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Battle of Lake Erie

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — World History.

(10 September 1813)

A naval engagement in the War of 1812. Control of Lake Erie was of critical importance to both the USA and the UK, and by the late summer of 1813 each had...

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Battle of Tippecanoe

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — World History.

(7 November 1811)

A conflict between US forces and Shawnee, fought near the Wabash River 240 km (150 miles) north of Vincennes. Governor William Henry Harrison of the Indiana...

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BELLEW, Edward Donald (1882 - 1961), Irish Fusiliers of Canada, Vancouver, BC, retired; prospector, and explorer

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Military Life and Institutions; World History. 119 words.

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Black Hawk War

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — World History.

(1832)

A war against the Sauk and Fox Native Americans. Between the Louisiana Purchase and the 1830s, there was steady pressure from White settlers to remove the remaining Native...

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BLASHFORD-SNELL, John Nicholas (<i>born</i> 1936), author, lecturer and broadcaster; Ministry of Defence consultant (on staff, 1983–91)

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Military Life and Institutions; World History; Intellectual History; Literature. 448 words.

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Fort Stanwix

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — World History.

A colonial American military stronghold. Named after General John Stanwix, the fort was an important defence point and trading centre located between the Upper Mohawk River and Wood Creek....

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glasnost

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — World History.

In the former Soviet Union, the policy or practice of more open consultative government and wider dissemination of information, initiated by leader Mikhail Gorbachev from 1985.

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guerrilla

Overview page. Subjects: World History — Warfare and Defence.

(Spanish, ‘little war’) A person taking part in irregular fighting by small groups acting independently. The word was coined during the Peninsular War (1807–14) to describe the Spanish...

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Hampton Roads Conference

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — World History.

(3 February 1865)

An abortive conference to negotiate an end to the American Civil War. At a meeting on a Union (Northern) steamer moored in Hampton Roads, Virginia, Confederate...

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Iron Curtain

Overview page. Subjects: World History — Warfare and Defence.

A term made famous by Winston Churchill (‘An Iron Curtain has descended across the Continent’) in 1946 to describe the boundary between Communist Eastern Europe and the democracies of...

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