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  Military history of the United Kingdom during World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Kingdom, along with France, declared war on Nazi Germany in 1939 after the German invasion of Poland.
Although the United Kingdom had increased military spending prior to 1939, because of the threat of Nazi Germany, its forces were still weak by comparison - especially the army.
The United Kingdom and her Empire were left to stand alone.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_military_history_of_World_War_II   (12141 words)

  
 Korean War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In the United States, the conflict was termed a police action under the aegis of the United Nations rather than a war, largely in order to remove the necessity of a Congressional declaration of war.
On January 12, 1950 United States Secretary of State Dean Acheson told the National Press Club that America's Pacific defence perimeter was made up of the Aleutians, Ryukyu, Japan, and the Philippines implying that the U.S. would not fight over Korea, and that the country was outside of American concern in the Pacific.
The United States X Corp retreat was the longest retreat of a U.S. unit in history.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/k/ko/korean_war.html   (2819 words)

  
 Military history of the United States - Biocrawler definition:Military history of the United States - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
As of 2005, the U.S. military consisted of a army, navy, air force and marine corps under the command of the United States Department of Defense.
In the early years of the British colonization of North America, military action in the colonies that would become United States were the result of conflicts with Native Americans, such as in the Pequot War of 1637 and King Philip's War in 1675.
Other countries normally allied with the United States in the Cold War, including the United Kingdom and Canada, refused to participate in the coalition, although a few of their citizens volunteered to join the U.S. forces.
www.biocrawler.com /biowiki/Military_history_of_the_United_States   (4344 words)

  
 United Kingdom (08/05)
The United Kingdom's high literacy rate (99%) is attributable to universal public education introduced for the primary level in 1870 and secondary level in 1900.
The United Kingdom is a founding member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and is one of NATO's major European maritime, air, and land powers; it ranks third among NATO countries in total defense expenditure.
The United Kingdom is one of the United States' closest allies, and British foreign policy emphasizes close coordination with the United States.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3846.htm   (4111 words)

  
 korean war information
In the United States far and away the most famous artistic depiction of the war is [[MASHM*A*S*H]], originally a novel by Richard Hooker (pseudonym for H. Richard Hornberger) that was later turned into a successful movie and television series.
The study of warfare is known as military history.
The United Nations is the latest and most comprehensive attempt to, as stated in the preamble of the U.N. Charter, "save succeeding generations from the scourge of war".
www.global-terror.com /korea/korean-war.htm   (6423 words)

  
 United Kingdom: history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
After the crushing of a nationalist rebellion in Ireland in 1798, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was created in 1801 with the dissolution of the Irish Parliament.
The Franco-British military intervention in the Suez Canal Zone in 1956, which failed due to a lack of US support, was met by strong criticism from both inside and outside Britain (see Egypt).
In February 1990, the United Kingdom and Argentina renewed diplomatic relations and their representatives met in Madrid to negotiate the issue of the return of the Malvinas/Falklands.
gbgm-umc.org /country_profiles/country_history.cfm?Id=178   (4436 words)

  
 Great Britain -> History on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Late in the 8th cent., and with increasing severity until the middle of the 9th cent., raiding Vikings (known in English history as Danes) harassed coastal England and finally, in 865, launched a full-scale invasion.
The Conservative governments of Churchill and his successor, Anthony Eden (1955), were beset by numerous difficulties in foreign affairs, including the nationalization (1951) of British petroleum fields and refineries in Iran, the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya (1952-56), turmoil in Cyprus (1954-59), and the problem of apartheid in South Africa.
The Blair government was also a strong supporter of the United States' position that military action should be taken against Iraq if UN weapons inspections were not resumed under new, stricter conditions, and committed British forces to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq that began in Mar., 2003.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/GreatBri_History.asp   (6824 words)

