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Military History UK - Ident / Continuity - 04.2011
Military History UK - Ident / Continuity - 04.2011
Published: 2011/04/26
Channel: King Of TV Sat
The History of the British Army: From Flanders to the Falklands
The History of the British Army: From Flanders to the Falklands
Published: 2014/06/28
Channel: Matt Beechey
British Armed Forces - How Powerful is United Kingdom? 2017
British Armed Forces - How Powerful is United Kingdom? 2017
Published: 2017/02/25
Channel: VSB defense
The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained
The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained
Published: 2011/01/30
Channel: CGP Grey
France vs United Kingdom (2016)
France vs United Kingdom (2016)
Published: 2016/07/02
Channel: Binkov's Battlegrounds
United Kingdom vs European Union (UK VS EU) 2017 - Who Would Win? Brexit / Military Comparison
United Kingdom vs European Union (UK VS EU) 2017 - Who Would Win? Brexit / Military Comparison
Published: 2017/03/27
Channel: The Infographics Show
Military history of the United Kingdom
Military history of the United Kingdom
Published: 2015/12/14
Channel: Audiopedia
How Powerful is the UK?
How Powerful is the UK?
Published: 2014/11/20
Channel: NowThis World
A History of the British Empire: Economy, Population, Military and Culture (2003)
A History of the British Empire: Economy, Population, Military and Culture (2003)
Published: 2014/07/18
Channel: The Film Archives
WW2 Training Film for US Soldiers | How to Behave in Britain | 1943
WW2 Training Film for US Soldiers | How to Behave in Britain | 1943
Published: 2017/04/08
Channel: The Best Film Archives
THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN - Discovery History Military (full documentary)
THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN - Discovery History Military (full documentary)
Published: 2015/02/21
Channel: LifeZoneDocumentaries
Military history of England
Military history of England
Published: 2016/09/16
Channel: WikiWikiup
The Battle Of Britain (Military History Documentary) | Timeline
The Battle Of Britain (Military History Documentary) | Timeline
Published: 2017/04/05
Channel: Timeline - World History Documentaries
A history of The United States Army
A history of The United States Army
Published: 2014/11/26
Channel: FightingRubythroat 2
WWII Factions:  The British Army
WWII Factions: The British Army
Published: 2017/05/15
Channel: Simple History
Usa VS United Kingdom Military Comparison 2016
Usa VS United Kingdom Military Comparison 2016
Published: 2016/02/17
Channel: Military Defense
History of the Great Britain
History of the Great Britain
Published: 2013/11/29
Channel: Matteo Zilli
Ten Minute History - The Early British Empire (Short Documentary)
Ten Minute History - The Early British Empire (Short Documentary)
Published: 2016/09/26
Channel: Ten Minute History
France vs UK Military Power Compare 2017
France vs UK Military Power Compare 2017
Published: 2017/02/25
Channel: Zobiyen TV
Most Powerful British Military Strength | United Kingdom | 2017
Most Powerful British Military Strength | United Kingdom | 2017
Published: 2016/10/25
Channel: Armed Forces
Sea Lion: Why not just invade the UK in 1940?
Sea Lion: Why not just invade the UK in 1940?
Published: 2017/10/13
Channel: Military History Visualized
United Kingdom vs Germany Military Power Comparison 2016
United Kingdom vs Germany Military Power Comparison 2016
Published: 2016/08/01
Channel: FirePower
British Military FINAL WARNING to invading Rus Air Force Aircraft Documentary
British Military FINAL WARNING to invading Rus Air Force Aircraft Documentary
Published: 2016/03/13
Channel: ArmedForcesUpdate
TURKEY VS UNITED KINGDOM - Military Power Comparison 2017
TURKEY VS UNITED KINGDOM - Military Power Comparison 2017
Published: 2017/03/01
Channel: Daily Media
Incredible British Military Power | United Kingdom | Latest News HD
Incredible British Military Power | United Kingdom | Latest News HD
Published: 2016/10/14
Channel: Military Update
Gold, Silver & Slaves (Britain
Gold, Silver & Slaves (Britain's Slave Trade Documentary) | Timeline
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: Timeline - World History Documentaries
European Union vs The United States (EU vs USA) 2017 - Who Would Win - Army / Military Comparison
European Union vs The United States (EU vs USA) 2017 - Who Would Win - Army / Military Comparison
Published: 2017/03/07
Channel: The Infographics Show
UK Military SERIOUS MESSAGE to Sukhoi SU-35 Aircraft
UK Military SERIOUS MESSAGE to Sukhoi SU-35 Aircraft
Published: 2015/09/22
Channel: ArmedForcesUpdate
Overseas Military Bases of the United Kingdom
Overseas Military Bases of the United Kingdom
Published: 2013/06/18
Channel: British Defence News
Most Feared Weapons Of British Military. Royal Army, Navy And Air Force.
Most Feared Weapons Of British Military. Royal Army, Navy And Air Force.
Published: 2013/06/04
Channel: AD KN
Why Ireland split into the Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland
Why Ireland split into the Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland
Published: 2015/06/21
Channel: WonderWhy
Secret Series - MI6 - British Secret Service in WWII
Secret Series - MI6 - British Secret Service in WWII
Published: 2015/08/01
Channel: Best Documentary Channel
SPAIN vs UNITED KINGDOM Military Power Comparison - Spanish Army VS British Army
SPAIN vs UNITED KINGDOM Military Power Comparison - Spanish Army VS British Army
Published: 2016/12/29
Channel: World Military Power
How Powerful Is Ireland?
How Powerful Is Ireland?
Published: 2015/06/07
Channel: NowThis World
Turkey And United Kingdom Military Power Comparison
Turkey And United Kingdom Military Power Comparison
Published: 2016/09/20
Channel: THE POWER OF COUNTRiES
How Dangerous is the British Army? United Kingdom Military Power 2017
How Dangerous is the British Army? United Kingdom Military Power 2017
Published: 2016/11/23
Channel: Armed Forces
British Military Power | United Kingdom | 2016 | HD
British Military Power | United Kingdom | 2016 | HD
Published: 2016/02/26
Channel: Sierra Division
UNITED KINGDOM vs RUSSIA WWIII (Military Power Comparison) | 2015
UNITED KINGDOM vs RUSSIA WWIII (Military Power Comparison) | 2015
Published: 2015/03/06
Channel: VSB defense
Today in Military History: 7/10 - Battle of Britain begins
Today in Military History: 7/10 - Battle of Britain begins
Published: 2017/07/10
Channel: We Are The Mighty
Britain at War - Military History - Mike Cooper - British Voiceover Artist
Britain at War - Military History - Mike Cooper - British Voiceover Artist
Published: 2010/04/15
Channel: Mike Cooper - British Voice Over Artist
Japan JASDF and UK RAF to Collaborate on Advanced Stealth Fighter Jet
Japan JASDF and UK RAF to Collaborate on Advanced Stealth Fighter Jet
Published: 2017/03/30
Channel: Military history
NEW BRITISH EMPIRE? UK TO RE-ESTABLISH MILITARY BASES ABROAD
NEW BRITISH EMPIRE? UK TO RE-ESTABLISH MILITARY BASES ABROAD
Published: 2016/04/06
Channel: The Next News Network
History: The War of 1812 Documentary
History: The War of 1812 Documentary
Published: 2015/08/21
Channel: The History Guy
UK Royal Army OFF ROAD infantry military vehicle
UK Royal Army OFF ROAD infantry military vehicle
Published: 2015/04/04
Channel: ArmedForcesUpdate
THE ROMAN EMPIRE - THE CONQUEST OF BRITAIN
THE ROMAN EMPIRE - THE CONQUEST OF BRITAIN
Published: 2013/11/24
Channel: GREAT MILITARY BATTLES
One Hour of Patriotic British Music
One Hour of Patriotic British Music
Published: 2013/09/08
Channel: Friedrich Ludovico
British Military Power [FullHD 1080p]
British Military Power [FullHD 1080p]
Published: 2015/05/25
Channel: VSB defense
United Kingdom Vs Mexico Military Power | British Army Vs Mexico Army 2017 HD
United Kingdom Vs Mexico Military Power | British Army Vs Mexico Army 2017 HD
Published: 2017/04/01
Channel: ARMYTV
The UK must rebuild its military power - Why?
The UK must rebuild its military power - Why?
Published: 2017/10/03
Channel: Weapons Of The World
Military History UK - Brand New Promos - February 2011
Military History UK - Brand New Promos - February 2011
Published: 2011/02/22
Channel: King Of TV Sat
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The military history of the United Kingdom covers the period from the creation of the united Kingdom of Great Britain, with the political union of England and Scotland in 1707,[1] to the present day.

