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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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The Intelligence Cell

MOD asked to moderate t'interweb - because Labour MP doesn't like ARRSE!4 mins ago

Yes, its all much repeated bollocks usually citeing cases which are completely irrelevant. Do you not think Moon would have whined to the old bill if what you are saying was true?

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Films, Music and All Things Artsy

What film have you just watched?7 mins ago

Horror wise? Try La Horde for zombies meet Die Hard. Better still get Carpenters The Thing on and try not to quote it word for word.

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The Book Club

ENDEAVOUR PRESS NEWSLETTER - STICKY for free Kindle Books9 mins ago

@baboon6 thanks for letting me know. Fixed now.

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Current Affairs, News and Analysis

Scottish Independence Round 216 mins ago

Actuality I think this might be something that gives mothers in Glasgow pause. It may be paranoid but a confrontation with obsolete but still overly effective Russian ICBMs isn't so implausible.

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Current Affairs, News and Analysis

Crimea Heating Up...19 mins ago

Fact-based thinking. Russia/Soviet Union was in alliance with Nazi Germany to dismember and/or annex those Eastern European countries between them. Together/united, Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia started WW2. The more you make Nazi Germany look bad, the more you make Russia look bad. MMM was...  »More

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Current Affairs, News and Analysis

How can the Army develop a learning culture?23 mins ago

The world is a far less deferent place than it was in the 80s; this kind of debate simply wasn't possible, not just for the obvious reason that social media didn't exist, but also because generally people were far less open in expressing their opinions and thoughts. We have come a long...  »More

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Cookery

Cheese, cheese, cheese, cheese, cheese, cheese, cheese, cheese!23 mins ago

Fang_Farrier said: For those expounding the virtues of Orkney Cheddar, smoked or otherwise here's their website.  »More

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Cars, Bikes 'n AFVs

Bikery going on....25 mins ago

Any (within reason) Supermotard bike . Power, handling, upright seating. And if the need arises will open up and out handle sports bikes on the twisty routes.

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Gunners

Memories of Woolwich27 mins ago

I have just stumbled on this thread and I have a right good chuckle... also this is the first time I was made aware of a good mate (who I had lost contact with.. as you do) .. Dougy Fissenden late 7 RHA/ 32 Hvy. I last saw dougy whilst serving with OP Granby in '91 and his wit and humour was...  »More

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Military History and Militaria

1680 - Tracking down the Regicides37 mins ago

Ireton was Cromwell's son in law. He died of a fever (I think) in Ireland. Cromwell's campaign in Ireland is an interesting study. He financed it by borrowing money with the promise of repaying it with captured land. Near were I live are loads of placenames like Cooper's Lot and...  »More

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Films, Music and All Things Artsy

Worst military mistakes in movies38 mins ago

ottar said: Anything historical with Mel Gibson: Gallipoli - the English were ruthless, evil and incompetent, sending bazillions of poor Aussies to their deaths, while they were having...  »More

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The Intelligence Cell

The Bible38 mins ago

Sunday I think. I'm sure everyone is aware that Easter was originally a pagan holiday (Eōstre or something like that) which was hijacked by the baby Jesus brigade and the main fun taken out of it. Personally I quite like the idea of scoffing chocolate for the sake of it. It also means I can...  »More

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ARRSE Social, Events & Networking

Cats. The Feline answer to The Arrse Kennel Club.39 mins ago

Animal friends looked ok price wise but are they ok? Posted from the ARRSE Mobile app (iOS or Android)

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Current Affairs, News and Analysis

Balls Up?41 mins ago

Ed Bolllocks resigning for a car prang? Some Lords have got off with texting in a car at more than 80mph and have killed people.

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Travel

Your Waypoints - a Bucket List42 mins ago

Money no object - plenty of time to spare? I would take the Round the World cruise, First Class. With plenthy of dosh I would keep my suite on board but stay a few extra days in ports I want to see more of and fly on to pick up the boat at the next available port.

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The Lamp and Sandbag II - The Tall Story Strikes B

Women you fancy that you shouldnt44 mins ago

fltpilot said: What about Madeleine Moon, the Labour MP for Bridgend allegedly she likes Arrse!!Click to expand... She likes it, where?

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Join the Army - Regular Soldier Recruitment

FITNESS Qs & ADSC 1.5 mile run times46 mins ago

I do them at a pace where I can only just manage the reps I have to do. it isn't a full on sprint like where id fade after like 200 meters. the pace I do them at is faster the less distance the interval is. Like my 400 meter pace is faster than my 800 pace. Generally speaking my 800m interval...  »More

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Books

Review: Death on the Don: The Destruction of Germany’s Allies on the Eastern Front Jonathon Trigg.2 hours 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

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

Books

Review: Look Who’s Back, A Merciless Satire by Timur Vermes3 days 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 Edwards3 days 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

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Review: Hearts of Green – John Marsh5 days 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

Books

Review of The Fallen by John Garfield1 week 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

Books

Review: A Very Strange Way To Go To War by Andrew Vine1 week 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

Books

Review: For Exemplary Bravery – The Queen’s Gallantry Medal by Nick Metcalfe MBE QGM1 week 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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Review: The Ill-Fated Battalion by Peter Sain Ley Berry2 weeks ago

Sub-titled “The Story of the 7th (Leith) Royal Scots at Quintinshill and Gallipoli, 1915” Once again I will declare an interest here as The Royal Scots was my former Regiment (not that one ever fully ‘leaves’ a Regiment!)  I previously

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Review: Great War, The Countdown to Global Conflict by Ian Welch2 weeks ago

On 7th. August 1914 the first British troops of the BEF commanded by Field Marshal John French  landed in France. They had been deployed in response to the German invasion of Belgium which violated the treaty of London 1839 and

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Review: Chemical Soldiers by Donald Richter2 weeks ago

Donald Richter has written the first new history of the Special Brigade since 1934.The story of the officers and men of this unique and sparsely recorded formation. All of whose members have long since died and whose memory is preserved

Books

Revew:The Bristol Gunners by Tim Anderson2 weeks ago

A recently published book looking at the history of one of the few surviving volunteer artillery units with excellent First World War diaries and with battlefield visits to some of the sites as part of the research. The action in

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