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British Army

CWGC Restores Commonwealth War Graves at Historic Iraq Site

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has restored the graves of hundreds of British and Commonwealth service personnel buried … Read More

New Presentation Tank for Waltham Cross

A replica Mark IV tank, similar to that presented to the town of Waltham Cross following the Great War, has been mounted on the same … Read More

Meet the Chieftain (1963 Footage)

In this newsreel from British Pathé, the FV4201 Chieftain is introduced in an upbeat preview of Britian’s then-newest tank. … Read More

Tank General’s Home Guard Pike For Display

An improvised pike issued in the earliest days of the later Home Guard is to go on display at the Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset. … Read More

New Exhibition Marks RAC Formation

The Bovington-based Tank Museum has opened a new exhibition, Long After the Battle, to mark the 80th anniversary of the Royal Armoured … Read More

Ship Chartered in Official Normandy 75 Plans

The UK’s Ministry of Defence has announced plans to mark the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings later this year. Speaking … Read More

Six-Gun Tanks from the USA (1942 Footage)

This week’s footage from British Pathé shows some of the first M3 Lee medium tanks to see service in Britain being put through their … Read More

The West Tests Its Defences (Op. Broadside – 1950 Footage)

In this newsreel from British Pathé, the tanks of 7th Armoured Division are locked in battle with the forces of ‘Northland’, during … Read More

Operation Fork: The Occupation of Iceland

A largely forgotten chapter of the Second World War was the occupation of neutral Iceland by British forces in 1940. Alex Bowers looks … Read More

The Army’s Voice No.1 (1953 Footage)

The legendary voice of Regimental Sergeant Major Ronald Brittain MBE is the subject of this newsreel from British Pathé. Said to have … Read More

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