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 CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
He was later a prominent commander in Italy and North-West Europe, where he was in command of all Allied ground forces during Operation Overlord until after the Battle of Normandy.
Taking command two days earlier than authorised on 13 August 1942, Montgomery ordered immediate reinforcement of the vital heights of Alam Halfa, joined the army and air headquarters together in a single operating unit, and ordered all contingency plans for retreat to be destroyed.
Montgomery was the nearest commander on the ground and on 20 December, Eisenhower (who was in Versailles) transferred Courtney Hodges' U.S. First Army and William Simpson's U.S. Ninth Army to his 21st Army Group, despite Bradley's vehement objections on nationalistic grounds.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /cgi-bin/encyclopedia.pl?p=Bernard_Montgomery   (7557 words)

  
 Afghans wary of Karzai dealings | csmonitor.com
Critics - and even the commanders themselves - say the talks were about something else, a deal to promise key cabinet posts to warlords in exchange for their support of President Karzai's candidacy.
Mujahideen commanders, for instance, say they have been promised 50 percent of the cabinet posts, including the most important ministries of interior, defense, justice, and finance.
But sources close to the commanders say that it was Karzai who came to them, and who agreed to give half of the cabinet posts to former mujahideen.
www.csmonitor.com /2004/0601/p06s02-wosc.htm   (832 words)

  
 Military Affairs (Library of Congress Manuscripts: An Illustrated Guide)
Included are the papers of military heroes from George Washington, commander in chief of the Continental Army, to Gen. Curtis E. LeMay, commanding general of the Strategic Air Command and chief of staff of the United States Air Force after World War II.
Located among President Andrew Jackson's papers is the former general's retrospective and fragmentary account of the Battle of New Orleans, the outstanding military event of the War of 1812.
Of the presidents whose papers are housed in the Library of Congress, Woodrow Wilson is one of five who fulfilled the duties of commander in chief during a major American war.
www.loc.gov /rr/mss/guide/military.html   (1032 words)

  
 Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military | UCSB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Conversations with scores of gay military personnel also yielded numerous stories of gay sailors or soldiers who tried to get out of service by acknowledging to their commanders they were gay.
The most famous case of a gay man being drafted during the Vietnam War involves Perry Watkins, who acknowledged that he was gay both to his draft board and to the psychiatrist during induction.
The reservists, who told their commanders they were homosexual but still wanted to serve in the Persian Gulf, were further informed that discharge proceedings would be initiated after their return from the Gulf.
www.gaymilitary.ucsb.edu /Publications/evans2.htm   (3642 words)

  
 Yodfat
One of the most famous battles in the times of Josephus Phlavius, which is, by the way, the first and last of his battles.
Aspasianus was one of the most famous military commanders of the Romans, and with his son Titus, came here to put an end to the rebellion of the Jews.
It has been only about six months since Joseph Ben-Matityahu has been posted to be the military commander of the Galilee, and the truth is that he didn't have much experience.
haggai.tripod.com /~haggai/Tours/yodfat.html   (454 words)

  
 George Washington - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Washington was appointed Commander in Chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War (1775–83), leading the Americans to complete victory over the British, the only General ever to achieve this feat.
In 1752, France began the military occupation of the Ohio Country, a region that was also claimed by Virginia.
Washington's goal at the outset of his military career had been to secure a commission as a British officer—which in the British colonies was a big step-up from being a mere colonial officer.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/g/e/o/George_Washington_2730.html   (4543 words)

  
 The Military Commanders
He seems to have had the typical engineer's lack of verbal skills, and his battle orders to his commanders were so mangled that some stayed unengaged and others just followed the sound of the roar of the cannons and used their initiative.
Many of the officers commanding these volunteer regiments were spending the month of June reading Hardee's military manuals, learning regulations and drills just one step ahead of their privates.
His commanders were not all loyal, and had conflicting agendas which they acted upon, to the detriment of the campaign.
www.sullivanballou.info /leaders.html   (1477 words)

  
 Francis Marion
In 1761 the command in South Carolina devolved upon Colonel James Grant, of the Royal Scots, and he was assisted by a regiment of 1,200 state troops under Colonel Middleton.
It was his opinion that the allied commanders, by proper swiftness of movement, might easily have prevented the British from gaining their advantage of position.
At the decisive battle of Eutaw Springs, 8 kept., Marion commanded the right of the first line, and after the victory he joined with Lee in the pursuit, in which great numbers of prisoners were taken.
www.famousamericans.net /francismarion   (2552 words)

  
 Hannibal Biography
In December of the same year he had an opportunity to show his superior military skill when the Roman commander attacked him on the river Trebia near Placentia; after wearing down the excellent Roman infantry he cut it to pieces by a surprise attack from an ambush in the flank.
In 190 BC he was placed in command of a Phoenician fleet but was defeated in a battle off the river Eurymedon.
Hannibal is ranked as one of the best military commanders in history, alongside Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Friedrich II and Napoleon.
www.myclassiclyrics.com /artist_biographies/Hannibal_Biography.htm   (3223 words)

