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Marine Prepares for Invictus Games Cycling

It’s only nine days until London’s Olympic Park host the Invictus Games. The Games will see hundreds of athletes from fourteen nations competing across nine sports.  43 more words

Join the Marines and be happy. That's an order.

Some people who read my blogs have said that one phrase that recurs is “I don’t watch much tv, however…”. Well, I don’t watch much tv, however, a while back I watched a bit of a documentary on new recruits in the Marines – Royal Marines, that is. 341 more words

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London Film Festival Archive Gala: instant expert

Name: The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands (1927).

Age: 87 years old. The clue’s in the number in brackets.

Appearance: Shiny and new. 716 more words

Silent Film

Mental Health among Commando, Airborne & other UK Infantry Personnel.

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Mental Health among Commando, Airborne and other UK Infantry Personnel.


Despite having high levels of combat exposure, commando and airborne forces may be at less risk of mental ill-health than other troops. 211 more words

Military Fitness

Fort Subashi/Butsunaria/Perivolia

Upon landing in Crete in 1897, European troops occupied the major towns, leaving the interior to the Christian insurgents and their Greek allies. One problem that the Powers faced in both Canea and Candia (Iraklion) was the fact that the insurgents, in the unlikely event of them ever managing to unite under able military leaders, potentially had the ability to cut off the water supplies to the towns. 144 more words

European Intervention Crete

Fort Izzendin, Suda bay.

Shortly after British troops arrived in Crete in March 1897, Cretan Christians attempted to take over the Ottoman fortress covering the entrance to Suda Bay, Fort Izzendin. 183 more words

European Intervention Crete