The Daily Telegraph Guide to Britain s Military Heritage

Mark Adkin. BRITAIN'S MILITARY HERITAGE Mark Adkin 3 • CASTLES • MILITARY MUSEUMS • FORTIFICATIONS • BATTLEFIELD MAPS The Daily Telegraph GUIDE TO BRITAIN'S MILITARY HERITAGE PT Griffiths. - The Daily TO GUIDE Telegraph Front Cover.

The Daily Telegraph Guide to Britain s Military Heritage

The Daily Telegraph Guide to Britain s Military Heritage

From Boudicca rising up in rebellion against the Romans to Spitfires dogfighting with Messerschmitts in the skies over Kent, Britain has been the scene of countless legendary battles, and British soldiers, sailors and airmen have been at the forefront of military prowess and innovation both at home and worldwide.

A Guide to British Military History

insurgency: The British Army and Small War Strategy since World War II (2012). ... 3 Reviews by John Terraine, The Daily Telegraph, 21 June 1985; G. Harries-Jenkins, British Book News, Sept. 1985, p. 536. 4John A. Lynn, 'The Embattled ...

A Guide to British Military History

A Guide to British Military History

What exactly is military history? Forty years ago it meant battles, campaigns, great commanders, drums and trumpets. It was largely the preserve of military professionals and was used to support national history and nationalism. Now, though, the study of war has been transformed by the war and society approach, by the examination of identity, memory and gender, and a less Euro-centric and more global perspective. Generally it is recognised that war and conflict must be integrated into the wider narrative of historical development, and this is why Ian Becketts research guide is such a useful tool for anyone working in this growing field. It introduces students to all the key debates, issues and resources. While European and global perspectives are not neglected, there is an emphasis on the British experience of war since 1500. This survey of British military history will be essential reading and reference for anyone who has a professional or amateur interest in the subject, and it will be a valuable introduction for newcomers to it.

The Western Front Companion

Also by Mark Adkin The Gettysburg Companion The Trafalgar Companion The Waterloo Companion The Sharpe Companion The Sharpe Companion - His Early Life The Daily Telegraph Guide to Britain's Military Heritage The Charge Urgent Ray The ...

The Western Front Companion

The Western Front Companion

The definitive guide to the main theater of WWI—“maps of the battles . . . military strategy . . . extraordinary anecdotes . . . it’s a triumph” (Daily Mail). Written by the author of the three previous bestselling Companions on Waterloo, Trafalgar and Gettysburg—now acclaimed as the definitive work of reference on each battle—The Western Front Companion is not a mere chronological account of the fighting. Rather, it is an astonishingly comprehensive and forensic anatomy of how and why the armies fought, of their weapons, equipment and tactics, for over four long and bloody years on a battlefield that stretched from the Belgian coast to the Swiss frontier—a distance of 450 miles. Alongside the British Army, full coverage is given to Britain’s allies—France, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, India and the United States—as well as the Germans. The 350,000 words of text range over everything from the railways on the front to the medical corps and the chaplains. Like previous Companions, this book is equally distinguished by its magnificent visual resources—original and intricate maps and diagrams, over 200 resonant and remarkable archive images from the time (many rarely seen), and modern color photographs showing how historic battlefields look nowadays, and paying tribute to the magnificent and poignant cemeteries, monuments and ossuaries that mark the fallen for today’s battlefield visitor. Every reader, no matter how well informed already on the history of World War I, will learn something new from this extraordinary and exhaustive volume. No one interested in the true story and sheer sweep of the Great War on the Western Front can afford to be without it.

A Guide to the Sources of British Military History

Unable to develop them truly as an officer, he took a medical discharge and began a career as a military correspondent, first on The Daily Telegraph, later on The Times, appointments he owed in the first instance to official patronage.

A Guide to the Sources of British Military History

A Guide to the Sources of British Military History

Designed to fill an overlooked gap, this book, originally published in 1972, provides a single unified introduction to bibliographical sources of British military history. Moreover it includes guidance in a number of fields in which no similar source is available at all, giving information on how to obtain acess to special collections and private archives, and links military history, especially during peacetime, with the development of science and technology.

Reader s Guide to Military History

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Reader s Guide to Military History

Reader s Guide to Military History

This book contains some 600 entries on a range of topics from ancient Chinese warfare to late 20th-century intervention operations. Designed for a wide variety of users, it encompasses general reviews of aspects of military organization and science, as well as specific wars and conflicts. The book examines naval and air warfare, as well as significant individuals, including commanders, theorists, and war leaders. Each entry includes a listing of additional publications on the topic, accompanied by an article discussing these publications with reference to their particular emphases, strengths, and limitations.

