BritishBattles.com

Discussion in 'Prewar' started by von Poop, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Just pottered onto this great site on Great Britain's wars of the 18th & 19th Centuries (with a few other classics thrown in).

    Including this priceless page:
    The Most Massacred of Britains Regiments.

    Makes me think we could do with a section for 'other military history'.

    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
  2. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    Makes me think we could do with a section for 'other military history'.


    A good idea.

    What an excellent site thanks for posting.
     
  3. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    This and the Internet would have been great when I was at college. We did more British History than Australian.
     
  4. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    Some interesting information on there, especially the orders of battle.

    However, I wonder what people make of his interpretations? The only one that I'm completely knowledgeable about are the Anglo-Sikh wars and I'd disagree with a number of points made, especially about the conduct of the battles, and the lack of information on the behind-the-scenes political manueverings by the British that removed a major part of the Sikh army from the battlefield (bribes etc).

    It'd be interesting to see what others think about areas they are aux fait with.
     
  5. 52nd Airborne

    52nd Airborne Green Jacket Brat

    Thanks for posting VP, it's a very good website.
     
  6. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Makes me think we could do with a section for 'other military history'.


    A good idea.

    What an excellent site thanks for posting.

    I feel a separate section would be against the WW2 format of the site, however "The Barracks" is always available for pre and post ww2 discussions.
     
  7. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    I feel a separate section would be against the WW2 format of the site, however "The Barracks" is always available for pre and post ww2 discussions.

    I think "General" rather than "barracks". But then again, I'd quite like a seperate section for ease of navigation, and we've often discussed things outside the 1939-45 period anyway. For example the Sino-Japanese war, Spanish Civil War, the Cold War, Korea etc.

    I'd vote yes to the idea.
     
  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Me too,
    I certainly suffer too often from a kind of ww2 isolationism. My wider understanding of the conflict is too often hindered by not keeping up enough on the previous conflicts (Franco-prussian, Russo-Japanese, & American Civil spring to mind) that all had a role in either the building of military science or even the direct creation of the political geography that ww2 was fought over. As it was the 'ultimate' in catastrophic war then it's surely in some way reflected in the centuries of warfare that preceded it. I don't want to focus fully on those wars but wouldn't mind picking up more as I go along here.

    I think it'd be nice to have a section, which surely would never become dominant, that avoided having to drop 'serious' military but non ww2 stuff that many of us would find quite interesting into the often rather silly barracks (and silly they should remain! ;)).
     
  9. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    I think "General" rather than "barracks". For example the Sino-Japanese war, Spanish Civil War, the Cold War, Korea etc.

    I'd vote yes to the idea.

    This would not fit into the "General" area on a continual basis even though topics pre and post WW2 have been discussed in isolation.

    This could be placed in the "History" section under a sub category without causing too many problems.
     
  10. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor

    Interesting site, thanks for sharing.
     

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