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A. J. Muste

Overview page. Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution — Military History.

(1885–1967), minister, labor organizer, antiwar activist.

Born in the Netherlands, Muste studied at theological seminaries in the United States and became a minister in the Dutch...

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Afrika Korps

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Second World War.

Also the Deutsches Afrika Korps or DAK the German forces commanded by Gen. Erwin Rommel in North Africa from February 1941 to March 1943, when it became a part of ...

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Air Force, U.S.

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

USAF the part of the U.S. armed forces with primary responsibility for air warfare, military space research, and air defense. It also provides air services to other branches of the ...

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Air National Guard

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

ANG a separate reserve component of the U.S. Air Force, its mission is to provide ready units at the national level (to support national security objectives), state level (to protect ...

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air transport

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — Economic History.

1 the movement of personnel and cargo by air.

2 an aircraft designed to move personnel and/or cargo.

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All-Volunteer Force

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

Term used to refer to the U.S. armed forces in general after the elimination of compulsory military service in the 1970s.

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amphibian

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Second World War.

N. a small craft capable of moving on land or water driven by propellers and wheels or air cushion.

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antisubmarine warfare forces

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

The forces organized primarily to engage in antisubmarine action. Such a force may be composed of surface ships, aircraft, submarines, or some combination of these, along with their...

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Antoine-Henri Jomini

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

(1779–1869) Swiss authority on the art of war who wrote histories of the campaigns of Frederick the Great and of Napoleon, in whose service he fought. In his writings he ...

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Armistice Day

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

The anniversary of the armistice of 11 November 1918, now replaced by Remembrance Sunday in the UK and Veterans Day in the US.

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