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  British Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The British Government's attempt to mollify the Natives by delineating the Appalachians as the westward limit for European settlement was the primary motivator of the American colonies in launching the secessionist American War of Independence.
British Army garrison is provided by an indigenous regiment, the Royal Gibraltar Regiment, which has been on the Army regular establishment since the last British regiment left in 1991.
The British Army were deployed to Sierra Leone, a former British colony, in 1999 to aid the government in quelling violent uprisings by militiamen, under United Nations resolutions.
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 History of the British Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The British Army was involved in some comparatively obscure theatres of the war such as the symbolic contribution of the South Wales Borderers in support of Japanese forces in the capture of the German port of Tsingtao in China in 1914.
By the mid-1930s, mechanisation in the British Army was gaining momentum and on 4 April 1939, with the mechanisation process nearing completion, the Royal Armoured Corps was formed to administer the cavalry regiments and Royal Tank Regiment (with the exception of the Household Cavalry).
British and Indian troops, commanded by Major-General Douglas Gracey deployed to occupy the south of the country shortly afterwards with the intention of disarming and repatriating the Japanese troops, while the Nationalist Chinese occupied the north.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_the_British_Army   (10205 words)

 The British Army - Bibliography
For the student of the British army in the American Revolution, the chief value of the Admiralty Papers lies in the data which they contain regarding the transportation and convoying of troops and supplies from England to America.
Hadden was an officer of the artillery in Burgoyne's army in 1777.
The main emphasis of this well-known work is laid upon the history of the British army during the middle ages and the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
www.americanrevolution.org /britisharmy8.html   (5029 words)

 HISTORY OF THE BRITISH ARMY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Redcoat: The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket (2002).
The British Army of William III, 1689-1702 (1987).
The British Army and the Crisis of Empire, 1918-22 (1984).
astro.temple.edu /~gurwin/Hist0154Readings.htm   (2320 words)

 A Brief History of the British Army's 16th (Irish) Division -- The Wild Geese Today
Sidebar: The Composition of the British Army's Irish Regiments
The Composition of the British Army's Irish Regiments
By the end of 1917 through early 1918, though, the severe losses incurred by the British army, and a chronic lack of replacements, meant that the strength of each division was reduced to nine infantry battalions.
www.thewildgeese.com /pages/16thdiv.html   (1206 words)

 The British Army: 1 February 1793
The History of Scotland Its Highlands, Regiments and Clans Volume 8 Edinburgh: Francis Niccolls and Co.; 1913.
History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery 2 volumes London: John Murray; 1879.
History of the British Army volume 4  2nd Edition London: Macmillan; 1915.
www.napoleon-series.org /military/organization/c_britarmy1793c.html   (310 words)

 OUP: Politics of the British Army: Strachan
Armies are inherently political entities, embedded in the fabric of the state, and intimately involved in the formation and implementation of policy.
Hew Strachan examines the history of the British Army since 1660 and shows that it is no exception.
For if the British army were to become genuinely apolitical - to practise what it preaches - it would be a less effective contributor to the management of Britain's defence.
www.oup.co.uk /isbn/0-19-820670-4   (337 words)

 The British Army in Portugal and Spain
Wellesley assumed command of the army at Lisbon on 27 April 1809.
[Wellesley was the Marshal General of the Portuguese army, appointed April 1809.]; Two regiments, the 10th Regiment of two battalions and the 16th Regiment of two battalions [with a unit known as the 1st Portuguese Grenadiers formed from the Grenadier Coys of the 1/6th and 2/6th Regiment.
History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France.
www.napoleon-series.org /military/battles/c_britarmy5.html   (1228 words)

