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Welcome to the British military history task force. If you have any questions about articles or are generally seeking advice, you're encouraged to ask at the main military history talk page, or you can directly approach one of the task force participants below.

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Scope[edit]

This task force includes the military history of the United Kingdom, as well as the military histories of its component states (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) in the period before its formation. It also covers earlier military affairs in the same location, such as Roman Britain and the Anglo-Saxon principalities.

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Participants[edit]

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  1. Balin42632003 (talk · contribs) (Royal Navy, British Army, British Empire)
  2. cla68 (talk · contribs) (World War II Pacific campaign, including the South-East Asian theatre)
  3. DCB4W (talk · contribs) (I'll help with the Civil Wars, as time permits.)
  4. EnigmaMcmxc (talk · contribs) (WW2 North West Europe 1944-45 and Mediterranean and Middle East theatre)
  5. Farawayman (talk · contribs) (WW1 (Somme) and WW2 (Mediterranean))
  6. Gaia Octavia Agrippa (talk · contribs)
  7. Gavbadger (talk · contribs) (RAF Bases, World War I, World War II, Cold War)
  8. Greenshed (talk · contribs) (Royal Air Force)
  9. HLGallon (talk · contribs) (English Civil War, War of 1812, Revolutionary/Napoleonic Wars, Victorian Era, WW2 South-East Asian theatre)
  10. Innotata (talk · contribs)
  11. Jim Sweeney (talk · contribs) (british military history , cavalry armour ww2)
  12. Legoboyvdlp (talk · contribs) (WW2 and WW1)
  13. Leithp (talk · contribs) (WW2 mostly, though I'm similarly ignorant about a number of 20th c. wars)
  14. Lynbarn (talk · contribs) (Royal Air Force: mainly post-WW2, esp. Thor missiles in Britain, 1959-63)
  15. Maralia (talk · contribs)
  16. MilborneOne (talk · contribs) (Royal Air Force and aviation)
  17. Nostalgia of Iran (talk · contribs)
  18. pbl1998 (talk · contribs) (I focus on the Napoleonic Wars (Peninsular Wars and Naval Warfare in Napoleonic Times mainly)
  19. Sadads (talk · contribs) (doing research on the Royal Navy and nautical culture during the 17tth and 18th centuries)
  20. SoLando (talk · contribs)
  21. the_ed17 (talk · contribs) (the Royal Navy in the 20th century)
  22. Trekphiler (talk · contribs) (WW2 to present, mainly, with special interest in intelligence; cleanup, some Napoleonic period)
  23. Woody (talk · contribs) (All articles related to the VC, (recipients, lists, etc) Royal Navy related articles)
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Battle of Tanlwe ChaungNorthern Rhodesia RegimentBattle of Tug ArganA ForceAnglo-Norwegian Joint CommitteeArmy Motor ReserveArmy Regulation BillThomas Best (soldier)Francis BlanchainRichard BonythonBernard Brocas (Royalist)Nicholas ByronCannon KopjeCombined Operations DirectorateDublin BrigadeEbrington Barracks (see Special:Search/Ebrington_Barracks) • Humphrey GaleGeneral Service Enlistment ActInfantry Junior Leaders BattalionCharles Morgan (army officer)John Norris (army officer)Operation RayonDonat Henchy O'BrienOperation SharkRadfan uprisingRoyal Sicilian VolunteersThree-Two BattalionNarendra Bir SinghThirty CommitteePaul Mainwaring JonesSiege of CartagenaCounty Galway VolunteersGurkha Security Guards LimitedKeeni-Meeni ServicesLifeguard (mercenary company)James Patterson StewardSaladin SecurityTrident MaritimeEuan McPherson (commander in Lord Loudoun's army) • Headquarters Theatre Troops (British Army current unit) • Remote Radar Head (RAF radar station classification)
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Battle of GermantownRoulementAddiscombe Military AcademyHome Defence ExecutiveOperation AccumulatorWilliam RowanRichard James DacresFrederick HainesCádiz Expedition (1625)Battle of Skerki BankCádiz ExpeditionRichard Clement MoodyArthur Reid LempriereHenry Spencer PalmerRoyal Engineers, Columbia detachment8x57mm IS (nomenclature as "7.92mm" by Poland and GB?) • William Vavasour
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Resources[edit]

