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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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 died out.
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 Engla…nd 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"
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.
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 i…n 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.
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 assassination 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.
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.
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their was a total of 351 battalions in Britain :)
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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 (:
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 unit…s . Hawaiian Democrat Senator Daniel Inouye , a Medal Of Honor recipient , was a member of this renown unit . ~ See related link below .
In World War 1
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 Hi…ghlanders Gordon Highlanders Black Watch The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) The Royal Scots 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.
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.