From the 18th century, with the expansion of the British Empire and the country's industrial strength, Britain's military force became one of the largest and most powerful in the world, particularly that of its navy, with advanced technology and bases across the world. It declined during the 20th century in the wake of two world wars, decolonisation, and the rise of the United States and the USSR as the new superpowers. Britain has been involved in a great many armed conflicts since the union in 1707, on all continents except for Antarctica. Today it still remains a major power with frequent military interventions across the globe since the end of the Cold War in 1990.

The present-day British Armed Forces encompass the Royal Navy, the British Army, and the Royal Air Force.

18th century[edit]

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

21st century[edit]

List of civil wars[edit]

  1. Jacobite Rebellions (1715–16; 1719; 1745–46) - the last civil war in Great Britain
  2. The Troubles - in Northern Ireland, with some (terrorist) activity in Great Britain

Further reading[edit]

  • Black, Jeremy. A military history of Britain: from 1775 to the present (2008)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Acts of Union 1707 parliament.uk, accessed 31 December 2010; Uniting the kingdom? nationalarchives.gov.uk, accessed 31 December 2010; Making the Act of Union 1707 Archived 2011-05-11 at the Wayback Machine. scottish.parliament.uk, accessed 31 December 2010
  2. ^ "First British troops arrive in Somalia as part of UN mission". The Guardian. May 2, 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Cargo bomb plot: SAS hunting al-Qaeda in Yemen". the telegraph. 2 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "UK and US spend millions to counter Yemeni threat". the independent. 30 October 2010. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Higham, John, ed. A Guide to the Sources of British Military History (2015) 654 pages excerpt

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