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  British military history - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the early 1330s the French king Philip VI offered active military support to his ally during the Second War of Scottish Independence, amongst other things providing a refuge for the infant David II.
The last time that this treaty affected British history was during the 1982 Falklands War when the facilities of the Azores were again offered to the British Royal Navy.
The Triple Alliance of 1788 was an alliance between Great Britain, Prussia and the Republic of the United Provinces (the Netherlands) against France.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_military_history   (1285 words)

  
 The Seven Years War
Britain's interception of the Canada convoy, and not French expansion in North America was interpreted as aggression by the European powers.
Britain shifted troops from Belleisle to Portugal and the Spanish invasion was halted.
Britain became the dominant European power in India enabling it to eventually conquer all of India and used its resources to further expand the empire.
members.cox.net /johnahamill/sevenyears.html   (4124 words)

  
 History of Britain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The History of Britain, until the last few hundred years, was one of struggle and competition between the separate nation-states that occupied various parts of the island of Great Britain.
For a history of the modern British state see History of the United Kingdom.
See Britain for a discussion of the various interpretations of the word Britain.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Britain   (276 words)

  
 Military History/title>
Military History Encyclopedia on the Web: John Rickard's website currently concentrates on the middle ages, the First World War, the Seven Years War and the Thirty Years War.
History of the British Army: This National Army Museum website provides a brief introduction to the history of the British Army.
Canadian Military Heritage Project: This website is dedicated to presenting Canadian military history - the wars, uprisings and conflicts in which Canadians participated.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /REVhistorymilitary.htm   (9506 words)

  
 Military History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
While not strictly devoted to military history, this is the main site for connections to a series of well-organized, substantive geographic, chronological, and thematic guides to history on the Internet.
Early world military history, prior to the American Revolution is not yet covered, though there are subject headings representing them.
Museum of the History of Science [Oxford, Eng.]) http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/geometry/content.htm This exhibit catalog of displays at the virtual Museum, follows the development of mathematics as a "useful" and "practical" discipline (between the European Renaissance and Enlightenment) in its application to the "science" of warfare.
pml.suffolk.lib.ny.us /pmlmil.htm   (3852 words)

  
 UNT Department of History: Center for the Study of Military History
Geoffrey D. Wawro as the inaugural holder of the Major General Olinto Mark Barsanti Chair in Military History and Director of the Center for the Study of Military History.
The Department of History at the University of North Texas provides an unusually wide range of courses in military history, both European and American.
Undergraduates and graduate students can study the broad outlines of military history in classes on the evolution of warfare from the ancient Greeks to Napoleon and from Napoleon to the end of the Cold War.
www.hist.unt.edu /military.htm   (1114 words)

  
 Military History Books
The book concentrates not on the reasons for the revolution, although these are considered fully, but on the military position, placing due emphasis on strategic problems and on what was militarily practicable given the vastness of the country and the difficulties in communications.
Prepared by the Department of Military Art and Engineering of the United States Military Academy, The West Point Atlas of American Wars is the first volume in the definitive military history of American combat.
Military scholars and readers of history alike have eagerly awaited this new edition, which features revised maps and text, a new foreword by General John Galvin, a new bibliography, and new reproductions of each of the 158 three- and four-color maps.
arms2armor.com /Books/mhbooks.htm   (2183 words)

  
 History of Britain category on HistoryFizz UK
Information and history about the regiments of the British Army that were raised or saw service in various parts of the world.
A society dedicated to exploring, and preserving, all aspects of military history along the South Coast of England.
A history of the regiment from its establishment in 1959 through to amalgamation in the 1990s.
dir.historyfizz.co.uk /History_of_Britain   (496 words)

  
 GENUKI: UK and Ireland Topics - Military History
Military History Research Index is an "interests" page aimed especially at genealogists researching ancestors with military connections.
The Somme, a land of history describes the area of France where many horrific WW1 battles took place.
Land Forces of Britain, the Empire and Commonwealth describes all regiments, and their amalgamations and name changes, with bibliographies.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/MilitaryHistory.html   (1135 words)

