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American Military History

...terature Collection World Public Library.org HISTORY Title: AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY Author: Language: English Subject: Fiction, Literature... ...... ...CENTER OF MILITARY HISTORY, UNITED STATES ARMY Table of Contents AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY .......................................................... ...e. It was usually, nonetheless, the citizen volunteer who swelled the Army's ranks in earlier wars. Both the militia and the volunteer principle gave ... ...itary organizations where the old feudal nobility long dominated the officer ranks and continued its traditions of honor and chivalry. At the other en... ...esser rank usually served as captains and lieutenants. Advancement to higher ranks depended as much on wealth and influence at court as on demonstrate... ...g the German right wing to a narrow fortified corridor on either side of the Belgian city of Liege. Wary of the theory of giving ground in Alsace−Lorr... ...e battles that by October had extended the opposing lines all the way to the Belgian coast. The year would end with the Germans in control of most of ... ...pagandists were careful to insure that nobody forgot the German violation of Belgian neutrality, the ordeal of “Little Belgium.” Stories of babies mut...

...Excerpt: In describing military operations through the Civil War the contributors have pointed out, more that in later chapters, the application (or violation) of the principles of war that are discussed in the introductory chapter. In the interest...

...Table of Contents: AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY, 1 -- CENTER OF MILITARY HISTORY, UNITED STATES ARMY, 1 -- Preface to the 1969 Edition, 1 -- Preface to the Revised Edition, 3 -- Foreword, 3 -- Contributors, 4 -- Chapter 1. Introduction, 5 -- Chapter 2. THE...

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Belgian military ranks

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...The following are the ranks and insignia of the Belgian Armed Forces. The ranks are given in English, D... ...he ranks and insignia of the Belgian Armed Forces. The ranks are given in English, Dutch, and French (the two main official langua... ... Note The highest rank in the Military Police is Colonel. The ranks of Navy Admi... ...ghest rank in the Military Police is Colonel. The ranks of Navy Admiral and Air Force General were created in 2002. ... ... Military ranks and insignia by country ... ... Military ranks and insignia by country ... ... Articles containing French-language text Military ranks of Belgium T... ... The following are the ranks and insignia of the Belgian Armed Forces. The ranks are given in English, D...

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Sun Tzu on the Art of War the Oldest Military Treatise in the World

By: Lionel Giles

... SUN TZU ON THE ART OF WAR THE OLDEST MILITARY TREATISE IN THE WORLD Translated from the Chinese wi... ...translation was edited and published in the United States in a series of military science books. But it wasn't until 1963 that a good English tra... ...undred years after his famous ancestor's death, and also the outstanding military genius of his time. The historian speaks of him too as Sun Tzu,... ...He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks. (4) He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the e... ...e establishment of harmony and confidence between the higher and lower ranks before venturing into the field;" and he quotes a saying of Wu Tzu ... ...omes nearer to the mark in his note: "When slowly marching, order and ranks must be preserved"--so as to guard against surprise attacks. But n... ...ortant particular--unity of spirit and courage. Had he not foreseen the Belgian defections and carefully kept those troops in the background, he ...

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List of comparative military ranks

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...ents 1 References to modern military 1.1 Argentina ... ...4 External links References to modern military NATO: ... ... United Kingdom and United States military ranks compared Ranks and insignia of NATO... ... United Kingdom and United States military ranks compared Ranks and insignia of NATO ... ... Argentina Military ranks of Argentina Argentine Army officer rank ins... ... Army officer rank insignia Australian Army other ranks insignia Royal Australian Navy ranks and uni... ... Air Force Belgium Belgian military ranks Bosnia and Herzegovina ...

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A Treasury of War Poetry

By: George Herbert Clarke

.....................................................................44 TO THE BELGIANS ................................................................... ...NCE • TO FRANCE • PLACE DE LA CONCORDE • TO FRANCE • QUI VIVE? • TO THE BELGIANS • BELGIUM • TO BELGIUM • TO BELGIUM IN EXILE • THE WIFE OF F... ...o France GRACE ELLERY CHANNING: Qui Vive? V. BELGIUM LAURENCE BINYON: To the Belgians EDITH WHARTON: Belgium EDEN PHILLPOTTS: To Belgium SIR OWEN SEAM... ...Michel to the right of thee, Soldier of France?” Then out of the ranks a comrade fell,— “Yesterday—'t was a splinter of shell— And he whis... ...ought to this world of men. North and east, a monster wall, The mighty Hun ranks lay, With fort on fort, and iron−ringed trench, Menacing, grim an... ...d in its cloak. On a fiend−like wind it curled along Over the brave French ranks, Like a monster tree its vapours spread, In hideous, burning bank... ...tenant in the Devon Regiment. His pen−name is “Edward Melbourne.” He won the Military Cross. He was killed during the battle of the Somme, in July, 19... ...ng a word to describe the spirit which seems constantly to have animated his military career. He took part in the battle of Champagne. Afterwards, his... ... the Eighth Border Regiment, British Expeditionary Force. He was awarded the Military Cross in 1916. TENNANT, EDWARD WYNDHAM. He was the son of Baron ...

... 37 -- THE SOUL OF JEANNE D'ARC, 38 -- O GLORIOUS FRANCE, 40 -- TO FRANCE, 41 -- PLACE DE LA CONCORDE, 42 -- TO FRANCE, 43 -- QUI VIVE?, 44 -- TO THE BELGIANS, 46 -- BELGIUM, 47 -- TO BELGIUM, 48 -- TO BELGIUM IN EXILE, 48 -- THE WIFE OF FLANDERS, 49 -- RUSSIA?AMERICA, 50 -- TO RUSSIA NEW AND FREE, 51 -- ITALY IN ARMS, 53 -- ON THE ITALIAN FRONT, MCMXVI, 54 -- AUSTRALIA TO...

