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EL ALAMEIN 1942

British forces in Libya had been roundly defeated by Rommel in mid-1942, and a reshuffle saw Bernard Montgomery take over the 8th Army dangerously close to Alexandria. Some essentials for success had been put in place by his predecessor, but Montgomery's refusal to attack until he was ready, careful briefings, pep talks to troops and... Continue Reading →

The Battle of Kursk

The Battle of Kursk was fought by about 4 million men, 13,000 armored vehicles and nearly as much aircrafts. As such, it was one of the largest battles of World War II and the largest tank battle in military history. But it was also a decisive battle in the Eastern front. The war in Russia... Continue Reading →

WW1 British Mark IV Tank

Could you handle a 13 werk 12 hour shift in a Mark IV Tank? If so read on. The Mark IV was a more heavily armoured version of the Mark I, and went into production in May 1917. The Mark IVs were used successfully at the Messines Ridge in June 1917, where they outpaced the... Continue Reading →

BRITISH INFANTRYMAN 1916-18

BRITISH INFANTRYMAN 1916-18 2nd Bn Hampshire Regiment, France 1918 (©Paul Reed) INTRODUCTION By 1916 the Great War had become a total war. The British Army had expanded from a handful of regular and territorial divisions to more than 74 infantry divisions by 1918. The Battle of the Somme 1916, in which nearly 450,000 British soldiers... Continue Reading →

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