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Roman Basic Training v Modern British Army Basic training

A common phrase used during my days as a crow at Depot Para in Aldershot was “Train Hard, Fight easy” and from research, the Romans were no different. From studying the Roman Army you can see where the British Army adopted its training and doctrine. The first training objective for all new recruits is how … Continue reading Roman Basic Training v Modern British Army Basic training

Letters from the front. Napoleonic war research.

Credit to the Facebook page Napoleonic wars research forum and poster Jonas De Neef a great page to join if your interested in more research material. Here we have three letters from the French officer Faré, captain adjutant-major in the grenadiers of the Imperial Guard. In the first letter, the author confides to his parents … Continue reading Letters from the front. Napoleonic war research.

How realistic is Trigger Point? Bomb disposal experts weigh in

On Triggerpoint We had a current EOD adviser and police adviser on set but its always going to be dramatic licence and the need to tell a story in 60 minutes which will override any realism on these shows. TV drama are not documentary’s. They need to have dramatic tension and none of the idle … Continue reading How realistic is Trigger Point? Bomb disposal experts weigh in

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