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RAF officer ranks

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...l Air Force officers use a combination of British Army and Royal Navy ranks. However, the War Office argued that the RAF should have its own ra... ...f 1/4 inch braid below the second lieutenant's eagle and all other officer ranks also received a crowned eagle above their braid. In 1919 the colour... ...ever, on RAF mess dress rank continued to be displayed in gold. Sleeve ranks The ranks worn on the sleeve are common to all RAF uniform variants ... ...mploy army rank titles: Afghan National Air Corps Argentine Air Force Belgian Air Component Eritrean Air Force Finnish Air Force Swedish Ai... ...er ranks Ranks and insignia of officers in NATO air forces Comparative military ranks of World War I Comparative military ranks of World War II ... ... of World War I Comparative military ranks of World War II Comparative military ranks Military rank List of Royal Air Force members RAF othe...

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Fighting in Flanders

By: E. Alexander Powell

................................................................26 VI. On The Belgian Battle−Line ....................................................... ...ir • IV. Under The German Eagle • V. With The Spiked Helmets • VI. On The Belgian Battle−Line • VII. The Coming Of The British • VIII. The Fall O... ... By E. Alexander Powell Special Correspondent Of The New York World With The Belgian Forces In The Field Author of “The Last Frontier” “Gentlemen Rave... ...in to be disappointed. It contains nothing about strategy or tactics and few military lessons can be drawn from it. It is merely the story, in simple ... ...atograph−operators and you will have some idea of the problem with which the military authorities of the warring nations were confronted. It finally g... ... such a proceeding; but they did know that if they tried the patience of the military authorities too far they would spend the rest of the war in a mi... ...d went into the firing−line. As a result of this wholehearted patriotism the ranks of the Belgian army were filled with men who were members of the mo... ...hield proved a passport in themselves, and as we approached the close−locked ranks parted to let us pass, and then closed in behind us. For five solid... ...oughing into the human hedge on either side. It seemed that the interminable ranks would never end, and so far as we were concerned they never did end...

...e about a war before that war is finished and before history has given it the justice of perspective. The campaign which began with the flight of the Belgian Government from Brussels and which culminated in the fall of Antwerp formed, however, a separate and distinct phase of the Greatest of Wars, and I feel that I should write of that campaign while its events are still s...

...nts, 2 -- II. The City Of Gloom, 8 -- III. The Death In The Air, 14 -- IV. Under The German Eagle, 20 -- V. With The Spiked Helmets, 26 -- VI. On The Belgian Battle?Line, 33 -- VII. The Coming Of The British, 41 -- VIII. The Fall Of Antwerp, 48...

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Belgian Legion

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... Sous-lieutenant in Mexico, 1865-7 Several military units have be... ... Sous-lieutenant in Mexico, 1865-7 Several military units have been known as the Belgian Legion. The te... ... 8 Further reading French Revolutionary Era The first Belgian and Liégeois l... ...d the Prince-Bishopric of Liège respectively. It was in one of these units that General Louis Joseph Lahure undertook his first military service. ... ...storation Temporarily regaining control of the Southern Netherlands, on 2 March 1814, Austria formed several military units from re... ...arch 1814, Austria formed several military units from regional recruitment. This volunteer force was known as the Légion belge (Belgian Legion) and in... ...oltigeurs. The officers and non-commissioned officers were mainly drawn from the regular Belgian Army as were some of the other ranks.[3] The Belgians...

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Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar

By: Edgar Rice Burroughs

...s CHAPTER PAGE 1 Belgian and Arab 2 On the Road to Opar 3 The Call of the Jung... ... and the Jewels of Opar by Edgar Rice Burroughs 1 Belgian and Arab 5 Lieutenant Albert Werper had only the p... ...ey would take him down the Congo to a point where a properly ordered military tribunal would do so just as effectively, though in a more regu... ...enemy; but Achmet would have it otherwise. First he would question the Belgian. It were easier to question a man first and kill him afterwar... ...ns, especially those who wore the uniform of Belgium. For years the military forces of Belgian Congo had waged a fruitless war upon this man... ...over plentiful--especially white men with the training and knowledge of military matters that a European officer must possess. Achmet Zek... .... A moment later, without warning, a ragged volley was poured into the ranks of the Waziri. A couple of warriors fell, the others were for ... ...is antagonist was borne at a mad run straight through the encircling ranks of his fellows. 257 Just beyond them he was tossed aside...

...Contents CHAPTER PAGE 1 Belgian and Arab 2 On the Road to Opar 3 The Call of the Jungle 4 Prophecy and Fulfillment 5 The Altar of the Flaming God 6 The Arab Raid 7 The Jewel-Room of Opar 8 The Escape from Opar 9 The Theft of the Jewels 10 Achmet Zek...

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Military beret

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...orms of many armed forces throughout the world since the mid-20th century. Military berets are usually pushed to the right to free the shoulder that b... ...ited States Army's Special Forces (Green Berets); the scarlet of the Royal Military Police and the elite Soviet Internal Troops (Spetsnaz); the beige ... ...e new Polish GROM; or the wide black of French Chasseurs alpins, the first military unit to have worn berets. ... ... Belgium Initially, the only unit of the Belgian military to wear berets were the Chasseurs Ardennais from the 1930s... ...lt for officers, silver for non-commissioned officers and bronze for other ranks. Members of cavalry units all wear silver coloured badges. ... ...er coloured badges. A Belgian UN peacekeeper in Somalia, wearing a standard UN blue beret and bad... ...Ardennais Brown — Infantry, Chasseurs à Pieds and Belgian United Nations Command (during the Korean War) ... ...andard headgear for the Indian Army. Berets are worn by officers and other ranks, apart from Sikhs, who wear turbans. The beret colours worn by the In... ...er baggier beret-like hat, called a General Service Cap, was issued to all ranks of the British Army (with RAC, parachute, commando, Scottish and Iris...

