A Brief Overview of the Demob Suit

Introduction A demob suit was a suit of civilian clothes given to a man on his demobilisation from the British armed forces at the end of the Second World War. Although the suits were of good quality, the need to clothe millions of demobilising servicemen led to supply problems that caused some men to receive… Read More


What is Demobilisation?

Introduction Demobilisation is the process of standing down a nation’s armed forces from combat-ready status. Background This may be as a result of victory in war, or because a crisis has been peacefully resolved and military force will not be necessary. The opposite of demobilisation is mobilisation. Forceful demobilisation of a defeated enemy is called… Read More