As we approach the 75th Anniversary this week, please spare a thought for those who gave so much to protect our freedoms.
Posts Tagged: Military history
This is not about NHS on the cheap; the Army has a long history of having to upscale rapidly, and should be used in these troublesome times.
Trevor Phillips: What’s driving Labour’s unjust suspension of my membership? Could it be a cynical ploy to put pressure on the Tories?
This would be the very definition of political corruption – using the party’s influence to intimidate a legally independent institution would be reprehensible.
In the wake of Johnson’s deal, the Government must balance its plan for Northern Ireland with strengthening “our precious Union” – all four parts of it.
WATCH: “The heroism, courage and sacrifice of those that lost their lives will never be forgotten” – the Queen commemorates D-Day
“When I attended the commemoration of the 60th anniversary, some thought it might be the last…but the wartime generation, my generation, is resilient.”
‘The Fallen’ has become synonymous with the act of remembrance, but the origins of the poem are less well-known.
Imagine if they raised money to help honour the soldiers who answered Britain’s call during two world wars – thus showing more than anger and resentment.
Mark Francois: States like Russia now pose the primary threat to the UK – we must strengthen our defences accordingly
The erroneous assumption that hostile states were no longer relevant has rightly been abandoned. Now our Armed Forces need the resources to meet the challenge.
Unlike statues of Confederates in the US, the memorials to these icons of British history should stay.
James Gray: Before yet another defence review, we must first answer the big question – what is Britain for?
Unless we know our role in the world, we cannot have a strategy. And without a strategy, we cannot suitably design our armed forces.
Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and the rest are commemorated for one thing and one thing only: attempting to destroy their country in the name of slavery.
We have always been a maritime nation, and this major investment in the Royal Navy demonstrates our commitment to defending British interests.
“Although the sacrifice was enormous, it was fought in a good cause…to defend the freedom that we enjoy today.”
“It is wonderful that you are releasing an album on March 17 to mark your 100th birthday. Why have you decided to do this?”
Our folk memory of World War Two is based as much in cinematic fiction as in real history. But that’s pretty hard to explain to our European neighbours.