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Dunkirk

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

North‐eastern French port, whence 27 May to 4 June 1940, 200,000 British troops were brought back to England. On 10 May 1940 German troops attacked the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and...

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Earl of Chatham William Pitt

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

(1708–78),

known as Pitt the Elder. In 1735 Pitt launched his belligerent political career by insulting King George II over his son's marriage and was dismissed from the army...

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FORD, Gerald Rudolph (1913 - 2006), President of the United States of America, Aug. 1974–Jan. 1977; lawyer; company director

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; British History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Political History; Politics; History of Law; Law; Courts and Procedure; Military History; Maritime History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 214 words.

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John Campbell

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

A Scottish nobleman who was the Commander in Chief of the British armed forces in America in the early stages of the French and Indian War (1754–63) (a post he ...

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Ministry of Defence

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

In 1950 there were secretaries of state for war and for air and a 1st lord of the Admiralty. But the exigencies of modern warfare, which demanded ever closer liaison ...

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MUBARAK, (Mohammed) Hosny (<i>born</i> 1928), President of Egypt, 1981–2011 (Vice President, 1975–81; Prime Minister, 1981–82)

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Air Forces and Warfare; History; British History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours. 80 words.

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MUSHARRAF, Pervez (<i>born</i> 1943), President of Pakistan, 2001–08; Chief of Army Staff, 1998–2007

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Military Life and Institutions; History; British History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours. 78 words.

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Order of the British Empire

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

This was the first democratic or meritocratic order and was established in June 1917 in the darkest days of the First World War. Though far less aristocratic than previous orders, it was...

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Richard Howe

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

(1726–99).

Descended through his mother from a half-sister of George I, Howe was commissioned in the navy in 1745, seeing active service through to 1758, when he succeeded his...

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