Timeline of the British Army

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This timeline covers the main wars, battles and engagements and related issues for the Scottish, English and British Army, from 1537 to the present. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] See also Timeline of British diplomatic history.







Second Boer War

First World War


Interwar Period

Second World War




  1. See John William Fortescue, History of the British Army (13 vol, 1899-1930), which tells the story to 1870.
  2. David G. Chandler and Ian Frederick William Beckett, eds. The Oxford illustrated history of the British army (Oxford UP, 1994)
  3. David G. Chandler, The Oxford history of the British army. (Oxford UP, 2003).
  4. Eric William Sheppard, A short history of the British army. (Constable, 1950).
  5. Robert Money Barnes, A history of the regiments & uniforms of the British Army (London: Seeley Service, 1950).
  6. Peter Young and James Philip Lawford, History of the British Army (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1970).
  7. Basil Williams and C.H. Stuart, The Whig Supremacy 1714-1760 (1965) pp 231-70
  8. Oliver Warner, With Wolfe to Quebec: the path to glory (1972).
  9. See Jeremy Black, "Could the British Have Won the American War of Independence?." Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research. (Fall 1996), Vol. 74 Issue 299, pp 145-154. online 90-minute video lecture given at Ohio State in 2006; requires Real Player
  10. Richard M. Ketchum, Decisive Day: The Battle for Bunker Hill (1999).
  11. Barnet Schecter, The battle for New York: The city at the heart of the American Revolution (2003).
  12. Bruce Mowday, September 11, 1777: Washington's Defeat at Brandywine Dooms Philadelphia (White Mane Pub, 2002).
  13. Michael O. Logusz, With Musket and Tomahawk: The Saratoga Campaign and the Wilderness War of 1777 (Casemate Publishers, 2010).
  14. Jerome A. Greene, The Guns of Independence: The Siege of Yorktown, 1781 (Casemate Publishers, 2009).
  15. Nikolas Gardner, Trial by fire: Command and the British Expeditionary Force in 1914 (2003).
  16. Ian Beckett, Ypres: The First Battle 1914 (Routledge, 2013).
  17. Basil Henry Liddell Hart, The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment and Its Predecessors, Heavy Branch, Machine-Gun Corps, Tank Corps, and Royal Tank Corps, 1914-1945 (1959).
  18. Robert Woollcombe, The First Tank Battle: Cambrai 1917 (Arthur Barker, 1967).
  19. Abigail Jacobson, From Empire to Empire: Jerusalem between Ottoman and British Rule (2011).
  20. "The Corps of Royal Signals celebrates its centenary in Salisbury Cathedral".

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