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  List of military divisions by number - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of military divisions of all nationalities organised by number.
Divisions may be infantry, airborne, cavalry, mechanized or armoured.
British 7th Armoured Division - The Desert Rats
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 british-forces
The 17th Division was now down to less than half strength and had lost the bulk of its guns and transport, but the survivors reached Pegu where they were reinforced by 7th Armoured Brigade (7th Hussars and 2nd Royal tank Regiment) and re-equipped from the storehouses of Rangoon.
The British offensive in the Arakan was violently counter-attacked.
In December, The British crossed the Chindwin and the Japanese retired to the Irrawaddy.
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 A Brief History of British Airborne Forces
During the year, the 1st Airborne Division was built up, based on the two brigades, with the newly formed 2nd Parachute Brigade, together with a full compliment of supporting arms and services, trained to land by parachute or glider.
In September 1945, 6th Airborne Division was sent to Palestine to be part of the Middle East strategic reserve, but instead became embroiled in the long and thankless task of maintaining peace in that troubled land.
British Airborne Forces which in 1944 numbered some 35,000, were now reduced to one brigade, the 2nd Parachute Brigade Group in Germany and this became the nucleus of the post-war Regular Airborne Forces.
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 Middle division: Garton | British History Online
A stream rising on the high ground near the cliffs and flowing westwards towards the river Humber defines the northern township boundary; it was said to be neglected in 1367.
In the 17th century a dozen houses stood on both sides of the street and in a southern back lane at the west end of the village, and the church and half a dozen houses lay north of the street at the east end.
In the 17th and 18th centuries vicars were not appointed and Garton was served by licensed curates (Footnote 72) who had other parishes too.
www.british-history.ac.uk /report.asp?compid=16127   (6760 words)

  
 British Empire: Armed Forces: Units: British Cavalry: 1923 - 1993: 17th/21st Lancers
The fact that the 17th Lancers had sat for most of the war at the rear of the trenches waiting for the breakthrough that never came was not lost on the officers and troopers of this new regiment.
From September of 1940 the regiment was brigaded together with the 16th/5th Lancers and the 2nd Lothians and Border Horse in the 26th Armoured Brigade as part of the 6th Armoured Division.
Northern Ireland was to prove one of the more taxing post-war postings.
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 Middle division: Burton Pidsea | British History Online
(Footnote 51) In the early 17th century, when the insufficiency of the fleet was complained of by Burton Pidsea and other townships in the level, (Footnote 52) 440 a.
The development of the northern part of the village, which was recognised as enjoying a good 'prospect', (Footnote 73) continued in the earlier 19th century, with the building, or rebuilding, of several houses there.
Land called 'Gildehustede' was recorded in the mid 13th century, (Footnote 82) in the mid 16th the ten ants of Burton Pidsea had a guild house there, and later that house and 1 a.
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 King's Royal Rifle Corps
Stayed in the UK and supplied drafts to the 16th and 17th Bns.
Formed by the Northern Command from farmers from Yorkshire (2 Coys), Northumberland and Durham (1 Coy), Lincolnshire (1 Coy) and Leicestershire and Norfolk (1 Coy) in Sep 1915.
Formed at Canterbury from the 284th Graduated Bn on 27 Oct 1917 in the 202nd Brigade, 67th Division.
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 Ireland and British Imperialism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Below we look at the nature of the Northern State and show that partition was, and still is, in the interests of the Br;tish and Irish ruling classes and that only by basing ourselves on the working class and arguing for a real socialist alternative can we win.
It is the violence of the Northern State and its masters in the British ruling class which have made certain that twenty years after the Civil Rights marches the death and destruction continues.
John Campbell, secretary of the Northern Ireland Labour Party, commented "Lord Craigavon's solution was to divide the workers into different religious camps and it was noteworthy that although the recent trouble was spread all over the city only in a Roman Catholic area did the police use their guns".
