Full colour facsimile reprint of original War Office document, with new chronological index.
The full title of this mammoth work, that was first published in 1921 in a very limited edition is “REPORTS BY THE JOINT WAR COMMITTEE AND THE JOINT WAR FINANCE COMMITTEE OF THE BRITISH RED CROSS SOCIETY AND THE ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM IN ENGLAND ON VOLUNTARY AID RENDERED TO THE SICK AND WOUNDED AT HOME AND ABROAD AND TO BRITISH PRISONERS OF WAR 1914-1919”
It is the most comprehensive, single-volume record of the Red Cross and its commitment in the First World War.
The list of some 650 Battle Honours awarded for WWII and Korea to British Army regiments, including the four British Gurkha regiments, and to Colonial regiments, noting those selected to be borne on the Colours. Brief description of operations.
The Order of the British Empire is, in the truest sense of the word, the British Democracy’s own Order of Chivalry.Eighteen months after the instituion of the Order, in December 1918, a Military Division was added.In the pages of this splended book will be found a full list of those who were admitted to the Order from its institution up to February 1921, some 26,000 names.After an introduction giving the history and statutes of the order, the entries are listed in two parts. The first is the complete roll in alphabetical order under the heading “Biographies”.In this section as many biographical details are given as it was possible to obtain at the time of its publication, and there is much useful and interesting information for the researcher.The second part provides the same full list but by class and in order of precedence within each class.Each entry is preceded by a number which gives a cross-reference to the biographical list.This reprint of a rare and monumental work of reference, a sort of Everyman’s “Who’s Who”, provides not only a lasting memento of the Great War, but also a valuable historical and sociological commentary on those critical times.
A well written and compelling chronicle of political and military ineptitude. The guilty men walked away and, as ever, it was the soldiers who paid the price.
Aside from oil, a major British interest in Mesopotamia, especially in the minds of politicians like Austen Chamberlain (Secretary of State for India) and former Viceroy Lord Curzon, was in maintaining British prestige in the eyes of India’s Muslim population.
The British viewed the loss of Kut as a humiliating defeat. It had been many years since such a large body of British Army soldiers had surrendered to an enemy. Also this loss followed only four months after the British defeat at the Battle of Gallipoli. Nearly all the British commanders involved in the failure to rescue Townshend were removed from command. The Ottomans proved they were good at holding defensive positions against superior forces.
Registers of 107,000 British Army 21,000 Australian, British, Canadian, New Zealand, South African and other Naval and Air Force 41,000 Australian, Canadian, Indian, New Zealand, South African and other military prisoners of war held in Germany and German occupied territories. These records are an important source of information about your WWII Prisoner of War ancestors as both Officers and other ranks are shown. These records complement THE ARMY ROLL OF HONOUR 1939-45.which lists the British Army dead from WW2 and includes more than 145,000 Soldiers.
James’ part in the creation of the British Army is often deliberately overlooked or ignored. The political aspects of James’ reign, and thus of the Army, are well covered in numerous works but this book looks at the creation of the enlarged Armies of England, Scotland and Ireland – their uniforms and flags, organisation and weapons, their drill and their strength, their pay and their Staff. Researched primarily from contemporary documents and manuscripts, including those in the rarely accessed Royal Library at Royal Archives at Windsor, it will go a long way to restoring these years, and the last Stuart King, to their true importance in the creation of the British Army.
The complete and heroic story of British aviation from its pioneering days to the 21st century. Profiles the famous individuals and the companies they created that made the story of British flight one of the world’s proudest.
From the well thought out “BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE” series, each large battle and minor action of this campaign is given equal treatment, giving a detailed insight into the most talked about side of the campaign, the British side. There are details on the planning of each offensive and the changing tactics used by both sides. There is discussion about how the infantry, the artillery, the cavalry, the engineers and Royal Flying Corps worked together. Over sixty new maps chart the day-by-day progress of each battle and action. If you’re looking for a good introduction to the battles in and around Ypres then look no further