 4th Company, Foot Guards, presents the British Army in the American War of Independence
This section is the strength of the Army and is essentially a summary of the organizations that comprise what we think of as the "British Army".
By this we are not referring to the forces under the command of a particular general as an army, but all of the forces, whereever deployed, who fell under a common administration (and also a single commander-in-chief).
British accounts of the battle of Guilford Court House, which was a crippling victory for the British Army
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 Amazon.com: The War of Independence : The British Army in North America 1775-1783: Books: J. W. Fortescue,John Shy,Sir ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Written by a foremost authority on the British Army, this superbly narrated account of the war brings to life the ebb and flow of the fighting, the color of eighteenth-century warfare and the harsh realities of warfare in North America and the West Indies.
Too often, the British Army in North America during the War of the Revolution is seen as the villain, when in reality they were here doing their duty as they saw it, attempting to put down a rebellion in Crown possessions.
There is a dearth of accurate information on the British army in the United States, both because the War of the Revolution is upstaged, unfairly in my opinion, by the much more popular Civil War, and because of that war in general, and the British Army in particular, being ignored by many current historians.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1853674524?v=glance   (1404 words)

 The British History Club: Timeline of British History
Alban, first British martyr, was killed for his faith in one of the few persecutions of Christians ever to take place on the island, during the governorship of Gaius Junius Faustinus Postumianus (there is controversy about the date of Alban's martyrdom.
British contingent led by Riothamus (perhaps a title, not a name), thought by some to be the original figure behind the legends of Arthur.
British, Bavarian and Austrian troops under Marlborough defeat the French at the Battle of Ramillies, and expel the French from the Netherlands.
www.britishhistoryclub.com /demo/britime.html   (10521 words)

 The History of the British Army in WW I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The History of the British Army in WW I
In comparison to the other European Armies, it was dwarfed, but the quality of those men in battle proved to be decisive in the failure of the Schlieffen Plan.
By 1918, close to 4,000,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers had fought in the various campaigns of the war, and nearly 1,000,000 of them had become casualties.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Acropolis/2354/Britishhistory.html   (194 words)

 ISN Security Watch - British army has history of racial profiling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Although the army stated at the time that no such data was available, 30-year-old documents now released under the FOIA show that punchcards in the medical records of “colored” recruits were punched in a way as to mark them separately.
A confidential report to the Adjutant General of the Army in 1972 says that the racist “D factor” classification is “at the discretion of various medical officers, and could include Chinamen, Maltese or even swarthy Frenchmen”.
However, this policy was never publicly acknowledged, and during a 1972 enquiry into the ethnic makeup of the armed forces, the army denied that any such statistics were kept.
www.isn.ethz.ch /news/sw/details_print.cfm?id=10484   (372 words)

 British Military History
Aerodrome covers the history of aviation and aerial combat from the beginnings of powered flight to the dawn of the jet age.
A collection of allied army, navy and airforce radio & radar equipment which was used or build by the allies during the second world war.
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.
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 Family history and the British army in Australia
But because members of the nineteenth century British army were organised into distinct units, which they rarely left between enlistment and discharge, researching them may be more straightforward than for purely civilian ancestors.
Though many regimental histories are very patchy on peacetime colonial garrison duty, they may give an outline of a regiment's service, revealing, for example, lists of stations to which detachments were posted, which may help you in deciphering hand-written records to which you will later refer.
A series of army lists, published under several titles, of which Hart's Annual Army List is the most common, give the officers of every regiment year by year with the dates of their various promotions.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-reference/family.htm   (2068 words)

On the PRO website one can see guidance on tracing army personnel records and lists of the PRO holdings.
British Army General Staff & Officers during the American War of Independence
An excellent site which lists the names and details of officers of the British Army who died in the various campaigns of the period concerned.
www.angelfire.com /ga/BobSanders/ARMYLINKS.html   (885 words)

 Useful Links - British Army - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
British army museums and records at Army Museums Ogilby Trust...
British Army Museums Ogilby Trust - serving the regimental and corps museums of the British Army...
Celebrating over one hundred years of army aviation, this award-winning museum is home to one of the country's finest historical collections.
www.comradesandcolleagues.com /links/britisharmy-history.html   (245 words)