  
 Korean_War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In the United States, the conflict was termed a police action (as the Korean Conflict) under the aegis of the United Nations rather than a war, largely in order to remove the necessity of a Congressional declaration of war.
In the United States far and away the most famous artistic depiction of the war is M*A*S*H, originally a novel by Richard Hooker (pseudonym for H. Richard Hornberger) that was later turned into a successful movie and television series.
When two Korean brothers are drafted into the military to fight in the war, their older brother tries to protect them from the harsh realities of war, resulting in conflicts that wear away at his own humanity.
www.freecaviar.com /search.php?title=Korean_War   (5013 words)

  
 United Kingdom Reference, Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
National Army Museum History of Britain's armies from the era of the Redcoat to Bosnia.
Royal Military Police Museum Charts the history of the Royal Military Police from the days of Elizabeth 1st to the present.
Firepower Museum Museum of science, social and military history of the United Kingdom.
www.wacofdn.org /d2RjXzk2ODI3.aspx   (919 words)

  
 GENUKI: United Kingdom and Ireland
However, in line with normal genealogical practice, this Information Service is structured according to the counties as shown in these maps of England, Scotland and Wales, and of Ireland, i.e., as they were prior to the re-organisation that took place in 1974 (1975 for Scotland).
The Catholic History Website is a partnership of societies and individuals with an interest in Catholic history in the British Isles since the Reformation.
Taxes in force in 1837 from "History, Gazetteer, and Directory, of the West-Riding of Yorkshire, with the City of York and Port of Hull." by William White (1837).
www.genuki.org.uk:8080 /big   (1850 words)

  
 korean war information
It was also a proxy war between the United States and the communist powers of the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union.
He also ordered Seventh Fleet to protect Taiwan, thereby ending the policy of the United States of acquiescing to the defeat of the forces of Chiang Kai-Shek.
Other powers were even further demobilized, and apart from British Commonwealth units, it was many months before sizeable forces arrived from other coalition partners.
www.war-against-terror.net /korean-war.htm   (3669 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: The Oxford Companion to Military History: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Entries cover people (military leaders, theorists, inventors, etc.), weapons and equipment, wars, campaigns, and battles, strategy and tactics, logistics, fortifications, military life, military literature, military medicine, as well as wide-ranging contextual entries on topics as diverse as animals in war and pacifism.
Creating something as complex as a worthy companion to such a vast ranging subject as Military History must have been a daunting prospect for the editor but Richard Holmes was up to the task.
It covers almost all areas of military history, and includes countless topics which even the most expert reader would wish to know more about, all in one albeit not slim, volume.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0198662092   (1085 words)

  
 WHKMLA : History of the United Kingdom, ToC
Timelines of British, Scottish, Welsh, N. Irish history, from BBC Education; United Kingdom Timeline, from BBC News, of Great Britain to 1550, 1551-1710, 1711-1799, 1800-1859, 1860-1910, 1911-1941, 1942-1971, 1972-1997, 1998-2000 from timelines.ws
World Statesmen : United Kingdom, by Ben Cahoon; Rulers : United Kingdom, by B. Schemmel; Regnal Chronologies : The British Isles; World Rulers : UK, by Enno Schulz, illustrated; Leaders of the UK, from ZPC, since 1945, incl.
Kenneth J. Panton, Keith A. Cowlard, Historical Dictionary of the United Kingdom, Vol.1 : England and the UK, Lanham : Scarecrow 1997; KMLA Lib.Sign.
www.zum.de /whkmla/region/britain/xuk.html   (427 words)

  
 United Kingdom (British Empire & Commonwealth Land Forces)
The Military History of Caithness, by Stephen Cashmore.
Military uniforms, by DEGE and Skinner Savile Row (regimental tailor).
Civic Heraldry of the United Kingdom, by Ralf Hartemink.
www.regiments.org /nations/europe/uk.htm   (2360 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 record of the Auxiliary Units 1940 - 44, Britain's secret resistance organisation which was formed to fight behind the lines in the event of a Nazi invasion.
The battle of Hamel on 4 July 1918 and the history of that village.
l.webring.com /hub?ring=britmil   (2169 words)

