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For King and country:

a group of soldiers photographed

by Louis and Antoinette Thuillier.

 

Photograph: Courtesy Kerry Stokes Collection,

The Louis and Antoinette Thuillier Collection

 

The Lost Tommies by Ross Coulthart review

young martyrs to pointlessness

G

Sunday 29 May 2016    07.30 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/29/
lost-tommies-ross-coulthart-review-first-world-war-photographs-soldiers-louis-antoinette-thuilliers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A soldier climbs out of his tank in Basra in 2005.

 

Angry crowds attacked British forces in the city

after Iraqi authorities said they had detained

two British undercover soldiers for firing on police

 

Reuters

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/
without-fanfare-or-much-thanks-britain-departs-from-iraq-1202313.html?action=Popup&ino=2

 

A moment for truth as Britain exits Iraq

The Independent        18 December 2008

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/a-moment-for-truth-as-britain-exits-iraq-1202312.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ministry of Defence    MoD

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence  

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/ministry-of-defence 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2012/oct/15/mod-military-arms-firms

http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/MilitaryOperations/
RoyalMarineFrom40CommandoRoyalMarinesKilledInAfghanistan.htm

http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/MilitaryOperations/
CaptainAlexEida2ndLieutenantRalphJohnsonAndLanceCorporalRossNichollsKilledInAfghanistan.htm

http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/PeopleInDefence/
LieutenantTomMildinhallAndLanceCorporalPaulFarrellyKilledInIraq.htm

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2009/may/28/
british-pilots-afghanistan-thermobaric-weapons 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2007/sep/30/military.iraq 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/apr/10/media.pressandpublishing 

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2007/apr/09/frontpagenews.news 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/aug/02/afghanistan.iraq 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/may/30/iraq.military

 

 

 

 

military

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/military  

 

 

 

 

British army

https://www.army.mod.uk/  

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2006/oct/15/uk.afghanistan 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2006/jun/01/british-army-personnel-organisation 

 

 

 

 

rmy chief > General Sir Richard Dannatt, the head of the army        2006

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2006/oct/15/uk.iraq 

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2006/oct/15/leaders.politics 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/oct/13/iraq.iraq 

 

 

 

 

Territorial Army        TA

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2012/oct/14/
philip-hammond-territorial-army-reserve

 

 

 

 

The Royal Air Force        RAF

http://www.raf.mod.uk/  

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/sep/23/military.topstories3 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2006/jun/01/royl-air-force-raf-personnel-organisation 
 

 

 

 

 

airmen

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/sep/24/afghanistan.military 

 

 

 

 

The Royal Navy

https://www.theguardian.com/military/navy/0,,747469,00.html  

 

 

 

 

Royal Marines

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/oct/23/
marines-accused-court-martial-execution-afghan-insurgent

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jul/09/royal-marine-killed-afghanistan

http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/
MilitaryOperations/RoyalMarineFrom40CommandoRoyalMarinesKilledInAfghanistan.htm

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/nov/24/afghanistan-defence

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/oct/20/afghanistan 

 

 

 

 

Marines

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/oct/20/afghanistan 

 

 

 

 

British Royal Marine Commandos

 

 

 

 

Royal Marines

beasting, hazing, japping, joining runs, sprog olympics

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2005/nov/28/military.immigrationpolicy

 

 

 

 

soldier

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/03/
seymour-norton-taylor-first-world-war-service-memories

 

 

 

reservist

 

 

 

 

call up reservists

 

 

 

 

cyclist soldiers / cycling units during 20th century conflicts

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/07/
remembering-our-cyclist-soldiers-bikes-wars

 

 

 

 

British and Commonwealth soldiers

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2008/nov/11/firstworldwar?picture=339561567

 

 

 

 

sign up

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/07/
remembering-our-cyclist-soldiers-bikes-wars

 

 

 

 

private

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/apr/28/iraq.military 

 

 

 

squaddie

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/apr/28/iraq.military  

 

 

 

 

Tommy, Tommies (plur)

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/29/
lost-tommies-ross-coulthart-review-first-world-war-photographs-soldiers-louis-antoinette-thuilliers

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/
happy-birthday-harry-patch-last-veteran-of-the-trenches-turns-111-1704823.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the Navy

 

 

 

 

infantry

 

 

 

 

infantryman

 

 

 

 

corps

 

 

 

 

D Squadron, Household Cavalry

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/nov/18/afghanistan.military 

 

 

 

 

Squadron Leader Eric Foster        1903-2006

http://www.theguardian.com/news/2006/may/11/guardianobituaries.secondworldwar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

British army:

one young recruit's story

G    28 October 2013

 

 

 

 

British army: one young recruit's story

Video        G        28 October 2013

 

Britain is one of just 19 countries

that still recruit 16-year-olds to the armed forces.

 

A new report claims

that younger recruits are more likely to suffer

from PTSD, alcohol problems and suicide

than those who join as adults.

