CDs and DVDs
DVD of the history and battles of the Green Howards , made by Paul Frost.
From the Green Howard's Museum in Richmond, North Yorkshire, we follow the raising of the regiment, the battles, the VCs, the sporting heroes. We interview veterans and publish treasured photographs and memorabilia. See the early weapons and uniforms, the souvenirs taken from the enemy and the tales of wartime gallantry.
A must for any former Howard and their family!
The Battle of Monte Cassino was a costly series of four assaults by the Allies against the Winter Line in Italy in World War II. The intention was a breakthrough to Rome.
Between 17 January and 18 May 1944, Monte Cassino and the Gustav defences were assaulted four times by Allied troops, the last involving twenty divisions attacking along a twenty-mile front. The German defenders were finally driven from their positions, but at a high cost.
The Falklands War began on Friday 2 April 1982 when Argentina invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands. On 5 April, the British government dispatched a naval task force to engage the Argentine Navy and Air Force before making an amphibious assault on the islands. The conflict lasted 74 days and ended with the Argentine surrender on 14 June 1982, returning the islands to British control.
649 Argentine military personnel, 255 British military personnel and three Falkland Islanders died during the hostilities.
DVD on the Battle of El Alamein, fought during the Western Desert Campaign in 1942.
A crucial battle between the weakened German forces and the resurgent British, the battle marked a major turning point in the campaign, ending Axis hopes of occupying Egypt, taking control of the Suez Canal, and gaining access to the Middle Eastern oil fields.
In August 1944, with the battle for the beaches won, Allied troops were advancing through Normandy. The Falaise Gap, southeast of Caen, was the only remaining escape route for the Germans. In danger of being overrun, the Germans were determined to extract their forces before becoming completely encircled. The subsequent fighting in the hedgerows and fields was intense.
The Gap was finally closed on August 19. Approximately 50,000 trapped German soldiers surrendered. Germans losses, especially of heavy guns and tanks, were catastrophic.
The Crimea Campaign was an eight-month long campaign by Axis forces to conquer the Crimea peninsula, and was the scene of some of the bloodiest battles on the Eastern Front during World War II. The German, Romanian, and defending Soviet troops all suffered heavy casualties as the Axis forces tried to advance through the isthmus linking the Crimean peninsula to the mainland at Perekop, from summer of 1941 through to the first half of 1942.
At 7.30am on July 1st 1916 the proud and eager young men of Kitcheners Army went "over the top" for the first time; the Battle of the Somme had begun.
By the end of that first terrible day almost 60,000 of their numbers had become casualties, and one of military history's greatest disasters had unfolded before the disbelieving eyes of the Allied High Command.
This DVD tells the tragic story of an Army "two years in the making - ten minutes in the destroying".
The Band of the Royal Lancers
The Cambrai Band of the Royal Tank Regiment
The Pipes and Drums of the 1st Battalion the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordon and Camerons)