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  British Expeditionary Force - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The BEF was established by Secretary of State for War Richard Haldane following the Second Boer War in case the United Kingdom ever needed to deploy quickly a force to take part in an overseas war.
The BEF was composed of three corps (I Corps, II Corps and the Cavalry Corps) - four regular infantry divisions, rising later to seven infantry and three cavalry divisions with the addition of volunteers from Territorial Army units that had waived their right to only serve in defence of the British Isles.
The term "British Expeditionary Force" strictly refers only to the forces present in France prior to the end of the First Battle of Ypres, November 22, 1914; the surviving members of these forces were later awarded the Mons Star.
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 British Expeditionary Force - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The British Expeditionary Force was established by Secretary of State for War Richard Haldane following the Boer War in case Britain ever needed to quickly deploy a force to take part in an overseas war.
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.
Although the term 'British Expeditionary Force' strictly refers only to the forces sent initially to France in 1914, the name is often used of the British Army in France and Flanders throughout the First World War.
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 The British Expeditionary Force
The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) stationed in France in the spring of 1940 was commanded by Lord Gort.
Against the onslaught of blitzkrieg, the BEF withdrew, along with remnants of the French army, to Dunkirk.
However, that applause for the soldiers of the BEF was not matched by the Germans belief in the ability of the senior officers in the BEF.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /british_expeditionary_force.htm   (429 words)

  
 BEF   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
BEF praised at annual prizegiving - Royal Gazette
BEF praised at annual prizegivingRoyal Gazette, Bermuda - Jun 7, 2006...
The Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF), a non-profit organization, was established in 1998 to restore watershed ecosystems and further the development...
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 Chapter 7
Enlisted, Sept. 3, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Nov. 14, 1915; Admitted to Hospital, Suez, Feb. 23, 1916; Embarked Alexandria for British Expeditionary Force, Aug. 27, 1916; Rejoined Battalion in the field.
British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Evacuated Suvla, sick, Oct. 25, 1915; Invalided to England.
Enlisted, Sept. 5, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Evacuated Suvla, frost-bite Dec. 3, 1915, Invalided to England, Tan.
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 Chapter 8
Enlisted, Sept. 5, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Evacuated Suvla, sick, Dec. 3, 1915; Invalided to England, Dec. 25, 1915; Attached to Depot, Ayr.
Enlisted, Sept. 16, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Sergeant, Sept. 21.
Enlisted, Sept. 2, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20, 1915; Admitted to Hospital, Lemnos, Sept. 20, 1915; Invalided to England, Nov. 21, 1915; Reported to Depot, Ayr, Feb. 1, 1916; British Expeditionary Force, March 28, 1916; Wounded, Beaumont Hamel, July 1, 1916; Invalided to England, July 3, 1916; Returned to Newfoundland on furlough, Oct.
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 British Expeditionary Force - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The BEF was established by Secretary of State for War Richard Haldane following the Boer War in case Britain ever needed to deploy quickly a force to take part in an overseas war.
Before the war and at the immediate beginning of the war there was some debate in British military circles as to the best strategy in a war with Germany.
Commanded by General Lord Gort, although constituting only a tenth of the defending Allied force it sustained heavy losses during the German advance and the remainder were evacuated from Dunkirk in June, leaving much of their equipment behind.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/BEF   (548 words)

  
 Western Front Association Contributed Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Century British nicknames were much more common than is the case today, and to have a certain family name automatically gave the owner a specific nickname.
British Chancellor of the Exchequer/British Minister of Munitions/British Secretary of State for War/British Prime Minister.
British top scoring air ace officially accredited with 73 victories (Disputed: 61 victories are the modern consensus).
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 AngliaCampus : The British Expeditionary Force
As a result of the Belgian invasion, the British government declared war on Germany on 4 August 1914 and the British Expeditionary Force (BEF)
The BEF's first battle of the war was at Mons, in Belgium.
The German army forced its way into France and even threatened Paris, until it was turned back by the British and the French at the Battle of the Marne.
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 British Expeditionary Force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
ion of a British Expeditionary Army (BEF) that would be sent to France in the event of war with Nazi Germany.
Under the command of General John Gort, the force included four regular infantry divisions and 50 light tanks.
Most of these were members of the British Expeditionary Army but it also included 40,000 were members of the French Army.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /2WWbef.htm   (431 words)

