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  British Army - MSN Encarta
Certainly the British Army is unusual in being based on a regimental system, where soldiers tend to remain attached to the same unit throughout their service.
The defeat of the British in the American War of Independence was due to factors other than the battlefield performance of the army.
As a result, the British Army’s central contribution to the allied victory between 1915 and 1918 was made by a blend of Territorials, “Kitchener Army” volunteers, and conscripts.
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 II Corps (United Kingdom) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For Fortitude North, with its headquarters supposedly at Stirling in Scotland, it notionally consisted of the genuine British 3rd Infantry Division (shortly replaced by the notional British 58th Infantry Division), the genuine British 55th Division in Northern Ireland, and the genuine 113th Independent Infantry Brigade in the Orkneys.
Under Fortitude North II Corps was supposedly to attack Stavanger, with the 3rd (later the 58th) Division and supporting commandos and paratroops seizing the airfields, the 55th Division joining as followup; the genuine U.S. XV Corps from Northern Ireland would augment the force, which would advance on Oslo.
Following the British withdrawal from Egypt, II Corps was also the controlling force for the invasion of the country during the Suez Crisis.
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 Great Britain
The four-year stalemate of the Western Front is perhaps the best known image of the Great War, and it was in Belgium that the British army was stationed, between the French and the Belgians (the remnants of whose army occupied the coastal zone).
Although usually thought of as an Australian and New Zealand campaign, British troops fought on the Gallipoli peninsula for the period of the campaign.
The same year, British troops landed at Salonika as part of an Anglo-French expeditionary force, originally intended to support Greece against their Bulgarian neighbours.
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 British Brigade, Emmerich's "Partisan In War"
A corps composed of those three sorts of light troops, ought not to be less than a thousand, nor exceed seventeen hundred men in number, who should all be volunteers, it being unsafe to compel men into such a service.
When the army retreats, the corps of light troops must form the rear guard, in order to cover its retreat; and when it halts, the partisan must keep his station behind, detach his picket guards, centinels and patrols, and carefully prevent desertion to the enemy, which is often attempted in the retreat of an army.
In the year 1760, a corps of French troops, consisting of between five and six thousand men, under the command of General Clauwitz, among which there was a regiment of hussars, (called the regiment of Pirchiney) was stationed at Emsdorff, in the Hessian dominions, near Ciginhain.
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 US Army World War II Corps Commanders
Corps commanders who moved on to higher military positions during or after the war, such as Omar N. Bradley, George S. Patton, Jr., J. Lawton Collins, and Matthew B. Ridgway, are well known to military historians, and many have published their memoirs.
In between, one was born in 1883, one in 1885, four in 1886, five in 1888, six in 1889, three in 1890, two in 1891, three in 1892, four in 1893, one in 1894, and two in 1895.
Corps command during World War II was an intellectually demanding job; classroom education at the War College, therefore, was valuable preparation for the task.
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 August 1914 Chronology - Biographies
The pre-eminent military leader of the British Empire, greatly admired by the British public, he was on leave from his post as Viceroy of Egypt when WWI erupted.
Named commander of II Corps on the sudden death of his predecessor (Aug.17.1914); fought very ably against great odds at Mons and Le Cateau; commanded 2nd Army, 1915; justifiably objected to Sir John French’s futile tactics, and was sacked, May.1915.
Eldest son of Wilhelm II and heir to the German Imperial throne, he was a feckless youth who was associated with the extreme right-wing German nationalists before the war.
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 1851559 Company Sergeant Major Ernest Nicholas Davey, Royal Engineers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Division was shifted to the Quarry Farm-Rancourt sector and took part in the XV Corps' advance to Gonnelieu on the heels of the German retreat during the spring of 1917.
Division was transferred at the beginning of May 1918 from the ANZAC Corps in the British Fourth Army and was sent south to form part of British IX Corps, attached to the Sixth French Army on the Aisne.
British troops found themselves in occupation, for varying periods, of many parts of Europe, on the Rhine, in Silesia and in the late Austro-Hungarian Empire, under conditions that were those neither of war nor peace.
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 HIS MAJESTY'S FOOT
However, those regiments of the "Old Corps" with "ancient devices" or royal badges, such as the Royal Scots and the Buffs, were permitted to bear them on the colors, in which case the regimental number appeared in the upper hoist.
As one of the Old Corps (in fact it was and is the oldest regiment in the British Army), The 1st Foot was entitled to bear special badges on its colors.
Its origins qualified the 27th as an Old Corps regiment; its special badge was a three-towered castle flying the Cross of St. George, in commemoration of the defense of Inniskilling.
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 The Old Contemptibles
On the twenty-second the British I and II Corps were moving into battle stations near Mons on the left on the French Fifth Army.
