What is the All Arms Commando Course? Detailed information on the All Arms Commando Course (AACC) can be found here. The AACC is undertaken at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM), Lympstone, on the South coast of England. Emphasis is on fitness and stamina, and all students must be physically prepared on arrival. Students… Read More
“Wars teach us not to love our enemies, but to hate our allies.” W.L. George (1882 to 1926) Anglo-French writer: born of British parents, but grew up in Paris and did not learn English until the age of twenty. Chiefly known for his popular fiction, which included feminist, pacifist, and pro-labour themes.
“The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith.” John Foster Dulles (1888 to 1959) A US secretary of state (1953–59) under President Dwight D. Eisenhower (a WWII army general). He… Read More
“This is the second time in our history that there has come back from Germany to Downing Street peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time.” Neville Chamberlain (1869 to 1940) As Minister of Health, he introduced the Local Government Act of 1929 reforming the Poor Law, effectively laying the foundations of… Read More
“However much we may sympathise with a small nation confronted by a big and powerful neighbour, we cannot in all circumstances undertake to involve the whole British Empire in a war simply on her account. If we have to fight it must be on larger issues than that…” Neville Chamberlain (1869 to 1940) Talking as… Read More
“Vietnam attempts a delicate strategic balancing act Near the point where Vietnam bulges deepest into the South China Sea lies Cam Ranh Bay, perhaps the finest natural deep water harbour in South-East Asia. France based a fleet there in colonial times. Russian ships made use of it in the Russo-Japanese war, Japanese ones during the second world war… Read More
“War is the ultimate resource of policy, by which the nation seeks to impose its will on its enemies in defence of its honour, its interests, and its existence.” British Field Service Regulations 1909 (with amendments 1914)