What was a pals regiment in World War 1?
In peacetime Britain traditionally maintains only a small army. When war broke out in 1914 the British army was so small that the Kaiser dismissed it calling the British soldiers "contempable." Despite the initial surge to enlist Britain needed to expand its army as quickly as possible and so came up with the promise that those who joined up together (as pals) would stay together and fight together. Until that point Britain had recruited its soldiers on a county basis - Lancashire Regiment, Devonshire Regiment, etc. Now, with this promise in mind thousands of young men signed up in local groups. Every town was urged to match the commitment of its neighbours and produce its own company or battalion. There were even clerk's battalions or companies formed by old boys from a particular school or university. The result of all this was a recruiting sergeant's dream come true as groups of young men from all walks of life formed "Pals" units rapidly swelling the army numbers. However, disaster was just around the corner because pals that fight together die together. On the first day of the first battle of the Somme alone Britain suffered nearly 60,000 casualties. The Pals battalions were decimated and many were completely wiped out. Nothing could hide from those at home the scale and full horror of the war they were involved in when the telegram boy called at every other house in every street of a small town bringing the awful news of husbands, fathers and sons. Not surprisingly recruitment quickly shifted back to its traditional methods with those joining or being conscripted from the same towns and villages being split and spread out through all the regiments. - I Warner
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%DETAILS%\n. \n. \n Answer \n. \nTry going to WWW.askjeeves.com\nType in 251st Infantry.\nThis will give hits to all the web sites that contain any information on the 251th.\nI did this for The USS Randolph and found a couple of people who knew my Grandfather during the war and a few people w…ho didn't but helped me alot with my research.\n. \n. \nI checked the organizations of the Infantry Divisions that were formed in WW2 and the 251st Infantry Regiment was not in any of these divisions. If a regiment was not part of a division, then it was an independent unit and possible a training unit in the US.\n. \nI checked the following reference for units that served in WW2 and Korean War and it does NOT list a unit by that name/identity.\nDept of Army Pamphlet 672-1 "Unit Citiation and Campaign Participation Credit Register".\n. \nFrom some "hits" on the internet, the 251st Infantry Regiment may have existed in World War 1 but I saw nothing but more inquiries. (MORE)
The number of Para. Inf. Regt. varied during the war. In Normandy, the 82nd A.B. Div. had three, the 505th, 507th & the 508th Para. Inf. Regt. In addition, there was the 325th Glider Inf. Regt. For the combat jumps in Sicily & at Salerno, the 82nd, had only two Para. Inf. Regt., the 504th & the 505t…h. Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Connections.com (MORE)
Answer . The 505th Parachute Infantry REGIMENT was the first P.I.R. to see combat in the ETO during WW 2. The first US Parachute Infantry Unit to see action in the ETO was the 509th Parachute Infantry BATTALION. \n. \nRichard V. Horrell\nWW 2 Connections.com.
Total war is a military conflict in which nations mobilize all available resources in order to destroy another nation's ability to engage in war. The practice of total war has been in use for centuries, but it was only in the middle to the end of 19th century that total war was identified as… a separate class of warfare .There are several reasons of why Total War was recognized in the 19 th century. The main reason is industrialization . As countries' natural and capital resources grew, it became clear that some forms of conflict demanded more resources than others. Additionally, this is the time when warfare was becoming more mechanized . A factory in a city would have more to do with warfare than it did before. The factory itself would become a target, because it contributed to the war effort. It follows as well that the factory's workers would also be targets.World War One gave birth to total war in the industrial age when huge armies of soldiers faced each other across battlefields that had been made horribly lethal by technological advances in weaponry. Once the war began, the countries involved mobilized their entire populations and economic resources to achieve victory on the battlefield. The term home front was used for the first time during World War I and perfectly symbolized this new concept of a war in which the