ANZAC British Wars 22 Min Read

The victorious General Allenby dismounted, enters Jerusalem on foot out of respect for the Holy City, 11 December 1917. General Archibald Murray’s Egyptian Expeditionary Force was then ordered into Palestine where it fought two battles at Gaza (March 26, 1917, and April 17–19, 1917). However, both battles found Allied forces facing stiff resistance, and the attacks failed in the objective


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British Fortification 7 Min Read


Reconstruction of the castle in the early 14th century, seen from the sea. Gatehouses The King’s gate at Caernarfon is one of the most powerful of gatehouses, begun in 1283. In front of the entrance is a turning bridge; the front end rose up into a recess while the rear

British Personnel 12 Min Read

British Regimental Officers in Combat – American War of Independence I

The Battle of Bunker Hill by Percy Moran In eighteenth-century conventional linear warfare, the regimental infantry officer took part in four main activities: he motivated his men, directed them, kept them in good order, and engaged in personal combat. At least on European battlefields, perhaps the first of these four

British Personnel 13 Min Read

British Regimental Officers in Combat – American War of Independence II

Banastre Tarleton Officer casualties were probably disproportionately heavy in those engagements in America where British bayonet attacks failed to dislodge the enemy quickly because sustained fighting gave the rebels more opportunity to single out officers and shoot them down. Burgoyne later claimed that this had unfortunately very much been the

British History 8 Min Read


James Scott, Duke of Monmouth. Battle of Sedgemoor (c) Manchester City Galleries; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation PRINCIPAL COMBATANTS: England vs. the duke of Monmouth PRINCIPAL THEATER(S): Somersetshire, England MAJOR ISSUES AND OBJECTIVES: Monmouth sought to succeed Charles II to the throne. OUTCOME: The rebellion was crushed, Monmouth beheaded,

Aircraft British 21 Min Read

The British Army Air Corps’ ‘Whistling Chicken Leg’

Affectionately known by Army Air Corps pilots as the ‘Whistling Chicken Leg’ and the ‘Tinny-Winny’, the Westland-built Gazelle AH.1 has been in continuous in service for more than forty-five years. Three AH.1s were officially accepted to the Gazelle Intensive Flying Trials Unit (IFTU) at Middle Wallop on 3 May 1973.

AFV British 8 Min Read

Matilda at Arras

By the outbreak of war with Germany in September 1939 there were only two Matildas in service, though 16 had been issued to 7th Royal Tank Regiment in France by early 1940 where they were used with success in the Battle of Arras just prior to the Dunkirk evacuation. The

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British coastal assault on St Cast in Brittany in September 1758. A German map, published

Elizabeth towards War I

European matchlock musketeers of the Elizabethan period. By the early 1570s the Puritans had grown

The Hanoverian Army at Waterloo

The Hanoverian contingent in Wellington’s army was integrated fully into the British divisional structure; it

Dargai, 20 October 1897 Part I

The Gordon Highlanders storming Dargai Heights during the Tirah campaign in 1897. It was here