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Auckland was an influential minister in the British government who served as Undersecretary for the Northern Department, 1772-1778, and as a member of the Board of Trade, 1776-1780.
Orderly Book of the 17th [British] Regiment of Foot kept at Staten Island and headquarters, New York, 1778-1779.Original is in Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Amherst was a British general and later field marshal who served as commander-in-chief of America, 1753-1763, Governor of Virginia, 1768, and Commander-in-Chief in Britain, 1778.
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 Second World War Books: History Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
On 5 May 1942 British Force 121 conducted Operation Ironclad, an amphibious invasion of the Vichy French colony of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean.
As 5th Division was required for the defense of India (and in fact had been en route there prior to the Madagascar diversion), 13th Brigade was withdrawn on 20 May and 17th Brigade on 10 June 1942.
Northern Rhodesia 27th Infantry Brigade: Arrived 8 August 1942; departed 29 June 1944.
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 MilitaryHistoryOnline.com - Operation Husky
On D-1, the British paratrooper contingent was to land in two zones near Syracuse, descending in 137 gliders between 10:10 PM and 10:30 PM.
Approximately one hour later, the 82nd Airborne Division was to drop from 220 C-47s at a point about four miles inland and six miles east of Gela, so as to control the beach exits in the landing area of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division.
In spite of these tribulations, the British force successfully prosecuted its mission, which was to seize and hold a bridge over the Simeto river, thus securing for the landing troops the only exit from the high ground into the plain of Catania.
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 BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, November 1918
In November 1918 the British Expeditionary Force under Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig occupied a 55 mile-long stretch of the allied front line from Voorde in Belgium eastwards to Sivry on the Franco-Belgian border.
Each army consisted of a number of corps, a few of which were in reserve at the time of the Armistice.
Each corps had a number of divisions which were rotated between attack and reserve: the status of each is indicated in the following list.
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 Dr Gyi 2
The 77th Indian Division was trapped on Tiddim Road by the Japanese 33rd Division.
The British defeat in Burma by the numerically inferior Japanese was the result of the Europeans' tendency to fight from static positions.
However, the operation was hailed in Allied propaganda as a great victory: British troops had boldly marched into the heart of enemy territory, wreaked havoc on Japanese lines of communication, and fought their way back through some of the world's most treacherous jungle.
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 1942 Details Page
At Fort Benning, Georgia on January 8 of this year, according to General Orders Number 4 and 5 of the U. 2nd Armored Division, the 14th Quartermaster Battalion and the 17th Ordnance Battalion are deacativated, and their personnel are transferred to the newly-established Maintenance Battalion of the 2nd Armored Division.
On January 25 of this year Headquarters, United States Army Northern Ireland Force is now active and beginning to function as a subordinate element of United States Army Forces in British Isles, under General Orders 1 of USANIF with date of January 24, 1942.
The division is organized on the new triangular concept; it is made up of the 357th, 358th and 359th Infantry Regiments, the 315th Engineer Regiment, 315th Medical Battalion, 415th Quartermaster Battalion, 90th Signal Company and 90th Reconnaissance Troops.
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 Society for Historical Archaeology - Research Tools   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Work centered on 1812-1870 period of military occupation, though a portion of first British fort (18th century) was believed found.
Major features: late 17th, possible early 18th century church site predating the standing "old church," and early graveyard; artifacts are mostly architectural related.
Information is presented on the leaders in the southern Native American trade in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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 BRITISH CHAUFFEURS' GUILD (NORTHERN DIVISION) LIMITED credit report - Sunday 6th November 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
BRITISH CHAUFFEURS' GUILD (NORTHERN DIVISION) LIMITED credit report - Sunday 6th November 2005
As this company has either not, or only recently filed, they are not yet analysed by our system, so we are unable to offer a credit report.
Notice of change of directors or secretaries or in their particulars.
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 The 17th (Northern) Division in 1914-1918
Established by the Northern Command, September 1914, as part of K2.