civilian population behind the lines was directly and critically involved in the war.Young men were removed from production jobs, and were replaced by women. Rationing occurred on the home fronts. One of the features of Total War in Britain was the use of propaganda posters to divert all attention to the War on the home front . Posters were used to influence people's decisions about what to eat and what occupations to take, and to change the attitude of support towards the war effort. As young men left the farms for the front, domestic food production in Britain and Germany fell. In Britain the response was to import more food, which was done despite the German introduction of unrestricted submarine warfare, and to introduce rationing. The Royal Navy's blockade of German ports prevented Germany from importing food, and the Germans failed to introduce food rationing. German capitulation was hastened in 1918 by the worsening food crises in Germany.Military success was critically dependent on a country's ability to produce a continuous supply of goods for their armies. German industrial resources were so great that Germany was able to survive the British naval blockade and meet the demands of four years of war, while giving some help to Austria-Hungary. British industry, although capable and versatile, had begun to lag in output and in modernization. Britain came to depend heavily on U.S. production. Throughout the war, Germany occupied French territory that contained important industrial and mineral resources, so France also depended on U.S. supplies. Russian industry was incapable of dealing with the needs of the Russian armies. Although Germany gained access to the vast economic resources of the western part of the former Russian Empire in the spring of 1918, it was too late in the war to affect the outcome. The combined economic resources of the United States and the British Empire played a significant role in the Allied victory.Since the end of World War II, there has not been the need for a industrialized nation to fight a decisive war, due to the availability of weapons that are so destructive that their use would balance the advantages of victory. With the making of nuclear weapons, the fighting of a war became something that instead of taking years and the full mobilization of a country's resources would instead take hours and was developed and maintained with relatively modest peace time defense budgets. (MORE)
Answer . This wasn't so much a single regiment but referred to the practice of keeping groups of recruits from one town or football team or even one family together in the regiment. Because of the high death rate in the 1st world war the young men of whole towns were wiped out and the practice d…ied out. (MORE)
Answer . Sir,. In reguards to your question about the 328 Inf.Rgt. You may want ot tyr contacting the Dept. Of The Army, U.S. Army Heritage And Education Center. Their street address is 22 Ashburn Dr.,Carlisle, Pa. 17013. I don't know what I did with their E-mail address so I can't pass it on t…o you. You may be able to find it in Google's search engine. Matter of fact, I have to contact this center myself again. Well I hope this help answer your question and good luck. . Answer . The 328th Infantry Regiment was one of the 3 regiments that comprised the 26th "Yankee" Infantry Division . To follow the history of this regiment, I recommend you research books and links about the 26th Infantry Division and the command it was attached to.. Campaigns(in alphabetical order): Ardennes-Alsace Central Europe Northern France Rhineland Links: http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10006143. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/26th_Infantry_Division_(United_States). Custermen (MORE)
All of the Pals Battalions died in world war 1 but 1 of them survived called Mr T.Akins
Answer. Many regiments were organized and sent into WW1. Many were yoemanry regiments and their badges varied greatly. Countries that wore regimental cap badges include England and Canada and Australia.. Stag Head . Some badges that had a prominent Stag Head were Seaforth Highlanders Gordon… Higlanders Canadian Hastings & Prince Edwards Regiment . Stag . Units that had the body of a Stag(usually very small) included: Bedforshire and Hertforshire Regiment Royal Warwicksire Regiment (actually a gazelle) Notts and Derby Regiment, "The Forresters" (MORE)
The Western front; The Balkan front; The Eastern front; The war against Turkey in Iraq & Palestine & the war in East Africa
There were 6 military medal winners from the King's Regiment inWorld War 1. The winners were Ernest Hayes, Lt H.W. Gudgin, PhillipToplis, Francis Scollay, Walter Hidon, Edwin Arthur Wilson.
