves; this is complicated by the fact as much of the records were lost at the time of Dunkirk.
Retired USMC Brigadier General James Blais—whose WWII assignments included command of the Marine detachment aboard USS Hornet during the Doolittle raid, the Battle of Midway, and the carrier's loss in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands—died on 9 October in California at the age of 90.
Retired US Army General Elvy Roberts—a battalion commander in the 101st Airborne Division during WWII—died on 11 October in California at the age of 88.
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 Canadian Armour
After the start of WWII Canada became a major supplier of war machines and vehicles for itself and the British Commonwealth forces.
Today Canada's Armour divisions are some of the most modern on earth.
The Canadian Army had two Armoured divisions during World War Two, the 4th and the 5th., one Armoured brigade, and many smaller units made up of armour.
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 Lubyanka in the Days of the Battle for Moscow: Materials from the Organs of State Security SSSR from the Central ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The battle's scope and scale were a microcosm of the entire war and foreshadowed its outcome.
The Germans arrived with 60 divisions, and the Soviets committed 100.
One was VIP security and counterintelligence during the Moscow Supply Conference of September 1941, where British and American representatives discussed plans for sending food, arms, and materiel to the USSR.
www.cia.gov /csi/studies/vol48no2/article12.html   (3665 words)

  
 Military History Online - WWII Home
The defeat of Germany was still a long way off for the United States, British and Canadian troops on July 1, 1944.
The invading armies of the Western Allies had crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy in Northern France to strike at the heart of Germany and to end the war in Europe.
Although listed among the elites, the performance of 9th SS Hohenstaufen is less publicized than most of the other SS Panzer Divisions despite its participation in some of the most significant battles of World War II.
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 WW2 Reenactors - Home
If you are new to WWII reenacting, then post any questions you have here.
Discussions for all artillery, cavalry, and armor divisions in WWII and reenacting.
Discussions for the history and reenacting of military police/shore patrol of all nations during WWII.
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