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badges and insignia

badges and insignia  

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Are allied in military history to the art and science of heraldry and have grown to encompass paramilitaries and civilians in uniform; in many ways, indeed, they were the earliest ...
battle honours

battle honours  

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The names of battles or individual ship actions in which a warship has taken part. They are usually displayed on a board in a prominent place in the ship as a source of pride in her name. In the ...
battle of Carrhae

battle of Carrhae  

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(53 bc),the first encounter between the Parthians and a Roman army, to its misfortune led by Crassus. He was one of the triumvirate that dominated Rome and wanted to ...
dragoon

dragoon  

A mounted infantry soldier, named in 16th-century France after the short musket called the “dragon”. Originally trained to fight on foot, dragoons were organized in infantry companies, not cavalry ...
honors of war

honors of war  

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Privileges granted to a capitulating force, for example that of marching out with colors flying.
honour

honour  

The post of honour is the post of danger to be put in a position where one is likely to be assailed is to have one's value recognized; proverbial saying, mid 16th century.there is honour among ...
Invalides, Hôtel des

Invalides, Hôtel des  

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By an ordinance of 26 February 1670, Louis XIV founded the Hôtel Royal des Invalides, an ambitious scheme to house poor crippled veterans. Those admitted to the Hôtel were aged ...
knighthood

knighthood  

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The special honour bestowed upon a man by dubbing (when he is invested with the right to bear arms) or by admission to one of the orders of chivalry. In England the emergence of knighthood was slow ...
memorials

memorials  

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Memorials have been a feature of the commemoration of war since early recorded history. They were once largely triumphalist. The pharaoh Tuthmosis III (1479–1425 bc) erected two obelisks to proclaim ...
military organization

military organization  

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Most modern military forces tend to have organizational and structural similarities, reflecting not only common origins but also the practical span of command and the nature of the bonding process. ...
rifle regiments

rifle regiments  

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First appeared in quantity in the armies of European nations in the first half of the 18th century. At first, riflemen—known as Jägers from the German word for hunters—were recruited ...
Russian army

Russian army  

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The land forces of imperial Russia before 1917 and of the new state of Russia after 1992 were known as the Russian army; from 1918 to 1946 the land forces ...
Sir Richard Grenville

Sir Richard Grenville  

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(1542–91),English landowner whose name will always be associated with the last fight of the Revenge. He was born at Buckland Abbey, Devon, and was Sir Walter Raleigh's cousin. Little is known of his ...
Teutoburger Wald

Teutoburger Wald  

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The district where, in ad 9, the army of Quinctilius Varus was destroyed on the march from summer to winter quarters. Its location was until very recently the subject of much speculation. However, ...
to strike

to strike  

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To lower the colours of a warship in battle as an indication of surrender. In the days of sail a vessel was also said to strike soundings when it could reach the bottom with a deep-sea lead when ...
troop the colour

troop the colour  

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Perform the ceremony of parading a regiment's flag along ranks of soldiers as part of the ceremonial of the mounting of the guard; the first standing order on the subject (although it does not ...

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