Land Command's role is to deliver and sustain the Army's operational capability, wherever required through out the world, and the Command comprises all operational troops in Great Britain, Germany, Nepal and Brunei, together with the Army's Training Teams in Canada, Belize and Kenya.
Land Command is one of the three major commands in the British Army, the other two being the Adjutant General (with responsibility for administration, personnel and training) and the Quartermaster General (responsible for supply and logistics).
The Territorial Army is that part of the British Army staffed on a paid voluntary basis by part-time personnel - everyday people with the drive to devote some of their spare time to an extremely important organisation.
www.solarnavigator.net /the_british_army.htm   (532 words)

 Forces Postal History Society - Publications
The Postal History of the British Army in World War I: Before and After - 1903 to 1929
It quickly established itself as the definitive postal history book on the BEF in World War I. Over the years it has appeared for sale at book auctions and has maintained its popularity.
You now have the opportunity to acquire a full copy of the title which is of 300 pages, A4 size, spiral bound, and well illustrated with cancellations, censor marks and maps.
www.postalcensorship.com /fphs/fphspubs.html   (418 words)

 Soldiers, Wars, and Society: The British Army   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Other important themes will be the army's role in conquering and defending the British Empire and major developments in British military policy and strategy.
In the post-imperial and Cold War era, the British Army has carved a new niche for itself as the junior partner to the American military in coalition wars in the Middle East.
If you find a promising British Army title that is not in the Paley Library and really want to read it, you may bring it to the instructor for his approval.
www.temple.edu /history/People/urwin/Hist0154Syb2005.html   (1464 words)

 World War II History Info
The heroic paratroopers of Easy Company were made famous by the late Stephen Ambrose and the terrific Band of Brothers HBO mini-series now on DVD.
Read this e-chapter from the original book, including the story of how they routed two full companies of Germans, their night rescue of British paratroopers, and more.
Inspiring stories and details about the American heroes of World War II who were recognized with the Congressional Medal of Honor.
www.worldwar2history.info   (516 words)

 History of the British Army in the Great War - www.geocities.com geocities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
History of the British Army in the Great War - www.geocities.com geocities
History of the British Army in the Great War
A study of the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front during WW I and the history of the Royal Irish Rifles.
www.joeant.com /DIR/info/get/14699/19057   (90 words)

 Subject Listing for History of conflict - Falklands War
The National Army Museum collects objects and records relating to the history of the British Army from 1415 to the present.
The site also provides a history of the British Army with summaries of battles and campaigns in which they have been involved.
Profiles of warships from the Royal Navy's history and summaries of key battles including the Spanish Armada, the Battle of Trafalgar, World War battles and the Falklands.
aerade.cranfield.ac.uk /subject-listing/devise/histcon12.html   (432 words)

 Wireless for the Warrior. The history of British Army Radio
The background colour of the "Wireless for the Warrior" pages in this site is not taken at random but matches the colour of British Army radio equipment in the early World War 2 period.
The Wireless for the Warrior series was intended as a source of reference, being considered as a compendium of the history and development of radio communication equipment in use by the British Army from the very early days of radio to the 1960s.
In addition are covered special receivers, direction finding receivers, Canadian and Australian Army receivers, commercial receivers adopted by the Army and Army Welfare broadcast sets.
home.wxs.nl /~meuls003/home.html   (483 words)

 Fortescue's History of the British Army
Sir John Fortescue needs no introduction as the man who wrote this famous history of the British Army from the Norman Conquest to the First World War which to this day remains one of the greatest masterpieces in the field of military history.
Sir John wrote his monumental work on the British Army between 1899 and 1930, starting it after leaving the post of secretary to the Governor of the Windward Islands and during his work as librarian of Windsor Castle (1905-1926).
Purchase the complete set of all 20 volumes of Fortescue’s History of the British Army for only £450.00.
www.fortescue-british-army-history.com   (250 words)

 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 spent years studying both military history and the world wars and have acquired extensive knowlege pertaining to both.
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.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Acropolis/2354   (297 words)

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