The British Army And The Crisis Of Empire 1918 22 Studies In Military History -

british army during world war i wikipedia - the british army during world war i fought the largest and most costly war in its long history unlike the french and german armies the british army was made up exclusively of volunteers as opposed to conscripts at the beginning of the conflict furthermore the british army was considerably smaller than its french and german counterparts, british empire new world encyclopedia - the british empire is the most extensive empire in world history and for a time was the foremost global power it was a product of the european age of discovery which began with the global maritime explorations of portugal and spain in the late fifteenth century by 1921 the british empire ruled a population of between 470 and 570 million people approximately one quarter of the world s