The King S Private Army

Author: Andrew Stewart
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ISBN: 1912174650
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Following the surrender of France in June 1940 Britain prepared to defend itself against a potential German invasion. In great secrecy a decision was taken to establish an elite bodyguard to protect the British Royal Family. Led initially by Major Jimmy Coats, a Coldstream Guards officer and celebrated winter sportsman, it was given the innocuous title of ‘The Coats Mission’, but its proposed role was perhaps the most important assigned to any unit in the British armed forces. It was intended that this group would evacuate King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and the two princesses, Margaret and her sister Elizabeth, to a place of safety away from London. For the next two years it trained and prepared for the role in the face of what was believed to be a very real threat, and this study, drawing on previously unseen documents, interviews and archival material, provides its history and explains how the Royal Family’s protection was viewed. Beginning with the prewar shelter preparations for the Royal Households and running through the increased anxiety of the 1940 invasion threat and Blitz, the renewed danger in 1941 and then the progressive reduction in the special measures in the years that followed,The King's Private Army offers the first dedicated account of a largely unknown but potentially critical element of the defense of the United Kingdom during the Second World War.

The Public And Private Life Of Lord Chancellor Eldon

Author: Horace Twiss
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African Military History

Author: John Lamphear
Editor: Routledge
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This collection of essays on pre-colonial sub-Saharan African military history is drawn from a number of academic journals and includes some which are considered milestones in African historiographical discourse, as well as others which, while lesser known, provide remarkable insight into the unique nature of African military history. Selections were made so as to produce an introduction to the understudied field of pre-colonial African military history that will be useful to specialists and non-specialists alike. The volume also contains an introduction which presents one of the first significant reviews of pre-colonial African military historiography ever attempted.

The Monthly Army List

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The Edinburgh Review Or Critical Journal To Be Continued Quarterly

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History Of The World From The Earliest Period To The Present Time

Author: Evert Augustus Duyckinck
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The History Of The Rebellion And Civil Wars In England Begun In The Year 1641

Author: Edward Hyde Earl of Clarendon
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History Of Europe

Author: Archibald Alison
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King Alfred S Anglo Saxon Version Of The Compendious History Of The World By 0rosius

Author: Paulus Orosius
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The Quarterly Review

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Petroleum Review

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The Books Of The Kings

Author: Carl Friedrich Keil
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The Petroleum Review With Which Is Incorporated Petroleum

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Research Bulletin Of The National Institute For Educational Research

Author: Kokuritsu Kyōiku Kenkyūjo (Japan)
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Rutgers Alumni Monthly

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King Stephen The Saint

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The Works Of Daniel Defoe

Author: Daniel Defoe
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