The II Corps took the brunt of the fighting and some small units were captured in the confusion of the retreat.
By evening the II Corps and the 4th division, which had but just arrived, began a sixteen mile retreat in the dark.
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 military corps patches history 1
A corps consists of a corps headquarters, corps troops, and such divisions as may be assigned to it.
Blue and white are the colors of corps' distinguishing flags, and the three points of the caltrop indicate the numerical designation of the corps.
The octagon represents the number of the corps, and the colors blue and white are those associated with corps' flags.
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 Corps Badges of the Australian Army
Although Corps badges are produced in either 'gold' (brass) or 'silver' they also have a full colour version for printed matter and Unit signs in fixed locations.
The symbolism enshrined in this badge is that the Tudor Rose is for confidentiality and trustworthiness, the laurel wreath is an ancient Roman symbol for victory and honour, the crown is for allegiance to the Head of State.
After the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the badge was modified in 1953, by replacing the Tudor (Kings) Crown (as seen on the old badge), with the St Edward's Crown (Queens Crown).
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 VII Corps
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, VII Corps, was organized on 19 August 1918 at Remiremont, France, and served in World War I. By the end of 1992, V Corps was the only remaining corps in Germany, after VII Corps inactivated.
Victory Corps also sent its 3rd Armored Division and some battalions from the 8th Infantry Division along with VII Corps, because the Spearhead Division was well advanced in its modernization process and was largely equipped with Bradley Fighting Vehicles.
The VII Corps, under LTG Frederick Franks Jr., was deployed to the right of XVIII Airborne Corps and consisted of the 1st Infantry Division, 1st and 3rd Armored divisions, the British 1st Armd.
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 II Corps in the Capture of the St. Quentin Canal
The British offensive was henceforth to be one of the major blows in the series which Marshal Foch was preparing to drive the enemy back across the Rhine.
To this tunnel sector came the American II Corps, with the American 27th and 30th Divisions, for participation in the assault on the Hindenburg Line, planned for September 29.
Rawlinson's British Fourth Army, of which the American II Corps formed a part, was to deliver the main blow in its assigned zone.
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 The Sun Never Set on the British Empire
In 1909 the British Empire encompassed 20% of the land area of the Earth and 23% of its population.
The Union of South Africa was formed from the British colonies of the Natal and the Cape Colony, together with the subjugated Boer Republics of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State.
The flag of the Union was, significantly, an archaizing Dutch flag, with an orange instead of a red stripe, and the flag of Britain, the Orange Free State, and the Transvaal on the middle stripe.
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 Eighth Army (United Kingdom) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
British units included the 7th Armoured Division (The Desert Rats) and the 51st Highland Division.
Following the outbreak of the Pacific War, in December 1941, most of the Australian I Corps was recalled for home defence duties, although the 9th Division remained until mid-1943.
During the stalemate on the Winter Line, in early 1944, the Eighth Army was removed from the shore of the Adriatic Sea to concentrate all forces, except the British V Corps, on the western side of the Apennines in order to punch through to Rome.
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 somme   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In the offensive which began at dawn on September 15, 1916 the Canadian Corps assaulted on a 2,200 yard sector in front of the village of Courcelette.
The first assault was made on October 1, 1916 and included Battalions of the 1st and 3rd Canadian Divisions, as well as units of the British Corps.
During the remaining weeks of October the first three Canadian Battalions were gradually replaced with the 4th Canadian Division, which was fighting as part of the British II Corps.
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 British Free Corps
In World War II, the British Free Corps (BFC) or Britisches Freikorps was a unit of the Waffen-SS consisting of British and Dominion prisoners of war who had been recruited by the Nazis.
The idea of a British force to fight the Communists languished until Amery met with two Frenchmen, who were part of the LVF (Légion des Volontaires Français) in January 1943.
Prior to the move, the BFC gained two members, Francis George MacLardy of the Royal Army Medical Corps, (he was captured in Belgium) and Edwin Barnard Martin of the Canadian Essex Scottish Regiment, (Martin was captured at Dieppe in 1942), which brought the strength of the BFC to seven.
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 jcsm's Xanga Site
This was due partly to the fact that the British spent most of the latter years of the war on the offensive.
Also the prevailing wind on the Western Front was from the west which meant the British more frequently had favourable conditions for a gas release than the Germans.
The first use of gas by the British was at the Battle of Loos, 25 September 1915 but the attempt was a disaster.
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 Stars and Stripes — Remembering World War II
The British II Corps, too, is to coordinate its attack, in an attempt to cut the Caen-St. Lo road, east of Caumont and at Villers Bocage.
The British attack on Villers-Bocage, however, is, pushed back when the German 2d Panzer Div arrives at the village just as the first British tanks enter it from the north.
