Britain's Military Police

Elite 65
  • Author: Mike Chappell
  • Illustrator: Mike Chappell
  • Short code: ELI 65
  • Publication Date: 15 May 1997
  • ISBN: 9781855326705
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

The story of Britain's provost forces necessarily focuses attention on some of the less glorious episodes of British Army history. Had every British soldier over the centuries been an obedient and dutiful soul, there would have been no need for provost of military police. Sadly, armies - particularly in time of war - have always been home for the criminal, and the British Army has had its share of thieves and cut-throats, as well as its drunken and licentious element. How these were contained, or dealt with, is the main subject of this book. The men who tamed the lawless are its subject.

Biographical Note

Mike Chappell spent 22 years in infantry soldiering, retiring in 1974 as RSM of the 1st Bn., The Wessex Regiment (Rifle Volunteers). Since beginning to paint military subjects in 1968 Mike has gained world-wide popularity as a military illustrator, and has been a prolific artist and author for Osprey for well over 20 years. He currently lives and works in Kent.


Introduction Discipline in the British Army Provost Marshals and Staff Corps Victorian Military Discipline The Early 20th Century 1914-18 The Great War 1918-1939 The Inter-War Years 1939-1945 The Second World War The Post-War Years Recommended Reading The Plates

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