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Waffen SS on the Eastern Front

This new book contains rare and never before published photos of the Waffen-SS in combat and at rest 1941-45. Quote "The author Ian Baxter obviously has a great eye for unusual and interesting photographs"

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Failure in Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Britain got almost everything wrong and should admit its failure
Old news perhaps, but vehemently expressed by Rory Stewart MP in the Telegraph on Monday. Read ARRSE users' reactions in one of the busiest threads of the week.

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Australia

ANZAC Day50 secs ago

The Yeomanry ancestor part of my Squadron landed at ANZAC Cove in October 1915 as part of the 54th East Anglian Division. They were evacuated in December that year, to Egypt. We have the then Adjutant's war diary in our archive, for the Gallipoli campaign, that lists every single casualty over...  »More

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The Intelligence Cell

The Bible51 secs ago

There's some unusual statements, for sure, but then it is an obscure evangelical church in the Bahamas upon which HB has alighted. Seems touched by a degree of Millennialism. The website gets less then 300 hits a month:  »More

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The Intelligence Cell

War On Porn.1 min ago

This has been coming for some time (scus the pun). I have a dedicated server that trawls the web looking for "tubes" with key words, and then downloads them as FLVs or MP4s. Already some of my earlier searches from about 5 years ago are illegal. There is a slow but sure crackdown of the...  »More

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The Lamp and Sandbag II - The Tall Story Strikes B

Army Urban Myths...3 mins ago

Ah, but first you need to filter out all the helmets that have never worn a helmet (myself especially included)

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Sports, Adventure Training and Events

Cycling computer4 mins ago

For the money I would go £20 or so more and get a Garmin Edge 800. Bikeradar has a thread on that one and the mio here:  »More

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RAC

The Future of British Armour4 mins ago

I remember the petrol-engine ones not being allowed out of Kuwait on the MV Hurst Point and instead being cast locally (they were TELIC 1 UORs... ).

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Current Affairs, News and Analysis

The Baltics: should Britain be rushing to their defence?4 mins ago

RP578 said: There was an interesting article in the Guardian recently about the Russian version of that illustrious unit:  »More

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Current Affairs, News and Analysis

Is Britain a Christian country?5 mins ago

I can relate to that. I've admired the mild mannered reformer and Humanist scholar, Desiderius Erasmus. He remains a figure to those of an ironic and liberal intellectual disposition who are more easily drawn to him than the ferociously polemical Luther.

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The Intelligence Cell

Cry 'God for Harry, England, and SAINT GEORGE!'6 mins ago

BuckFelize said: I think you're getting confused with Anglia Home Improvements day. Click to expand... Sad that a once-proud regiment should come to this. Anyway, Happy St....  »More

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Royal Navy

New Threats, New Weapons10 mins ago

The Americans are not fitting it to their MCMVs, but instead the Cyclone class patrol vessels. Would this type of dedicated vessel be a better option for us?

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Current Affairs, News and Analysis

UKIP Racist campaign ?10 mins ago

I get a bit angry seeing posters with e.g "29 million EU workers want your job".... no they don't. The majority of jobs that have been taken over by EU workers here were available to the indigenous population, but they, in the words of my ******** nephew, "wouldn't get out...  »More

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The Intelligence Cell

Are we heading for World War 3?11 mins ago

Journalists ask questions, they don't have to answer them, don't you know!!! Posted from the ARRSE Mobile app (iOS or Android)

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Join the Army - Regular Soldier Recruitment

FITNESS Qs & ADSC 1.5 mile run times13 mins ago

6mile hilly route last night in 46.16. Really pleased with that I'm knocking 30sec per mile off each time I go Posted from the ARRSE Mobile app (iOS or Android)

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The Intelligence Cell

Where is this Aircraft?15 mins ago

There's a jet missing? OMG, when did this happen? I've heard nothing about this, as I've been on retreat on a remote island in the Indian ocean. So, what do we think happened? Hijack, AA missile from an Asian country, mechanical failure, or CIA-sponsored plot to discredit Putin &...  »More

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Military Clothing & Boots

YDS kestrel or Bates?15 mins ago

SOLD! I've seen Bates that are falling apart after only a few months indoors at the Airport. And I like the look of the Kestrels.

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Sports, Adventure Training and Events

Manchester United FC16 mins ago

If he does indeed get the job (which i hope he doesn't), i hope that someone's thought of a plan about who to buy, and started negotiations as he won't join the club until after the Netherlands are out of the World Cup.

