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anti-imperialism

anti-imperialism  

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The Second World War is widely believed to have encouraged the forces of anti-imperialism within the international system at large and undermined the viability of the various European colonial ...
battle of Kasserine Pass

battle of Kasserine Pass  

A mountain pass where, on February 20, 1943, American forces attempted to force their way past Gen. Erwin Rommel's German and Italian armored units as part of the Allied effort ...
battles of Alamein

battles of Alamein  

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(1942),part of the Western Desert campaigns in WW II. Alamein (or al-Alamayn) lies on the Egyptian coast some 60 miles (96 km) west of Alexandria. With the extremely inhospitable—if ...
Bernard Law Montgomery

Bernard Law Montgomery  

(1887–1976) British field marshal and Allied commander during World War II, known as Monty. Montgomery first gained fame in 1942 with his defeat of the forces of Erwin Rommel at ...
campaign medals

campaign medals  

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Besides decorations and orders awarded to service and civilian personnel for gallantry and outstanding services to their countries, most combatant countries awarded medals to those taking part in ...
deception

deception  

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N.those measures designed to mislead the enemy by manipulation, distortion, or falsification of evidence.
desert rat

desert rat  

1 a soldier serving in a desert campaign such as the Persian Gulf War.2 informal a soldier of the 7th British armored division (with the jerboa as a badge) in the North African desert campaign of ...
Erwin Rommel

Erwin Rommel  

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(1891–1944)German Field Marshal. Rommel was posted to North Africa in 1941 after the collapse of the Italian offensive, and, as commander of the Afrika Korps, he deployed a series of surprise ...
Halfaya Pass

Halfaya Pass  

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Situated near the Egyptian–Libyan border, this gap was one of only two exits through a defensible escarpment which narrowed the coastal plain to a bottleneck south of Sollum in Libya. ...
Sherman tank

Sherman tank  

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An American type of medium tank, used in large numbers during World War II.
Sidi Rezegh battles

Sidi Rezegh battles  

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Fought during the Western Desert campaigns as part of the British and Commonwealth Eighth Army's offensive in November 1941 (CRUSADER).The CRUSADER plan envisaged an inland thrust by Eighth Army's ...
submarine

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N. SS or SSN a warship with a streamlined hull designed to operate completely submerged in the sea for long periods, equipped with an internal store of air and a ...
Western Desert campaigns

Western Desert campaigns  

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Fought in Libya and Egypt from June 1940 to January 1943, principally by British and Commonwealth forces, to prevent Axis forces severing the Suez Canal, a vital Allied supply and ...

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