  
 British Expeditionary Force Battalions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In early 1940 the British Army sent the bulk of its recently mobilised units to France following the declaration of war against Germany.
The Motor Battalion was almost identical to that described on the The British Motor Battalion page, the only difference being in the number of officers.
Barely a month later the Wehrmacht would sweep into France and the Low Countries at a time when the BEF was still bringing units up to strength on the previous establishments.
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 The Donkeys: A History of the British Expeditionary Force in 1915 Book at Shop Ireland
The subsequent outpourings of newer histories, even where 1915 and the British attacks are covered as part of a general review of the war, have much more to add to an understanding of the conflict in that year than this book.
In castigating the failure of British generals to adapt tactically and strategically to a very different set of circumstances, Liddell Hart and his followers failed to explain how the British Expeditionary Force ultimately led the Allies to victory in the Hundred Days in the autumn of 1918.
Enterprising officers within the British Army, led by Arthur Solly Flood, Director of Training, GHQ, adapted (between the summer of 1916 and spring of 1917) the tactical principle of small-unit, fire and movement and all-arms approach combining infantry and artillery in a deep battle that led the BEF to victory in 1918.
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 The British Expeditionary Force to Walcheren: 1809
The British hope to achieve two goals: to assist the Austrians, who had gone to war against the French and to destroy the French fleet thought to be in Flushing.
The British force had 4,066 deaths during the expedition, but only 106 officers and men were killed in combat.
Unlike the British forces that served in the Peninsula with Wellington, where there are numerous books listing the order-of-battle for any given period, there is little written about the British Expeditionary Force to Walcheren.
www.napoleon-series.org /military/battles/c_walcheren.html   (645 words)

  
 Western Front Association Contributed Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Gallipoli Campaign continued until January 1916 when the entire Mediterranean Expeditionary Force was withdrawn by sea].
Remember that the honour of the British Army depends on your individual conduct.
[On the departure of the British Expeditionary Force for France].
www.westernfront.co.uk /thegreatwar/articles/individuals/quotations.htm   (3400 words)

  
 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment:- Mobilisation and Embarkation of the British Expeditionary Force
Three Regiments, the Royal Fusiliers, the Middlesex and the London (Territorials), were extended to an altogether extraordinary number of battalions, which before the War ended reached a combined total of not less than 100 battalions.The Middlesex Regiment alone sent 26 Battalions into the field, and these fought in ten theatres of war.
The 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment was the first British Regiment to arrive in France (along with the other battalions below that were to form the 19th Brigade), and was accorded a tremendous reception by the French.
Before the Expeditionary Force sailed, certain troops were sent across to France to guard the Lines of Communication, and amongst these was the 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment.
freespace.virgin.net /howard.anderson/mobilisation.htm   (978 words)

  
 British Expeditionary Army   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
After the Boer War, the British war minister, Richard Haldane, created the British Expeditionary Army (BEF), in case it was necessary to take part in a foreign war.
The official announcement of the completion of the landing of the Expeditionary Force in France makes it possible to publish in this country accounts of the despatch of the troops and their hearty welcome in France.
The swift and by all accounts smooth and efficient despatch of the Expeditionary Force overseas is a remarkable military achievement.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWbef.htm   (541 words)