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Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar

By: Edgar Rice Burroughs

...s CHAPTER PAGE 1 Belgian and Arab 2 On the Road to Opar 3 The Call of the Jung... ...n 23 A Night of Terror 24 Home 1 Belgian and Arab Lieutenant Albert Werper had only the p... ... they would take him down the Congo to a point where a properly ordered military tribunal would do so just as effectively, though in a more regu... ...enemy; but Achmet would have it otherwise. First he would question the Belgian. It were easier to question a man first 9 and kill him af... ...opeans, especially those who wore the uniform of Belgium. For years the military forces of Belgian Congo had waged a fruitless war upon this man... ...over plentiful--especially white men with the training and knowledge of military matters that a European officer must possess. Achmet Zek... .... A moment later, without warning, a ragged volley was poured into the ranks of the Waziri. A couple of warriors fell, the others were for cha... ...r his antagonist was borne at a mad run straight through the encircling ranks of his fellows. Just beyond them he was tossed aside upon t...

...Contents CHAPTER PAGE 1 Belgian and Arab 2 On the Road to Opar 3 The Call of the Jungle 4 Prophecy and Fulfillment 5 The Altar of the Flaming God 6 The Arab Raid 7 The Jewel-Room of Opar 8 The Escape from Opar 9 The Theft of the Jewels 10 Achmet Zek...

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Military organization

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... Limited war Military science Phi... ... Intelligence Ranks Staff ... ... Mercenary Military campaign Mi... ... Military organization is the structuring of the armed forces of a ad hoc st... ...nd Component, Air Component, Naval Component, and Medical Component in the Belgian Army), but this does not preclude the existence of commands which a... ... Captain or Commander The five-star ranks of Admiral of the Fleet and Fleet Admiral have largely been out of us... ... Intelligence Ranks Staff ... ...nd Component, Air Component, Naval Component, and Medical Component in the Belgian Army), but this does not preclude the existence of commands which a...

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The Memoirs of Napoleon, Volume 14, 1815

By: Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne

...is to join the army--State of Brussels--Proclamation of Napoleon to the Belgians--Effective strength of the French and Allied armies --The E... ...diers that have done all this. I owe everything to the common people and the ranks of the army. Remember that! I owe everything to the army and the pe... ... is another thing. The popular fibre responds to mine. I have risen from the ranks of the people: my voice seta mechanically upon them. Look at those ... ... of Joseph, Lucien, Louis, and Jerome Bonaparte, and Sieyes, Carnot, and the military men of the Revolution. As a political body Napoleon despised the... ...and Wellington at length stood opposite one another. They had never met; the military reputation of each was of the highest kind, --[For full de... ...f such a step. Separated from the Chambers, he could only be considered as a military chief: but the army would be for him; that would always join him... ...praise of the marines on duty in the Bellerophon, and on going through their ranks exclaimed to Bertrand, "How much might be done with a hundred thous...

...Cent Jours -- Preparations for his last campaign -- The Emperor leaves Paris to join the army -- State of Brussels -- Proclamation of Napoleon to the Belgians -- Effective strength of the French and Allied armies -- The Emperor's proclamation to the French army. Napoleon was scarcely reseated on his throne when he found he could not resume that absolute power he had posses...

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Military occupation

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... Limited war Military science Phi... ... Intelligence Ranks Staff ... ... Mercenary Military campaign Mi... ... Military occupation is effective provisional control of a certain ruling po... ...overnment Stamp of the Belgian Military Occupation in East Africa, captured from the Germans durin...

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Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar

By: Edgar Rice Burroughs

...d the Jewels of Opar i Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar Edgar Rice Burroughs 1 Belgian and Arab • 2 On the Road to Opar • 3 The Call of the Jungle • ... ...ight of Terror • 24 Home • This page copyright © 2000 Blackmask Online. 1. Belgian and Arab Lieutenant Albert Werper had only the prestige of the na... ...l him they would take him down the Congo to a point where a properly ordered military tribunal would do so just as effectively, though in a more regul... ...itary enemy; but Achmet would have it otherwise. First he would question the Belgian. It were easier to question a man first and kill him afterward, t... ...l Europeans, especially those who wore the uniform of Belgium. For years the military forces of Belgian Congo had waged a fruitless war upon this man ... ...ever over plentiful−−especially white men with the training and knowledge of military matters that a European officer must possess. Achmet Zek scowled... ... voice. A moment later, without warning, a ragged volley was poured into the ranks of the Waziri. A couple of warriors fell, the others were for charg... ...ld for his antagonist was borne at a mad run straight through the encircling ranks of his fellows. Just beyond them he was tossed aside upon the groun...

...Excerpt: 1. Belgian and Arab Lieutenant Albert Werper had only the prestige of the name he had dishonored to thank for his narrow escape from being cashiered. At first he had been humbly thankful, too, that they had sent him to this Godf...

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Military police

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...d 3.3 New Zealand Defence Force Military Police 4 ... ...2.1 Combat Roles of the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force and US Marine Corps Military Police 5.2.... ...ountries, and may refer to: A section of the military solely responsible for policing the armed forces (referred to as p... ...er № P – 343/24.09.2013 Belgium The Belgian Army's Military Police Group (Groupe Police Militaire in French, Gr... ...h) performs military police duties on behalf of all four components of the Belgian military. The group is headed by a colonel and has 188 members in f... ...bers in five MP detachments. Until the police reformation around 2001, the Belgian Rijkswacht/Gendarmerie was, besides its civilian policing tasks, re... ... NCO's or officers, whereas the navy and air force relies mainly of Danish ranks OR-1 to OR-3. Furthermore the home guard has a po... ...ty. The Heimevernet ("Home Guard") also has MPs in its ranks. Usually each District (regiment) has one or two platoons, consisting...

