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  Operation Compass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Operation Compass was a World War II Allied military operation in the Western Desert Campaign.
Planning of the operation (and discovery of the gap) is often credited to Brigadier Eric Dorman-Smith, who served as an adviser to O'Connor, though this is disputed.
As a counter-espionage measure, many of the troops involved were not informed that the operation wasn't an exercise, until they were very nearly engaged in combat.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Operation_Compass   (529 words)

  
 World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
British, Indian and Australian forces counter-attacked in Operation Compass, but this offensive stopped in 1941 when much of the Australian and New Zealand forces were transferred to Greece to defend it from German attack.
Operation Torch was launched on November 8, 1942 and aimed to gain control of Morocco and Algiers through simultaneous landings at Casablanca, Oran and Algiers, followed a few days later with a landing at Bône, the gateway to Tunisia.
Operation Bagration, a Soviet offensive involving 2.5 million men and 6,000 tanks, was launched on June 22.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/World_War_II   (9489 words)

  
 Compensation system for electronic compass - Patent 5802727
The compass employs a magnetoresistive sensor for sensing the earth magnetic field and the sensor is operated in alternate set/reset bias modes.
In a second embodiment, deviation compensation is provided by operation in an initial calibration mode and by operation in a normal calibration mode to adjust compensation, as needed, on a long term basis during normal operation of the compass.
Further, in accordance with a second embodiment of this invention, an electronic compass is provided which automatically operates in an initial calibration mode to determine the initial compensation for the particular vehicle installation and in a normal calibration mode which is operative during normal compass operation for adjusting calibration as may be needed.
www.freepatentsonline.com /5802727.html   (12165 words)

  
 Richard O'Connor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was the field commander for Operation Compass, in which his forces completely destroyed a much larger Italian army—a victory which nearly drove the Axis from Africa entirely, and in turn, led Adolf Hitler to send the Deutsches Afrikakorps under Erwin Rommel to try and reverse the situation.
The counteroffensive, Operation Compass, began on 8 December 1940.
The attack began on 18 July with a massive aerial bombardment by the 9th USAAF, and was ended on 20 July with a successful three-pronged drive to capture Bras and Hubert-Folie on the right, Fontenay on the left and Bourguebus Ridge in the centre.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Richard_O'Connor   (3523 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Operation Compass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Italian Offensive and Operation Compass September 13, 1940 - February 7, 1941 (Click to enlarge) Beda Fomm is a small coastal town in southwestern Cyrenaica, Libya located between the much larger port city Bengazi to its north and the larger town of El Agheila further to the southwest.
Operation Sonnenblume (German for sunflower) was the deployment of German troops (the “Afrika Korps”;) to the North African Campaign in February, 1941.
Operation Compass (December 8, 1940 - January ?, 1941), during World War II, was a British military operation, under the command of Major-General O'Connor, which consisted of an attack against the Italian rear, via a gap in the defenses south of Sidi Barrani.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Operation-Compass   (2681 words)

  
 Operation Compass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This is important since your compass doesn’t have an indicator of where your...
Operation Compass was a World War II British military operation in the North African Campaign.
On December 8 1940 British, and Indian troops under the command of Major-General O'Connor attacked against the Italian rear, via a gap in the defensess south of Sidi Barrani.
www.wikiverse.org /operation-compass   (562 words)

  
 Compass Direct   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Compass has confirmed that security police failed to find Hagos at home early the previous Sunday morning, when they presumably planned to arrest him.
Earlier in May, a well-known Eritrean Christian singer was put under arrest in a Ministry of Defense operation, despite the fact that she had previously completed her required national and military service.
Berhane has refused demands from the commanders of the defense ministry’s “Operation 5” that she sign a paper recanting her faith in Christ and that she promise to stop singing or participating in any Christian activities in Eritrea.
www.compassdirect.org /en/breaking.php?idelement=169   (836 words)

  
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The British Operation Compass proved a disaster for the Italian forces in Libya.
OConnor was the field commander for Operation Compass, in which he and the WDF completely destroyed a much larger Italian army....
In North Africa, Italian forces had attempted an invasion of Egypt in September 1940 but were repulsed in a successful counter-attack in December by Commonwealth forces in Operation Compass, ending with about 25,000 Italian troops captured and the Allies in Italian Libya.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/O/Operation-Compass.htm   (655 words)

  
 Finding Improvement in World-Class Operation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When engaged to undertake an extensive review of the IT infrastructure of a leading U.S.-based global retail franchise operation, Compass was tasked with quantifying improvements resulting from an analysis conducted two years earlier, and with identifying new areas where further gains could be made.
Compass found, moreover, that the client had achieved substantial improvements since a similar set of analyses two years earlier.
Compass recommended that, rather than cut back on the Help Desk, the client should find new services that the Help Desk could offer, with the intention of increasing its incoming call workload by one third.
www.compassmc.com /destinations/case_studies/studies/findingimp.htm   (1090 words)

