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Army, Empire, and Cold WarThe British Army and Military Policy, 1945-1971

Army, Empire, and Cold War: The British Army and Military Policy, 1945-1971

David French

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199548231
eISBN:
9780191739224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548231.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

The veterans of the Fourteenth Army who fought in Burma between 1942 and 1945 called themselves ‘the forgotten army’. But that appellation could equally well be applied to the whole of the British ... More

The Black and TansBritish Police and Auxiliaries in the Irish War of Independence, 1920-1921

The Black and Tans: British Police and Auxiliaries in the Irish War of Independence, 1920-1921

D. M. Leeson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199598991
eISBN:
9780191730597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199598991.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This is the story of the Black and Tans and Auxiliaries — the most notorious police forces in the history of the British Isles. During the Irish War of Independence (1920–1), the British government ... More

The British Armed Nation
                        1793–1815

The British Armed Nation 1793–1815

J. E. Cookson

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206583
eISBN:
9780191677236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206583.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This book deals with the impact of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars on the British Isles. Previous work has concentrated on the ideological formations ... More

British Prisoners of the Korean War

British Prisoners of the Korean War

S. P. MacKenzie

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656028
eISBN:
9780191744624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656028.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

During the Korean War nearly a thousand British servicemen, along with a handful of British civilians, were captured by North Korean and Red Chinese forces. In various camps in the vicinity of ... More

The British Way in Counter-Insurgency, 1945-1967

The British Way in Counter-Insurgency, 1945-1967

David French

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199587964
eISBN:
9780191731365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587964.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

‘The experience of numerous small wars has provided the British Army with a unique insight into this demanding form of conflict.’ (Ministry of Defence, 2001). Over the next decade these claims ... More

Conscription and the Attlee GovernmentsThe Politics and Policy of National Service 1945–1951

Conscription and the Attlee Governments: The Politics and Policy of National Service 1945–1951

L. V. Scott

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204213
eISBN:
9780191676154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204213.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This book studies conscription in the years immediately following the Second World War, when for the first time Britain introduced conscription. The book examines the military reasoning behind ... More

Defence Intelligence and the Cold WarBritain's Joint Intelligence Bureau 1945-1964

Defence Intelligence and the Cold War: Britain's Joint Intelligence Bureau 1945-1964

Huw Dylan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199657025
eISBN:
9780191773730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657025.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History, British and Irish Modern History

During the Second World War British intelligence provided politicians and soldiers with invaluable knowledge; Britain was determined to maintain this advantage following victory. But the wartime ... More

The Edwardian ArmyRecruiting, Training, and Deploying the British Army, 1902-1914

The Edwardian Army: Recruiting, Training, and Deploying the British Army, 1902-1914

Timothy Bowman and Mark Connelly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199542789
eISBN:
9780191741401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542789.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

The period 1902–14 was one of great change for the British army. The experience of the South African War (1899–1902) had been a profound shock to the army and it led to a period of intense ... More

Facing the Second World WarStrategy, Politics, and Economics in Britain and France 1938-1940

Facing the Second World War: Strategy, Politics, and Economics in Britain and France 1938-1940

Talbot C. Imlay

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261222
eISBN:
9780191717550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261222.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History, British and Irish Modern History

Covering the period from the late 1930s up to the spring of 1940, this book offers the first systematic comparison of how two countries, Britain and France, responded to the possibility and then ... More

The First World War and British Military History

The First World War and British Military History

Brian Bond (ed.)

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222996
eISBN:
9780191678561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222996.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This book is a study of the historiography of the First World War. The First World War remains controversial in its conduct and broader implications, and this volume explores many issues which ... More

The Home GuardA Military and Political History

The Home Guard: A Military and Political History

S. P. MacKenzie

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205777
eISBN:
9780191676789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205777.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

Today we laugh at ‘Dad's Army’, but in 1940 the threat of a German invasion of Britain was a very real one. This book's history of the Home Guard offers a new perspective on the men who took up the ... More

A Kingdom UnitedPopular Responses to the Outbreak of the First World War in Britain and Ireland

A Kingdom United: Popular Responses to the Outbreak of the First World War in Britain and Ireland

Catriona Pennell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199590582
eISBN:
9780191738777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590582.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This book explores the way in which the peoples of the United Kingdom – —England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland—went to war in 1914. It is the first fully documented study of UK public opinion at the ... More

Politics and Military MoraleCurrent Affairs and Citizenship Education in the British Army 1914-1950

Politics and Military Morale: Current Affairs and Citizenship Education in the British Army 1914-1950

S. P. MacKenzie

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202448
eISBN:
9780191675362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202448.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This book, a scholarly examination of education in current affairs and citizenship within the British Army in the 20th century, charts the development of army education from its beginnings in the ... More

Raising Churchill’s ArmyThe British Army and the War against Germany 1919-1945

Raising Churchill’s Army: The British Army and the War against Germany 1919-1945

David French

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246304
eISBN:
9780191697562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246304.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This book analyses the place of the army in British interwar strategy and during the Second World War. The book sweeps away the myth that the army suffered from poor morale, and that it only won its ... More

The Royal Navy and the German Threat, 1901-1914Admiralty Plans to Protect British Trade in a War Against Germany

The Royal Navy and the German Threat, 1901-1914: Admiralty Plans to Protect British Trade in a War Against Germany

Matthew S. Seligmann

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199574032
eISBN:
9780191741432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574032.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This book examines the way in which the prospect of a wartime German assault on British seaborne commerce influenced the development of British naval policy in the run up to the First World War. It ... More

Rum, Sodomy, Prayers, and the Lash RevisitedWinston Churchill and Social Reform in the Royal Navy, 1900-1915

Rum, Sodomy, Prayers, and the Lash Revisited: Winston Churchill and Social Reform in the Royal Navy, 1900-1915

Matthew S. Seligmann

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198759973
eISBN:
9780191820489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759973.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

There is an old story about Winston Churchill, which relates that, during his time as First Lord of the Admiralty, he made a proposal for reform that was strenuously opposed by the naval officers ... More

Soldier, Sailor, Beggarman, ThiefCrime and the British Armed Services since 1914

Soldier, Sailor, Beggarman, Thief: Crime and the British Armed Services since 1914

Clive Emsley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199653713
eISBN:
9780191744204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653713.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

The belief that crime declines at the beginning of major wars, as young men are drawn into the armed forces, and increases with the restoration of peace, as brutalized veterans are released on to a ... More

Winning the PeaceBritish Diplomatic Strategy, Peace Planning, and the Paris Peace Conference 1916-1920

Winning the Peace: British Diplomatic Strategy, Peace Planning, and the Paris Peace Conference 1916-1920

Erik Goldstein

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198215844
eISBN:
9780191678226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198215844.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

The Paris Peace Conference marked a turning-point in international history generally, and for the British Empire in particular. This book studies the evolution of British plans for the peace ... More

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