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Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar

By: Edgar Rice Burroughs

... Contents CHAPTER PAGE 1 Belgian and Arab 2 On the Road to Opar ... ... Night of Terror 24 Home Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar by Edgar Rice Burroughs 1 Belgian and Arab Lieutenant Albert Werper ... ..., and if they didn't kill him they would take him down the Congo to a point where a properly ordered military tribunal would do so just as effectiv... ...the body of their hereditary enemy; but Achmet would have it otherwise. First he would question the Belgian. It were easier to question a man firs... ...-throats--a hater of all Europeans, especially those who wore the uniform of Belgium. For years the military forces of Belgian Congo had waged a fr... ...ince fighting men were never over plentiful--especially white men with the training and knowledge of military matters that a European officer must ... ...ing to his men in a low voice. A moment later, without warning, a ragged volley was poured into the ranks of the Waziri. A couple of warriors fel... ...ddle, and forming a shield for his antagonist was borne at a mad run straight through the encircling ranks of his fellows. Just beyond them he wa...

...Contents CHAPTER PAGE 1 Belgian and Arab 2 On the Road to Opar 3 The Call of the Jungle 4 Prophecy and Fulfillment 5 The Altar of the Flaming God 6 The Arab Raid 7 The Jewel-Room of Opar 8 The Escape from Opar...

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Military uniform

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...Italian, French, Belgian, Portuguese, Indonesian and Indian military personnel in uniform during a parade in Rome, Italy ... ...niform during a parade in Rome, Italy Military uniform is the standardised dress worn by members of the armed for... ...worn by members of the armed forces and paramilitaries of various nations. Military dress and military styles have gone through great changes over the... ...tailed regulation they remained easily distinguishable from those of other ranks, by the better quality and richness of the materials and trimmings us... ...914 the majority of armies still provided colourful dress uniforms for all ranks, at least for parade and off duty wear. These often retained distinct... ...finite variety, even within smaller armies, between regiments, branches or ranks and the subject is a very complex one. ... ...ongst the frontline troops of the combatant powers in August 1914 only the Belgian and French armies saw active service in bright colours and old fash... ...rmies to adopt their own helmets by 1916. Other armies followed suit - the Belgians and Italians for example copying the French model and the Austro-H...

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Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar

By: Edgar Rice Burroughs

...CE BURROUGHS Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar Edgar Rice Burroughs 1. Belgian and Arab Lieutenant Albert Werper had only the prestige of the name... ...him they would take him down the Congo to a point where a properly ordered military tribunal would do so just as effectively, though in a more regular... ...ary enemy; but Achmet would have it otherwise. First he would question the Belgian. It were easier to question a man first and kill him afterward, tha... ...Europeans, especially those who wore the uniform of Belgium. For years the military forces of Belgian Congo had waged a fruitless war upon this man an... ...ly those who wore the uniform of Belgium. For years the military forces of Belgian Congo had waged a fruitless war upon this man and his followers--a ... ...er over plentiful--especially white men with the training and knowledge of military matters that a European officer must possess. Achmet Zek scowled ... ...oice. A moment later, without warning, a ragged volley was poured into the ranks of the Waziri. A couple of warriors fell, the others were for chargin... ... for his antagonist was borne at a mad run straight through the encircling ranks of his fellows. Just beyond them he was tossed aside upon the ground...

...1. Belgian and Arab Lieutenant Albert Werper had only the prestige of the name he had dishonored to thank for his narrow escape from being cashiered. At first he had been humbly thankful, too, that they had sent him to this Godf...

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Pathfinder (military)

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... in World War II and continue to serve an important role in today's modern military, providing commanders with the option of flexibly employing air as... ...st Airborne Division along with elements of other units was trucked to the Belgian town of Bastogne in order to secure and defend the town which conta... ...inder course at Schaffen and an Air Traffic course in the Netherlands. The Belgian pathfinders keep close ties with their Dutch counterparts, with whi... ...gade (11e Brigade Parachutiste) trains one or two GCP teams from their own ranks. There are nineteen teams with about a dozen members each in the GCP,... ...ands did not have a pathfinders unit before that, they were founded on the Belgian model were they receive their pathfinder courses in Schaffen. The D... ...ng range surveillance detachment (LRSD) was reassigned from the division's military intelligence battalion to one of the aviation battalions and conve... ...d in 2005 from the now-disbanded Long Range Surveillance Detachment, 311th Military Intelligence Battalion. It was reorganized and reassigned as Compa...

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A Surgeon in Belgium

By: Henry Sessions Souttar

...tar, F.R.C.S. Assistant Surgeon, West London Hospital Late Surgeon−in−Chief, Belgian Field Hospital Preface To write the true story of three months' w... ...sk before which the boldest man might quail. Let my very dear friends of the Belgian Field Hospital breathe again, for I have attempted nothing of the... ...and without his aid much of this book would never have been written. For the Belgian Field Hospital I can wish nothing better than that its star may c... ...we were passing through a country at war, except that we rarely saw a man of military age. All were women, old men, or children. Certainly the men of ... ...hent, the men came into view, for at Lokeren and St. Nicholas were important military stations, whilst nearer to Antwerp very extensive entrenchments ... ... unique achievement of the art of the fifteenth century. It is in no sense a military town, and has no defences, though there is a fort of the same na... ...sleeping accommodation for the bulk of our staff. They were arranged in four ranks, with passages between and washing arrangements in the passages, an...

