Tag Archive | British Army

The British have got Tanks!

The British have got Tanks!

“A wounded man from the 7th Company approached us from the right and gasped a few heavily charged words. ‘The British have got tanks!’ A cold shiver ran down my spine; the effect of this information on the morale of my men was plain to see. they. who had just been pouring scorn on the […]

A British Regiment Marches to War 1914

A British Regiment Marches to War 1914

This postcard is the most expensive I’ve ever purchased at $11.00. It is unique in my limited experience and I could not let it go. The card is not dated but given the subject matter I’d estimate the date of publication to be 1914 at the start of the Great War in Europe. The front […]

Major Shaw, British 29th Infantry Division, Gallipoli, April, 1915

Major Shaw, British 29th Infantry Division, Gallipoli, April, 1915

The beginning of Saving Private Ryan was, at least for me, twenty minutes of the most intense movie watching ever. It’s so intense and so realistic you feel compelled to turn away but cannot. The movie illustrated in full living color the hazards of an amphibious landing during the Second World War in all its […]

British Tommies WW1 p_1

British Tommies WW1 p_1

I’m continuing to salvage pictures from a badly damaged copy of Liberty’s Victorious Conflict even though I am aware that most of the pictures have already been digitized elsewhere. I do it for a couple of reasons and as one friend put it, a labor of love is certainly one of them. There is something […]

The Regulars are Coming Out_April 19th, 1775

The Regulars are Coming Out_April 19th, 1775

One of the enduring myths about the American War of Independence is that Paul Revere and William Dawes rode through the New England countryside shouting, ‘the British are coming, the British are coming.” Had they done so it would have been incomprehensible to to the average colonist who thought themselves British and indeed they were. […]

History for 2015

Like most book geeks I have a wish list on Amazon for the benefit of those wishing to bless me with books. So, this year I received two books from the list plus a third not on the list. All three dealt with the Revolutionary War. Two deal with the British side of the American […]

Victory at Yorktown_Book Review

Victory at Yorktown The Campaign That Won The Revolution By Richard M. Ketchum October 19th, 1781-a British Army under Major General Lord Cornwallis marched out of their entrenchments at Yorktown Virginia and surrendered to General George Washington commanding the American forces and to Lieutenant General de Rochambeau commanding the French. The Revolutionary War would go […]

Bagpipes in the Great War

I’ve always loved the pipes and found this interesting WW1 film about the bagpipes in war. Does not look it’s available on DVD.  

Ghostly Death March

I’ve seen a lot of stories about ghost soldiers and sightings especially in regards to the American Civil War, but this one is just plain weird even if it is a reflection. Check it out. What does it look like to you? The back story is at this link as is a better photo. The […]

Jihadists Fail

For some reason I felt the need to post this video. It’s from a movie titled The Four Feathers. It featured Heath Ledger well before he was The Joker. It was a rather good movie but more importantly perhaps spoke of a time when Britain policed the world rather than us. The rampaging Mahdi mob […]