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  British Military History Collections, 1801-1945: The British Library Newspaper Library
It is a sobering thought that seven out of the twenty correspondents despatched with the British Army to the Sudan failed to return.
Stifled by the heavy hand of censorship, overwhelmed by the sheer scale of modern warfare, and contained by military and political restrictions, the role that the modern press would play was radically different to the lassez-faire style of 19th-century reporting.
Henceforth, the role of newspapers necessarily changed to reflect the needs of the population, the military and the government to fight a war on a truly global scale.
www.bl.uk /collections/warfare1.html   (1490 words)

  Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for British military history
The Knight in Ancient History In ancient history, as in Athens and Rome, the knight was a noble of the second class who in military service had to furnish his own mount and equipment.
The British Army and counterinsurgency: the salience of military culture.
Military Mortality in Tropical Asia: British Troops in Tenasserim, 1827-36.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=British+military+history   (937 words)

  History of the British Courts Martial
British Military and Criminal History in the period 1900 to 1999.
Military law was administered in the Court of the Constable and Marshal.
The constable was the commander, and the marshal was the second-in-command of the king’s armies.
www.stephen-stratford.co.uk /history_cm.htm   (1697 words)

 British Military Records
Most of the records for the British military are arranged along regimental lines, so the usual starting point is to determine which regiment your ancestor belonged to.
Details of any previous military service and dates of promotion are also noted, as well as the details of desertion, transfers, discharges, and if applicable, where and when the soldier died.
In this article on British military records, I've been able to cover several collections and their contents, but by no means have I exhausted the list of such records available for research by genealogists and historians.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/BritMilRecs.html   (3209 words)

 Military history of the United Kingdom during World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
British land forces were quickly sent to Norway, landing in the centre at Ã…ndalsnes and at Namsos and in the north of the country at Narvik.
British forces were thin on the ground in east Africa, and the two nations that made the greatest contribution to victory on land were South Africa and India.
Originally British forces were to have the main role in the attack on the island but, when their advance slowed, the US Seventh Army on the west side of the island swept around the enemy flank instead.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_military_history_of_World_War_II   (13154 words)

 A Military History of Britain — Praeger Security International
Black begins this concise and comprehensive military history with an overview going back to the Roman invasion of Britain in 55 and 54 B.C.E. The book is organized into three parts: Britain as "imperial parent" (through 1775), as "imperial rival" (1775-1904), and as "imperial partner" (from 1904).
Black presents new perspectives on his subject (since military history cannot be studied in a vacuum) and thus challenges established assumptions (e.g., that the Crimean failures were owing simply to aging generals).
His discussion of military history as an interrelated part of the nation's history is most enlightening.
www.greenwood.com /psi/book_detail.aspx?sku=C9039   (428 words)

 Carrier Library - Military History
This is the outstanding indexing source for American military history for the years it was published.
Indexing includes subject approach to military history by war, by military history as a subject, and by individual.
The Center of Military History publishes a number of official, and unofficial, series on military history of the United States.
www.lib.jmu.edu /history/milhist.aspx   (4777 words)

 A History of British Military Policing   (Site not responding. Last check: )
June 1855 saw the British War Office authorise the formation of a "Military Police Corps", and on 21 July that year, the Military Mounted Police (MMP) was duly formed, consisting of 21 NCOs and men.
The two Military Police Corps (MMP and MFP) were the only members of the military permitted to wear the now famous red cap cover, which clearly set them aside from the other two groups, and earned them their ubiquitous name "Redcaps".
The value of a properly trained military police force had long been known by 1914, with battles over the previous three decades proving their usefulness, especially in the field of Lines of Communication.
www.btinternet.com /~c.r.wallace/mphistory.htm   (1509 words)

 Baghdad and British Bombers - Military Photos
When the tribesmen of the Euphrates rose in rebellion against British military rule in the summer of 1920, the British army used gas shells - "with excellent moral effect" - in the fighting which followed.
For 10 years the British waged an almost continuous bombing campaign in the oil-rich and mountainous north-east against the Kurdish rebels, to whom they had earlier promised autonomy.
The British authorities always maintained in public, however, that people were not bombed for refusing to pay - merely for refusing to appear when summoned to explain non-payment.
www.militaryphotos.net /forums/showthread.php?t=33211   (868 words)