 

This video tells the story of David Buck who joined the army at 17

but now feels he was conned by misleading recruitment marketing

 

YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=TpI2eK51kIk&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLa_1MA_DEorGkBGoM7RIsnGMMKOitJZ0e

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WW1 > enlist

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/ng-interactive/2014/apr/24/
men-queue-to-enlist-for-war-1915-then-and-now

 

 

 

 

WW1 > conscientious objectors / 'conchies'

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/apr/25/
conscientious-objectors-men-fought-different-battle

 

 

 

 

recruit

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/video/2013/oct/28/
british-army-young-recruit-video

 

 

 

 

recruit

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/video/2013/oct/28/
british-army-young-recruit-video

 

 

 

 

recruitment

 

 

 

 

Army Foundation College in Harrogate > Junior soldiers graduation parade

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/gallery/2013/aug/16/
junior-soldiers-parade-harrogate-pictures

 

 

 

 

Sandhurst, the elite military academy

 

 

 

 

eight British military personnel

 

 

 

 

cannonfodder / cannon fodder

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/29/
lost-tommies-ross-coulthart-review-first-world-war-photographs-soldiers-louis-antoinette-thuilliers

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/cartoon/2009/jul/17/
steve-bell-guardian-cartoon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

British troops

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/nov/08/
british-troops-lose-control-afghanistan-marine-court-martial

 

 

 

 

British troops in Iraq

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2007/nov/15/
comment.politics2

 

 

 

 

paras

 

 

 

 

infantry

 

 

 

 

infantry regiment

 

 

 

 

front-line unit

 

 

 

 

Desert Rats

 

 

 

 

1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/mar/17/british-soldiers-killed-afghanistan-explosion

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/dec/07/100th-british-soldier-killed-afghanistan

 

 

 

 

Household Cavalry Regiment Battle Group

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/mar/17/british-soldiers-killed-afghanistan-explosion

 

 

 

 

Cavalry

 

 

 

 

The Black Watch 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jun/24/afghanistan-black-watch-double-life

 

 

 

 

Black Watch soldier

 

 

 

 

regular soldier

 

 

 

 

members of the Royal Logistics Corps (RLC)

attached to the 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh Battlegroup

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/may/04/british-soldiers-killed-mortar-afghanistan

http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/MilitaryOperations/TwoRlcSoldiersKilledInAfghanistan.htm

 

 

 

 

the Queen's Dragoon Guards

http://www.qdg.org.uk/

http://www.army.mod.uk/qdg/index.htm

http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/PeopleInDefence/
LieutenantTomMildinhallAndLanceCorporalPaulFarrellyKilledInIraq.htm

 

 

 

 

cadet

 

 

 

 

The Big Red One

http://movies2.nytimes.com/gst/movies/movie.html?v_id=5460

 

 

 

 

Lieutenant Aaron Lewis

29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery

http://www.army.mod.uk/9821.aspx

 

 

 

 

Cpl Churcher

serving with Headquarters 20th Armoured Brigade

http://www.army.mod.uk/9740.aspx

 

 

 

 

Lieutenant-Colonel Rupert Thorneloe,

commanding officer of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/defence/5732150/
Death-of-British-Army-officer-heartbreaking-says-Prince-Charles.html

 

 

 

 

2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jul/20/afghanistan-british-soldier

 

 

 

 

Corporal Joseph Etchells,

from the Joint Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rifleman

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/5522588/
Second-soldier-in-a-week-dies-in-Afghanistan.html

 

 

 

 

Rifleman Phil Allen

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jan/18/soldier-phil-allen-afghanistan

 

 

 

 

Rifleman Andrew Fentiman

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/nov/17/killed-ta-soldiers-last-message

http://planetlotus.org/profiles/teamstudio-voices_60359

 

 

 

 

Rifleman Cyrus Thatcher

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/
hello-mum-this-is-going-to-be-hard-for-you-to-read-1753008.html

 

 

 

 

serve with the 2nd Battalion the Rifles

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/5522588/
Second-soldier-in-a-week-dies-in-Afghanistan.html

 

 

 

 

Serjeant Chris Reed

of 6 RIFLES / of 6th Battalion, The Rifles

http://www.army.mod.uk/10220.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bomb disposal soldier

 

 

 

 

bomb disposal duty

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/apr/20/
british-servicewoman-lisa-head-killed-afghanistan 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

allies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

private  ≠  private soldier / mercenary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

serviceman

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/mar/06/british-solider-dies-sangin-blast

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/nov/24/afghanistan-defence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

servicewoman

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/20/british-servicewoman-lisa-head-killed-afghanistan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

underling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

paratrooper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

special forces soldiers > SAS

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Special_Air_Service

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2024/mar/12/
britain-war-afghanistan-special-forces-sas-johnny-mercer

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/oct/15/
sas-had-gone-too-far-in-afghanistan-inquiry-into-claims-of-unlawful-killings-told

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/05/
guardian-view-special-forces-air-power-isis

 

 

 

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/
sas-dead-named-in-landmark-decision-879401.html  - 29 July 2008

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/apr/29/
iraq.monarchy 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

comrade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

platoon leader

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK > battalion        UK / USA

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/oct/12/afghanistan.military

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Tootal,

commander of 3rd Battalion,

the Parachute Regiment Battle Group

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/oct/12/afghanistan.military 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

units of a Black Watch battlegroup

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2004/oct/28/iraq.iraq 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29 Commando Royal Artillery

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/dec/16/afghanistan-soldier-dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

42 Commando

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

duty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tour of duty

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/sep/07/prince-harry-afghanistan-apache-helicopter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

call of duty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Military police    RMP

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/feb/11/
iraq.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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