For centuries, the British military has existed to defend the kingdom from threats. From the Spanish Armada to the armies of Napoleon and the Nazi Luftwaffe, the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines serve the crown and protect the realm. Today, the military works to stop terrorist threats abroad so they cannot cause destruction at home. Below here you’ll find some interesting tidbits about the British Army, British Navy, Royal Air Force, and Royal Marines.
Get Out of Gulag Free
During World War II, many POW escapes from Nazi prison camps were the result of playing Monopoly. The Red Cross sent special Monopoly boxes marked with a red dot on the Free Parking space to let prisoners know. In the game box, the Red Cross hid German marks amongst the monopoly money, a compass in the dog counter, a metal file in the board itself, and silk maps of the prison inside hollow hotel pieces.