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  Legion of Mary
In the 30's and 40's when Dublin Envoys went throughout the United States working to plant the Legion everywhere, they were often startled to discover that the priests they were contacting were already aware of the Legion and were waiting to be approached.
This tribute to the Legion of Mary is a condensation of a talk, which Cardinal Suenens gave to 1,000 Legionaries in Liverpool, England.
The historical significance of the Legion of Mary in South America.
www.legionofmary.org   (1035 words)

  
  Legion - LoveToKnow 1911
The term "Foreign Legion" is often used for irregular volunteer corps of foreign sympathizers raised by states at war, often by smaller states fighting for independence.
Unlike most foreign legions the "British Legion" which, raised in Great Britain and commanded by Sir de Lacy Evans, fought in the Carlist wars, was a regularly enlisted and paid force.
The term "foreign legion" is colloquially but incorrectly applied to-day to the Regiments etrangers in the French service, which are composed of adventurous spirits of all nationalities and have been employed in many arduous colonial campaigns.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Legion   (775 words)

  
  Roman legion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Legions become organized in a more formal way in the 4th century BC, as Roman warfare evolved to more frequent and planned operations, and the consular army was raised to two legions.
Legions could contain as many as 6,000 fighting men divided among several cohorts, although later in Roman history the number was reduced to 1,000 to allow for greater mobility.
With each legion having 4,000-6000 legionaries supported by an equal number of auxiliary troops, the size of a legion during the Pax Romana ranged from 8,000-12,000 (With the more prestigious legions and those stationed on hostile borders or in restive provinces tending to be larger).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Roman_legion   (3549 words)

  
 French Foreign Legion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Units of the Legion were deployed in French Indochina and fought in the Franco-Chinese War, and one battalion was the key component in the celebrated defense of the fortress of Tuyen Quang when it was assaulted by Chinese troops many times its number.
Units of the Legion were involved in the defense of Dien Bien Phu and lost a large number of their men in the battle.
The Foreign Legion adopted another Edith Piaf song as their own "Je ne regrette rien" during the 1950's and today is still a popular Legion 'chant' sung when on parade, adapting it to their unique marching cadence of 88 steps to the minute.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/French_Foreign_Legion   (1765 words)

  
 legions html Legion Formations
The earliest legion is generally said to be the 45 unit legion as described by Livy and dates to the early part of the 4th century BC.
The legion of Scipio is essentially the same as the earlier legion in its overall formation with the exception that the lines are much further apart, about 76m (250').
The legion incorporated its own unique characteristics; among them were: the regular use of two and three lines, division of forces into centuries, maniples and cohorts, command by Centurions, use of trumpets and standards, and the tactics of the Pilum and Gladius.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Oracle/6622/legions.html   (2905 words)

  
 THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION -- Poppy & Remembrance » Mandate   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is paramount that the Legion strives to pass on these goals and traditions to the families and descendants of our ex-service personnel and to raise this awareness among all Canadians.
It is the generosity of Canadians that enables the Legion to ensure that our veterans and their dependants are cared for and treated with the respect that they deserve.
The Royal Canadian Legion was honoured to initiate and coordinate the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for the Centennial in 2000 and to suggest the declaration of 2005 as The Year of the Veteran.
www.legion.ca /asp/docs/rempoppy/mandate_e.asp   (360 words)

  
 Legion: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Legion is middleware; it connects networks, workstations, supercomputers, and other computer resources together into a system that can encompass different architectures, operating systems, and physical locations.
Legion has extensible, replaceable components that will permit it to evolve over time to accommodate new and perhaps unexpected requirements of future users: we have designed Legion to be flexible enough to work with unpredicted resources and unpredicted users.
Legion and Globus are both distributed high-performance metacomputing systems that aim to find ways to make metacomputing easier, faster, and more accessible to programmers and users.
legion.virginia.edu /FAQ.html   (2301 words)

  
 Burning Legion - WoWWiki, the Warcraft wiki
The Legion's mission is, in theory, to undo the works of the Titans and restore the universe back to its original, chaotic and disorganized state.
The Legion was composed of a million screaming demons, all ripped from the far corners of the universe, and the demons hungered for conquest.
The legion chose as it's main goal the consumption of the World Tree on Mount Hyjal, which contained the essence of all life on Azeroth and granted immortality to the night elves.
www.wowwiki.com /Legion   (3489 words)

  
 Legion: A Worldwide Virtual Computer
NPACI-net is a Legion testbed based at the University of Virginia.
Legion is an object-based, meta-systems software project at the University of Virginia.
Legion is a work in progress: our team will not finish Legion but will create an "open" system that allows and actively encourages third-party development of applications, run-time library implementations, and core system components.
www.cs.virginia.edu /~legion   (364 words)

