The past, the present and their stories
|Format||Paperback / softback|
|Book Size||550 mm (H x W x D)|
|Imprint||New Holland Publishers|
|Release Date||5 Sep 2022|
|Subject Classification||Warfare & defence / Military life & institutions|
Nigel Allsopp, author of over 15 books, has been writing the story of the combat cops, also known as the Military Police, for many years. There are over 40 nations involved where Military Police serve.
Combat Cops must be one of the least appreciated yet most indispensable military figures in modern history. In the mobile warfare of the 21st century no army could keep its vital supply routes open without the military police.
This book documents the organisation of many of the World's military police units.
Their duties included VIP close personnel protection, traffic control; maintaining military order and discipline; collection and escorting prisoners of war; prevention of looting; disarming civilians; checking captured enemy soldiers for documents; training local police forces and providing street patrols in occupied areas. They are also one of the military's least known organisations.
Now come inside their world.
Nigel Allsopp holds a master’s degree in history and teaches full time. He is a veteran himself and was awarded the RSL’s ANZAC of the Year award in 2017 for his charity work across the country. Nigel has been instrumental in ensuring Indigenous soldiers’ history is told. After conducting research into Indigenous soldiers in the Boer War, Nigel was so touched by their brave service to a nation that had often not been kind to them that he raised funds and established Australia’s first Indigenous Light Horse memorial in Logan, Queensland. Nigel has published nine non-fiction books, which he has donated to numerous children’s hospitals, the Starlight Foundation and Ronald McDonald House.