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J. Vitor Tossini

Vitor is a student of International Relations at the Sao Paulo State University. He also explores British imperial and military history and its legacies to the modern world.

Britain and the Gurkhas – An enduring partnership

Since 1815, the Gurkhas have been some of the finest troops Britain could call upon.

Britain in Antarctica – British Antarctic Territory and the British Antarctic...

The British Antarctic Survey goes beyond scientific research, the presence also serves to ensure that competing claimants do not weaken the UK's position in the area.

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary – Supporting Britain’s interests overseas

For more than a century, the RFA has been essential in allowing the Royal Navy to operate globally.

The Five Eyes – The Intelligence Alliance of the Anglosphere

The Five Eyes brings the UK, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand into the world's most complete and comprehensive intelligence alliance.

A short introduction to the Baghdad Pact – When Britain and...

For almost 25 years, the UK led an organisation that included Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Pakistan as military allies.

The UK and New Zealand – A special relationship for the...

New Zealand is one of UK's most important partners.   The two nations have fought side by side through many conflicts, especially the World Wars....

Fortress Bermuda – Four centuries guarding Britain’s interests overseas

In 1995, when Britain closed its last naval facility on the islands, Bermuda had given almost four centuries of ceaseless contributions to British interests.

The UK in the Persian Gulf – Historical Involvement and Military...

Kipion is just one of a plethora of British commitments to the Persian Gulf over the decades.

Britain and nuclear weapons – The Second World War to the...

The UK was the third nation to develop nuclear weapons.

The UK and Australia – Adapting a long-standing relationship

Since the end of the Second World War, the two countries have been drifting apart.