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academies, Service  

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OverviewU.S. Military AcademyU.S. Naval AcademyU.S. Air Force AcademyU.S. Coast Guard AcademyOverviewU.S. Military AcademyU.S. Naval AcademyU.S. Air Force AcademyU.S. Coast Guard AcademyThe primary ...
Antoine-Henri Jomini

Antoine-Henri Jomini  

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(1779–1869) Swiss authority on the art of war who wrote histories of the campaigns of Frederick the Great and of Napoleon, in whose service he fought. In his writings he ...
art, the military

art, the military  

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Merely to use the term ‘the military art’ is to enter directly into the debate as to whether warfare is indeed an art, thus the province of unquantifiable qualities such ...
George Smith Patton

George Smith Patton  

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(1885–1945)US general. In World War II Patton commanded a corps in North Africa and then the 7th Army in Sicily. He lost his command in 1944 after a publicized incident in which he hit a soldier ...
Greek tactical writers

Greek tactical writers  

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A designation applicable to various technical or theoretical writers on ancient Greek warfare and military procedures. Warfare itself is as inescapable in Greek literature—which for us begins with ...
military museums

military museums  

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Because so much of Australia's military history has involved its armed forces fighting outside the continent, war has left almost no mark on the Australian landscape. While the ubiquitous war ...
officer

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N.a person holding a position of command or authority in the armed services, in the merchant marine, or on a passenger ship.v.1 provide with military officers: the aristocracy continued to wield ...
Saint-Cyr, Marshal Laurent Gouvion, Marquis de

Saint-Cyr, Marshal Laurent Gouvion, Marquis de  

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(1764–1830).Saint-Cyr, an artist by trade and inclination, joined the army in 1792 and subsequently rose very rapidly to become a divisional commander. He saw service at the siege of ...
United States army

United States army  

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In the closing year of the American independence war, Washington wrote his views of a proper military (land forces) policy for the new United States of America. Washington's ‘Sentiments on ...
West Point

West Point   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Military History

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US Military Academy. Built on a beautiful escarpment overlooking the Hudson river, the academy was founded in 1802 by Jefferson

West Point

West Point   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

a U.S. military reservation on the Hudson River in Orange county, New York, United States. West Point Academy, also known as the ...

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