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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

Russia, U.S. Military Intervention in, 1917–20

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The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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...U.S. Military Intervention in, 1917–20 . American intervention in Russia developed in response to the political turmoil and great power competition triggered by the Russian Revolution and civil war. President Woodrow Wilson and his advisers enthusiastically welcomed the revolution of March 1917 , seeing the overthrow of the incompetent and allegedly pro‐German Czarist regime as a triumph of American political principles, an opening to displace German and British rivals for Russian markets, and an opportunity to revitalize Russia's military effort...

Russia, U.S. Military Intervention in, 1917–20

Russia, U.S. Military Intervention in, 1917–20  

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American intervention in Russia developed in response to the political turmoil and great power competition triggered by the Russian Revolution and civil war. President Woodrow Wilson and his advisers ...
Aid to the Civilian Authorities

Aid to the Civilian Authorities  

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(ACA, formerly known as Aid to the civil power) refers to the use of the ADF to uphold law and order in Australia when police and other civilian agencies are ...
Vice-Admiral Sir William Rooke Creswell

Vice-Admiral Sir William Rooke Creswell  

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(20 July 1852–20 April 1933)was born in Gibraltar, the son of the colony's deputy postmaster-general. He entered the Navy in 1865 and served in various postings until 1878 when ...
Agency Africa

Agency Africa  

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Franco-Polish intelligence network which was also known as Agency Rygor after its leader, Major (later Maj-General) Rygor Slowikowski, who escaped to France after the end of the Polish campaign in ...
Major-General George Walter Barber

Major-General George Walter Barber  

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(20 November 1868–24 July 1951).Born in Lancashire, England, Barber studied medicine and migrated to Australia in 1895, working as a doctor in Kalgoorlie. He was commissioned in the West ...
Sir Robert Henry Muirhead Collins

Sir Robert Henry Muirhead Collins  

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(20 September 1852–19 April 1927).Born in England, Collins served in the RN from 1866 to 1872, including a posting to the Australia Station in 1876. He retired from the ...
Ernest Albert Corey

Ernest Albert Corey  

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(20 December 1891–August 1972)was the only soldier of the British Empire and Commonwealth armies awarded the Military Medal four times. Enlisting in the AIF in January 1916, he served ...
Major-General Charles Frederick Cox

Major-General Charles Frederick Cox  

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(2 May 1863–20 November 1944).Cox became a clerk in the New South Wales State Railways in 1881, and enlisted in the New South Wales Lancers in 1891, being commissioned ...
River Class Frigates

River Class Frigates  

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(Barcoo, Barwon, Burdekin, Diamantina, Gascoyne, Hawkesbury, Lachlan, Macquarie). Laid down 1942–43, launched 1943–45; displacement 1420 tons; length 301.5 feet; beam 36.5 feet; speed 19–20 knots; ...
Major-General Sir Jack Edwin Stawell Stevens

Major-General Sir Jack Edwin Stawell Stevens  

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(7 September 1896–20 May 1969)enlisted as a sapper in the AIF in 1914, and was commissioned in the Australian Corps Signals Company in January 1917. He went on to ...
Great Northern war

Great Northern war  

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(1700–20).This was the second Northern war, engulfing the Baltic and much of eastern Europe, including parts of the Ottoman empire, which provided Peter ‘the Great’ of Russia with his ...
Seaforth Simpson Mackenzie

Seaforth Simpson Mackenzie  

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(9 August 1883–20 October 1955).A New Zealander by birth, Mackenzie practised as a barrister and solicitor before moving to Melbourne and spending a period as editor of a literary ...
William McKenzie

William McKenzie  

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(20 December 1869–26 July 1947).His family migrated to Queensland from Scotland when McKenzie was 15, and farmed near Bundaberg. In 1887 he attended a Salvation Army meeting, heard the ...
Siege of Bedford

Siege of Bedford  

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The siege of Bedford castle during the minority of Henry III began on 20 June and ended on 15 August 1224. At the heart of the contest, and the reason ...
Alpini

Alpini  

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Italian mountain troops. There were eight regiments in 1914, and their members wore a jaunty hat with a feather.
anti-armour weapons

anti-armour weapons  

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The increasing importance of armoured fighting vehicles, in particular the tank, in the 20th century required the development of specialized weapons capable of countering their armoured protection. ...
Sino-Indian war

Sino-Indian war  

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(1962).On 20 October 1962, China invaded India in a short, sharp border war that lasted a month before Chinese troops unilaterally withdrew to pre-hostility positions on 21 November 1962. ...
Battle of Anchialos

Battle of Anchialos  

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(917)At this battle the Bulgarian ruler Symeon inflicted a crushing defeat on a Byzantine army on 20 August 917. Although Byzantium and Bulgaria had formally been at peace for ...
Local Defence Volunteers

Local Defence Volunteers  

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British Army's amateur defence force. Their name was later changed to the Home Guard. See UK, 6.

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