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airforce

airforce  

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The armed service concerned with attack and defence in the air. Aircraft were first used in World War I to locate targets for artillery on the Western Front, but from 1916 onwards they were developed ...
blockade

blockade  

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N. an act of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving.run a blockade (of a ship) manage to enter or leave a blockaded port.[...]
capitulate

capitulate  

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This, in the military sense, means to make terms of surrender; to yield on stipulated terms. Ordinarily used in terms of a general, force, garrison, fortress, town, etc. More simply ...
Cdr Mikhail Vasilevich Frunze

Cdr Mikhail Vasilevich Frunze  

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(1885–1925),Soviet politician, military leader, and theorist; founder and ideologue of the Red Army, Soviet military doctrine, and Soviet preparations for total war. A student at St Petersburg ...
Erich Ludendorff

Erich Ludendorff  

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(1865–1937)German general. Shortly after the outbreak of World War I he was appointed Chief of Staff to General von Hindenburg and they jointly directed the war effort until the final offensive ...
French Revolutionary Wars

French Revolutionary Wars  

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(1792–1801).It is the deepest irony that the French Revolution, with its ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity, led to a quarter-century of bloody war. Although the revolutionaries who formed ...
Gen André Beaufre

Gen André Beaufre  

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(1902–75).One of France's leading 20th-century military intellectuals, Beaufre had a distinguished career in staff and command appointments before writing his major work. A junior staff officer at ...
laws of War

laws of War  

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International rules and conventions that limit belligerents' action.
Mikhail Illarionovich Kutusov

Mikhail Illarionovich Kutusov  

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(1745–1813)Russian field-marshal. He distinguished himself in the Russo-Turkish War (1806–12), bringing Bessarabia into Russia. He commanded the Russian armies in the wars against Napoleon and was ...
morale

morale  

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N.the confidence, enthusiasm, and discipline of a person or group at a particular time: their morale was high.
mutiny

mutiny  

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N. pl. -ies an open rebellion against the proper authorities, especially by soldiers or sailors against their officers: a mutiny by those manning the weapons could trigger a global war | mutiny at ...
poetry of war

poetry of war  

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(see also literature and drama, the military in). Poetry of war is of two kinds: poetry written about war by poets who may or may not have direct experience of ...
Sherman's March to the Sea

Sherman's March to the Sea  

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The march of an army of 62,000 men under the command of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman from Atlanta toward Savannah, Georgia in the final months 1864. He left in ...
strategic bomber

strategic bomber  

As long-range bomber aircraft used in strategic air operations.
Thomas Carmichael Hindman

Thomas Carmichael Hindman  

(1828–68) Confederate army general, born in Knoxville, Tennessee. Hindman experienced frequent changes of command because of his practice of total war and tendency to become embroiled in conflicts ...
Tojo Hideki

Tojo Hideki  

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(1884–1948)Japanese general and statesman. He participated in the war against China in the 1930s, was leader of the militarist party from 1931 onwards, and became War Minister in 1940. He urged ...
war

war  

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War game a military exercise carried out to test or improve tactical expertise; a simulated military conflict carried out as a game, leisure activity, or exercise in personal development. The term is ...
Wilhelm II

Wilhelm II  

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(b. 27 Jan. 1859, d. 4 June 1941).German Emperor (Kaiser) 1888–1918 Upon his accession to the throne the young, self‐confident monarch soon clashed with his Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck (b. 1815, d. ...
World War II

World War II  

(1939–45)A war fought between the Axis Powers and the Allies, including Britain, the Soviet Union, and the USA. Having secretly rearmed Germany, Hitler occupied (1936) the Rhineland, in contravention ...

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