Army Rumour Service
Ok the headline is a bit misleading but it would appear that a French Brigadier will be made Deputy Commander of 1st (UK) Division from Apr 16.
Hopefully this will lead to:
I'm reading some Max Hastings books on WW2 at the moment, and one theme that comes through is his view that the German Army in WW2 was somehow 'more professional' than its allied equivalents. This has got me thinking - firstly, what on earth does he mean by 'professional' in a global war context with mass conscription, and secondly what criteria does he use to make this assessment?
I'm assuming he is referring to training, tactics and support, but this isn't an area I know very much about and I'd really welcome a steer as to whether he is talking out of his posterior, or if he is onto something here?
It is 50 years since Action Man, the must-have toy of the 1970s, arrived in the UK.
The plastic moulded figures, rebranded from the US GI Joe version, made their debut in the UK at the British Toy Fair in Brighton, in January 1966, after a toy executive realised their market potential.....
Happy 50th birthday Action Man - BBC News
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