  
 Operation Compass: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Operation Compass was a World War II World War II quick summary:
World war ii was a global conflict that started on 7 july 1937 in asia and 1 september 1939 in europe and lasted until 1945, involving the...
Planning of the operation (and discovery of the gap) is credited to Brigadier Eric Dorman-Smith[Click link for more facts about this topic], EHandler: no quick summary.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/o/op/operation_compass.htm   (1437 words)

  
 Principles of Operation - Acoustic Doppler Velocimeters
Nortek's compass is a system including a 3-axis magnetoresistive magnetometer, a liquid tilt sensor, algorithms to convert data from these sensors into heading and instrument tilt, and a calibration algorithm.
Each compass system is calibrated in the factory to quantify the characteristic response of the individual components and of the system as a whole.
Nortek's MR compass is new, as of early 2003.
www.nortekusa.com /principles/CompassCalibration.html   (895 words)

  
 COMPASS/ONAMA SPA(Merger) - COMP/M.297 [2002] ECComm 75 (15 November 2002)
After examination of the notification, the Commission has concluded that the notified operation falls within the scope of the Merger Regulation and does not raise serious doubts as to its compatibility with the common market and with the functioning of the EEA Agreement.
Compass was formed in 1987 to acquire the contract foodservices division of Grand Metropolitan PLC.
Compass will thus acquire sole control over Onama and therefore the operation is a concentration within the meaning of Article 3(1)(b) of the Merger Regulation.
www.worldlii.org /eu/cases/ECComm/2002/75.html   (1686 words)

  
 Operation Compass Part One
The RN was encountering little surface opposition, although it was obliged to keep up continuous anti-submarine operations, and therefore bombarded Bardia on 21 June to which the Italians responded with night air raids on Alexandria and Aboukir and attacked the RAF bases at Sidi Barrani and Mersa Matruh a week later.
The threat to the Balkans from German intervention was growing and confirmed to Wavell that all operations after the seizure of Tobruk be subordinated to 'larger interests'.
Assembling this force presenting severe logistical difficulties as many of the vehicles were spread along the entire divisional column and the 4 RHA vehicles had to unload their reserve ammunition and take on fuel, while additional communications had to be set up to link Combeforce to the divisional net.
www.historyofwar.org /articles/battles_compass1.html   (5080 words)

  
 Chapter 11. Introduction
You can also set additional settings to be used with the cloned index compass (a prime example is when using jdbc storage, but defining a file location for the indexing compass, thus gaining performance improvement).
Gracefully means that while the index operation is executing and building a temporary index, no write operations will be allowed on the actual index, and while the actual index is replaced by the temporary index, no read operations are allowed as well.
Gracefully means that while the index operation is executing and building the index, no write operations will be allowed on the mirror index, and while the mirror index is replaced by the index, no read operations are allowed as well.
static.compassframework.org /docs/latest/gps-introduction.html   (954 words)

  
 AimFast Compass / Clinometer (TLAF1) | Aimfast {}   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is a liquid filled precision compass and clinometer in a compact aluminum housing that is easy to use and rugged enough to protect against impact, corrosion, and moisture.
Adjust the eyepiece so that both the hairline and the scale are sharp and the eyepiece slot settles in a vertical position in the bearing compass and in a horizontal position in the clinometer.
Operation: With both eyes open, aim the compass so that the hairline is superimposed on the target, when viewed through the lens.
www.solidsignal.com /prod_display.asp?main_cat=205&CAT=&PROD=TLAF1   (765 words)

  
 Suunto KB-14 Compass
Compass is individually calibrated for an accuracy of ±0.25 degree
Compasses need to be balanced for the zone of the world that they will be used.
This is due to changes in the magnetic field affecting the position of the compass needle.
www.wide-screen.com /Suunto/kb14.shtml   (225 words)

  
 Compact Optoelectronic Compass
The data acquired by this chip are processed in an external processor to estimate the relative orientation of the axis of rotation of the Earth.
If the compass is further combined with a clock, then the combination can be used to establish a three-axis inertial coordinate system.
In a test, this solar compass has been found to yield a coarse estimate of the North (within tens of degrees) in an observation time of about ten minutes.
www.nasatech.com /Briefs/Jan04/NPO30872.html   (424 words)

  
 Operation Compass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
On December 8, 1940 British, and Indian troops under the command of Major-General O'Connor attacked against the Italian rear, via a gap in the defenses southof Sidi Barrani.
As a counter-espionage measure, many of the troops involved were not informedthat the operation wasn't an exercise, until they were very nearly engaged in combat.The attack was supported by 25-pounder artillery and Blenheim bombers and was centered around the advance of Mk.II Matilda tanks.
Within an hour of the onset of combat, Italian General Maletti would be dead and 4,000 Italian soldiers would surrender.
www.therfcc.org /operation-compass-160402.html   (406 words)