  
 Historical Bibliography No.3: Operational Level of War
He emphasizes the "decisive effect of individual human character on history." The focus is on the attempts of these commanders to adapt to the new conditions of war for which their prior education and training had not prepared them.
Commanding the 62d Army, he withstood the fierce attacks of the German Sixth Army and Fourth Panzer Army for several months during the fall of 1942 and participated in the ultimate destruction of these German forces in January 1943.
Arguing against the American military mind-set rooted in wars of attrition, the author instead advocates a mastery of the operational level of war as characterized by the relational-maneuver method of operations, a method whose main principles are avoidance, deception, elusiveness, and momentum.
cgsc.leavenworth.army.mil /carl/resources/csi/olw_csi/olw_csi.asp   (15680 words)

  
 4th Infantry Division Commanders in WWII (LoneSentry.com)
Gen. Prosser was the first commander of 4th Infantry Division when reactivated at Fort Benning in 1940.
Blamed for the initial defeat at Kasserine, Gen. Fredenhall was relieved from command of the II Corps and returned to the U.S. Maj. Gen.
Gen. Allen later commanded the 1st Infantry Division and 104th Infantry Division.
www.lonesentry.com /usdivisions/commanders/infantry/division/4th_infantry_division.html   (177 words)

  
 National Great Blacks In Wax Museum
He died in 183 BC Hannibal is universally ranked as one of the greatest military commanders and tacticians in history, alongside Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan, Napoleon I of France, and only a few others.
Hannibal's legacy also extends to the field of military history, as he is universally ranked as one of the greatest military strategists and tacticians of the Western world, alongside Alexander the Great, Julius Caeser, Gustavus Adolphus, The Duke of Marlborough, Frederick the Great, and Napoleon among others.
According to the military historian, Theodore Ayrault Dodge, “Hannibal excelled as a tactician.
www.ngbiwm.com /Exhibits/Hannibal.htm   (4060 words)

  
 Historical Bibliography No.3: Operational Level of War
He emphasizes the "decisive effect of individual human character on history." The focus is on the attempts of these commanders to adapt to the new conditions of war for which their prior education and training had not prepared them.
Commanding the 62d Army, he withstood the fierce attacks of the German Sixth Army and Fourth Panzer Army for several months during the fall of 1942 and participated in the ultimate destruction of these German forces in January 1943.
Arguing against the American military mind-set rooted in wars of attrition, the author instead advocates a mastery of the operational level of war as characterized by the relational-maneuver method of operations, a method whose main principles are avoidance, deception, elusiveness, and momentum.
www-cgsc.army.mil /carl/resources/csi/olw_csi/olw_csi.asp   (15639 words)

  
 Military.com Resources
While U.S. military commanders and strategists formulated offensive plans, the United Nations passed a resolution calling for military action if Hussein did not withdraw his forces by January 15, 1991.
Millions of Americans were glued to their television sets as CNN broadcast images of the air attack in Baghdad -- the beginning of the first "live" television war.
On March 3, General Schwartzkopf sat down with the Iraqi military and dictated the terms for the cease-fire.
www.military.com /Resources/HistorySubmittedFileView?file=history_gulfwar.htm   (655 words)

  
 Al Jazeera English - Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The document, quoted in Saturday's The Guardian newspaper, said US and Polish military vehicles had crushed 2600-year-old pavements in the city, a cradle of civilisation and home to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
US military commanders set up a base in Babylon in April 2003, just after the invasion to topple Saddam Hussein, and handed it over to Polish-led forces five months later.
"This is tantamount to establishing a military camp around the Great Pyramid in Egypt or around Stonehenge in Britain," Curtis said in the report.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/C2102CA5-44DE-4E5A-B41F-3E92C7017E04.htm   (270 words)

  
 7x30 military rubberized binoculars with the range-finding reticule
Military hardware is one of the few areas in the world where cost gives way to quality.
The tank commander who sees and recognises an enemy tank seconds before his target sees him, will survive, the U-Boat commander equipped with a binocular which has only the slightest edge over the enemy will have a greater chance of achieving his mission and surviving.
These KOMZ 7x30 Commanders Binoculars have been used from Afghanistan to the Siberian wastes and are amongst the most robust glasses ever made.The KOMZ binoculars are listed in the Soviet military hardware listings.
www.binocularsmart.com /binoculars/reticle_marine_russian_military_rubberised_binoculars_7_x_30.shtml   (636 words)

  
 Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein Summary
He commanded the British occupation forces and the Army of the Rhine (1945-1946), then was chief of the imperial general staff (1946-1948).
He was later a prominent commander in Italy and North-West Europe, where he was in command of all Allied ground forces during Operation Overlord and then until after the Battle of Normandy.
Montgomery was the nearest commander on the ground and on 20 December, Eisenhower (who was in Versailles) transferred Courtney Hodges' U.S. First Army and the U.S. Ninth Army to his 21st Army Group, despite Bradley's vehement objections.
www.bookrags.com /Bernard_Law_Montgomery,_1st_Viscount_Montgomery_of_Alamein   (7650 words)

