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The Last Great Cavalryman

Nearly 70 years have passed since October 1944 when Dick McCreery became the third and final Commander of the legendary Eighth Army in Italy – in succession to Monty and Oliver Leese. With his outstanding record as a fighting soldier and armoured tactician, it was no surprise to anyone that he was to be hugely successful. McCreery was commissioned… Read more...

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Murderous Tommies

Much has been written about the soldiers executed during WW1 for military offences, all of whom were conditionally pardoned in 2006. However, until now very little attention has been paid to the cases of men who were tried under the Army Act and executed for murder. The British Army has always been reticent about publicising courts martial and eighty… Read more...

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The Great War Explained

Almost a century on, interest in The Great War could be expected to have faded and died; after all, the last who fought in it have passed on. Yet indisputably interest is increasing, not falling. Families seek their own connection both with ancestors who fought and all too often died and with those at home who had to live and cope with unimaginable… Read more...