  
 Escape to the Legion
The reality is that life in the Legion is a harsh and brutal training regime, deliberately designed to be so tough that even sworn enemies are compelled to join forces and work together in order to endure it.
The Foreign Legion was established in 1831 by Louis Philippe, King of the French, to help reduce the loss of French blood during his war in Algeria.
In Mexico, during the Battle of Camarón on 30 April 1863, the Legion’s reputation for being a dispensable unit of undesirables was suddenly elevated to its now highly respected status as a fighting force to be reckoned with.
www.channel4.com /life/microsites/E/escape_to_the_legion/legion.html   (1053 words)

  
 THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION -- Poppy & Remembrance » Mandate   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is paramount that the Legion strives to pass on these goals and traditions to the families and descendants of our ex-service personnel and to raise this awareness among all Canadians.
It is the generosity of Canadians that enables the Legion to ensure that our veterans and their dependants are cared for and treated with the respect that they deserve.
The Royal Canadian Legion was honoured to initiate and coordinate the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for the Centennial in 2000 and to suggest the declaration of 2005 as The Year of the Veteran.
legion.ca /asp/docs/rempoppy/mandate_e.asp   (360 words)

  
 The Irish Legion   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The "Legion Irlandaise" or Irish Legion, was raised as a light infantry battalion by the Decree of 3 April 1803 from the almost endless stream of enthusiastic Irishmen that appeared any time there was an Englishman to be shot.
The Legion was raised with the intention of using it in the proposed French invasion of Ireland, a project which was under very serious consideration in 1803.
Though the Irish Legion's Division was not on the field in the first day of battle, during the second day, Solignac's Division formed the reserve for the flanking maneuver that was to strike the British Light and 7th Divisions.
www.magweb.com /sample/seel/s11ir.htm   (2168 words)

  
 Legion - Teletraan-1: The Transformers Wiki - a Wikia wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Legion are a new species of Transformers created when the Unicron-enhanced cells of the Decepticon leader Galvatron were spread throughout Earth's atmosphere in the year 2005.
Another Legion that attacked Marissa Faireborn at sea was described by Optimus Prime as a ParasiTech fusion between an octopus and a shipwreck.
A group of 23 Legions attacked the recently reconstructed Tokyo Bay Bridge, but were defeated by the combined efforts of Hot Rod and Shao-Shao, though not before repeatedly attempting to molest Shao with their tentacles.
transformers.wikia.com /wiki/Legion   (477 words)

  
 Legion
The American Legion is THE largest veterans' organization in the world, with a membership of over 3,200,000 members in the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and 4 foreign countries.
The American Legion was the largest contributor to the construction of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. with over $1.5 million dollars donated by American Legion members nationwide to this memorial.
The American Legion was a significant contributor to the Vietnam Women's Memorial, Korean Veterans' Memorial, and is a major contributor to the World War II Memorial.
www.ohiobuckeyeboysstate.com /legion.html   (293 words)

  
 The Legion of House Manticore Home Page
Legion of House Manticore is a Multi-Plane Fighting Company / Unit that has members in Amtgard, Dagorhir and the SCA.
We are a Para-Military style unit that uses the historical Roman Legion as a foundation for tactics and organization.
However, beyond using Roman Legions as a template, Legion of House Manticore is not of Rome but more a conglomeration of individuals from different areas that are formed into a cohesive unit.
www.housemanticore.com /legion   (206 words)

  
 legion - Search Results - MSN Encarta
In the later republic and the empire a legion comprised 5000 to 6000 men, mainly foot soldiers, organized in centuries...
Legion of Honor, French order of merit instituted by Napoleon in 1802.
The order is conferred upon men and women, either French or foreign, for...
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=legion   (130 words)

  
 The American Legion, Minnesota, Frequently Asked Questions
Or contact someone at an American Legion Post of which there are approximately 15,000 (address should be in your local telephone book).
Therefore, if you have served at least one day of active duty during the eligibility dates and are still serving in the military after any of the said periods or have been honorably discharged, you may become a member.
Legion membership of the requester is required in most cases.
www.mnlegion.org /html/faq.htm   (949 words)

  
 Freeverse : Legion Arena
Legion Arena was designed to maximize fun and minimize micro-management.
I love leveling-up, naming my legion and even choosing the the color of their armor...
Legion Arena, Slitherine, and the Slitherine logo are trademarks of Slitherine Software UK Ltd. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
www.freeverse.com /legionarena   (539 words)

  
 The Royal British Legion - Home
Saturday 10 November is the Legion's Festival of Remembrance and the annual Cenotaph Parade takes place on Sunday 11 November with the Two Minute Silence observed at 11am.
Residents of the virtual world Second Life will be able to share the Remembrance experience in at a virtual Cenotaph in a Garden of Remembrance on Poppy Island.
For this year's press pack, with details of all the Legion's events over the Remembrance period, and a range of information including media contacts, please click here.
www.britishlegion.org.uk   (171 words)