When the United States entered World War II, the 29th Infantry moved to Iceland, where it defended the rocky coastline until shipped to England in preparation for the invasion of Europe. In December, 1944 the Regiment deployed to France where it provided security to the "Red Ball Express", the suppl…y route which kept the armored thrust rolling into Germany. During the "Battle of the Bulge", the Regiment secured and defended river crossings along the Meuse River in the vacinity of Namur and Liege, Belgium. The Regiment saw heavy combat near Jemelle and Rochefore, Belgium and was then deactivated in October, 1946.. The 29th was not attached to a division instead it had assignments requiring only the manpower size of a regiment rather than a division. (MORE)
US forces did not wear any beret during WW2 The British had a Royal Armoured Corps that wore a cap badge with a mailed fist that had a King's Crown above it and had two rings encircling the fist that had arrow-head at top of each ring. This unit was organized later in the war. The more common… armored badge was the Royal Tank Regiment badge that had a WW1 tank mounted inside a wreath. General Montgomery is usually seen wearing this badge on his black beret. British armoured units wore black berets . I don't know of any British unit wearing a green beret. British S.A.S were the first to teach green beret's John Lofty Wiseman Part of SAS History - A Legend in his own lifetime Trooper John Wiseman was born in Britain in 1941 John Wiseman was the first to train members of the Green Berets which was at the formation of the USA's Delta Force who are of the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D) - commonly known as Delta in the U.S. Army, Delta Force by civilians, and Combat Applications Group by the Department of Defense - is a Special Operations Force (SOF) and an integral element of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). Delta Force's primary tasks are counter-terrorism and national intervention operations, although it is an extremely versatile group capable of assuming many missions, including, but not limited to, rescuing hostages, raids, and eliminating covert enemy forces. Delta Force conducts missions similar to those attributed to the British Special Air Service (SAS), on which it was originally modelled John Wiseman set a record being the youngest to pass SAS Selection at the very young age of 18 which is no longer possible and now cannot be beat. His service with the Special Air Service Regiment started in 1958 and served with 22 SAS for approx. 26 years. His worldwide service saw activity in every theatre of special forces operation and was Sergeant Major, B Squadron Sabre Squadron 22 SAS Sergeant Major 22 SAS Training Wing Head of Operational Research 22 SAS He set up the SP Team Counter Hi-Jack now CRW Counter Revolutionary Warfare Wing, The CRW Wing is now nominally made up of the personnel drawn from a single squadron, originally designated "Pagoda", which is relieved every 6 - 9 months. The squadron is split up into two combined troops, "Red" and "Blue", with each troop made up of an assault group and a sniper team. Though the counter-terrorist teams are based at RHQ in Hereford, a specialist eight-man team is based within the outer London region (4, south London border & 4, north London border/Hertfordshire). This team rapidly responds to any situation in London as required. He help set up the SAS Counter-Terrorist now known as 'The Team' for such teams involved in Operation Nimrod The Iranian Embassy Siege of 1980 was a terrorist siege of the Iranian embassy in London. The siege was ended when British special forces, the Special Air Service (SAS), stormed the building in Operation Nimrod. The incident brought the SAS to the world's attention as the whole episode was played out in the media. Which was undertaken from the SAS barracks Stirling Lines in Hereford John also ran Survival Training School for 22 SAS at Hereford Stirling Lines for survival skills on land, sea, jungle, desert, arctic, and all manor of wilderness environments. Much of the JWIC Jungle Warfare Instructors Course conducted in Borneo Malaysia is built on the solid foundations laid by John Wiseman and those that followed him. The Jungle Warfare Wing (JWW) is located on the island of Borneo, close to the border with Sarawak (Malaysia) and is supported by the British Army's Brunei Garrison. JWW exists to provide a jungle training facility to meet the requirement to train jungle warfare instructors for the British SAS and other regiments. John also ran SAS Selection Course which is the hardest course in the world to pass and out of 100 only 5% are consider fit to join the Regiment before they start the real training 'Continuation Training'. The Commanding Officer of 22 SAS is alleged to have said that, "John Lofty Wiseman is an SAS legend" a real accolade from the best. John Lofty Wiseman has trained survival to many specialists over the years both military and civilian and has undoubtedly saved many lives by his love of all things survival. It is his principles of survival and tools which he introduced that has had the biggest impact on the survival world whose achievements cannot be overestimated! (MORE)
Even though the war started out as a conflict between Serbia and Russia against Germany and Austria-Hungary, it quickly became a global war when Great Britain, France, and Germany dragged their colonies/overseas allies into the war. Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, South Africans, and Rhodesia…ns all fought for England in the war. Men from Algeria, Tunisia, Vietnam, and Morocco fought for the French and Germany had men from Africa and Southeast Asia fight also. The Ottoman Empire entered the war in 1915 on the side of Germany and fighting thus occurred in the Dardanelles and the Arabian peninsula between the British and Ottoman forces. The Arab revolt against Turkey involved more people in the Middle East, and the US joined the war in 1917. Whenever you have all of the Great Powers involved in a war, then it is a world war. ______________________________________________________________________ It became a World War because of the multiple alliances. Serbians killed the archduke of Austria-Hungary in Bosnia. Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. Serbia had an alliance with Russia and then Russia joined the war. Russia was in the Triple Entente and pulled Britain and France into the war. Austria-Hungary had alliances with Germany and the Ottoman Empire. They also joined the war. (MORE)
World War 1 effected the world in many ways. Communism rose in theSoviet Union, and Germany failed to follow the treaty ofVersailles.