  
 Opération Compass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Opération Compass est le nom de code d'une campagne militaire de la Seconde Guerre mondiale par le Royaume-Uni dans le désert surtout de Libye contre les troupes de l'Italie.
The Compass approach is to forge an Interprise...
Compass Group plc provides catering and restaurant services to businesses, airports and healthcare establishments in the UK, USA and Europe.The Company sells its own branded products through its "New Famous Foods" operations and also offers franchised brands, including "Burger King".
operation-compass.fr.exsugo.org   (1011 words)

  
 The Collapsing Compass Computer
The earliest such proof of the equivalence of models of computation is due to Euclid in his second proposition of Book I of the Elements in which he establishes that the collapsing compass is equivalent in power to the modern compass.
With the modern compass one can open it to some aperture on the page and then lift the compass and transfer this same aperture to another location on the page.
With the collapsing compass this operation of transferring a distance is not allowed.
www-cgrl.cs.mcgill.ca /~godfried/research/compass.html   (329 words)

  
 Magnetic Compass -- Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The things that the early navigators enjoyed most about the magnetic Compass, was that it was very easy to use, it made steering a ship much more accurate and it could even be used when the skies were cloudy, when the more accurate method of navigating by the stars was not possible.
On the Braun (tm.) compass the whole Needle Housing moves to compensate for Declination and is designed to be a "Magnetic North" type device.
However it is the considered opinion of BSA that the Orienteering Compass is the most flexible type of compass for the recreational navigation in the wilderness.
www.ixi.net /~4waystop/MAGNETIC.HTM   (1807 words)

  
 S-TEC/MEGGITT Approach Newsletter July 2001
Operation of the MAGIC EFIS compass system is very easy on the surface.
Defective flux gates, along with open or shorted wiring of the windings, have caused compass systems to "drift" or "flag", giving the appearance of an ADAHRS issue.
Proper system operation is dependent upon alignment of the aircraft flux gate.
www.s-tec.com /s-tec/newsletters/approach0701/magicefis.html   (498 words)

  
 Gov Agency Saves $4.1 million on DT Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
As a result of the desktop benchmarks, Compass was able to affirm the RTA over the quality of its IT services while identifying several areas where the organisation could reduce costs.
The RTA currently operates about 6,000 desktops around the state and at the time of the initial benchmark, a significant percentage of these were outdated and costing more to maintain when compared to the benchmark reference group,” said Mr Simon.
“After working with Compass for five years, the RTA went back to the market two years ago and once again, Compass was able to demonstrate a level of expertise, established methodology, price positioning and a database to draw comparisons from that was the best fit for them,” Mr Simon said.
www.compassmc.com /destinations/case_studies/studies/govsaves.htm   (434 words)

  
 KI 525A HSI and KA 51B Slaving Control
In operation, this warning flag will be visible whenever the power being supplied is inadequate or the gyro is not up to speed.
(Immediately after applying power, this compass card movement should be quite visible.) It will continue to fast slave until the proper magnetic heading is indicated, after which it will slave at a constant rate of 3 degrees per minute to keep the system aligned with the earth's magnetic field.
In operation, this warning flag will be visible whenever an inadequate navigation signal is being received.
www.carneyaviation.com /equipt/hsi_525a.htm   (1030 words)

  
 Compass Group, The Americas Division - the leading contract foodservice management company
One of the most exciting facets of the museum are the two dining areas created and managed by Restaurant Associates which interpret classic New York dishes in exciting new ways....
Compass Group is the world's leading foodservice company with annual revenues of $23.5 billion and over 400,000 employees working in more than 90 countries around the world...
At Compass Group, we recognize that not every client and customer has the same tastes, needs and expectations...
www.cgnad.com /?action=article&ID=222   (196 words)

  
 Operation Compass, by John Latimer, illustrated by Christa Hook, ISBN 1-84176-280-6, Osprey Publishing Ltd
Operation Compass, by John Latimer, illustrated by Christa Hook, ISBN 1-84176-280-6, Osprey Publishing Ltd
This book is a “trade edition” of Campaign 73, Operation Compass 1940, with all the original contents under a new cover.
  Compass’ results were so shattering to Mussolini’s ambitions that the famous Afrika Korps was set up and sent to North Africa to bolster his forces.
www.chrisevansbooks.com /cpsrvw.html   (203 words)

  
 Operation Compass 1940: Wavell's Whirlwind Offensive (Osprey Military Campaign, No. 73) Book Reviews
The British offensive in the Western Desert that began on Decemebr 9, 1940, led by SIr Richard O'Connor, is one of the most spectacular of the Second World War, and one of the most studied.
Curious not just because of the odd display of the map, but because Compass was fought in winter in North Africa, where greatcoats and winter dress were needed as in the plates on pages 42-43.
All in all, Osprey has not done itself proud with Operation Compass 1940: Wavell's Whirlwind Offensive.
www.strategypage.com /bookreviews/149.asp   (1027 words)

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