  
 Library -- History (Except American): Reference Sources
The purpose of this guide is to lead the beginning researcher to the most important reference sources for the study of History.
Articles on Britain's cultural, historical, and geographical heritage including contemporary issues such as the devolution of self-rule for Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and whether the monarchy is obsolete.
History is covered in “The Continuity of China,” pp.
www.lib.wsc.ma.edu /guidhist.htm   (1675 words)

  
 Military History - Book List
The campaign medals awarded for these military actions have become a popular field for collectors, since the majority of British awards were officially named, thus making it possible to research the military career of an individual or regiment.
Automobiles were converted for military use soon after the beginning of the twentieth century and in 1912 armoured cars were used in action for the first time.
Military barracks have played an important part in the social as well as the military history of Britain.
www.shirebooks.co.uk /Military/military-bl.htm   (3426 words)

  
 Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
History Project, in cooperation with the Library of Congress and the American Folklife Center.
Armchair General is a new history magazine that is designed to be an interactive experience in military history and strategy.
Its areas of study, which are multi-disciplinary in approach and content, include, but are not limited to, the history, development, use, decoration and display of arms and armour throughout history.
www.smh-hq.org /links.html   (2018 words)

  
 Military history
History of a Unit which fought on Bougainville and New Guinea in 1945.
Includes a summary of the negotiations between the Transvaal and Great Britain, and accounts of the experiences of the first contingent of Tasmanians, the Bushmen's contingent (Commonwealth Horse), and the first and third battalions.
This account of that campaign brings this epic tragedy to life and stands as both a landmark chapter in the history of the war and a salutary reminder of all that is fine and all that is foolish in the human condition.
www.bspgallery.com.au /military.htm   (2805 words)

  
 BUBL LINK: Military history
Commemorates Australian men and women who have served in war, giving an overview of Australian military history, an insight into the structure of Australia's forces, and military statistics.
Britain's National Museum of Aviation, opened in 1972, celebrates the story of aviation from before the Wright Brothers to the present, with an extensive collection of aircraft and associated exhibits.
Official history program of the US Naval Department, featuring information on wars and conflicts, traditions of the naval service, and a selection of related bibliographies.
bubl.ac.uk /link/m/militaryhistory.htm   (1045 words)

  
 Amazon.com: A Military History of Ireland: Books: Thomas Bartlett,Keith Jeffery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Bartlett (Univ. Coll., Dublin) and Jeffery (Univ. of Ulster) have collected 18 essays on the history of the Irish soldier and Irish armies, beginning in pre-1100 and concluding with a review of current military policies and problems in Northern Ireland and the Republic.
The current status, policies, and plans of the Republic's army, the paramilitary groups in the north, and their relationships with the U.S. military are objectively explained without lapsing into politics.
In "A Military History of Ireland" editors Thomas Bartlett and Keith Jeffery brought together some of the best essays on Irish military history available to the modern reader.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0521415993?v=glance   (921 words)

  
 WWW-VL: History: Military History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Land Forces of Britain, the Empire, and the Commonwealth [extraordinary breadth and depth of coverage]
Land Forces of Britain, the Empire, and Commonwealth.
RETURN TO WWW-VL: History was established as HNSource (Kansas History Gateway) on 6 March 1993.
vlib.iue.it /history/mil/index.html   (1944 words)

  
 ACI History Department
This site has a military history of Britain.
Ireland 1; History of Ireland 2; Island Ireland.
The Bulletin Board for British Libraries history section: General History, History to 1100, History 1100-1800, History from 1800, and Political History.
www.albertson.edu /academics/history/pages/british.asp   (401 words)

  
 The National Archives | Research, education & online exhibitions | Getting started | Military history
The National Archives has a huge collection of records dealing with Britain's military history.
Whatever period you are studying, we will hold documents that reveal strategy, equipment and the experience of those that fought.
For the first time in its entirety, the Army "Roll of Honour" is published both as a fully-searchable CD–ROM and as a multi-volume, alphabetical reference work.
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk /militaryhistory   (430 words)

