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ABDA (American-British-Dutch-Australian) command

ABDA (American-British-Dutch-Australian) command   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
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109 words
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covering Burma, Malaya, the Netherlands East Indies and the Philippines (with the north-western part of Australia included from 24 January

Acre, Siege of

Acre, Siege of   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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2010
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929 words
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The epic siege of Acre began on 27/8 August 1189 and lasted until 12 July 1191; it was the

Afghanistan, Australian Deployment to

Afghanistan, Australian Deployment to   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
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822 words
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Within days of the al‐Qaeda attack of 11 September 2001 at the World Trade Center in New York and the

Agincourt, Battle of

Agincourt, Battle of   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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2010
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The most famous battle of the Hundred Years’ War saw an English expeditionary force under Henry V defeat a much

air gap, mid-Atlantic

air gap, mid-Atlantic   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to World War II

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2003
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History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
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282 words
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area south of Greenland in which Allied convoys could not be given air cover against U-boat attacks during much of

air power

air power   Reference library

Denis Richards

The Oxford Companion to World War II

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2003
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History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
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Before the Second World War, there was no general agreement about the importance or capabilities of air power. In the

Alamein, Battle of El

Alamein, Battle of El   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
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712 words
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In 1942 the pivotal battles of the Desert War were fought around the El Alamein area in Egypt. The German

Aleutian Islands campaigns

Aleutian Islands campaigns   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to World War II

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2003
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Kiska and Attu, two of the most westerly of these US-owned islands, which stretch across the north Pacific between Alaska

Alghero, Siege and Naval Battle of

Alghero, Siege and Naval Battle of   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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2010
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The town of Alghero is situated on the northwest coast of the island of Sardinia. From the eleventh century it

American civil war

American civil war (1861–5)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Military History

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2004
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History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
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the most important event in the history of the USA. It resulted from a fundamental disagreement between two sections, North

American independence war

American independence war (1775–83)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Military History

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2004
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History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
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By the Treaty of Paris in 1763, British fortunes in North America had reached their zenith. All threat of

American Indian wars

American Indian wars (1587–1890)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Military History

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2004
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History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
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North American Indian population densities never approached those of Mexico and Peru, but their greatest concentrations were around the Chesapeake

ammunition, artillery

ammunition, artillery   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Military History

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2004
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History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
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The NATO tactical symbol for artillery is a box with a black dot in it: a cannon ball. Yet the

Anthon, Battle of

Anthon, Battle of   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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2010
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History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
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405 words
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In 1430 France was bogged down in the Hundred Years’ War. From 1407 to 1435 hostilities between the Armagnacs and

anti-submarine weapons

anti-submarine weapons   Reference library

Richard Compton-Hall

The Oxford Companion to World War II

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2003
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The object of an anti-submarine (A/S) weapon was (and is) to pierce or rupture a submarine's pressure hull and let

Arab–Israeli wars

Arab–Israeli wars   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Military History

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2004
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History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
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3,765 words
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The first Arab–Israeli war formally began on 15 May 1948 when the League of Arab States announced its ‘intervention’ against

Arctic convoys

Arctic convoys   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to World War II

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2003
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transported matériel from UK and Icelandic ports for the Soviet war effort via the Norwegian and Barents seas. A total

Ardennes campaign

Ardennes campaign   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to World War II

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2003
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Hitler's final counter-offensive in north-west Europe launched on 16 December 1944 and also known as the battle of the Bulge

Armies

Armies   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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2010
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[This entry contains three subentries, on the organization, the rates of movement, and the size of armies.]

Armor, Body

Armor, Body   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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2010
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The most common form of armor available after the fall of Rome was mail. It had been in use for

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