Recently our attention has
been drawn to a series of new books, articles and radio and television
documentaries on the subjects covered by Britain's Small Wars. Their contents,
in many cases, draw extensively on material published on this web site
and used without acknowledgment or permission of the copyright holders.
When this site was created
and developed, its aim, which remains, was to record those conflicts since
1945 in which British service personnel have been called upon to do their
duty, reported as far as possible through the eye-witness accounts of those
involved, and to create Honour Rolls, where none existed before, of those
who gave their lives in service to their country. As a result this web
site has become a valuable historical resource due to the voluntary efforts
of our contributors, free from the profit-making needs of media publishers.
By using Britain's Small
Wars copyright material without permission, some authors and publishers
are not only taking credit falsely for their work, they are dishonoring
British forces and their achievements. While we do not have the resources
to 'police' the use of our material nor pursue costly litigation, we usually
give permission freely to those who approach us to quote passages from
our pages for their use. In fact, they honor us by doing so. All we request
is that they acknowledge the fact in their published work.