 British Military History Collections, 1801-1945: The British Library Newspaper Library
There can be little doubt that throughout history the course and conduct of warfare has had a unique hold upon humankind's imagination.
Stifled by the heavy hand of censorship, overwhelmed by the sheer scale of modern warfare, and contained by military and political restrictions, the role that the modern press would play was radically different to the lassez-faire style of 19th-century reporting.
Henceforth, the role of newspapers necessarily changed to reflect the needs of the population, the military and the government to fight a war on a truly global scale.
portico.bl.uk /collections/warfare1.html   (1492 words)

 On this day in British Military History - Infantrymen's Military Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Later in the day, when a British tank mistakenly attacked friendly troops, McIver ran through its fire to warn the crew of their error.
British, Commonwealth and Belgian troops under King Albert of Belgium successfully pushed back the Army Group commanded by Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria in the Ypres area.
After the war, the largest British and Commonwealth war cemetery anywhere in the world was sited around the ruins of the pillboxes, and named Tyne Cot.
www.goinfantry.com /forum/showthread.php?t=52   (5166 words)

 Iraqis Adapt British Military Academy as Model
Rustamiyah, Iraq - They call it "Sandhurst in the Sand." The Iraqi military academy here is modeled after Britain's Sandhurst Royal Military Academy, in Camberley, Surrey, and it has begun turning out officers for the new Iraqi army.
A British officer leaving Sandhurst goes to a conventional army unit staffed by professional officers and NCOs.
The department heads -- with the exception of drill -- are all British officers.
www.military.com /features/0,15240,98930,00.html   (850 words)

 British History
Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803, from Which Last-mentioned Epoch it is continued Downwards in the Work Entitled "Hansard's Parliamentary Debates.
Wrigley, E. The Population History of England, 1541-1871: a Reconstruction.
A publication of the Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
www.lib.jmu.edu /history/hist383.aspx   (1621 words)

 ECE Soldier - History of the Army in the 18th Century
British military history in the eighteenth century begins in the shadow of King James II, who had built up a royal standing army to overthrow Protestant leadership, despite overwhelming national opposition.
In 1700, Charles II of Spain dies, leaving Philip, Duke of Anjou, grandson of Louis XIV of France to succeed the Spanish throne.
After some initial victories, including the capture of New York and defeats of Washington's troops at Brandywine Creek, the British General Burgoyne's forces, vastly outnumbered, surrendered to the Americans at Saratoga.(Black 168) This surrender marked a crucial turning point in the ground war, which culminated in the surrender of Cornwallis in Yorktown, October 1781.
www.umich.edu /~ece/student_projects/soldier/history.html   (776 words)

 British Military History, The Stationery Office, Balogh International Inc., Ministry of Defence, MoD, Air Power 21, ...
This booklet is a summary of the history and functions of the Agencies and the Defence Intelligence Staff, and contains details of the Cabinet Office contribution to the co-ordination of intelligence effort.
It is an engineer's history of the work of the Air Ministry Directorate-General 1935-1945; a technical paper on 10 years of constructional work, probably of unique magnitude and certainly of unparalleled diversity and geographical scope.
This is not an official history, but is essentially about people and the extraordinary things that happen to them, and the extraordinary things that they do under pressure.
www.balogh.com /british/military.html   (2307 words)

 British military history information - Search.com
The Auld Alliance was a military alliance between the countries of France, Norway, and Scotland.
Many times in history, this alliance has served England (and later Britain) because it was the stronger country, but also Portugal whenever it was the stronger country.
The last time that this treaty effected British history was during the 1982 Falklands War the facilities of the Azores were again offered to the British Royal Navy.
www.search.com /reference/British_military_history   (1045 words)

 British Military History
In the footsteps BATTLEFIELD TOURS are please to bring you this free to view web site recounting the momentous events that took place on D-Day, 6 June 1944 when the Allied 21st Army Group landed on the beaches of Normandy to begin the liberation of Northwest Europe from under the yoke of Hitler's Nazi German.
A Complete history of the British Army in WW I including battle insignia, battle summaries, equipment listings, terminology pages, and a general historical overview.
Sometime between the Battle of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge in 1944, 21 year old LAC Stone was packed off to Northern France in a truck - inexplicably painted with palm trees.
l.webring.com /hub?ring=britmil   (518 words)

 RESOURCE LIST - British Military History, books & CD /s. England / British Military, army, navy, air, force, war
The history of the regiment, and of the men of The King's Royal Regiment has great significance to those with an interest in the American Revolutionary War and the subsequent resettlement of United Empire Loyalists and others, many of whom migrated to Canada.
The Ketcheson Family history is a genealogical study of twelve generations of the descendants of William and Sally Ayr Ketcheson.
Thier son William Ketcheson, born in Yorkshire, England, was destined to become the progenitor of the widespread family largely responsible for a considerable share of the development of what later became the Province of Ontario in the Dominion of Canada.
www.globalgenealogy.com /countries/england/military   (1655 words)

