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battle of Nagashino

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

(1575).

The celebrated battle of Nagashino was fought between the army of Oda Nobunaga, who came to raise the siege of Nagashino castle, and the army of Takeda Katsuyori, son ...

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battles of Panipat

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

(1399, 1526, 1556, 1761).

Panipat is now a town, still with a fort and a wall with fifteen gates, in the Haryana province of northern India, in the Ganges-Jumna basin ...

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breech-loader

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

N. a gun designed to have ammunition inserted at the breech rather than through the muzzle.

breech-loading adj.

n. a gun designed to have ammunition inserted at the breech...

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flintlock

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

Historically, writers made no distinction between this term and snaphaunce, the former being first recorded in 1683. Not until 1939, in Dr Torsten Lenk's Flintlåset, was a definition of...

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fusilier

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

ˌfyōōzǝˈlir

n.

1 (usually Fusiliers) a member of any of several British regiments formerly armed with fusils: the Royal Scots Fusiliers.

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infantry

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

N. soldiers marching or fighting on foot; foot soldiers collectively.

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musket

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

A hand-held gun which began to supersede the arquebus in the mid-sixteenth century. Whereas the barrel of an arquebus had to be supported by a trestle or tripod, the musket ...

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musketeer

Overview page. Subjects: World History — Military History.

A member of the household troops of the French king in the 17th and 18th centuries.

See also the Three Musketeers at three.

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North-West frontier

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

Designation applied to the frontier of British India, as established in 1849, bordering the chain of mountains separating the provinces of Punjab and Sind from Afghanistan. Until 1901 the...

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Pathans

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

A Pashto-speaking people inhabiting north-west Pakistan and south-east Afghanistan.

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