...face: To write the true story of three months? work in a hospital is a task before which the boldest man might quail. Let my very dear friends of the Belgian Field Hospital breathe again, for I have attempted nothing of the sort. I would sooner throw aside my last claim to self?respect, and write my autobiography. It would at least be safer. But there were events which hap...

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Military of Belgium

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... Belgian Air Component ... ... Belgian Land Component ... ... Belgian Medical Component ... ... Belgian military-related lists ... ... Belgian military personnel ... ... Military appointments of Belgium ... ... Military ranks of Belgium ... ... Military ranks of Belgium ...

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Bastogne : The First Eight Days

...7M3 1987 950.54'21 88−600068 Facsimilie Reprint, 1988 CMH Pub 22−2 Center of Military History United States Army Washington, D.C. FOREWORD The Center ... ... Military History United States Army Washington, D.C. FOREWORD The Center of Military History is pleased to present the second volume in the U.S. Army... ...ineers, tank destroyers, and artillery conducted a successful defense of the Belgian crossroads town of Bastogne in late December 1944. They separated... ... will find Bastogne a valuable addition to their reading list. The Center of Military History recommends it highly for use in conjunction with Staff R... ...outes and under separate authority, began their moves toward the town in the Belgian Ardennes with whose name their own fame was to be thereafter inse... ...xposed them, they turned and ran, and bullet fire from Noville thinned their ranks while they were running. In Noville, the defending infantry company... ...g. Bullet fire from enemy positions on the high ground bit into the infantry ranks and slowed their advance. The little groups worked their way along,... ...o the advancing German formations but his men had a clear view of the German ranks coming on slowly, of the automatic fire making them hesitate, of th... ...ages became places of refuge not only from enemy fire but from the cold. The Belgian villagers, clinging stubbornly to their homes even in the face of...

...Foreword: The Center of Military History is pleased to present the second volume in the U.S. Army in Action series, a facsimile reprint of Brigadier General S. L. A. Marshall?s Bastogne: The First Eight Days. Originally published in 1946, this brief...

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Military Decoration (Belgium)

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...n Military Decoration on gallantry ribbon with palm ... ... Type Military decoration, Eligibi... ...ibility Non-Commissioned Officers and other ranks of the Belgian Armed Forces ... ... Non-Commissioned Officers and other ranks of the Belgian Armed Forces Awarded... ... Ribbon for long service The Military Decoration (Dutch: Militaire Decoratie, French: Décoration Militai... ...on December 23, 1873 and is awarded to non-commissioned officers and other ranks of the Belgian Armed Forces for gallantry or loyal and uninterrupted ... ...3, 1873 and is awarded to non-commissioned officers and other ranks of the Belgian Armed Forces for gallantry or loyal and uninterrupted service. ... ...23 December 1873 creating the Military Decoration Belgian military regulation DGHR-REG-DISPSYS-001 of 20 February 2006 ... ...ibility Non-Commissioned Officers and other ranks of the Belgian Armed Forces ...

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Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar

By: Edgar Rice Burroughs

...s CHAPTER PAGE 1 Belgian and Arab 2 On the Road to Opar 3 The Call of the Jungle ... ...n Recovers His Reason 23 A Night of Terror 24 Home 1 Belgian and Arab Lieutenant Albert Werper had only the prestige of... ...im they would take him down the Congo to a point where a properly ordered military tribunal would do so just as effectively, though in a more regula... ...y enemy; but Achmet would have it otherwise. First he would question the Belgian. It were easier to question a man first and kill him afterward, t... ...uropeans, especially those who wore the uniform of Belgium. For years the military forces of Belgian Congo had waged a fruitless war upon this man a... ...r over plentiful--especially white men with the training and knowledge of military matters that a European officer must possess. Achmet Zek scowl... ...ce. A moment later, without warning, a ragged volley was poured into the ranks of the Waziri. A couple of warriors fell, the others were for char... ...for his antagonist was borne at a mad run straight through the encircling ranks of his fellows. Just beyond them he was tossed aside upon the gro...

...Contents CHAPTER PAGE 1 Belgian and Arab 2 On the Road to Opar 3 The Call of the Jungle 4 Prophecy and Fulfillment 5 The Altar of the Flaming God 6 The Arab Raid 7 The Jewel-Room of Opar 8 The Escape from Opar 9 The Theft of the Jewels 10 Achmet Zek...

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Belgian Armed Forces

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... The Belgian Armed Forces (; ) is the national military of Belgium . The Belgian Armed Forces was established after B... ... The Belgian Armed Forces (; ) is the national military of Belgium . The Belgian Armed Forces was established after Belgium became independent i... ... established after Belgium became independent in October 1830. Since that time Belgian armed forces have fought in World War I, World War II, the Cold... ...everal times in Central-Africa, for maintaining public order and evacuation of Belgian natives. The Armed Forces comprise four branches: the Land Com... ...y France, Britain and Prussia, could avoid the need for an expensive permanent military force, relying instead on the part-time militia of the existin... ... 1986/0197/03 Bruxelles From 1885 the Force Publique was established as the military garrison and police force in the Belgian Congo, then under th... ...ol´. The Belgian Land, Air, and Medical Components all use the same military ranks . The Naval Component's ranks are unique in the Belgian Defence. ... ...lgian Naval Component is the naval arm of the Belgian military. Belgian naval ranks are unique within the Belgian Defence, corresponding to naval ran...