  
 BUBL LINK: Military history
Covers California state militia and national guard unit histories, lineage and honours, ships, the San Francisco Earthquake, the San Francisco dock strike, airfields, the Navy, Marine Corps, and the Air Force.
Repository of the national archives for England, Wales and the United Kingdom.
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)

  
 Military Press : Independent publishers of military history
We are an independent publisher specialising in military history and based in the United Kingdom.
Our publications cover a wide range of military subjects, including: The British Army, Enigma, Ultra, Signals Intelligence, the French Army, the United States Army, the German Army and U-Boats, Far Eastern Campaigns, Insurgency and Counter Insurgency (including Afghanistan), and Indian Military History.
Orders placed directly with the Military Press for their own publications will be sent post free.
www.militarypress.co.uk   (132 words)

  
 GENUKI: UK and Ireland Topics - Military History
This site, which is provided by Steve Brew, "discusses the history of the unit, and includes biographical information on individual pilots, a search engine and a bulletin board.
The Somme, a land of history describes the area of France where many horrific WW1 battles took place.
Military History Research Index is an "interests" page aimed especially at genealogists researching ancestors with military connections.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/MilitaryHistory.html   (1189 words)

  
 British military history - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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The United Kingdom and weapons of mass destruction
This page was last modified 15:10, 8 November 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_history_of_the_United_Kingdom   (50 words)

  
 FamilyRecords.gov.uk Home Page
This site, provided by the FamilyRecords.gov.uk consortium, aims to help you find the government records and other sources you need for your family history research.
The National Library of Wales' new exhibition charts the trials and tribulations of the thousands of Welsh people who, over the centuries, left their homeland in search of a better future.
Tickets are issued on the day on a first-come, first-served basis more...
www.familyrecords.gov.uk   (251 words)

  
 HISTORY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This web site is prepared and maintained by the History Section at the AMEDDC&S. While intended primarily for our students and faculty, it is available to the public.
The Unofficial Joint Medical Officers' Handbook is a useful source of publications from all services related to military medical care.
History of Army Medicine, from the Royal Army Medical Corps.
www.cs.amedd.army.mil /history   (567 words)

  
 Royal Naval Air Service - Art History Online Reference and Guide
The Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) was the air arm of the Royal Navy until near the end of World War I.
When the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was founded on April 13 1912 it was intended to encompass all military flying.
The Navy however was not pleased at all forms of naval aviation being moved to an Army corps.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/RNAS   (448 words)

  
 GENUKI: England
Lambeth Palace Library "is the historic library of the archbishops of Canterbury and the principal library and record office for the history of the Church of England".
The Through Mighty Seas website from Tim Latham "covers the history of the merchant sailing ships of the North West of England and the Isle of Man, through the period from the late 1700s until the First World War.
The Population History of England, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1989, is the standard text on the historical demography of England, based on many years of work by the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/eng   (1978 words)

  
 VoS - Voice of the Shuttle
Henry V -- History, Literature, and Myth (set of essays that place Shakespeare's play in the context of the historical king as seen in historical writings from the Middle Ages to the 20th century) (Kiley Thompson)
Richard III and Yorkist History Server (many full-text, pedagogical, and other resources that serve as a general introduction to the late medieval and Renaissance period; includes literary texts) (Richard III Society, American Branch)
L'Age d'Or - French and English Baroque ("a living history and re-enactment society that aims at recreating the classical Baroque period during Louis XIV's reign in France, and Charles II (Restoration), James II and William & Mary's reign in England")
vos.ucsb.edu /browse.asp?id=2655   (4938 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Country profiles | Timeline: United Kingdom
British forces take part in air strikes on targets in Afghanistan.
British military presence in southern Iraq is open-ended
2003 March - UK joins US-led military campaign against Iraq after UN-based diplomatic efforts to ensure Baghdad has no weapons of mass destruction are perceived to have failed.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/1038820.stm   (1171 words)

  
 The Long, Long Trail
All you need to know about researching a soldier of the British army of WW1
All the orders of battle, regimental detail and battle histories you need
Planning a trip or just an internet tourist, this space has all you need
www.1914-1918.net   (106 words)

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