  
 LEGION - The DJ List
Legions interest in techno music has shifted to the sound of trance and, during the years, he started forming his own sets and began to improve himself.
Legion, who has realized his first performance at EG Club in the year 2002, thinks that the most important traits for this job are: be a good listener and have talent for music.
In the summer of 2005, Legion took place in the Trance Nights of Istanbul and, as result, he became to be known by more and more people.
www.thedjlist.com /djs/LEGION   (352 words)

  
 British Legion - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about British Legion   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Organization to promote the welfare of British veterans of war service and their dependants.
Established under the leadership of Douglas Haig in 1921 (royal charter 1925) it became the Royal British Legion in 1971; it is nonpolitical.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /British+Legion   (183 words)

  
 The Roman legions: general introduction
A Roman legion was an infantry unit consisting of heavily armed soldiers, equiped with shields, armor, helmets, spears and swords.
In the early republic, the strength of a legion was about 3,000 men; there were 4,800 legionaries in the days of Julius Caesar; the twenty-five legions that defended the empire during the reign of Augustus counted more than 5,000 soldiers.
In the fourth century, we hear of other legions, but at that moment, the legions were no longer the backbone of the Roman army.
www.livius.org /le-lh/legio/legions.htm   (275 words)

  
 The Roman Army Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Command of the legion was usually given to a legatus legionis picked by the emperor from the senatorial class who generally had some previous military experience through service as a tribunus.
Depending on the organisation of the legion either sixty or fifty nine centuriones ordinarii commanded the centuriae, while a varying number of centuriones supernumerarii were employed for special duties.
The often cited difference in dimensions of the living space between the larger bases of legions and the smaller frontier forts may not have served to accentuate status differences between the legions and auxiliaries.
members.tripod.com /~S_van_Dorst/legio.html   (4085 words)

  
 ipedia.com: American Legion Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In addition to organizing commemorative events and volunteer activities, the American Legion is active in US politics.
Its primary political activity is lobbying for the interests of veterans, including support for veteran's benefits such as pensions and the VA hospital system; in addition, it promotes other patriotic causes such as respect for the American flag, including support for a Flag Burning Amendment.
The first national convention of the American Legion was held from November 10-12, 1919 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
www.ipedia.com /american_legion.html   (163 words)

  
 The nobiliary element in the Order of the L├ęgion d’Honneur
The lawmakers asked whether the projected statute, which conceded large state lands to the Legion, was not in fact the embryo of an hereditary nobility.
The First Consul’s brother Lucien assured them that the concession of these lands to the Legion were to the Legion as a whole and not to any individuals.
This and the ever increasing number of nominations were the principal reasons for the failure of the Legion of Honor to become the embryo of a new nobility.
www.maineworldnewsservice.com /caltrap/nobiliar.htm   (3888 words)

  
 Royal Canadian Legion: Bobcaygeon Branch 239
At that time Bobcaygeon was a "dry" town and the branch didn't have a liquor license, however a large punch was served to the select fifty couples attending the opening.
In this way they managed to run the Legion debt free until 1965 when they borrowed $12,500 for a badly needed addition.
The Bobcaygeon Legion is an integral part of the community.
www.kawartha.net /~bobcom/blegion.htm   (782 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Legion: Books: William Peter Blatty   (Site not responding. Last check: )
My main beef with Christianity is the whole concept of a loving omnipotent god that is able to damn his imperfect creations to eternal suffering for committing sins that they might not even be aware of or understand.
Yet, in "Legion," Blatty gives another take on that idea, and I have to admit that it makes me say, "Hhmm, I wonder..." I won't ruin it by explaining it here, so you'll have to read it.
Legion is not a pure sequel to The Exorcist.
www.amazon.com /Legion-William-Peter-Blatty/dp/0671470450   (1772 words)

  
 Red Dwarf: Legion - TV.com
A man named Legion appears and offers each of them everything they ever wanted in the world but only if they remain on the space station forever, making the Dwarfers suspect that Legion is not at all what he seems.
When Legion stabs his left hand, everyone grabs and shakes their left hands, but Lister grabs and shakes his right hand.
Legion stabbing his hand shouldn't have produced a pain response in the Dwarfers anyway.
www.tv.com /red-dwarf/legion/episode/10976/summary.html   (712 words)

  
 Inside Mac Games Review: Legion
Legion's game development is courtesy Slitherine Strategies (an independent developer in the UK), porting via Virtual Programming, and distributed in North America by the fine New York outfit Freeverse.
It is worth noting at this point that Legion is meticulously crafted in a historian's mindset for those that are interested in accuracy (or education).
Legion certainly makes for an easier pick-up historical game and for all its complexity still retains the average gamer's attention (whereas Civ II can lose players in its expansiveness and speed).
www.insidemacgames.com /reviews/view.php?ID=376   (489 words)

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