Title Author ISBN Year and place published Publisher Period Comments
Naval Operations Corbett, Sir Julian S. & others.. London WW1 5 volumes, Vol IV by Sir Henry Newbolt
Official History of the Great War, Military Operations Egypt & Palestine. Vol II Part I Falls, Cyril 1930 WWI
Official History of the Great War, Military Operations France and Belgium 1918. Vol II. Edmonds, Sir J 1870423941 1937 WWI link
Official History of the Great War, Military Operations France and Belgium 1915. Vol II:Battles of Aubers Ridge, Festubert, and Loos Edmonds, Sir J 1870423925 WWI a link
Official History of the Great War, Military Operations France and Belgium 1916. Vol I. Sir Douglas Haig' s Command to the 1st July: Battle of the Somme Edmonds, Sir J 0901627976 1932 WWI a link
War in the Air. Being the Story of the part played in the Great War by the Royal Air Force. Vol 6 Jones, H A 9781843424178 1937 WWI
Defence of the United Kingdom Collier, B 1-84574055-6 1st published 1957 London; reprinted 2004 1st published HMSO; Naval & Military Press WW2 Online
The Campaign in Norway Derry, T.K. 1-84574057-2 1st published 1952, London; reprinted 2004 1st published HMSO; Naval & Military Press Online
British Military Administration in the Far East, 1943-1946 Donnison, F. S. V. 1956-66 London HMSO WW2
Civil Affairs and Military Government: North-West Europe, 1944-46 Donnison, F. S. V 1956-66 London HMSO WW2
Civil Affairs and Military Government: Central Organization and Planning Donnison, F. S. V 1956-66 London HMSO WW2
The War in France and Flanders Ellis, L.F.; Butler (editor), James Ramsay Montagu 1-84574-056-4 1st published 1953, London; reprinted 2004 1st published HMSO; Naval & Military Press Ltd Online
Victory in the West, Volume I: The Battle of Normandy Ellis, Major L.F.; Allen RN, Captain G.R.G.; Warhurst, Lieutenant-Colonel A.E.; Robb, Air Chief-Marshal Sir James; Butler (editor), James Ramsay Montagu 1-84574-058-0 1st published 1962 London; reprinted 2004 1st published HMSO; Naval & Military Press Ltd
Victory in the West, Volume II: The Defeat of Germany Ellis, Major L.F.; Warhurst, Lieutenant-Colonel A.E.; Butler (editor), James Ramsay Montagu 1-84574-059-9 1st published 1968 London; reprinted 2004 1st published HMSO; Naval & Military Press Ltd
Allied Administration of Italy 1943-45 Harris, C. R. S. 1957, London
British Intelligence in the Second World War Hinsley, F.H. & others, 1979-90, London HMSO
The Mediterranean and Middle East, Volume I The Early Successes Against Italy (to May 1941) Playfair, Ian Stanley Ord; Stitt RN, Commander G.M.S.; Molony, Brigadier C.J.C.; Toomer, Air Vice-Marshal S.E.; Butler (editor), James Ramsay Montagu 1-84574-065-3 1st published 1954 London; reprinted 2004 1st published HMSO; Naval & Military Press Ltd Online
The Mediterranean and Middle East, Volume II The Germans come to the help of their Ally (1941) Playfair, Ian Stanley Ord; Flinn RN, Captain F.C.; Molony, Brigadier C.J.C.; Toomer, Air Vice-Marshal S.E.; Butler (editor), James Ramsay Montagu 1-84574-066-1 1st published 1956 London; reprinted 2004 1st published HMSO; Naval & Military Press Ltd Online
The Mediterranean and Middle East, Volume III: British Fortunes reach their Lowest Ebb (September 1941 to September 1942) Playfair, Ian Stanley Ord; Flinn RN, Captain F.C.; Molony, Brigadier C.J.C.; Gleave, Group Captain T.P.; Butler (editor), James Ramsay Montagu 1-845740-67-X 1st published 1960 London; reprinted 2004 1st published HMSO; Naval & Military Press Ltd
Mediterranean and Middle East, Volume IV: The Destruction of the Axis Forces in Africa Playfair, Ian Stanley Ord; Molony, Brigadier C.J.C.; Flinn RN, Captain F.C.; Gleave, Group Captain T.P.; Butler (editor), James Ramsay Montagu 1-84574-068-8 1st published 1966 London; reprinted 2004 1st published HMSO; Naval & Military Press Ltd