Yes. World War I falls into the category of total war because the major focus of the governments involved was the war.
A pals regiment was a regiment recruited all in one town in England, or within one profession in a bigger city. The original BEF (British Expeditionary Force) sent to France in 1914 was very small as WWI armies went - only eight divisions. These were the "Old Contemptibles", a nickname they bestowed… on themselves because the German Kaiser had scorned the BEF as England's "contemptible little army". The BEF was soon much reduced from battle casualties, so a much larger force was needed. The British still did not want to resort to conscription (a "draft") so they tried to promote volunteering, and one way thought of to do this was to allow "pals" to enlist and serve together in the same unit. There were several regiments of firemen, and even one of accountants from the City of London, and regiments from every sizable town in this new army, sometimes called "Kitchener's Mob", after the Field Marshal who was still alive, and whose face appeared on the recruiting posters, pointing, with the caption "I Want You". It seemed a good idea, but sadly, the first action many of these pals regiments saw was on the Somme in 1916, when they were shot to pieces their first day in combat. This made for a very, very bad day in many towns back home. (MORE)
Did the dorset regiment construct a railway in Iran in 1914 which then caused the out break of World War 1?
I know nothing of a railway in Iran. The outbreak of WW1 was initiated by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand heir to the Austrian- Hungarian throne. He was shot in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip, a student, and member of The Black Hand, a Serbian Nationalist secret society.. Following the a…ssassination there quickly followed a domino effect in Europe as country after country was called upon to honour it's alliances. This is how and why each country was drawn in until the whole of Europe waws at war:- Austria-Hungary's reaction to the death of their heir was three weeks in coming. It issued an ultimatum to Serbia, which demanded that the assassins be brought to justice. In order to protect itself, the Austria-Hungarian government sought assurances that Germany would come to her aid should Russia declare war on Austria-Hungary. Germany, itching to use its military muscle, readily agreed. Things moved quickly thereafter. Austria-Hungary, unsatisfied with Serbia's response to her ultimatum declared war on Serbia on 28 July 1914. Russia, bound by treaty to Serbia, mobilized its vast army. Germany, allied to Austria-Hungary by treaty, viewed the Russian mobilization as an act of war against Austria-Hungary, and declared war on Russia on 1 August. France, bound by treaty to Russia, responded by announcing war against Germany and Austria-Hungary on 3 August. Germany promptly responded on 4 August by invading neutral Belgium to open a quick path to Paris. Britain, allied to Belgium declared war against Germany on 4 August. In just a little over a month all of Europe was at war. (MORE)
If you want a list of all members of all Scottish Regiments, that would be difficult to provide.. A lesson the British learned from WW2 was if you an entire Regiment served in one campaign or battle, then if that regiment suffered high loss of life that it would have a detrimental impact on the reg…ion or town from where the regiment was organized.. Therefore, British Regiments(including those designated as Scottish Regiments) were divided into Battalions and each battalion would serve in a different part of the war. Thus the battalion designated 1 Royal Scots would be sent to one campaign and the 2 Royal Scotts were sent to another.. This kind of info might be available. (MORE)
The 56th served as part of the U.S. 6th Infantry Division during WWI. Its primary combat service in France was during the Meuse-Argonne offensive near the end of the war.
The 165th infantry regiment was part of the 27th Infantry Division,composed largely of New York national guard units. They fought inthe Pacific in the Bismark Archipeligo, the Philippines, on Saipan(where they faced the last and largest Japanese banzei charge ofthe war), and Okinawa. On Saipan they …were under the command ofMarine General Holland Smith, whose contempt for the US Army waslegendary. (MORE)
The Pictou Highlanders had the stag head.. South Saskatchewan Regiment (WW2) had a full figure stag in center.
the gurkhas No, the Gurkhas have only been awarded 1 VC since end of WW2, The Parachute Regiment has been awarded 3 in that time
In 1944 during the d-day invasion they captured Caen. My granddad was a part of this division. Not sure what your question is, but my dad was in the 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment and was driving a water tanker in the Transport Echelon when he and many others were captured at Poperinge in Bel…gium, close to Dunkirk, on 26th May 1940. Any help? Ian Bowley (MORE)
Just found out i have one of these! and in Britain! Here its worth (quality depending) up to Â£500 (up to $790.9 i think)
In 1941, The 4th Marine Regiment was assigned to guard the US Naval base at Cavite and Corregidor Island in the Philippines. After the outbreak of war, The Cavite battalion also went to Corregidor. American and Filipino Coast Artillery installations were put under the command of the regiment's col…onel, who was thus responsible for the defense of the island, which surrendered in the early 1942. The survivors were interned by the Japanese for the duration of the war. (MORE)
The world was in destruction when the World War 1 ended. The world was on the edge of devastation as its food supplies wererunning low and the cities were destroyed.