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Current Affairs, News and Analysis

Major Gun Find In East London16 mins ago

ugly said: So will any attempt be made to put it right or will it all be covered up? If I get fukced off with BBC style drivel I certainly won't support them in futureClick to...  »More

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Current Affairs, News and Analysis

Crimea Heating Up...21 mins ago

??? East Prussia was becoming Soviet territory as part of a compensation for the war, and the German population was given a choice to go to Germany or to any other place of their choosing. Kaliningrad district became re-populated by all and any ethnicity that lived in the USSR. Paying attention to...  »More

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The Training Wing

Decent video clip to use with Section Battle Drills lesson?22 mins ago

the_boy_syrup said: IIRC they didn't overdub the sound of the weapons The sound you hear is the sound recorded on the day not produced in a studio.Click to expand... You're...  »More

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ACF

Another Cadet Nonce Caught33 mins ago

billywhizzuk said: 2. instructors don't need weapons (unless acting as enemy), they are there for safety !Click to expand... I have argued for years that Officers of Cadets (as...  »More

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Medals

can anyone identify please37 mins ago

The medals were issued to Capt A J Monks of the South Lancs Regiment any info on him or his service would be welcome

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Int Corps

Life Post-Corps. Quals etc51 mins ago

I did know one Eur Ing some years ago. I had forgotten all about that though However that prompts me to think that maybe if the IT Industry started to take an interest in CITP and other such connotations of a "proper" profession then maybe others would. I can't recall seeing a...  »More

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Int Corps

The Abbotts Club59 mins ago

Doubtless home on time via #Zil ? I expect you now have more Country Suppers looming? Gladys was lucky to escape Leveson himself if you ask me Good job they never sussed the dormant Arrse PM hacking scandal eh CR?

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Books

Review – The Great War for Peace by WIlliam Mulligan1 day ago

A different perspective on the Great War. Not all of it is unique, novel or for that matter perceptive, but Mulligan does provide some valid and interesting points, despite the book meandering through all sorts of concepts, almost like a

Books

Review: A Bicycle Ride in Yorkshire by Heather Dawe1 day ago

This is described, by the author, as an unofficial guide to the first two stages of Tour de France 2014. It’s a useful and attractive guide to the roads and scenery that will be tackled by cyclists on Saturday 5th

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Review: Keane’s Challenge by Iain Gale1 day ago

Set against the backdrop of the Peninsular War, the maverick officer, Captain James Keane, and his band of (not so) reformed rogues cock a snook at one of Napoleons generals and bring the massive French army to battle at a

Books

Review: God of Vengeance by Giles Kristian5 days ago

The year is 785 and King Gorm has betrayed an oath and slain Jarl Harald and his village, with the exception of his youngest son, Sigurd, who manages to escape the slaughter. Sigurd is hell bent on revenge and is

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Review: Death on the Don: The Destruction of Germany’s Allies on the Eastern Front Jonathon Trigg.5 days ago

Nazi Germany’s assault on the Soviet Union in the summer of 1941, Operation Barbarossa, was the largest invasion in history. Almost 3.5 million men smashed into Stalin’s Red Army, reaching the gates of Leningrad, Moscow and Sevastopol. But not all

Books

Review; Images of War. Waffen-SS On The Eastern Front By Ian Baxter.1 week ago

This book is part of the Images of War series by the author. It contains rare and never before published photographs of the Waffen-SS in combat and at rest on the Eastern Front. Now as per the advert I can

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Review: Look Who’s Back, A Merciless Satire by Timur Vermes1 week ago

This mercilessly satirical novel sends up our media-obsessed society in a splendid way, pulling no punches and sparing no-one. It has sold 1.5 million copies in Germany and has been translated into 38 languages. It has already been optioned for

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Review: Mad Mitch’s Tribal Law by Aaron Edwards1 week ago

Subtitled ‘Aden and the End of Empire’, this excellent book describes the Arab insurgency and end of British colonial rule in Aden, and its hinterland, the Radfan.  All aspects are covered, predominantly from the British perspective but the focus of

Books

Review: Hearts of Green – John Marsh1 week ago

Review brought over from Rum Ration Well, what could possibly go wrong? I read the book over a couple of evenings, sat in my comfy old armchair, with a good slug of finest brandy. It was a fair old yarn,

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Review: The Caravaggio Conspiracy by Alex Connor1 week ago

This book follows on from “The Rembrandt Secret” but is a standalone book in its own right. However, reading the first would put a lot of the characters into perspective. The lead character, Gil, worked as an investigator in the

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Review: Combat Camera by Christian Hill1 week ago

From Auntie Beeb to the Afghan Frontline .  May 2011, Afghanistan: Camp Bastion is under attack, the Sun’s defense editor is about to catch  the wrong helicopter, and a famous TV war reporter (and actor) is missing half his kit

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Review of The Fallen by John Garfield2 weeks ago

I thought I would have a quick read of this book, flicking through the photographs, noting the war cemeteries I have visited myself.  However, that was not to be.  I finished up spending hours with maps (and Google Earth) looking

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Review: A Very Strange Way To Go To War by Andrew Vine2 weeks ago

This is the excellently narrated story, now released in paperback, of how the P&O liner Canberra was requisitioned (STUFT) in 1982 and despatched to the Falklands War as a troopship. The book covers in fine detail the commandeering, conversion and

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Review: For Exemplary Bravery – The Queen’s Gallantry Medal by Nick Metcalfe MBE QGM2 weeks ago

Metcalfe has written an exemplary book about a medal awarded for Exemplary Bravery; an award that he himself holds. This must be the definitive record of this medal to date. It covers the situation prior to the initiation of the

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Review: The Road to Dunkirk by Charles More2 weeks ago

This is a book about a battle which was overshadowed by Operation Dynamo. It concerns the battle of the Ypres -Comines Canal in 1940. Once the writer gets into his stride, and describes the battle itself, its an exciting and

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