24 JUNE — The flank regiments of VII Corps — 22d Inf on the right and 60th on the left — are assigned the task of containing enemy forces in the northwest and northeast, while the major efforts of the attack are directed against Octeville and the enemy strongpoint at la Mare a Canards.
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 History of the 105th Regiment of Engineers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Before the completion of its training period the division was transferred to the II British Corps, Second Army, in the Ypres sector to be in close support in case of the expected German offensive.
This was known as the Canal Sector and extended from the southern outskirts of Ypres to the vicinity of Voormezeele, a distance of 2,400 meters.
The fighting being over, the II American Corps was released from the British E. with which it had been associated since its arrival in France and transferred to the American E. in the Le Mans area, where the first units of the 30th Division arrived and Division Headquarters opened at Ballon on November 21st.
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 HyperWar: London Gazette No. 37573
A British pilot of a Bomber aircraft, who had made a forced landing, reported that he had run into heavy anti-aircraft fire about Evreux and that he had seen a column of all arms moving south in that area.
The handling of the British troops, which had been delegated to General Altmayer by General Weygand, was co-ordinated and supervised by a British Military Mission at Tenth Army Headquarters.
On the 8th June the German armoured drive succeeded in penetrating the weak British defences on the watershed between the rivers Andelle and Bethune, west of Forges-Les-Eaux.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/UN/UK/LondonGazette/37573.html   (5515 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Raj; The Making And Unmaking Of British India: Books: Lawrence James   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Look, the British gave India a military model, that the follow to this day, they gave them amazing buildings and town planning, India uses all the buildings built in New Delhi and it's their capitol, which they are extremely proud of, it is a an amazing bit of town planning.
I believe the British have, always been proud of India and their contribution to its long and illustrious history, they knew as everyone knows, that India is timeless.
For example, British "famine relief" during one famine was worse than the food-to-work rations in a Nazi death camp.
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 Command Structure and Experience
The British First Army and the II Corps unlike the British Eighth Army were fresh from boot camp.
Instead the Tenth and the Twenty-first Panzer Divisions lead by Arnim Rommel attacked the United States' II Corps at Sidi Bou Zid along what is known as the Eastern Dorsal on February 14th 1943.
Patton and his II Corps was to take the offensive along the Eastern Dorsal to draw man power and attention away from Alexander's attack of the Mareth Line.
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 Soldiers' Songs - Michael McCann: CD
After hearing reports of such activity, the commander of the British II Corps, General Sir Horace-Smith Dorrien, ordered all subordinate commanders to encourage an offensive spirit in their troops by prohibiting friendly behavior toward the enemy.
In WWI alone, an estimated 350,000 Irishmen, including many living in England, joined the British army and that is in addition to the 50,000 Irish already serving in the British army and reserves at the outbreak of the war.
After the defeat of King James II by William of Orange at the Battle of the Boyne, many of his Irish supporters were exiled to France (Flight of the Wild Geese) where they fought for the French against the English.
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 II Corps Support of the Flanders Sector
During the summer of 1918 they were trained at the front by attaching small units to British organizations, and about the middle of August they assumed complete charge of adjoining divisional sectors on the line just south of Ypres.
On the 30th it was discovered that the Germans were retiring from the Lys salient and the British reoccupied Mont Kemmel.
The 27th Division wa directed to move forward the next day in cooperation with a like movement by the British units on its right, while the 30th Division was to advance the southern portion of its front to capture Voormezeele, and keep abreast of the left of the 27th.
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 British Army - List of Items - MSN Encarta
British Army - List of Items - MSN Encarta
During World War I, the Camel Corps fought in Egypt and Mesopotamia.
When the Ottoman Empire entered the war in 1914, Britain had to divert troops...
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 Royal Army Medical Corps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The RAMC traces its history back to the foundation of the Regular Army, following the restoration of King Charles II in 1660, but it was not until 1898 that officers and soldiers were incorporated into one body known as the Royal Army Medical Corps.
The 31 Victoria Crosses won by the Corps, including two double VCs and one recipient of both the VC and the Iron Cross, bear testimony to the motto and the character and ideals of the men and women who wear the badge.
available in the Corps, as well as personal testimonies on what life in the Corps is really like.
www.army.mod.uk /medical/royal_army_medical_corps/index.htm   (164 words)

  
 EUROPEAN MILITARY RECORDS - Genealogy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
They will not provide any information "without consent of next of kin." They will provide the names and birth years of next of kin, the maiden name of wife, and birth dates.
The collection is currently focused primarily on European military history before the twentieth century, but will incorporate the American and non-Western military heritages, as well as contemporary warfare.
WW II Polish Exile records are maintained by the Sikorski Institute.
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