1914, June 28, The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in Serbia, the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, was the proximate trigger of the war. . 1914, July 28, the conflict opened with the Austro-Hungarian invasion of Serbia. 1918, Nov. 11, Germany agreed to a cease-fire.… 1919, June 28, Treaty of Versailles signed. (MORE)
The oldest, continuously formed, active army unit in the world and the oldest infantry regiment in the British Army was formed in 1633 by King Charles I as the sovereign recruited men from Edinburgh to fight in France. They won their first battle honour in Tangiers in 1680 and their first Victoria C…ross at the Siege of Sevastopol in the Crimean War. The Battle of Culloden in 1746 was the last time the regiment fought on British soil. Members of The Royal Scots Guards have won seven Victoria Crosses - six during the First World War when The Royal Scots lost 11,162 men. The regiment's motto, "Nemo Me Impune Lacessit" ("no-one dares me with impunity") is now the motto of the new Royal Regiment of Scotland. (MORE)
The Royal Artillery 17th Coastal Regiment was formed in September 1941 from the coastal defenses at Tobruk in North Africa. The 17th RAR was part of the British 8th Army and served in Italy. One website says they were disbanded in July 1944. Coastal Artillery were formed and operated large, statio…nary artillery to defend important naval bases and ports. Since there was no longer a threat of attack by German warships in 1944, there was little use for coastal artillery. I found one link that listed the 17th Coastal RAR as part of the famous British unit, the 7th "Desert Rats" Armoured Division during WW2. Link: http://www.wartimememories.co.uk/allied/desertrats.html newtest3 (MORE)
Germany thought they would defeat France easily but they were wrong ,they were evenly matched and couldn't defeat each other.So they held their positions by digging trenches and tried to gain the land in between them known as no-man's-land.
Marina Raskov of the 588th Night Bombing Squad (USSR) and Katya Ryabova and Nadya Popova of the 588th Night Bombing Squad (USSR) were in the Soviet Air Force. See related links below.
It is now correct to use WW 1 not WWI because of the confusion with the Roman Numeral I. Many young people have not learned the Roman Numeral System and the computer does not recognize it either. So the proper designations are WW2 and WW1 and it is preferable for the full wording to avoid confusion …with WWW, world wide web. So it is preferable to use World War 1 and World War 2. Times and technology changes. (MORE)
Of course it was! Absolutely. Who got anything out of it, other than grief? Who even expected to get anything out of it? Serbia got the whole thing started because they coveted a few hundred square miles of the neighboring massive Austro-Hungarian Empire, for the glory of greater Pan Serbia. Say …about the size of a county or two in the US. France hoped to get back the provinces of Alsace and Lorraine, lost in the Franco-Prussian War. Italy hoped to trim off a slice of the south edge of the Austro-Hungarian Empire for herself. Germany hoped to gain land from France. The Russians, God Bless them, took what was a war between Serbia and Austria-Hungary, started by the Serbians by backing terrorists who assassinated the Heir to the Throne of the Empire, like a mouse biting a lion, and the Russians decided to jump in it, making the local war one that involved the world, for no better reason than they thought of themselves as the "mother of the slavs", the Serbs being Slavs. So like a deranged mother ("my babies can do nothing wrong") in swooped the Russians, bringing in Germany and France, and in short order Belgium and England, and then all the rest. So millions had to die because the Serbians had delusions of grandeur and the Russians couldn't keep their snouts out of it. (MORE)
What? This answer is both grammatically incorrect and doesn't make sense in the slightest. If you are looking for the location of World war one, it was mainly in Europe but was elsewhere as well. Some of the most noted places were Germany, France and Turkey (Gallipoli). If you are looking for the ti…me of World war one, it was between 1915-1918 (MORE)
This is a long answer because it involves many parts of battle. In three major terms, it was from the new horrible weapons used, trench warfare, and sheer numbers. First, weapons. Many inventions, such as gas warfare, airplanes and tanks were unleashed and killed many soldiers. Also, artillery ri…pped apart human bodies and killed even more. The technology had not evolved with time and mood about war. Trench warfare was a horrific aspect of battle. Soldiers would literally camp and sometimes live in trenches, waiting for the enemy to come or get struck by artillery or aircraft. When soldiers were ordered to cross the land in between trenches, or no-man's-land, machine guns were often waiting to cut the infantry to a field of corpses. Finally, the number of men who died was terrifying. About 9 million died in combat, and another 14 million were wounded in action. If you look at World War I photos of soldiers, you will see more gruesome pictures. Hopefully, reader, you know more about the Great War. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_was_world_war_1_a_gruesome_battle#ixzz18FpJIPPF . (MORE)