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America's War for Humanity

By: Thomas Herbert Russell

........................................................178 CHAPTER XVII. AERO−MILITARY OPERATIONS ....................................................... ...ERY OF THE FLEETS • CHAPTER XVI. SUBMARINES AND MINES • CHAPTER XVII. AERO−MILITARY OPERATIONS • CHAPTER XVIII. BATTLE OF THE AISNE • CHAPTER XIX.... ... World War for Liberty By THOMAS H. RUSSELL, A.M. LL.D. Noted Historical and Military Writer. Member American Historical Association [Illustration: Gi... ...icine. Note the reservoir on the soldier's back. (Copyright. U. &U.) Below—A Belgian scouting party in Flanders, making its way over a pontoon bridge,... ...g its way over a pontoon bridge, and dressed in the new khaki uniform of the Belgian army, which turned the tables on the Hun. (Photo, U. &U.)] [Illus... ...ippets,” or small British tanks, that created havoc and terror in the German ranks in 1918. They precede the Infantry and completely destroy machine g... ...ra to enjoy a well−earned rest after the battle of Douaumont, in which their ranks were considerably depleted. These colored fighters of France are co... ...side. (Copyright, U. &U.).] [Illustration: 1. French Cuirassier being fed by Belgian woman. 2. Major Richardson of the British Army and two of his blo... ...aft took care of the army. No time or trouble had to be given to filling the ranks and keeping them full. The enormous sums of money necessary to fina...

...ench flag to Alsace and Lorraine; the occupation of Metz, Strassburg, Cologne, and Coblentz by Allied and American forces, and the memorable entry of Belgian troops as conquerors into Aix?la?Chapelle (Aachen); the sailing of the President of the United States to take Part 1n the Peace Conference?all these events and many others form part of the marvelous record of the rece...

... XIV. STORIES FROM THE BATTLEFIELD, 148 -- Chapter XV. THE MYSTERY OF THE FLEETS, 170 -- Chapter XVI. SUBMARINES AND MINES, 178 -- Chapter XVII. AERO?MILITARY OPERATIONS, 181 -- Chapter XVIII. BATTLE OF THE AISNE, 185 -- Chapter XIX. FALL OF ANTWERP, 201 -- Chapter XX. THE WOUNDED AND PRISONERS, 208 -- Chapter XXI. HORRORS OF THE WAR, 212 -- Chapter XXII. LATER EVENTS OF T...

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Belgian Land Component

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...The Land Component (, ), formerly the Belgian Land Force, is the land-based branch of the Belgian Armed Forces. T... ...Component is Major-General Eddy Testelmans. For a detailed history of the Belgian Army from 1830 to post 1945 see Belgian Armed Forces. Ranks in use... ...tory of the Belgian Army from 1830 to post 1945 see Belgian Armed Forces. Ranks in use by the Belgian Army are listed at Belgian military ranks. Org... ...Army from 1830 to post 1945 see Belgian Armed Forces. Ranks in use by the Belgian Army are listed at Belgian military ranks. Organisation 1870s Acc... ...gian Armed Forces. Ranks in use by the Belgian Army are listed at Belgian military ranks. Organisation 1870s According to the Law of 16 August 1873... ...ns. The nominal strength of a division varied from 25, 500 to 32, 000 all ranks, with a total strength of eighteen infantry battalions, a cavalry reg... ...battalion, along with support units; it had a total strength of 4, 500 all ranks with 12 guns, and was - in effect - little more than a reinforced bri... ...prises one reconnaissance units, a unit for information analysis, civilian-military cooperation and operational communication unit (known as the Infor... ...tion and information systems (CIS) groups, three logistics battalions, the Military Police Group and the Military Detachment Palace of the Nation, the...

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The Revolt of the Netherlands, Book I

By: Friedrich Schiller

... THE AUTHOR'S PREFACE. Many years ago, when I read the History of the Belgian Revolution in Watson's excellent work, I was seized with an enthus... ...ne out of its shattered fragments; which destroyed the choicest flower of military youth, and while it enriched more than a quarter of the globe imp... ...the other parts of Europe, all alike flocked to unite themselves with the Belgian insurgents. The whole Christian world was their recruiting ground... ...f difficulty and want to contend with. Neither personal courage nor long military experience was of avail in a country whose peculiar features gave... ...me--and we are not here speaking of the usual luxuriousness of the higher ranks; the females of the common class abandoned themselves to such extrav... ...n power. [The unnatural union of two such different nations as the Belgians and Spaniards could not possibly be prosperous. I cannot he... ...d, stimulated by hunger and want, sought to annihilate all distinction of ranks. It was natural that a doctrine, which to the state showed itself o... ...ppointed him commander-in-chief against the united representations of his military council, who declared it altogether hazardous to oppose so young ...

...The Author?s Preface: Many years ago, when I read the History of the Belgian Revolution in Watson?s excellent work, I was seized with an enthusiasm which political events but rarely excite. On further reflection I felt that this enthusiastic feeling had arisen less from the book itself than fr...

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Belgian Army order of battle (1914)

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...ns. The nominal strength of a division varied from 25, 500 to 32, 000 all ranks, with a total strength of eighteen infantry battalions, a cavalry reg... ...battalion, along with support units; it had a total strength of 4, 500 all ranks with 12 guns, and was - in effect - little more than a reinforced bri... ...s could be found for them. Force Publique The Force Publique were the Belgian forces in the Belgian Congo . accessed 13 November 2010 Originally... ...rces in German East Africa . Officers & NCO's were Europeans only, mainly Belgian. During the war they suffered 9, 077 dead 58 of which were European... ...ompany Irumu Kivu Company Rutshura Appendix 5: Order of battle of the Belgian Army in August 1914. In: History of the Great War : Military Oper... ...attle of the Belgian Army in August 1914. In: History of the Great War : Military Operations, France and Belgium 1914, by J. E. Edmonds . Macmillan...

