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 →
A few photos and behind the scenes footage of the training provided for Catherine the Great in Lithuania. Please note this article will go live in full once the show airs.
Matthew Moore, Media Correspondent August 7 2019, 12:01am, The Times It has been described as a true First World War epic and Sam Mendes’s answer to Dunkirk. Yet very little is known about 1917 beyond that it has a star-studded British cast list including Richard Madden, Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch. The film, due to... Continue Reading →
The great war youtube channel season 4 which focuses on the political and operational events of 1917. Episode one https://youtu.be/EdJjQdA-q-k
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 →
Weekly Bts podcast from the strike back crib. (There are spoilers) so if you don't want to know before the UK release, don't listen. This week its Dan Macpherson. https://anchor.fm/strikebackcrib/episodes/Episode-1-with-Dan-MacPherson-e3171e Ep 2 podcast with director https://anchor.fm/strikebackcrib/episodes/Episode-3-with-Varada-Seethu-e35bh8 sit rep 4 with Director Paul Wilmshurst and Jamie Bamber
Day One. Pistol quick reaction CQB drills https://youtu.be/KDR1dkRqzAY
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 →