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Steady The Buffs!: A Regiment, a Region, and the Great War

Mark Connelly

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199278602
eISBN:
9780191707056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278602.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book fully revises standard regimental history by establishing the framework and background to the regiment's role in the Great War. It tests the current theories about the British Army in the ... More


Army, Empire, and Cold War: The British Army and Military Policy, 1945-1971

David French

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199548231
eISBN:
9780191739224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548231.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

The veterans of the Fourteenth Army who fought in Burma between 1942 and 1945 called themselves ‘the forgotten army’. But that appellation could equally well be applied to the whole of the British ... More


Politics and Military Morale: Current Affairs and Citizenship Education in the British Army 1914-1950

S. P. MacKenzie

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202448
eISBN:
9780191675362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202448.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This book, a scholarly examination of education in current affairs and citizenship within the British Army in the 20th century, charts the development of army education from its beginnings in the ... More


Weapons and Equipment

David French

in Raising Churchill’s Army: The British Army and the War against Germany 1919-1945

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246304
eISBN:
9780191697562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246304.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter discusses the weakness of the British Army's weapons and equipment during Britain's war with Germany in 1939. Most of the equipment used by the British Army during World War 2 were ... More


Medicine in an age of Commerce and Empire: Britain and its Tropical Colonies 1660-1830

Mark Harrison

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199577736
eISBN:
9780191595196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577736.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book examines the consequences of commercial and imperial expansion for British medicine between roughly 1660 and 1830. It pays particular attention to the development of medical ideas and ... More


Introduction

S. P. Mackenzie

in Politics and Military Morale: Current Affairs and Citizenship Education in the British Army 1914-1950

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202448
eISBN:
9780191675362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202448.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

It was not until the 20th century, the era of total war, that ideological considerations became a real issue in Army education. Only with the appearance of mass conscript armies, at a time of general ... More


The Desert War, 1940–1942

David French

in Raising Churchill’s Army: The British Army and the War against Germany 1919-1945

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246304
eISBN:
9780191697562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246304.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the desert war experience of the British Army during the period from 1940 to 1942. The British were defeated three times by the Germans and the Axis forces in operations ... More


Civilian and Military Initiatives, 1939–1941

S. P. Mackenzie

in Politics and Military Morale: Current Affairs and Citizenship Education in the British Army 1914-1950

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202448
eISBN:
9780191675362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202448.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

Appearances were to prove deceptive. Instead of heralding the final demise of Army education, the new conflict was to see the goals of 1918–20, particularly in the socio-political context, rise ... More


Regimental Officers and the Rank and File

David French

in Raising Churchill’s Army: The British Army and the War against Germany 1919-1945

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246304
eISBN:
9780191697562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246304.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the role of regimental officers and rank and file members in the manifold weaknesses of the British Army during its war with Germany in 1939. The problems in recruitment and ... More


Discipline and Morale

David French

in Raising Churchill’s Army: The British Army and the War against Germany 1919-1945

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246304
eISBN:
9780191697562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246304.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the role of discipline and poor morale in the weakness of the British Army during Britain's war with Germany in 1939. Most of the conscripts enlisted after 1939 were not very ... More


The Pre-War Army and the British Expeditionary Force, 1940

David French

in Raising Churchill’s Army: The British Army and the War against Germany 1919-1945

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246304
eISBN:
9780191697562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246304.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the pre-war army and the British Expeditionary Force's (BEF) military campaign in France and Flanders against the Germans in 1940. This campaign showed that the British were ... More


Introduction

David French

in Raising Churchill’s Army: The British Army and the War against Germany 1919-1945

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246304
eISBN:
9780191697562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246304.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This introductory chapter explains the objective of this book, which is to provide a fuller and better documented account of why the British Army fought the war against Germany in the way that they ... More


The Reformation of the Army, Home Forces, 1940–1943

David French

in Raising Churchill’s Army: The British Army and the War against Germany 1919-1945

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246304
eISBN:
9780191697562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246304.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the reformation of the British Army and Home Forces during the period from 1940 to 1943. Even after the shock of the defeat in the Battle of Dunkirk, not much was done to alter ... More


Morale, Discipline, and Discontent in the Indian Armed Forces

Kaushik Roy

in India and World War II: War, Armed Forces, and Society, 1939–45

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463534
eISBN:
9780199087181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463534.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

The very absence of large-scale mutinies in the Indian armed forces between 1939 and 1945 indicates that Indian soldiery was quite content with British military service. Moreover, there were no overt ... More


Introduction

MARK CONNELLY

in Steady The Buffs!: A Regiment, a Region, and the Great War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199278602
eISBN:
9780191707056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278602.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This introductory chapter discusses the purpose of the book, which is to understand how four battalions from the East Kent Regiment — ‘The Buffs’ — dealt with the experience of warfare on the Western ... More


Conclusion

David French

in Raising Churchill’s Army: The British Army and the War against Germany 1919-1945

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246304
eISBN:
9780191697562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246304.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the combat capability of the British Army during the first half of World War 2. It is seen that the army's combat capability was constrained at ... More


Continuity in the Soldiers' Lives

J. G. Fuller

in Troop Morale and Popular Culture in the British and Dominion Armies 1914–1918

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201786
eISBN:
9780191675010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201786.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Military History

This chapter discusses the continuity of the leisure and recreational traditions of the British and Dominion armies even after the war. The development of recreation in the British army, including ... More


The Issue of Surrender in the Malayan Campaign, 1941–2

Mark Connelly

in How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693627
eISBN:
9780191741258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693627.003.0022
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The fall of Singapore in February 1942 witnessed the surrender of some 130,000 British, Imperial and Commonwealth soldiers. The event was a disaster for the British Empire in the Far East and ... More


Soldiering the peace: combating terrorism in Northern Ireland

Aaron Edwards

in Defending the realm: The politics of Britains small wars since 1945

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719084416
eISBN:
9781781704738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084416.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

A considerable amount of myth and misunderstanding has grown up around security force operations in the Northern Ireland ‘troubles’. As this chapter demonstrates, like all good myths, these ones lack ... More


Of Doubtful Antiquity: Fighting for the Past in the Crimean War*

Edmund Richardson

in From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the ways in which Britain's campaigns in the Crimean War (1854–56) became entangled in the ancient world. During the conflict, British officers in the Crimea went in search of ... More


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