The Mediterranean and Middle East, Volume V: The Campaign in Sicily 1943 and The Campaign in Italy 3rd September 1943 to 31st March 1944 Molony, Brigadier C.J.C.; Flinn RN, Captain F.C.; Davies, Major-General H.L.; Gleave, Group Captain T.P.; Butler (editor), James Ramsay Montagu 1-84574-069-6 1st published 1973 London; reprinted 2004 1st published HMSO; Naval & Military Press Ltd
The Mediterranean and Middle East, Volume VI: Part I - 1st April to 4th June 1944 Molony, Brigadier C.J.C.; Flinn RN, Captain F.C.; Davies, Major-General H.L.; Gleave, Group Captain T.P.; Revised by Jackson, William G.F.; Butler (editor), James Ramsay Montagu 1-84574-070-X 1st published 1984 London; reprinted 2004 1st published HMSO; Naval & Military Press Ltd
The Mediterranean and Middle East, Volume VI: Part II - June to October 1944 Jackson, General W.G.F.; Gleave, Group Captain T.P.; Butler (editor), James Ramsay Montagu 1-84574-071-8 1st published 1987 London; reprinted 2004 1st published HMSO; Naval & Military Press Ltd
The Mediterranean and Middle East, Volume VI: Part III - November 1944 to May 1945 Jackson, General W.G.F.; Gleave, Group Captain T.P.; Butler (editor), James Ramsay Montagu 1-84574-072-6 1st published 1988 London; reprinted 2004 1st published HMSO; Naval & Military Press Ltd
The Royal Air Force, 1939-45 Richards, D. and St George Saunders, H. 1953-4, London HMSO
British Military Administration of Occupied Territories in Africa During the Years 1941-1947 Rodd, Lord Rennel of 1947, London HMSO
The War at Sea, Volume I: The Defensive. Roskill, S.W. 1-84342803-2 1st published 1954, London; reprinted 2004 1st published HMSO; Naval & Military Press Ltd
The War at Sea, Volume II: The Period of Balance. Roskill, S.W. 1-84342804-0 1st published 1956, London; reprinted 2004 1st published HMSO; Naval & Military Press Ltd
The War at Sea, Volume III: Part 1 - The Offensive 1 June 1943-31 May 1944. Roskill, S.W. 1-84342805-9 1st published 1960, London; reprinted 2004 1st published HMSO; Naval & Military Press Ltd
The War at Sea, Volume III: Part 2 - The Offensive 1 June 1944-14 August 1945. Roskill, S.W. 1-84342806-7 1st published 1961, London; reprinted 2004 1st published HMSO; Naval & Military Press Ltd
Grand Strategy Various 1956-76, London HMSO
Strategic Air Offensive Against Germany (Four Volumes) Webster, C and Frankland, N. 978-1845744366 1st published 1961, London; reprinted 2004 1st published HMSO; naval & Military Press
The War against Japan, Volume I: The Loss of Singapore. The fall of Hong Kong, Malaya and Singapore in 1941-9-1942 Woodburn Kirby, S. & others 1-84574060-2 1st published 1957-69, London; reprinted 2004 1st published HMSO; Naval & Military Press Ltd
The War against Japan, Volume II: India's Most Dangerous Hour. The loss of Burma and Japan's threat to India 1941-1942 Woodburn Kirby, S. & others 1-8457406-1 1st published 1957-69, London; reprinted 2004 1st published HMSO; Naval & Military Press Ltd
The War against Japan, Volume III: The Decisive Battles. Kohima, Imphal and the Chindit Campaigns Woodburn Kirby, S. & others 1-84574062-9 1st published 1957-69, London; reprinted 2004 1st published HMSO; Naval & Military Press Ltd
The War against Japan, Volume IV: The Reconquest of Burma Woodburn Kirby, S. & others 1-84574063-7 1st published 1957-69, London; reprinted 2004 1st published HMSO; Naval & Military Press Ltd
The War against Japan, Volume V: The Surrender of Japan Woodburn Kirby, S. & others 1-84574064-5 1st published 1957-69, London; reprinted 2004 1st published HMSO; Naval & Military Press Ltd
The British Part in the Korean War (2 volumes) Farrar-Hockley, A 978-0116309532 1990-95, London HMSO Korean War
Official History of the Falklands Campaign (2 volumes) Freedman, Sir L. 978-0415419123 2005, London; revised & updated 2007 Routledge Falklands Campaign