  
 Al-Ahram Weekly | Chronicles |
It was also obliged to hand over all military vessels in Ottoman waters or elsewhere, with the exception of ships used for guard duty.
On 7 November 1918, the German high command issued a statement informing the High Commander of the Allied Forces, Marshal Foch, that a German delegation was on its way to cross the line of fire in order to discuss the conditions for a truce.
From Hamburg came reports that the workers and soldiers councils had occupied all military installations, set up guards around the food depots and threatened to execute all persons accused of theft or plunder.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /1999/417/chrncls.htm   (1571 words)

  
 Socrates
He asks the people he thinks ought to know (the famous military commanders, the famous artists, etc.) to say in words what all the instances of courage or beauty, etc., have in common: what’s the essence of courage or beauty.
However, the military commanders and artists and other respondents of Socrates were simply unable to give Socrates the sort of accounts he was looking for.
The military commander would give examples of courage, the artist would give examples of beauty, Meno gives examples of aretê.
instruct.westvalley.edu /lafave/Socrates.html   (905 words)

  
 Alexander Nevsky Summary
Commonly regarded as the key figure of mediaeval Russia, Alexander was the grandson of Vsevolod the Big Nest and rose to legendary status on account of his military victories over the Western aggressors against the background of shrewd conciliatory policies towards the powerful Golden Horde.
Born in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Alexander was the fourth son of Prince Yaroslav Vsevolodovich and seemed to have no chance of claiming the throne of Vladimir.
In 1236, however, he was summoned by the Novgorodians to become kniaz' (or prince) of Novgorod and, as their military leader, to defend their northwest lands from Swedish and German invaders.
www.bookrags.com /Alexander_Nevsky   (1371 words)

  
 Mad Canuck: Famous Minaret in Iraq Damaged
While the cause of the damage was obviously an insurgent attack, some of the blame for this historic monument being damaged must fall on the commander who decided to use it as a military installation: if there were never any snipers in that minaret, the insurgents would not have considered it a target.
A few years ago, I had the privilege to attend a military wedding in Canada, where the bride and groom left the church under an arch of crossed swords held by an honor guard.
The American military has been trying for the past two years to "win the hearts and minds" of Iraqis, and have been doing a lot of work in this area: repairing infrastructure, rebuilding schools, handing out candy to kids, and the like.
madcanuck.blogspot.com /2005/04/famous-minaret-in-iraq-damaged.html   (947 words)

  
 Untitled Document
Commander of Achaemenids' Army, sister of the legendary Persian Hero, Aryobarzan (Achaemenid's General), she stood side by side to her brother and fought the Greeks and Macedonians to death.
She fought gracefully, as a resistance commander, fighting against Arabo_Islamic Invaders_oppressors during the Arab Invasion, killed many of the Tazis and done many damages to the Savage Arab Army.
The Persian Prime Minister of the Islamic Empire during Caliphate Ma'mun of Abbassids, Buran was the wise Wazir during the occupation of Iran by Arab oppressors, She was daughter of Hassan Sahl, she has done many goods for the Persians and Persian status under the occupation of Caliphate.
www.rozanehmagazine.com /JanuaryFebruary06/afamouswomen.html   (1381 words)

  
 American Coup D'Etat (Harpers.org)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
All this led to a famous meeting of the officers when it was proposed that they see to their own interests, and either march on the Congress or, if the war continued, retire to the West and abandon the country.
We are reinforcing the lack of representativeness in the military because of the concentrated recruiting efforts among groups predisposed to serve.
KOHN: And partisanship in the military overall, i.e., the percentage of the military that identifies with a party as opposed to being “independent” or non-affiliated, is much greater overall.
www.harpers.org /AmericanCoupDEtat.html   (5418 words)

  
 Famous Roman Opponents
Hannibal was the oldest son of the Carthaginian general Hamilcar Barca, who took him to Spain in 237, where he was trying to conquer Andalusia, thus compensating for the loss of Carthage's provinces.
In 221, Hasdrubal was murdered and Hannibal was elected commander by the Carthaginian army in Spain.
He returned to his father's military politics and attacked the natives again: in 220 he took Salamanca.
darkwing.uoregon.edu /~mharrsch/crosswords/Romancommanders.htm   (643 words)

  
 Famous military commanders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It uses material from the Wiktionary page "Famous".
: There are military options, but we would like to try diplomacy first.
It uses material from the Wiktionary page "Military".
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Famous_military_commanders.html   (650 words)

  
 ESR | September 18, 2006 | The cost of war - A review of The Afghan Campaign: A novel
Matthias' story serves to remind us that behind the reputation of famous military commanders, whether Alexander, Napoleon or George Patton, is the reality of the average soldier.
Love their commander as they often do, that doesn't stop the complaining, misery or trauma that combat brings about.
In that earlier novel, Pressfield portrays Alexander as a brilliant military commander tortured by an inner spirit, one that drives him to conquer.
www.enterstageright.com /archive/articles/0906/0906afghancampaign.htm   (896 words)

  
 Military Matters Quizzes and Military Matters Trivia -- FunTrivia
A "Who am I?" quiz on famous military leaders in World History.
A quick quiz on the names given to various military operations over the years.
This is a quiz of general military questions.
www.funtrivia.com /quizzes/world/military_matters.html   (611 words)

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