British Seven Years’ War in Germany

The 12th (Suffolk Regiment) at the Battle of Minden. 1st August 1759 by Brian Palmer. The Battle of Minden, 1st August 1759 by David Rowlands. Initially, in large part due to the political sensitivity of appearing to use British resources to assist the unpopular Electorate of Hanover, the British government refused to get involved in […]

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Landings at Bagamoyo

Balloon ship Manica which was present. British troops continued to push south and towards the coast but it was suggested on 12 August 1916 that the Navy seize the port of Bagamoyo, which the British believed would be heavily defended. Then they heard that it had a garrison of only fifty men. So the British […]

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Capture of Magdala, (13 April 1868)

The Fortress of Magdala, prior to its destruction in April 1868. British troops posing at a captured sentry post above Koket-Bir gate at Magdala fortress. The mission of the British expeditionary force sent to Abyssinia in 1867-1868, under the command of Lieutenant General (later Field Marshal Lord) Sir Robert C. Napier, was to free the […]

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Cromwell’s Wars with Scotland

“Cromwell at Dunbar”, by Andrew Carrick Gow. Greatly helped by the battle -hardened nature of his army, Cromwell revealed his ability in both offence and defence in the Dunbar and Worcester campaigns. Scottish quiescence was crucial to the early stages of the conquest of Ireland, but in 1650 Charles I’s eldest son, Charles II, came […]

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Boston Massacre

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Chieftain Mk.11

Mark 10 upgrade, searchlight replaced with the Thermal Observation and Gunnery System (TOGS), manufactured by Barr and Stroud. The Mk 11 was the last version to be used by the British Army and can be distinguished by its Stillbrew armour (attached to the front of the turret and in front of the turret ring) and […]

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Minorca

25th Regiment of Foot. A lengthy period of service in Minorca (1768-80) was followed in 1782 by an expedition to Gibraltar, which was under attack by Spain. In the same year the Regiment was retitled ‘The 25th (Sussex) Regiment of Foot’. It was thought that the addition of an English county name would stimulate recruiting! […]

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Matilda at Arras

By the outbreak of war with Germany in September 1939 there were only two Matildas in service, though 16 had been issued to 7th Royal Tank Regiment in France by early 1940 where they were used with success in the Battle of Arras just prior to the Dunkirk evacuation. The Matilda is best remembered for […]

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English in the Colonies

Henry Morgan and his buccaneers used nuns and monks as human shields in their attack on Porto Bello, Panama during July of 1668. The English Civil War brought the Parliamentarians to power under the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell. The Anglo-Spanish War (1654 to 1660) broke out when the Spanish captured Fort de Rocher in 1654 […]

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531 SPIDER – A What If?

The Spider was described as a delight to fly, the controls were powerful and harmonised making the little fighter extremely manoeuvrable. The Avro 531 Spider at The School of Special Flying at Gosport in 1918 where distinguished pilots of the period were allowed to fly the fighter during April and May and again in July. […]

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