Intelligence Studies in Britain and the US

Keegan was a former Sandhurst academic and defence editor of the Daily Telegraph. Hughes-Wilson is a former ... British Military History: A Supplement to Robin Higham's Guide to the Sources (New York, NY: Garland, 1988), pp. 503–23.

Intelligence Studies in Britain and the US

Intelligence Studies in Britain and the US

The first introduction to writing about intelligence and intelligence services. Secrecy has never stopped people from writing about intelligence. From memoirs and academic texts to conspiracy-laden exposes and spy novels, writing on intelligence abounds. Now, this new account uncovers intelligence historiography's hugely important role in shaping popular understandings and the social memory of intelligence. In this first introduction to these official and unofficial histories, a range of leading contributors narrate and interpret the development of intelligence studies as a discipline. Each chapter showcases new archival material, looking at a particular book or series of books and considering issues of production, censorship, representation and reception.

The Gettysburg Companion

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The Gettysburg Companion

The Gettysburg Companion

Providing an extensive documentation of the most infamous chapter of the American Civil War, this magisterial resource has been acclaimed as the most comprehensive and definitive work on the battle of Gettysburg. After a prologue describing the Union defeat at Chancellorsville and the death of the Confederates' greatest general, "Stonewall" Jackson, this essential guide continues with the orders of battle--detailing diagrammatic form, unit strengths, commanders down to regimental and battery level, and casualties for all of the units engaged. From detailing the military and political command and control on both sides, the campaign leading up to the battle, the actual engagement, and decisive "highlights" such as the defense of Little Round Top and Pickett's Charge, this remarkable resource is a superbly illustrated and well-researched presentation that will engage and inform those intrigued by one of the most pivotal and revolutionary events in American history.

Secret Forces of World War II

... than 2,000 obituaries of prominent army figures to The Daily Telegraph. In addition he wrote fifty-four books on all aspects of military history, ranging from castles and battlefields in Britain, to biographies of prominent military ...

Secret Forces of World War II

Secret Forces of World War II

One of the lasting legacies of World War 2 was the proliferation of what today are known as Special Forces. At the time many soldiers, often of high rank regarded these units as nothing short of ill-disciplined cowboys or worse! However desperate times called for desperate measures and there were those in high places who were prepared to take risks. As specially recruited units such as the LRDG, SAS and SBS earned their spurs and scored significant victories, at high cost both to the enemy and themselves, so faith in the concept grew

Phantom

... than 2,000 obituaries of prominent army figures to The Daily Telegraph. In addition he wrote fifty-four books on all aspects of military history, ranging from castles and battlefields in Britain, to biographies of prominent military ...

Phantom

Phantom

The story of the shadowy special reconnaissance unit whose intelligence helped the Allies win World War II. It operated in Italy, Sicily, Austria, France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. It was at Dieppe with the Commandos, in France with the SAS, at Arnhem with Airborne, and in Germany until the surrender. Phantom—aka GHQ Liaison Regiment—was one of the most secret and most effective of the wartime special regiments. It was formed in 1939 with the mission of finding out exactly where all the Allied forward positions were—a task which required linguistic ability, unlimited tact, and radio expertise. After Dunkirk, its squadrons at first kept an eye on all invasion points, before deploying to Greece and to the Middle East. An indispensable direct communication link between the forward patrols and command headquarters, its members were as varied and colorful as its tasks. Among them were a Cambridge college postgraduate, three professors, a famous actor-playwright, a film star, a famous sculptor, a steward of the Jockey Club, a commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, and numerous authors and journalists. This fascinating history goes beyond Phantom’s aura of mystery and shows how it was so successful in its role of tracking both allied and enemy movements and relaying vital information direct to commanders.

Auchinleck

... than 2,000 obituaries of prominent army figures to The Daily Telegraph. In addition he wrote fifty-four books on all aspects of military history, ranging from castles and battlefields in Britain, to biographies of prominent military ...

Auchinleck

Auchinleck

Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck was born in India and raised in conditions of near poverty. Yet his talent ensured his career flourished despite his Indian Army background and he was the first Commander of 8th Army in North Africa. Despite great political interference, he stopped Rommel's Afrika Corps at 1st Alamein only to be sacked by Churchill. After a spell in the wilderness he became C in C India during the dark period of Partition and, ironically, had to preside over the destruction of his beloved Indian Army. A private man of great humour and integrity he refused to be drawn into discussing or criticising his tormentors be they Churchill, Montgomery or Mountbatten. He always argued that history would be his judge. This is a super piece of military biography by one of the most respected post war military historians.

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