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Spies in Uniform: British Military and Naval Intelligence on the Eve of the First World War

Matthew S. Seligmann

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261505
eISBN:
9780191718618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261505.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Why did the British government declare war on Germany in August 1914? Was it because Germany posed a threat to British national security? Today many prominent historians would argue that this was not ... More


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


The Army and the Withdrawal from East of Suez

David French

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199548231
eISBN:
9780191739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548231.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the outcome of Sandys' promise that his reformed armed forces would reduce the burden of defence on the Exchequer. It then explores how a variety of political constraints began ... More


Introduction

David French

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199548231
eISBN:
9780191739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548231.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the historiography of the army after 1945. It explains how and why it has been largely forgotten by historians of post‐war Britain, and explains how those few who have written ... More


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

J. G. Fuller

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201786
eISBN:
9780191675010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201786.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Military History

The front-line soldiers of the First World War endured appalling conditions in the trenches and suffered unprecedented slaughter in battle. Their morale, as much as the strategy of their commanders, ... 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


Britain, Ireland, and Military Europe

Stephen Conway

in Britain, Ireland, and Continental Europe in the Eighteenth Century: Similarities, Connections, Identities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199210855
eISBN:
9780191725111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210855.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The eighteenth-century British army is often associated with empire and national identity; but it was a European institution, and British and Irish males did not see the British army as the only ... More


Scarlet and Black: Military Leadership at Isandhlwana and Rorke's Drift

KEITH KEITH

in The Arts of Leadership

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244898
eISBN:
9780191697401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244898.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter discusses the military leadership at the close of the nineteenth century in southern Africa. Here, the parallel cases are the British army's defeat at Isandhlwana at the hands of the ... More


‘How Are You to Succeed without Causing Losses’? 1 Doctrine and Organization, 1919–1939

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/9780199246304.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the doctrine and organization of the British Army during the period from 1919 to 1939. During this period, the General Staff's doctrinal thinking relied on the notion that when ... 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


War and its Transformations: The Atlantic 1754–1763

P. J. MARSHALL

in The Making and Unmaking of Empires: Britain, India, and America c.1750-1783

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226665
eISBN:
9780191706813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226665.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

Hostilities between Britain and France began in North America in 1754. British expectations were initially that the French would be contained by the troops of the thirteen colonies. Early reverses ... More


A Citizens' Army

Geoffrey G. Field

in Blood, Sweat, and Toil: Remaking the British Working Class, 1939-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604111
eISBN:
9780191731686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604111.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines the transformation of the British army from a small professional force into a mass conscript army. It discusses such issues as promotion, discipline, the relations of officers ... More


Conclusion: A Potemkin Army

David French

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199548231
eISBN:
9780191739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548231.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

The American historian John Lewis Gaddis has suggested that during the Cold War the USSR practised what he called ‘Potemkinism’, a strategy he defined as ‘building just enough of a capability to ... More


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

David French

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246304
eISBN:
9780191697562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246304.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This book analyses the place of the army in British interwar strategy and during the Second World War. The book sweeps away the myth that the army suffered from poor morale, and that it only won its ... More


Recruiting for the Regiments

David French

in Military Identities: The Regimental System, the British Army, and the British People c.1870-2000

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199258031
eISBN:
9780191717840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258031.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter analyses patterns of recruiting in the British army since c.1870, both social and geographical, and demonstrates that localized recruiting remained an unattainable goal for most ... More


The Cardwell–Childers Reforms and the Re-creation of the Regimental System

David French

in Military Identities: The Regimental System, the British Army, and the British People c.1870-2000

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199258031
eISBN:
9780191717840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258031.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter explores the background to the Cardwell-Childers reforms, explains what the reforms were trying to achieve, and analyses the four different varieties of regimental structures that the ... 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


CONCLUSION

David French

in Military Identities: The Regimental System, the British Army, and the British People c.1870-2000

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199258031
eISBN:
9780191717840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258031.003.0013
Subject:
History, Military History

The regimental system that existed in 1945 was still recognizably the same one that Cardwell and Childers had fashioned. Thirty years later, the British army was still organized on the principle of a ... 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


The Unmaking of Empire, II: North America 1768–1775

P. J. MARSHALL

in The Making and Unmaking of Empires: Britain, India, and America c.1750-1783

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226665
eISBN:
9780191706813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226665.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

This chapter describes the slow, uncertain but ultimately inexorable drift to armed resistance and then to war between Britain and the thirteen colonies, a conclusion desired for long by virtually ... More


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