A Snapshot of the Makeup of the British Army (01 July 2007)

Research Paper Title “A Moment in Time”. The British Army at a Moment in Time: A Look at and From It of the Makeup of the Regular and Territorial Army. Abstract Entitled a “Moment In Time” this document looks at the British Army and the various related military and civil organisations as from 1st July 2007.… Read More

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Discussing Physical Culture in the Evolution of the British Army, 1860-1920

Research Paper Title “The army isn’t all work”: Physical culture in the evolution of the British army, 1860-1920. Abstract Between the Crimean War and the end of WWI the British Army underwent a dramatic change from being an anachronistic and frequently ineffective organisation to being perhaps the most professional and highly trained army in the world. British… Read More

The FIFA Football World Cup & the Military (2)

Austria did not take part in the 1938 football World Cup. They had just been annexed by Germany (as part of the anchluss and build-up to the Second World War) and so the country no longer existed. However, the best Austrian players did take part, the Germans having pinched them all for their own team.… Read More

Some Interesting Facts about the Corps of Royal Engineers

The Corps of Engineers was formed on 26 May 1716, consisting of only 28 officers. After expansion and many expeditions throughout the world, the Corps of Royal Engineers was formally established in 1856, consisting of both officers and other ranks. In 1875, the Royal Engineers Army Football Club won the FA Cup. In January 1879,… Read More

Changing: History & Warfare

“Throughout the entire course of history, warfare is always changing.” André Beaufre (1902-1975) André Beaufre was a French Army officer and military strategist who attained the grade of Général d’Armée before his retirement in 1961.

Number of Personnel Injured: World Wars versus Recent Wars

Did you known that “For every US soldier killed in World Wars I and II, there were 1.7 soldiers wounded. In Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, for every US soldier killed, seven are wounded.” Wounded Warrior Project, 2017). Reference Wounded Warrior Project (2017) Who We Serve. Available from World Wide Web: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/mission/who-we-serve. [Access: 19… Read More

Japan’s Armed Forces: Yes, No, Maybe!

Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister, wants to end questions about the legality (or otherwise) and appropriate use of Japan’s not-quite army, the Self-Defence Forces (SDF), by amending Article 9, the constitution’s iconic pacifist clause. Japan’s, war-renouncing, constitution is on display at the National Archives in Tokyo, and was written by an occupying (US) army in 1946. This clause prohibits Japan from maintaining land,… Read More