The Ecclesiastically-Named Howitzers of the British Army
In 1940, the United Kingdom went to war with the Axis in North Africa and quickly encountered an unnerving tactical problem. The nature of warfare in the flat, open desert inevitably favored tanks, which could easily outrun the range of supporting artillery that could not move unless towed. Limbering... Read more
The British Perfected the Art of Brewing Tea Inside an Armored Vehicle
This story originally appeared on April 27, 2014. There are few things more British than tea, even if it was originally a Portuguese tradition of brewing South Asian leaves. The culture of tea-drinking permeates British society—including the military. But tea-break culture posed a big problem for the generals in... Read more

James Simpson


Japan-based writer covering Japanese security news and military history.

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