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Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar

By: Edgar Rice Burroughs

... CONTENTS CHAPTER PAGE 1 Belgian and Arab 2 On the Road to Opar 3 The Call of the Jungle ... ... 22 Tarzan Recovers His Reason 23 A Night of Terror 24 Home 1 Belgian and Arab Lieutenant Albert Werper had only the prest... ...kill him they would take him down the Congo to a point where a properly ordered military tribunal would do so just as effectively, though in a more ... ...editary enemy; but Achmet would have it otherwise. First he would question the Belgian. It were easier to question a man first and kill him afterw... ... all Europeans, especially those who wore the uniform of Belgium. For years the military forces of Belgian Congo had waged a fruitless war upon this... ...e never over plentiful--especially white men with the training and knowledge of military matters that a European officer must possess. Achmet Zek... ...ow voice. A moment later, without warning, a ragged volley was poured into the ranks of the Waziri. A couple of warriors fell, the others were for... ...hield for his antagonist was borne at a mad run straight through the encircling ranks of his fellows. Just beyond them he was tossed aside upon t...

...Table of Contents: CHAPTER PAGE -- 1 Belgian and Arab -- 2 On the Road to Opar -- 3 The Call of the Jungle -- 4 Prophecy and Fulfillment -- 5 The Altar of the Flaming God -- 6 The Arab Raid -- 7 The Jewel-Room of Opar -- 8 The Escape from Opar -- 9 The Theft of ...

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Provost (military police)

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...Provosts (pronounced "Provo" [US]) are military police whose duties are policing solely within the Armed Forces, a... ...rminology which differs from the exact linguistic meaning. The head of the military police is commonly referred to as the Provost Marshal. This ancien... ...hat the army of the king did no harm to the citizenry. Military police are concerned with law enforcement (including criminal inve... ...trian Military Police). Belgium The Belgian Army's Military Police Group (Groupe Police Militaire in French, Gr... ...h) performs military police duties on behalf of all four components of the Belgian military. The group is headed by a lieutenant-colonel and numbers 1... ... some Gendarmes previously assigned MP-related duties. Belgian MPs are identified by black armbands with the letters MP in white b... ...ce. The Heimevernet ("Home Guard") also has MPs in its ranks. Usually each District (regiment) has one or two platoons, consisting... ...ce. The Heimevernet ("Home Guard") also has MPs in its ranks. Usually each District (regiment) has one or two platoons, consisting...

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Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar

By: Edgar Rice Burroughs

... Great Britain W. t.HMX PRINTING COMPANY, CHICAGO CONTENTS CHAPTER PAGE I Belgian and Arab 1 II On the Road to Opar . 12 III The Call of the Jungle .... ...nd him crept Chulk and Taglat 204 Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar CHAPTER I BELGIAN AND ARAB CEUTENANT ALBERT WERPER had only the prestige ofthename he... ...him they would take him down the Congo to a point where a properly ordered military tribunal would do so just as effectively, though inamore regular m... ... sentry to his own person. All that nightWerper fled fartherand farther 4 BELGIAN AND ARAB into theheart of thewilderness. Now and again the voice of... ...uropeans, especially those who wore the uni form of Belgium. For years the military forces of Belgian Congo had waged a fruitless war upon this man an... ...r over plentiful espe cially white men with the training and knowl edge of military matters that a European officer must possess. Achmet Zek scowled a... ...ice. A mo ment later, without warning, a ragged volley was poured into the ranks of the Waziri. A couple of the warriors fell, the others were for cha... ... for his antagonist was borne at a mad run straight through the encircling ranks of his fellows. Just beyond them he was tossed aside upon the ground,...

...Table of Contents: CHAPTER PAGE -- I Belgian and Arab 1 -- II On the Road to Opar, 12 -- III The Call of the Jungle, 21 -- IV Prophecy and Fulfillment -- f --, / .:. 32 -- V The Altar of the Flaming God -- -- -- -- .^ 43 -- VI The Arab Raid -- ' -- .*' 55 -- V...

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Military of Uruguay

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... Manpower Military age 18-49 ... ...49 Available for military service 831,297, age 15–49 (20... ...03 est.) Fit for military service 672,030, age 15–49 (20... ....[2] The current assault rifle used by the army is the Belgian FN FAL - Argentinian Built; it is being replaced by Austrian Steyr ... ... armed forces discussion forum (in Spanish) World Ranks [2] - Washington Times article on Iranian ar... ... Ranks ...

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The Revolt of the Netherlands

By: Friedrich Schiller

... THE AUTHOR'S PREFACE. Many years ago, when I read the History of the Belgian Revolution in Watson's excellent work, I was seized with an enthus... ...ne out of its shattered fragments; which destroyed the choicest flower of military youth, and while it enriched more than a quarter of the globe imp... ...the other parts of Europe, all alike flocked to unite themselves with the Belgian insurgents. The whole Christian world was their recruiting ground... ...f difficulty and want to contend with. Neither personal courage nor long military experience was of avail in a country whose peculiar features gave... ...me--and we are not here speaking of the usual luxuriousness of the higher ranks; the females of the common class abandoned themselves to such extrav... ...n power. [The unnatural union of two such different nations as the Belgians and Spaniards could not possibly be prosperous. I cannot he... ...d, stimulated by hunger and want, sought to annihilate all distinction of ranks. It was natural that a doctrine, which to the state showed itself o... ...ppointed him commander-in-chief against the united representations of his military council, who declared it altogether hazardous to oppose so young ... .... With the Counts of Nassau and Brederode at their head, and formed in ranks of four by four, they advanced in procession to the palace; all Brus...

...The Author?s Preface: Many years ago, when I read the History of the Belgian Revolution in Watson?s excellent work, I was seized with an enthusiasm which political events but rarely excite. On further reflection I felt that this enthusiastic feeling had arisen less from the book itself than fr...

