Articles On British Military History

Sir Harry Smith

A Reminiscence Of The Boer War In 1848

The Fortnightly Review, 1 December 1899

WHAT price Majuba?" was the triumphant shout of the Gordons as they swept over the crest of the hill at Elandslaagte, and it is a fitting battle cry for a regiment that had three companies in the famous disaster of 1881

British Regiments & Their Insignia

Chambers Journal, 24 September 1892

THE time-honoured badges and other devices borne by our British Regiments can boast in many instances of a very interesting origin.

The British Army

Putnam's Monthly Magazine, 1855

The organization of the British army is soon described.

Of infantry there are three regiments of guards, eighty-five regiments of the line, thirteen regiments of light infantry, two regiments of rifles.

The British Volunteer System

The Rt. Hon. Earl Brownlow

Formerly Under-Secretary of State For War

North American Review, May 1900

The early years of the century found England in the possession of a large body of volunteers. They were not a part of the permanent military organization of the country, but were raised in a hurry, and for a special purpose, and were only intended to meet a sudden emergency.

A British Soldier At Home

Chambers Journal, 14 May 1859

Having on a recent occasion pointed out some of the peculiarities in the constitution of the British army, the sort of men composing it, and the motives for their enlistment - we shall now endeavour to give some idea of the life of a soldier at home; not as a combatant armed with musket or sword, and marching in foreign regions, but as a fellow-citizen requiring pay, food, dress, lodgment, medicine, culture, recreation, and some sort of provision for his old age.

The Goorkhas At Lucknow

Chambers Journal, 28 May 1859

The position which we were ordered to attack, and, if possible, carry, will be familiar enough to those who have visited Lucknow by the name of the 'Char Bagh.'

British Falkland Islands

Comprising two main islands, the Falkland Islands are situated some 300 miles east of Cape Horn, in the South Atlantic. The total landmass is roughly equivalent to 2/3 the size of Wales.