in world war one there were two groups, the allied powers, which included great britain, russia, france, italy, japan, U.S.( later on in the 1917s), and 25 other nations, and then there were Central Powers, which included germany, austria-hungary(they were one country at the time), ottoman empire, a…nd bulgaria. The people that were mainly fighting also had two "teams" the Triple Entente (Great Britain, France, and Russia) and the Triple Alliance (Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy). In the end the Triple Entente (including the Allied Powers) won. (MORE)
it was called the war to end all wars. it didn't, of course. WWI was important because Serbia wanted to blame someone for the assassination of their arch duke. Germany jumped to the other side, France and England wanted to help Serbia. It was also the spark of WWII, because it led to the Great Depre…ssion in Germany, making them listen to Hitler as he pulled them out of it. (MORE)
War neuroses is another name for shell shock or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). War neuroses became prevalent during the first world war as it was the first major occurrence where it was documented.
The fastest marching regiment in the world would be The Rifles regiment in the British Army. Marching up to 140 paces per minute normal march and up to 180 paces per minute when in double time; also home to the fastest marching band in the world.
Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria (The "Central Powers"). Sometimes, the Russian Empire is included, even though they fought for the allies, the Tsar (emperor) of Russia was overthrown in 1917, the empire was dismantled, and large amounts of territory were surrendered to Ger…many. (MORE)
Pal's Battalions were units in the British Army during the first world war. It's basic idea was that people could be enlisted in local recruiting drives in order to fight with their family, friends, etc. The word "pal" meaning friend in British English (:
Well, that really depends on the country you want. For Russia, a couple main generals are Alexi Brusilov, and Rennenkampf. (It sounds German, but trudt me, its Russian.) The French had Marshal Phillipe Petain and Marshal Foch. Of course, the Americans had General John "Black Jack" Pershing. The Germ…ans had Kluck, Moltke, Hindenburg, and Schlieffen, just to name a few! And for the British, finally, we have the younger Winston Churchill, who was praised for excellent leadership in WW2, but in the Great War was criticized for his failure at Gallipoli. (MORE)
The 442nd Infantry Regiment was an infantry unit mostly composed of Japanese-Americans who fought in Europe during WW2 . The 442d is one of the most highly decorated Army units . Hawaiian Democrat Senator Daniel Inouye , a Medal Of Honor recipient , was a member of this renown unit . ~ See related… link below . (MORE)
Generally, 1000 of all ranks, on paper anyway. Almost all the regiments were volunteers and were made up of ten companies, each with 100 men. Companies were usually raised in one town and elected their own officers. Ten together made a regiment, which often also elected its own regimental officers. …On both sides most soldiers were farm boys, who had never been anywhere and many of whom had never had childhood diseases, like mumps and measles. As soon as they got to army camps these and other diseases made their appearance. This period was often called putting a new regiment "through the fevers". Somewhere between a third and a half of the new regiment was usually lost, to death or medical discharge, in this time. So before ever seeing the enemy a huge loss of strength was common. States were in charge of raising most of these regiments, and rather than concentrate on filling up the veteran formations, they continued to create new regiments (some governors got to name the new colonels to command - a great type of political patronage). US regular army regiments were different - they had three battalions, each with eight companies, of about 70 men per company. So a northern "regular" regiment was bigger by far than a volunteer regiment. The Confederates also raised a few "regular" regiments, but 98% at least of all soldiers were in a USV (United States Volunteers) unit or a PACS (Provisional Army of the Confederate States) unit, with the 10 company, 1000 men organization. As the war went on and men were lost in action and continued to be lost to disease, regimental strength shrunk dramatically. By late in the war a regiment that could muster 400 was doing very well. (MORE)
