…Over the next two years their numbers swelled to a massive and powerful force of bombers and fighters described by one USAAF General as 'the greatest striking force the world has ever known'. They occuped no less than 67 airfields in East Anglia, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire,…
The 'Die-Hards' is the nickname of the Middlesex Regiment, earned at the battle of Albuera in the Peninsular War in May 1811. The Regiment was one of five that had four regular battalions before the outbreak of war, it also had two Special Reserve battalions…
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Max Hoffmann was Chief of Staff to Von Prittwitz, the aristocratic General charged with defending Germany’s East Prussian heartland at the outbreak of the Great War. Prittwitz was as inept as his…
…The Worcesters was one of the five regiments that had four regular battalions before the war, with two special reserve and two territorial battalions. By the end of the war another fourteen battalions had been raised for a total…
…Revisions of Second World War History in Contemporary Serbia
13. The Re-evaluation of Milan Nedić and Draža Mihailović in Serbia
The Grenadier Guards began the war with three battalions of which only one, the 2nd, was committed to the BEF; it was in the 4th Guards Brigade, 2nd Division. As soon as war was declared the 4th (Reserve) Battalion was formed and within five days 1,700…
In February 1925 the War Office published an Army Order listing the battle honours awarded for the Great War, and although this was announced as the final list there were subsequent revisions and minor amendments. No such list was published after WWII…
…‘Pinky Smith Looks Gorgeous!’ Female Impersonators and Male Bonding in Prisoner of War Camps for British Servicemen in Europe
5. Becoming ‘a Man’ During the Battle of Britain: Combat, Masculinity and Rites of Passage in the Memoirs of…
Volume 1 of 2.
Max Hoffmann was Chief of Staff to Von Prittwitz, the aristocratic General charged with defending Germany’s East Prussian heartland at the outbreak of the Great War. Prittwitz was as inept as his name suggests, and when the Russians…
Volume 2 of 2.
'The Great War and the disbandment of the regiment' is a substantial record of service in many theatres of the war, in which the regiment's battalions saw service…