In the early Summer of 1915, the Division was considered to be ready for France.
The Divisions spent its initial period of trench familiarisation and then holding the front lines in the southern area of the Ypres salient.
www.1914-1918.net /17div.htm   (781 words)

  
 Over 50 Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It was an incredible beginning for visit to the northern reaches of this Canadian province.
Our first day was spent touring the little town of 1,000 named for John Churchill, the 17th century British Duke of Marlborough, that clings to the edge of Hudson Bay.
Those who make the trip find a special treat -- the aurora borealis (northern lights) that illuminate the skies brilliantly at this time of year.
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 Regiments of the British Army
Note that British unit sizes may be misleading, especially for American readers.
Much of this order of battle is based on the British Army's website, Soldier Magazine, Andrew Dunford's former British Army website (Andrew, where have you gone!?), and help from many others.
The East of England Regiment (TA Inf Bn) (49th Brigade, 4th Division) (Bury St.
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@CRS = ENGL 446 British Renaissance Literature 3.0 Inq @CRSPRQ = Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
Students coming to Chico from undergraduate institutions that offer an undergraduate comprehensive examination in literature or a course of the same kind as the Survey of British Literature are requested to submit, when possible, as one of their letters of recommendation, a statement from a faculty member directly involved with that examination or course.
@CRSID = ENGL 446 @CRSTTL = British Renaissance Literature: @CRSUNITS = 3.0 Inquire @CRSPRQ = Prerequisites: ENGL 340, ENGL 356.
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 Army organisation
If you are interested in a particular unit, you can follow it to understand where it fitted into the British Army's order of battle, and see which battles it fought.
The GHQ of a theatre of war was the top of the hierarchy.
In the infantry, they were under the command of Division.
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 The 49th State
National discrimination was compounded by regional conflicts among the territory's judicial divisions and these squabbles further blurred the focus on statehood.
Under the conditions of the Second Organic Act, Alaska had been divided into the four divisions, each with a capitol city: the First Judicial division (southeastern Alaska) at Juneau; the Second Division (northwestern Alaska) at Nome; the Third Division (southcentral Alaska) at Valdez, and later at Anchorage; and the Fourth Division (the interior) at Fairbanks.
The Southeastern division, or "Panhandle" region, had by far the largest population and began to wonder if perhaps it could become a state separate from the other three less-populated divisions.
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 Music (September 16, 2005)
The 17th century takes center stage when Magnificat, a San Francisco-based vocal and instrumental ensemble focusing on the early Baroque period, performs under the direction of Warren Stewart.
A mix of musical performances is organized by the city of Palo Alto's Arts and Culture Division, taking place at the Arts Center Auditorium at 1313 Newell Road.
"Orpheus Brittanicus," a night of 17th-century British compositions for voice, viols and lute, is set for Nov. 4.
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 Combined Index to All the British Studies Finding Guides in the University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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 Michael Bryson's CV
The Age of Milton: An Encyclopedia of Major 17th-Century British and American Authors.
Linked to by Proquest Information and Learning, Cambridge (http://www.chadwyck.co.uk/), as well as by numerous University English course sites and web-based scholarly resources dedicated to Milton and British Renaissance literature.
Designed, taught, and evaluated courses in the departments of English and Religion, including the upper division courses Topics in Religion, Studies in 17th Century Literature, Topics in Shakespeare, and Studies in Theory and Criticism, as well as a Freshman Seminar entitled Heroes and Antiheroes, and an Introduction to Reading and Interpretation course.
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 British Army Divisions on the Somme 1916   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Histories of all the British Army Divisions that fought in the Battle of the Somme, July - November 1916, with details of their actions, Orders of Battle and VC Winners plus useful information about further sources for research.
An ever expanding part of the site - keep calling back as Divisions are added.
Somme Battlefields website ┬ęPaul Reed 2005-2006 Site Last Updated: 04 November 2005
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