The simple answer is no but they are a elite regimentnonetheless, but after all they are only a light infantry. Thereare more advanced infantry soldiers in the British army forexample: Pathfinders-The Pathfinder Group is home to some of the Army's mostskilled combat soldiers as well as experts . As… an airborne unit,it specialises in using aircraft or parachute drops to get behindenemy lines, from where it gathers intelligence or uses its speedand... firepower in lightning-fast attacks. SAS-A lot people forget about the SAS that they are airbornespecialists and they are even more advanced then the Pathfindersplatoon. They are mostly used now for counter terrorism missionsfor example the famous siege of the Iranian embassy in 1980. Also I would like to add,(but I'm not very familiar with the unitsin the united states) from what I have read US airborne infantryare very capable and better equipped and have more advancedtechnology then the British Army and any other for that matter. I hope this has helped ,I have a lot of respect for all airborneforces it takes a special person to do what they have to do on adaily basis. . (MORE)
My grandfather was in Company B. This information is according tohis records: The regiment was formed in early 1942, and trained at CampClaiborne in Louisiana. It shipped out to England in early August1942 from Camp Kilmer. In England, at least part of the regimenthelped build Nuthampstead airbase.… The regiment landed at Omaha Beach in Normandy around June 26,1944, and went on to help repair the port of Cherbourg. Theregiment then went to Granville, France where it may have assistedin constructing the facilities for the Supreme Headquarters AlliedExpeditionary Force (SHAEF) until mid-September 1944. It then movedto Versailles, France where it stayed until mid-November 1944.Again, the unit could have been assisting in the construction offacilities for SHAEF. In mid-November 1944, the regiment spent twoweeks around St-Germain-en-Laye, France, before moving to Liege,Belgium. The regiment was stationed in and around Liege throughout theBattle of the Bulge. In January 1945, the regiment moved toTongres, Belgium. In March 1945, it moved to Aachen Germany whereit remained until the end of the war. After the war ended, the unit moved from Limburg, Siersahn, andFrankfurt am Rhein. During at least part of this time, the regimentbuilt enclosures for German POWs who had served in the SS. (MORE)
There were several regiments in the British army that were Scottish designation. The Royal Scots Regiment The London Scottish -the Gordan Highlanders Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders Gordon Highlanders Black Watch The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) The Royal Scot…s Fusiliers Seaforth Highlanders The King's Own Scottish Borders The Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons) The Scots Guard (of the Imperial Guards) The Lowland Regiment The Highland Regiment The last two were training regiments. Each of these Regiments served in WW2 with several combat battalions and one training battalion. This allowed different battalions to serve in different theaters of WW2. In addition to these regiments, the Canadian army had regiments that were extensions of those of the British Army. Many had the same name as their British counterpart. Here are some additional regiments. 48th Highland Regiment. (MORE)
The US had five airborne divisions in WWII. The Table of Organization changed drastically one time. See the related link below for the component elements of each of these five divisions, both before and after the change. The Parachute Infantry Regiments which were part of each division are listed on… this table. You might note that WWII Airborne divisions included Glider Infantry regiments, who had a very raw deal. They crash-landed into combat with a guy who washed out from powered flight training at the controls, in a plywood glider. Many died on impact. No jump pay, no fancy jump boots or bloused trousers, no shiny wings for the chest (eventually they did get an insignia just for glidermen - instead of two wings it had only one, so it looked like the other had been broken off). The 517th Parachute Infantry was an "independent" regiment for most of the war, meaning it was not a part of an airborne division for most of its action. The 509th Parachute Battalion was also an "independent" battalion, and the only independent paratrooper battalion the US had in WWII. Both these units gave valuable service in the Mediterranean, and later in France and Germany. These units, along with the remnants of the First Special Service Force ("The Devil's Brigade") made up a "Provisional Airborne Division" (though there were only about seven battalions to this group; not quite division strength) which was the airborne component of the Operation Dragoon "Second D-Day" landings in southern France, August 15, 1944. (MORE)
Army = 2-3 Corps Corps = 2-3 Divisions Division = 2-3 Regiments Regiment = 2-3 Brigades Brigade = 2-3 Battalions Battalion = 2-3 Companies Company = 2-3 Platoons Platoon = 2-3 Squads Squad = 6-12 men
War is when there is an armed conflict between 2 or more nations.World War 1 was exactly that- an armed conflict that involved alarge part of all the countries in the world.