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British military rifles

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...les The origins of the modern British military rifle are within its predecessor the Brown Bess musket. While a mu... ...e 1830s, the superior characteristics of the new rifles caused the British military to phase out the venerable .75 calibre Brown Bess musket in favour... ... of prior muskets which allowed for consistency in standards for firing in ranks and bayonet combat. Relatively few of these were produced since a new... ... the improvements of the Mk III. The compromise length was consistent with military trends as the US Springfield M1903 was only produced in the compro... ...despread military rifle designs of the late 20th century. Developed by the Belgian Fabrique Nationale Company (FN), it was used by some 70 or more cou... ...d for German 7.92x33 mm kurz intermediate cartridge. In the late 1940s the Belgians joined with Britain and selected a British .280 (7x43 mm) intermed... ...(7x43 mm) intermediate cartridge for further development. In 1950 both the Belgian FAL prototype and the British EM-2 bullpup assault rifles were test...

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Poems

By: Victor Hugo

...d Sigisbert Hugo, son of a joiner at Nancy, and an officer risen from the ranks in the Republican army, married Sophie Trébuchet, daughter of a Nant... ...d, as he had refused the Amnesty, he could only escort her remains to the Belgian frontier, August, 1868. All this while, in his Paris daily newspap... ...on his house by the mob, supposed by his adherents to be, not "the honest Belgians," but the refugee Bonapartists and Royalists, who had not cared t... ...es an army rolls along as a flood, Which I follow, to harry the clamorous ranks, Sharp-goading the laggards and pressing the flanks, Till, a thresh... ... viper hissing. (Though I had crossed her palm with gold), That from the ranks a spirit bold Would be to-day found missing. But I have praye... ...light. ELIZABETH COLLINS. [Footnote 1: The pupils of the Polytechnic Military School distinguished themselves by their patriotic zeal and milit... ...y the culverin, That snakes its brazen neck through battle din-- The military millipede That tramples out the guilty seed-- The capital al... ...d fires from Moscow's tow'rs that wave; 'Tis thine Old Guard strewing the Belgian plain; 'Tis the lone island in th' Atlantic main: To-morrow! 't...

...Towards the close of the First French Revolution, Joseph Leopold Sigisbert Hugo, son of a joiner at Nancy, and an officer risen from the ranks in the Republican army, married Sophie Trebuchet, daughter of a Nantes fitter-out of privateers, a Vendean royalist and devotee. Victor Marie Hugo, their second son, was born on the 26th of February, 1802, at Besancon, ...

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Free Belgian Forces

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...noeuvers in Wales, July 1941 The Free Belgian forces (French: Forces belges libres, Dutch: Vrije Belgische Strijd... ...nd its colonies who fought as part of the Allied armies after the official Belgian surrender to Nazi Germany during World War II, between 1940 and 194... ...y during World War II, between 1940 and 1944. In 1940, Belgian pre-war émigrés and former soldiers who had escaped occupied Belgiu... ...who had escaped occupied Belgium were formed into units within the British military which later fought in the European and Mediterranean Theatres. The... ...ian men (nearly 20% of the country's male population)[2] had served in the military. Most were made prisoners of war and detained in Germany, though s... ...ponded to the government's call, reunited with the elements of the Belgian military in France and Great Britain, a new army will be levied and organiz... ...e generally "top heavy", with a greater ratio of (older) officers to other ranks.[6] Since the Belgian military had officially sur... ... segregated;[41] it was commanded by 280 white officers and NCOs but other ranks were exclusively native Congolese.[42] The Force Publique had never b... ...e generally "top heavy", with a greater ratio of (older) officers to other ranks.[6] Since the Belgian military had officially sur...

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Through the Magic Door

By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

...rdid behind you. There stand your noble, silent comrades, waiting in their ranks. Pass your eye down their files. Choose your man. And then you have b... ...ho lies under the great slab at Dryburgh. III. We can pass the long green ranks of the Waverley Novels and Lockhart's ``Life'' which flanks them. Her... ...helf? I am rather proud of those, for they are my collection of Napoleonic military memoirs. There is a story told of an illiterate millionaire who ga... ...d. But one might, perhaps, take a corner of it, as I have done here in the military memoirs, and there one might hope to get some finality. Here is M... .... You would not know it, to read our historians. And then the abuse of our Belgian allies has been overdone. Some of them fought splendidly, and one b... ...ferent branch of the service. But some are from the pens of the men in the ranks, and they are even more graphic than the others. Here, for example, a... ...e I launch on so portentous a subject as that. 33 But before I leave the military men let me, for the credit of my own country, after that infamous ...

...can follow you no more. You have left all that is vulgar and all that is sordid behind you. There stand your noble, silent comrades, waiting in their ranks. Pass your eye down their files. Choose your man. And then you have but to hold up your hand to him and away you go together into dreamland. Surely there would be something eerie about a line of books were it not that f...

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Military history of France

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...h it won 109, drawn 10 and lost 49, making the country the most successful military power in European history. Gallo-Roman conflict predominated from... ...pire in Asia, Africa, and in the Americas. Under Louis XIV France achieved military supremacy over its rivals, but escalating conflicts against increa... ...arting in the 1950s. France became a nuclear power and since the 1990s its military action is most often seen in cooperation with NATO and its Europea... ...he Suebi, which was led by Ariovistus. The following year he conquered the Belgian Gauls after claiming that they were conspiring against Rome. The st... ...laced. By 1805 the French Army was a truly lethal force, with many in its ranks veterans of the French Revolutionary Wars. Two years of constant dril... ..., the liberal king Louis Philippe I victoriously supported the Spanish and Belgian liberals. The French later inflicted a defeat on the Habsburgs in t... ...epublic to pay reparations led to the Occupation of the Ruhr by French and Belgian forces. Second World War A variety of factors—ranging from inexpe...

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