 History @ Suite101: Aboriginal history to military battles, anthropology to genealogy, medieval heroes to museum ...
Trace the roots of civilization through Ancient History, or track the evolution of warfare in Military History.
We are looking for history writers, particularly to cover American History and Middle Eastern History.
The Alaska Highway was built by the US Army across Canada's north to Alaska, a road across mountains, permafrost and rivers, as a military supply route more...
www.suite101.com /history   (308 words)

 Naval and Military Press :: Military History books and publications, World War 1 and 2
When the Naval & Military Press was founded in 1990 we were bounded by a passion for military history.
Whether searching out impossible to find rarities to reprints offered at a fraction of their antiquarian price, or listing selected titles from other publishing houses, we leave no stone unturned in our search for quality, individuality and publishing expertise.
The innovative approach we have to military bookselling and our commitment to publishing have made us Britain's leading independent military bookseller.
www.naval-military-press.com   (195 words)

 History / History & Prediction -Military, Used, Rare and Out-Of-Print Books
A short history of the British Army to 1914 by E.
The British navies in the Second World War by W.
The Tiger Kills The story of British and Indian Troops with the 8th Army in North Africa.
www.marywardbooks.com /categories/64.html   (1849 words)

 The National Archives | Research, education & online exhibitions | Getting started | Military history
Whatever period you are studying, we will hold documents that reveal strategy, equipment and the experience of those that fought.
In order to pursue your research further, there are certain things which are particular to each of the three services.
British Army First World War service records (catalogue reference Series WO 364) including those of soldiers discharged on account of sickness or injuries sustained during the War, are available to download from Ancestry.co.uk
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk /militaryhistory   (505 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.
Roll of Honour - information from war memorials in a growing number of (mainly English counties), often with photographs of the memorials and additional details, and in some cases photographs, of the men and women named.
The Somme, a land of history describes the area of France where many horrific WW1 battles took place.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/MilitaryHistory.html   (1198 words)

 British military history - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This treaty largely influenced the British involvement in the Iberian Peninsular War.
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 Anglo-Japanese Alliance was signed in London on January 30, 1902 by Lord Lansdowne (British foreign secretary) and Hayashi Tadasu (Japanese minister in London).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_military_history   (1340 words)

 Early British Aviation History
A collection of sites focusing on British Military Aviation History, from the late 1800's to the late 1940's, with particular focus on World War One and World War Two.
Chronicles the organisational history of the RAF and gives service biographical details of its senior officers, operational details and unit histories and markings.
RJ Mitchell Memorial Musem ltd, is an Aviation museum covering history of aviation in south of England from Eric Moon through Supermarine Spitfire and the Great flying boats.
q.webring.com /hub?ring=britishaviationh   (474 words)

 MavicaNET - British Military History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kataloog / Kultuur / Teadus / Historical Sciences / History: By Region / European History / History of the United Kingdom / British Military History
Chronicle of the Falklands/Malvinas history and War of 1982.
These pages are intended to give the history of Aldershot from its early days as an agricultural village, right up to the modern day.
www.mavicanet.com /lite/est/37661.html   (319 words)

 Military History Books   (Site not responding. Last check: )
History of the Military Organizations of the State of Colorado 1860-1935
Military Memoir of Colonel John BIRCH, Sometime Governor of Hereford in the Civil War Between Charles I. and the Parliament...
Over one hundred rare and unpublished images Detailed captions by an expert on American uniform history Images from every American campaign between 1861 and 1898 This volume in the popular G. series graphically illustrates a much neglected element in American military history: the U.S. Army artillerymen, called Redlegs after the red stripes on their trousers.
theoldentimes.com /military_history_books-a.html   (4071 words)

 Military History Section Staff Biographies - Dr Peter Stanley
He has become one of Australia’s most active military historians, having published eighteen books of various kinds and as a public historian has contributed to many of the Memorial’s permanent and temporary exhibitions.
He remains active in researching Australian and British military history, and in supervising and examining post-graduate research in the field.
In 2003 Dr Stanley was appointed a Visiting Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Australian Defence Force Academy and in 2004 became Adjunct Professor in Cultural Heritage Management at the University of Canberra.
www.awm.gov.au /research/mhs/stanley.htm   (4103 words)

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