  
 Education World® - *History : By Region : Europe : United Kingdom : General Resources
BritainSun.com history archive Articles on the history, arts, music, kings and queens of England and Scotland, covering 1400 years of British history with an emphasis on the Medieval and Renaissance times.
British History Site documenting the military history of Britain, from the Roman occupation of Britain to the Hundred Years War, Civil War and Napoleonic Wars.
Crowned in Glory History of the Royal Air Force in World Wars I and II and afterwards.
db.education-world.com /perl/browse?cat_id=1340   (540 words)

  
 John's Military History Page
Because the author is Italian, his book isn't Anglo-centric, Franco-centric, or Germano-centric; all participants are objectively covered without losing the drama of the battle and without the booster-ism and cheerleading of other books.
Like many military history books, however, there are few useful maps, but the terrain and deployments are well described and easy to understand - at least if you have some knowledge of the battle.
Despite this flaw, the author gives a genuinely new and different account of the battle with many insights; the examples are many.
www.johnsmilitaryhistory.com   (813 words)

  
 History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Culinary History Timeline - A history of food from Ancient Egypt to the present.
Best of History Websites: Early Modern European -- A collection of Early Modern history websites with a particular emphasis on the Italian Renaissance.
Internet Modern History Sourcebook: The Early Modern West - Primary and overview sources for students of early modern history from Fordham University.
www.ripon.edu /Library/resources/history.html   (1516 words)

  
 Kut
The British advance into central Iraq was delayed for a time by their defeat at Kut, when the garrison under General Townsend surrendered unconditionally to the Turks on 29th April 1916 after a siege lasting 140 days.
Despite the setback at Kut, described as "the most abject capitulation in Britain's military history," the British campaign in Mesopotamia continued.
The strikes were in response to illumination of coalition aircraft by targeting radar and a subsequent surface-to-air missile attack on coalition aircraft in the Southern no-fly-zone on 10 April, and in response to anti-aircraft-artillery fire on 11 April 1999.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/iraq/kut.htm   (1246 words)

  
 Andy Holt Virtual Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
This section of the Andy Holt Virtual Library History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies Department Periodical Collection contains nearly 100 links to journals, bulletins and newsletters whose sole or a principal focus is military and conflict history.
All the sites provide tables of contents for current and some back issues, article abstracts or full text, so that patrons may glean bibliographic information, determine the way a topic has been treated or read an article in a journal which might not otherwise be available locally.
Dispatch - Military History of the Scottish Regiments
www.utm.edu /vlibrary/military.shtml   (313 words)

  
 WarMuseum.ca - A Chronology of Canadian Military History - 1939-1942
Ottawa also placed its navy at Britain’s disposal and sent two fighter squadrons to Britain before the end of 1940.
Its allies in Europe defeated, Britain was suddenly threatened with invasion.
For a full year, until Germany attacked the Soviet Union in June 1941, Canada was Britain’s principal remaining ally in the struggle against tyranny.
www.warmuseum.ca /cwm/chrono/1931britains_side_e.html   (181 words)

  
 Military History of Great Britain( a quick summary)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
This is part II of my five part series on the military histories of the Great Powers.
I meant eliminated as the dominant culture of Britain.
Britain declared war on Germany in September of 1939...
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/844309/posts   (3641 words)

  
 Military.com History Center
Letters, reminiscences and first-hand accounts -- find out what it's like to be in the military, during war and peace.
Get insight on major events in military history, courtesy of noted author Steven Wilson.
They were Clemson Class destroyers, "four stackers" built in a belated response to the threat posed to shipping by German U-boats.
www.military.com /history/1,14926,,00.html   (355 words)

  
 Jensen's Web Sources for Wars & World Military History
The Mexican war: a history of its origin, and a detailed account of the victories which terminated in the surrender of the capital; with the official despatches of the generals.
History of the war between Germany and France.
Nicolay and Hay on Tennessee and Kentucky, 1861 (1888)
tigger.uic.edu /~rjensen/military.html   (6116 words)

  
 Britain: History & Travel, Page 4: Vintage Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Britain, History, History & Criticism, England, History, British Royalty, 1853263222.
Britain, History, History & Criticism, England, History, Vikings, Battle Of Hastings.
British History, Britain, History, History & Criticism, William Of Normandy, Battle Of Hastings.
www.vintage-books.com /Cat/brita4.htm   (1137 words)

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