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Amiens

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — History of the Americas.

The Battle of Amiens, 8–11 August 1918, was the only occasion during the First World War when the Australian and Canadian Corps attacked side by side. This battle was the ...

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Australian Imperial Force

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(AIF)

(see also Anzac). Australian Imperial Force was the name given to the volunteer expeditionary forces sent overseas by Australia in two world wars. The Defence Act (1903)...

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chasseur

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

˜æˈsǝr

n. a soldier, usually in the light cavalry, equipped and trained for rapid movement, especially in the French army.

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colours

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

N.

1 the flag of a regiment or ship.

2 a national flag.

3 the armed forces of a country, as symbolized by its flag: he was null...

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Ran Helicopter Flight Vietnam

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

(RANHFV)

The only deployment of Australian naval aviation during the Vietnam War involved helicopter flight crews who served with the US 135th Assault Helicopter Company and No. 9...

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Royal Australian Regiment

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

(RAR)

The Australian Regiment was formed from the infantry battalions of the 34th Infantry Brigade on occupation duty in Japan (see British Commonwealth Occupation Force) on 23...

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siege of Gibraltar

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

(1779–83).

Since its capture in 1704, many politicians had considered trading Gibraltar for peace with Spain, but public feeling kept it in the forefront of the British mind....

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Tokugawa Ieyasu

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — World History.

(1542–1616)

The founder of the Tokugawa shogunate. His base was Edo (now Tokyo). In 1600, at Sekigahara, he defeated daimyo loyal to Hideyoshi's son Hideyori. Appointed shogun in...

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troop the colour

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

Perform the ceremony of parading a regiment's flag along ranks of soldiers as part of the ceremonial of the mounting of the guard; the first standing order on the subject (although it does...

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