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Kitchener's Army
The NEW ARMY, often referred to as KITCHENER\'S ARMY or, disparagingly, as KITCHENER\'S MOB, was an (initially) all-volunteer army of the British Army formed in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
from 1914 onwards following the outbreak of hostilities in the First World War in late July 1914. It originated on the recommendation of Horatio Herbert Kitchener , then the Secretary of State for War . Kitchener's original intention was that it would be formed and ready to be put into action in 1917, but circumstances dictated its use before then. The first use in a major action came at the Battle of Loos (September–October 1915)
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First Boer War
British Empire
British Empire
* United Kingdom
United Kingdom
* Natal Colony * Transvaal Colony COMMANDERS AND LEADERS Piet Joubert Nicolaas Smit J.D. Weilbach Frans Joubert Piet Cronjé George Pomeroy Colley † Philip Anstruther † W
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British Indian Army
First World War
First World War
: ~1,750,000 Second World War
Second World War
: ~2,500,000 HEADQUARTERS GHQ India EQUIPMENT
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Basingstoke
BASINGSTOKE (/ˈbeɪzɪŋstoʊk/ BAY-zing-stohk ) is the largest town in Hampshire
Hampshire
. It is situated in south central England
England
, and lies across a valley at the source of the River Loddon . It is located 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Southampton
Southampton
, 48 miles (77 km) southwest of London
London
, and 19 miles (31 km) northeast of the county town and former capital Winchester
Winchester
. According to the 2011 census the town (including its outer suburbs) had a population of 107,355. It is part of the borough of Basingstoke and Deane and part of the parliamentary constituency of Basingstoke
Basingstoke

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Church Of England
The CHURCH OF ENGLAND (C OF E) is the state church of England
England
. The Archbishop of Canterbury
Archbishop of Canterbury
(currently Justin Welby
Justin Welby
) is the most senior cleric, although the monarch is the supreme governor . The Church of England
England
is also the mother church of the international Anglican
Anglican
Communion . It traces its history to the Christian church recorded as existing in the Roman province of Britain by the third century, and to the 6th-century Gregorian mission to Kent led by Augustine of Canterbury
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Pals Battalion
The PALS BATTALIONS of World War I
World War I
were specially constituted battalions of the British Army
British Army
comprising men who had enlisted together in local recruiting drives, with the promise that they would be able to serve alongside their friends, neighbours and colleagues ("pals"), rather than being arbitrarily allocated to battalions. At the outbreak of World War I
World War I
in August 1914, Lord Kitchener , the Secretary of State for War
Secretary of State for War
, believed that overwhelming manpower was the key to winning the war and he set about looking for ways to encourage men of all classes to join
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Ludendorff Offensive
France
France
British Empire
British Empire
* Australia
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Alfred Leete
ALFRED AMBROSE CHEW LEETE (1882–1933) was a British graphic artist. Born at Thorpe Achurch , Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire
, he studied at Kingsholme School and The School of Science and Art (now Weston College
Weston College
) in Weston-super-Mare
Weston-super-Mare
, before moving to London in 1899 and taking a post as an artist with a printer . His career as a paid artist had begun in 1897 when the Daily Graphic accepted one of his drawings; later he contributed regularly to a number of magazines including Punch magazine , the Strand Magazine
Strand Magazine
, Tatler , etc
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Hundred Days Offensive
French Third Republic
French Third Republic
British Empire
British Empire
* United Kingd
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8th Infantry Division (United Kingdom)
The 8TH INFANTRY DIVISION was an infantry division of the British Army that was active in both World War I
World War I
and World War II
World War II
. The division was first formed in October 1914 during World War I, initially consisting mainly of soldiers of the Regular Army and served on the Western Front throughout the war, sustaining many casualties, before disbandment in 1919. The division was reactivated in Palestine , under the command of Major-General Bernard Montgomery
Bernard Montgomery
, in the late 1930s in the years running up to the Second World War before being disbanded in late February 1940. It was briefly reformed in Syria in an administrative role during 1942-3
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30th Division (United Kingdom)
First World War Battle of the Somme (1916) Battle of Albert (1916) The British 30TH DIVISION was a New Army division that was originally made up of battalions raised by public subscription or private patronage. The division was taken over by the British War Office
War Office
in August 1915 and moved to France in December. It served on the Western Front for the duration of the First World War . CONTENTS * 1 Unit history * 2 Formation * 3 Battles * 4 General officer commanding * 5 Notes * 6 Bibliography * 7 See also * 8 External links * 9 Further reading UNIT HISTORYto be completed FORMATION 21st Brigade The brigade joined from the 7th Division in December 1915, swapping with the 91st Brigade
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Division (military)
A DIVISION is a large military unit or formation , usually consisting of between 10,000 and 20,000 soldiers. Infantry
Infantry
divisions during the World Wars ranged between 10,000 and 30,000 in nominal strength. In most armies, a division is composed of several regiments or brigades ; in turn, several divisions typically make up a corps . In most modern militaries , a division tends to be the smallest combined arms unit capable of independent operations ; this is due to its self-sustaining role as a unit with a range of combat troops and suitable combat support forces, which can be arranged into various organic combinations
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Armistice With Germany (Compiègne)
The ARMISTICE OF 11 NOVEMBER 1918 was an armistice during the First World War between the Allies and Germany – also known as the ARMISTICE OF COMPIèGNE after the location in which it was signed – and the agreement that ended the fighting on the Western Front . It went into effect at 11 a.m. Paris time on 11 November 1918 ("the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month"), and marked a victory for the Allies and a complete defeat for Germany, although not formally a surrender. The Germans were responding to the policies proposed by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson
in his Fourteen Points
Fourteen Points
of January 1918
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Germany
Coordinates : 51°N 9°E / 51°N 9°E / 51; 9 Federal Republic
Republic
of Germany Bundesrepublik Deutschland (German ) Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: "Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit " (de facto) "Unity and Justice and Freedom" ANTHEM: " Deutschlandlied
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Regiment
A REGIMENT is a military unit . Their role and size varies markedly, depending on the country and the arm of service. In Medieval Europe
Medieval Europe
, the term "regiment" denoted any large body of front-line soldiers, recruited or conscripted in one geographical area, by a leader who was often also the feudal lord of the soldiers. By the 17th century, a full-strength regiment was usually about a thousand personnel, and was usually commanded by a colonel
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Spring Offensive
British Empire
British Empire
* Australia
Australia
* Canada
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