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Albrecht Kesselring

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Second World War.

(1885–1960)

German air force chief and field-marshal who demonstrated great skill as an army commander in World War II, particularly during the defensive campaign in Italy.

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Alfred Rosenberg

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 12 Jan. 1893, d. 16 Oct. 1946).

Chief Nazi ideologist A refugee of German descent from Estonia, he joined the Nazi Party in 1919 and became editor of the party newspaper, the...

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Arab revolt

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1916)

A revolt against Turkish rule in the Middle East. In July 1915 Hussein ibn Ali, Sherif of Mecca, negotiated with Britain about rising up against the Ottoman Empire, a German...

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Archibald Percival Wavell

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Military History.

(1883–1950).

British general, commander‐in‐chief Middle East from July 1939, he directed campaigns against Italians after June 1940. In Cyrenaica he won a series of spectacular...

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Arthur Seyss-Inquart

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 22 July 1892, d. 16 Oct. 1946).

Austrian Nazi leader Born into the German minority in Stannern (Moravia), he qualified and practised as a lawyer in Vienna. As an active member...

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Baron Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Military History.

(b. 11 Nov. 1852, d. 25 Aug. 1925).

Chief of Staff of the Austro‐Hungarian army 1906–17 Born in Penzing (Vienna), the professional soldier became a close friend of the Archduke...

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The Brazilian Military Regime, 1964–1985

Marcos Napolitano.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online April 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Military History; Social and Cultural History. 11542 words.

Since its establishment in 1889, the history of the Brazilian republic was marked by the centrality of the armed forces, particularly the army, in political life. But between 1964 and 1985,...

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Brazzaville conference

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

Convened by de Gaulle in the capital of the Equatorial Federation (see French Equatorial Africa). It was held from 30 January to 8 February 1944 to discuss the future of ...

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British Expeditionary Force

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(BEF)

The name given to British troops deployed for immediate conflict in the first half of the twentieth century. As a result of Haldane's army reforms in 1906–7, a territorial...

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Bukovina

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Second World War.

Meaning ‘Beech‐Tree Country’, it is a disputed area in the Carpathian foothills. It was part of Austria and then Austria‐Hungary from 1775, inhabited mostly by Ukrainians. After World War I...

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