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Herbert Charles Onslow Plumer

(1857—1932) army officer

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Battle of Messina

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

The final battle in the World War II invasion of Sicily, won by the Allies on August 17, 1943. It was a noted triumph for the U.S. 7th Army under ...

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Battles of Ypres

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(1914–18)

During World War I a total of four battles took place near the Belgian city of Ypres, representing various attempts by the belligerents to overcome the war of attrition...

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Bernard Law Montgomery

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1887–1976) British field marshal and Allied commander during World War II, known as Monty. Montgomery first gained fame in 1942 with his defeat of the forces of Erwin Rommel at ...

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Boer War

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The war in South Africa (1899–1902) between Great Britain and the Afrikaner republics of Transvaal and the Orange Free State. ‘Boer’ is the Dutch word for countryman or farmer.

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Gough, Hubert (de la Poer)

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(1870–1963). Scion of an old military family, he was commissioned into the 16th Lancers in 1889. Gough earned a reputation for dash in the Second Boer War and was appointed to command 3rd...

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