  
 BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, November 1918
In November 1918 the British Expeditionary Force under Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig occupied a 55 mile-long stretch of the allied front line from Voorde in Belgium eastwards to Sivry on the Franco-Belgian border.
The other four armies were under command of GHQ BEF.
Each army consisted of a number of corps, a few of which were in reserve at the time of the Armistice.
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 The Battle of Britain 1940
Following the Battle of France, in which the French army had been decimated, and the British Expeditionary Force forced to return home without any equipment, the British government, and Winston Churchill in particular, were left with a grave decision to make.
After seeing the daunting progress made by the Wermacht (German Forces), two members of the British War Cabinet, Neville Chamberlain and Lord Halifax, declared that they thought it best to propose a peace settlement in late May 1940.
The Expeditionary Force did not have the required weapons to defend Britain’s beaches, and the Royal Navy, although able to defend the shores, would be sitting ducks for the Luftwaffe.
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 Allied High Command
With Operation Attention in full force at Givet as a diversion attack, III Corps and other units were able to push southern areas of the map to secure the Meuse River line.
Due to the efforts of the Allied Bombers, Germany is unable to produce for the war effort.
After days of fighting the French Forces have not only stopped the rapid advance but pushed back in some areas.
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 The History of the British Army in WW I
The History of the British Army in WW I
This is the home page of the 7th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles, affiliated living history regiment of the Great War Association, First World War re-enacting.
I have organized this web page to be a useful guide for the study of the British Army during the First World War and for the purpose of helping those who wish to learn more about re-enacting the First World War.
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 eBay - forces expeditionary, Militaria, Historical Memorabilia items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
WW2 FDR Letter to Army Expeditionary Forces N Africa
Odyssey of the Russian Expeditionary Force in France
Military HMSO Allied Expeditionary Force Map 1946 WW2
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 Find in a Library: The Old Contemptibles : a photographic history of the British Expeditionary Force, August to ...
Find in a Library: The Old Contemptibles : a photographic history of the British Expeditionary Force, August to December 1914
The Old Contemptibles : a photographic history of the British Expeditionary Force, August to December 1914
WorldCat is provided by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. on behalf of its member libraries.
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 Avro Anson
The Avro Anson is shown shooting down an Bf109 over Dunkirk during the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force.
Anson MKV flown by pilot officer Phillip Peters was leading a petrol of three Ansons of No 500 Royal Auxiliary Air Force Squadron over Dunkirk at the time the British Expeditionary Forces were evacuating from the beaches.
Showing over 200 military images plus text on the Victorian British artists, (Butler, Beadle, Woodville, Wollen, and Barker and many others) main subjects, Classic British Colonial, Napoleonic and Crimean.
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 HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Old Contemptibles: The British Expeditionary Force, 1914.
This book concentrates on the army first sent to France in 1914, allegedly dismissed by the Kaiser as 'contemptible'.
After four background chapters covering the period 1870 to 1914, the author turns to the battles between August and November--Mons, Le Cateau, the Marne, Aisne and First Ypres, in which the BEF was virtually destroyed.
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 Osprey Publishing - The British Expeditionary Force 1914—15
The American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Over 200 divisions fought on the Western Front during the first year of World War I and those best suited to the challenges of trench warfare were the six infantry divisions of the original British Expeditionary Force (BEF).
This book describes the organization and equipment of the BEF at the outbreak of the war in 1914, and relates how its structure changed both to accommodate the waves of Territorial and New Army units that were raised and to adapt to the rigours of conditions on the Western Front.
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 British Expeditionary Force | NZETC
Factors taken into Consideration in Deciding the Role I should Recommend to the New Zealand Government for the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the United Kingdom
New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force (Vol.
New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force (Volume III)
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 General Headquarters, British Expeditionary Force Army Corps and Divisional Signs 1914-1918 WW1 Gdf Cartophily, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
General Headquarters, British Expeditionary Force Army Corps and Divisional Signs 1914-1918 WW1 Gdf Cartophily, cigarette cards, prints & advertising memorabilia
General Headquarters, British Expeditionary Force Army Corps and Divisional Signs 1914-1918 WW1 General Headquarters, British Expeditionary Force Army Corps and Divisional Signs 1914-1918 ~o0o~ General Headquarters, British Expeditionary Force WW1
Militaria - WW1 - General Headquarters, British Expeditionary Force
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