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Features illustrated histories of the British forces over the past century of modern warfare. Filled with personal testimonies, memorabilia, and tributes to the key figures of each services this work is endorsed by the Imperial War Museum, and fronted by noted historian Sir Max Hastings.

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Army: Celebrating the past 100 years of the British Army in association with The Imperial War Museum by Sir Max Hastings

Buyers of military history nowadays want their subjects personalised, with first-hand accounts, which is why "Stalingrad" by Anthony Beevor, and Max Arthur's "Last Post" were such hits with the public. Thus Cassell and the Imperial War Museum have united to produce definitive illustrated histories of the British forces over the past century of modern warfare. Packed with personal testimonies, memorabilia, and tributes to the key figures of each services history, they will be fully endorsed by the Imperial War Museum, and fronted by noted historian Sir Max Hastings.

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About Sir Max Hastings


Sir Max Hastings is a well-respected journalist of over thirty years standing, having been editor of The London Evening Standard, and The Telegraph. He has covered various conflicts where British forces have been involved such as The Falklands in the 1980s, and has written several best-selling books, including Bomber Command, Warriors - Exceptional Tales From History, and has just completed writing his follow up to the successful Armageddon - Battle Over Germany.

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Introduction Chapter 1: 1900-1914 Chapter 2: The First World War 1914-18 Battle of Mons, Battle of Le Cateau, First Battle of Ypres, Battle of Neuve Chapelle, Second Battle of Ypres, Battle of Festubert, Gallipoli, Battle of Loos, British troops at Salonika, October Evacuation of Gallipoli, Introduction of conscription, Easter Rising, Fall of Kut, Battle of the Somme, Attacks on the Hedjaz, First Battle of Gaza, Battle of Arras, Second Battle of Gaza, Battle of Messines Ridge, Third Battle of Ypres, Third Battle of Gaza, Battle of Cambrai, Fall of Jerusalem, German offensive, Battle of Amiens, Battle of Megiddo, Battle of Vittorio Veneto, Armistice Chapter 3: The Inter-war Years 1918-193 On campaign: Russian Civil War intervention; Third Anglo-Afghan War, Anglo-Irish War, Arab Revolt in Palestine. Changes to the Army in the post-war period: cavalry amalgamations and mechanisation; formation of the Royal Corps of Signals, Royal Army Pay Corps, Royal Army Educational Corps; Royal Army Dental Corps; Corps of Royal Military Police; Small Arms School Corps; Women's Royal Army Corps; Royal Pioneer Corps. Chapter 4: The Second World War 1939-45 The Outbreak of War, the Phoney War, the Fall of France, The War in the Desert, the Greek Disaster, Battles for Cyrenaica, Operations in Iraq and Syria, the War in the East, the End in Africa, the Invasion of Italy, stemming the Japanese Tide, breakthrough in Italy, the Fall of Rome, the Invasion of France, D-Day Operations, the Battle for Northwest Europe, Breakthrough into Germany, the end of the War From the Po Valley to the end The Liberation of Belsen, VE Day VJ Day. Chapter 5: Post-War/ Cold-War 1945-1989 The British Army in 1945, post-war disbandment and retention of units, start of the Cold War, global challenges and the use of force: Greek Civil War, Palestine emergency, the Berlin Blockade, the Malayan Emergency, British occupation force in Indochina, decolonisation and partition of India and Pakistan, the Korean War, African interventions, The Middle East, peacekeeping roles 1964 to present, end of National Service, the Far East, the Caribbean, the Troubles in Northern Ireland, Bloody Sunday, security duties, the Falklands War, 1980s peacekeeping: Sinai, Beirut, Zimbabwe-Rhodesia. Chapter 6: The Modern Age 1990-2006 A snapshot of British Army organisation in 1990, BAOR, UKLF, Overseas Garrisons, Services, the First Gulf War, Bosnia and Kosovo, Sierra Leone Civil War, Operation Veritas in Afghanistan, 22 SAS, and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), the invasion of Iraq, Operation Telic. End matter/index

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GOR002079066
Army: Celebrating the past 100 years of the British Army in association with The Imperial War Museum by Sir Max Hastings
Sir Max Hastings
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Octopus Publishing Group
2007-10-15
288
1844036022
9781844036028
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