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The Contemptible Little Army, 1914 -1918


By Alex Saunt (Major Alex Saunt MBE served with the Light Infantry and with the SAS in Libya, Borneo, Northern Ireland, Germany and Denmark. He was awarded an MBE for his courage). The story of the expansion and development of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 1914-1918 and how the Contemptible Little Army became a huge, effective machine. B…

The Men in felt hats : Secretary of State for War R.B.Haldane and the creation of the Territorial Force Reserve


In March 1910, two years after the formation of the Territorial Force (TF), R.B.Haldane, the Secretary of State for War, announced the creation of the Territorial Force Reserve (TFR). The reserve was to have three elements: a reserve for the TF itself; a Technical Reserve (TR), and the Veteran Reserve (VR). The reserve for the TF was to prove so…

British Military Nurses and the Great War: a Guide to the Services


Little has been written about British military nurses during the Great War, and few primary sources have survived, which makes it difficult to piece together even the basic details of the organization and administration of the nursing services during this period. To understand the situation that existed during the war, it is necessary to be familia…