Category Archives: Great Britain and the Empire

Re The (Latest) London Attacks

If you’re wondering why we haven’t said anything, well, what is there to say? Yes, it’s a shock and a horror, but not a surprise. The Brits let the Muzzies in, now they have to deal with them. And, pace … Continue reading

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It’s Flashman’s Birthday!

Raise a glass, damn your eyes, for the greatest Victorian hero that never lived, “acclaimed as a great soldier, while remaining “a scoundrel, a liar, a cheat, a thief, a coward—and, oh yes, a toady”.” (Thanks to the most excellent … Continue reading

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As the drums were beaten to War

2016 marked the Centenary year of the Somme, a battle that took a million men off this place during a four month period.   Today marks our entry into World War I, on 2 April 1917, then President Woodrow Wilson … Continue reading

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The Structure of Strategy in the American Revolution

This post originated with a comment from CooperEP’04. Once armed colonists opposed the Crown, the outcome was a foregone conclusion. The British were doomed to lose because its infrastructure to create, develop and carry out strategy was mishandled. The Rebels … Continue reading

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“Sniping in France,” by Major H. Hesketh-Prichard

A truly wonderful find on the internet, coming by way of WRSA (I think), about British Army snipers on the Western Front in WWI, as organized by the remarkable Major Hesketh-Prichard. From the foreword by General Lord Horne of Stirkoke, G.C.B., … Continue reading

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