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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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Aaron Burr

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities — Warfare and Defence.

(1756–1836)

US Democratic Republican statesman. After losing the presidential election to Jefferson in 1800, Burr was elected Vice-President. He was defeated in the contest for the...

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AB

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

The abbreviated title for the rating of able seaman, indicating someone able to perform all the duties of a seaman on board ship. In the days of sail it was someone who could hand, reef,...

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abaft

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

Towards the stern of a ship, relative to some other object or position. Abaft the beam is any bearing or direction between the beam of a ship and its stern. See also aft; but ‘abaft’ is...

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Abbé de Saint-Pierre

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

Charles François Irénée Castel Abbé de Saint-Pierre (1658–1743) was born on 13 February 1658 at château Saint-Pierre-Eglise situated between Cherbourg and Barfleur in Normandy, France....

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Abraham Lincoln

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities — Warfare and Defence.

(1809–65)

US Republican statesman, 16th President of the USA (1861–65). His election as President on an anti‐slavery platform antipathetic to the interests of the southern states...

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acting

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

A prefix used in most navies and merchant marine, and in similar services, to denote that a higher rank is being temporarily held. Payment is usually at the full rate for the acting rank or...

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active list

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

The list of officers of a navy or a merchant marine who, as in all similar services, are actually serving or are liable to be called upon for active service at any time. Officers on the...

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admiral

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

In all maritime nations the title of the commander of a fleet or of a subdivision of it. The word comes from the Arabic word amir, prince or leader, and in the Mediterranean, as early as...

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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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