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  • Antonio Salazar de Oliveira

    Portuguese statesman.

  • Army of Great Britain - ground units

    British troops deployed to the war in Iraq

  • Centurion Mk 1

    In May 1944, british firm AEC completed project for a new heavy tank, which had to respond to the demands of a high-mobility, high-quality armor protection and greater firepower.

  • Gurkhas - Part I.

    They were born in the shadow of the highest mountain in the world. They are famous for their courage and tenacity, constant good mood, but above all their distinctive style of fighting. Although their homeland has not officially engaged in any major war in the last two centuries, its sons' elite has fought and very often bled in many parts of the world under the banners of Great Britain and India.

  • Gurkhas - Part II.

    The conclusion of the work on brave warriors from Asia.

  • Heavy Tank TOG II

    At the time of the onset of new technologies, applied in the development of medium and heavy tanks in the world, originated in the Uk project, created by a group of designers of the tanks of the World War 1.

  • Indian Rebellion in 1857

    In the twentieth year of Her Majesty Queen Victoria's reign, news of the armed conflict that erupted unexpectedly in the northern part of the country, known as the jewel of the British Crown - India, shook the British and world public. The trigger for the whole event was a problem of military significance, but the roots of the uprising, as it later turned out, lay much deeper in the history of British-Indian relations.

  • Indian Rebellion in 1857

    To explain another problem, it is necessary to show a schematic division of Indian troops of the time. Indigenous units of almost 200,000 men were concentrated in three armies - Bombay, Madras and Bengali. However, the uprising affected only a quarter of the Bengali army, while the Bombay and Madras armies, the Punjabi Sikhs and Muslims, as well as the Nepalese Gurkhas, maintained allegiance and loyalty to the British Crown and helped suppress the uprising. Local rulers, with the exception of Marathi chief Nana Sahib, a young queen of Jhansi, and a handful of fanatical chiefs, mostly from the central Indian provinces, also provided unwavering assistance to the British.

  • Indian Rebellion in 1857

    Just a few miles southwest of Lakhnau was Kanpur, another besieged city defended by the British garrison, but with a much harsher fate than the brave defenders of Lakhnaú. Less than nine hundred British and loyal Indians, nearly half of whom were soldiers wifes and their children, resisted the 3,000 Sipahiyahs, led by Dondhu Pant, a Maharaja of Bithur called Nana Sahib. The three-week attacks on the city fortifications were useless, but the defenders could no longer resist, so the city's commander, Sir Hugh Wheeler, decided on June 26 to accept Nán's offer.

  • Indian Rebellion in 1857

    Three days later, General Havelock ordered a march on Lucknow. The expedition crossed the undamaged bridge over the Ganges and in the following days clashed with a small group of rebels at Mangalwar. However, the enemy did not take any measures to prevent the British from advancing to the besieged city, so Havelock had a relatively clear path.

  • Indian Rebellion in 1857

    As the defenders of the Lakhnaú residence prepared for further insurgent counterattacks, British order was restored in Delhi, and after several days of preparations for an expedition to strengthen the Kanpur garrison and conquer Lakhnaú, Brigadier General James Hope Grant set out with new troops of less than three thousand men. The contingent left Delhi at the end of September and headed southeast along the borders of Róhilkhand province and on to Kanpur. The convoy entered the city in the last days of October, and Grant waited for the arrival of the main reinforcements and the new commander-in-chief of British troops in India.

  • Indian Rebellion in 1857

    Shortly afterwards, Campbell decided to send a civilian section of the column with women and wounded further down the road to Allahabad, concentrating on helping Windham's defenders. Tántáá Tópé launched a number of other counterattacks, but was unable to resist pressure from two sides and his forces fragmented.

  • Indian Rebellion in 1857

    The army also underwent a major reorganization. Several indigenous regiments were disbanded, especially infantry. After the reform in May 1861, the number of indigenous cavalry regiments was reduced, while the share of British officers in command positions was significantly increased. The Sipahi were also no longer allowed to operate cannons. In order to prevent the further possible formation of rebel groups among soldiers of the same tribe or caste, such groups were regrouped and deployed in such a way that it was easier to maintain control over them. Many regiments were renumbered and incorporated into new units, which were strictly separated from each other.

  • Indian Rebellion in 1857


  • The India-Pakistan war over Kashmir

    There were several such wars in the world in the second half of the 20th century. Two parties were in dispute over a piece of territory, and both were convinced that the truth lay on their side. When the debate led nowhere, the other side decided not to respect the UN Security Council's decision and began to rattle its weapons.

  • Commando from the cannibal islands

    When the conflagration of World War II also affected the Pacific region, it seemed highly unlikely that the indigenous tribes of the remote Fiji archipelago would join the Allied effort to clear the occupied islands of the Japanese.

  • M22 Locust

    The M22 was developed based on a requirement for a light tank that could be used by the US Air Force.

  • British vehicle markings - Part 1

    Have you thought about what the multicolored squares with and without numbers can mean, on British tanks and other armored and unarmored vehicles, and you didn't know? If you don't know or want to broaden your horizons, this series of articles is just for you!

  • British vehicle markings - Part 2

    In the last part, we talked about the marking of vehicles at armored units, now we have the marking of infantry division vehicles!

  • British vehicle markings - Part 3

    In the next part, we will introduce the marking of vehicles of airborne divisions!

  • Ram II

    In January 1941, the development of a medium tank on the chassis of the American M3 Lee series was started in the Canadian factory Montreal Locomotive Works, but with British armament. The machine was named Ram (ram) after the coat of arms of General Worthington, Chief of the Canadian Tank Forces.

  • Valentine Archer

    The self-propelled cannon called Archer was initially taken by its crews with considerable contempt, however, the unusual design proved its advantages in combat deployment in Western Europe.

  • Victoria Cross, Part 1

    On the morning of June 26, 1857, a solemn ceremony was held in London's Hyde Park, associated with the awarding of a new military decoration. Her Majesty Queen Victoria decorated 62 members of the army and navy of various ranks with a new order that bore her name and for future generations became a dream goal and the highest goal that can be achieved on the battlefield.

  • Victoria Cross, Part 2

    In the next part of the story of Victoria Cross, we will focus on a few interesting things about some of the holders of this order.


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Long Service & Good Conduct Medal

Volunteer Reserves Service Medal

War Medal 1939-45

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Air Force Cross

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Order of British Empire

Defence Medal

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