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By Jonathan Bastable

ISBN-10: 0715338994

ISBN-13: 9780715338995

It is a interesting selection of tales exploring the fewer well-trodden byways of Britain's lengthy heritage of conflicts. From the Romans vs Britons to the struggle on terror, "Amazing & remarkable evidence: the British at warfare" uncovers the heroic, tragic and infrequently unusual evidence in the back of the various best-known battles in British historical past. short, available and enjoyable items on a wide selection of matters makes it's the excellent publication to dip in to. the superb and remarkable proof sequence offers attention-grabbing, staggering and little-known evidence and tales a couple of wide selection of subject matters that are absolute to tell, soak up and entertain in equivalent degree.

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The enemy’s return, a volley of simultaneous precision and deadly effect, crashed upon us like a thunderbolt. Decimated by it we reeled together. Then three formidable hurrahs! terminated the long silence of our adversaries. With the third they were down upon us, pressing us into disorderly retreat…’ The Christmas Truce When the guns stopped for a day The Christmas truce of 1914, in the first winter of the Great War, is often seen today as a parable of the futility of war – and the ironies of that one day’s peace were not lost on those who took part.

They do not talk about their deeds; they do not boast; and as soon as the war ends they will modestly disappear into their homes and cease to be heroes. Therein lies their greatest glory. Jan Masaryk, Czech foreign minister in exile (1886-1948) The tragedy of the Somme was that the best soldiers, the stout-hearted men were lost; their numbers were replaceable, their spiritual worth could never be. Lord Moran (Churchill’s doctor, and veteran of the First World War) I consider nothing in this country so valuable as the life and health of the British soldier.

They were so foul-smelling that any army could detect their approach with their noses long before they were seen or heard. The British Soldier… … as described by his superior officers and others All through history, for good or ill, generals and field marshalls have felt compelled to express opinions on the quality of their fighting men. Here are some the things that British commanders, enemy commanders, and a few non-combatants on the sidelines have said about the Tommy, his superior officers, and his predecessors.

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