English and British Military History

English and British Military History

This page is designed for students and researchers needing information on the wars and conflicts of the United Kingdom. The full name of the U.K. is The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Great Britain is the union of England, Scotland and Wales. To access specific wars or conflicts, click on the blue links.

British Spitfire Fighter Plane

British Spitfire Fighter Plane

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Anglo-Dutch War (1652-1654)

Anglo-Dutch War (1664-1667)

Anglo-Dutch War (1672-1674)

War of American Independence, (1775-1783)


Anglo-Spanish War, 1739-1748

Anglo-French War, (1119)

Anglo-French War, (1512-1513)

Anglo-French War, (1666-1667)

Anglo-French War, (1755-1763)




First Opium War (1840-1842)

Second Opium War (1856-1860)–Britain and France vs. China

Boxer Rebellion (1900)

Second Opium War

The Great Iraqi Revolution (Ath Thawra al Iraqiyya al Kubra)(Anglo-Iraqi War of 1920)-1920-Rebellion-G.B.

Kurdish Revolts (against British) 1922-1924

Second World War (1939-1945)

Anglo-Iraqi War of 1941 (Rashid Ali Coup)

Indonesian War of Independence (1945-1946:Britain’s involvement)

1948 Wathbah Uprising- Anti gov/Anti-British

Palestine (Jewish and Arab) Revolts (1945-1948)

Malayan Emergency (1948-1960)

Korean War (1950-1953)

Suez Canal Zone Conflict (1951-1954)

Mau Mau Revolt (1952-1960)

Cyprus War of Independence (1955-1956)

Suez War (1956)

Borneo (1962-1966) vs. Indonesia

Northern Ireland “Troubles” (1969-Present)

Dhofar Rebellion in Oman (1970-1975)

Falklands/Malvinas Islands War (1982)

Second Persian Gulf War (1991)

Somali Intervention (1992-1993?)

NATO Intervention in Bosnia (1995)

U.N. -Iraq Conflict (1991-2003)

Kosovo War (1999)

Sierra Leone Intervention (2000-2001)

Afghanistan War (2001-Present)

Iraq War (2003-Present)

Libyan War (2011)





Britain’s Small Wars

Operational deployments of British troops 1945-1983


1. Kohn, George C. Dictionary of Wars. New York: Facts On File Publications. 1986.

2. Marley, David F. Wars of the Americas: A Chronology of Armed Conflict in the New World, 1492 to the Present. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 1998.


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