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companion

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

N.

1 a covering over the hatchway leading below decks.

2 a raised frame with windows on the quarterdeck of a ship to allow light into the decks...

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companion

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 34 words.

n.

1 a covering over the hatchway leading below decks.

2 a raised frame with windows on the quarterdeck of

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The Oxford Companion to Military History

Richard Holmes.

Edited by Charles Singleton and Dr Spencer Jones.

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Book. Subjects: Military History. 1430 pages. 852842 words.

This online edition was reviewed and selectively updated in 2011 by Charles Singleton with help from Dr Spencer Jones.

A complete overview of military history from classical times...

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History

Peter Dennis, Jeffrey Grey, Ewan Morris, Robin Prior and Jean Bou.

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Book. Subjects: Military History. 1339 pages. 551056 words.

'War has been one of the defining forces in Australian history ... Participation in war, whether actively in the armed forces or on the home front, or in opposition to a particular war, has...

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The Oxford Companion to World War II

M. R. D. Foot.

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Book. Subjects: Second World War. 1841 pages. 987971 words.

This online edition was reviewed and selectively updated by the original editors in 2011.

Written by more than 140 specialist contributors from Italy, Germany, and Japan, as well...

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The Oxford Companion to American Military History

Edited by John Whiteclay Chambers.

January 2000; p ublished online January 2004 .

Book. Subjects: Military History. 1031 pages. 877819 words.

The Oxford Companion to American Military History boasts over 1000 entries written by some 500 distinguished contributors. Readers will find Stephen E. Ambrose writing on the D-Day landing,...

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companion hatchway

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 5 words.

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companion ladder

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 6 words.

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Companion of Honour

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 14 words.

a member of a British order of knighthood founded in 1917.

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animals and the military

Tony Heathcote.

in The Oxford Companion to Military History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 2048 words.

(see also horses). Man has made use of the strength, speed, and stamina of his companion animals, in

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Huguenots

Richard Holmes.

in The Oxford Companion to Military History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 764 words.

were French Protestants, the term possibly deriving from mispronunciation of the Swiss-German Eidgenosse, meaning sworn companion or confederate. They

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Comitatus

Stephen S. Evans.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Pre-20th Century Warfare. 361 words.

Taken from Tacitus’s Germania (Ch. 13–14), comitatus traditionally refers to a lord and his immediate military followers or companions

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animals and the military

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

(see also horses). Man has made use of the strength, speed, and stamina of his companion animals, in war as well as in peace, from the earliest recorded times. Domesticated ...

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Brotherhood-in-arms

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

Chronicles of the period of the Hundred Years’ War quite often refer to knights, esquires, and men-at-arms who are said to have been brothers or sworn companions in arms. Such ...

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Rewards for Military Service

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

So ought a young man to compass by noble deeds, by liberal gifts in his father’s possession, that afterwards, in later years, willing companions may stand by him—that men may ...

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Archibald John Kerr Clark Kerr

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War.

(1882–1951), Australian-born diplomat who was appointed British ambassador to China in 1938. In March 1942 he succeeded Stafford Cripps as ambassador to the USSR, in which post he attended...

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Coehoorn, Menno van

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

(1641–1704). Born into a Dutch army family in Friesland, Coehoorn was to become one of the most influential military engineers of his age. He studied mathematics and fortification at the...

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Brendan Bracken

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War.

(1901–58), British Conservative member of parliament and friend of Churchill, whose parliamentary private secretary he was from September 1939 until he became minister of information in...

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Public Servant Heads of Defence-related Departments

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

Public Servant Heads of Defence-related Departments

Air

Secretaries of the Department of Air M. C. Langslow 15...

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Sir Bertram Home Ramsay

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War.

(1883–1945), British naval officer who commanded Operation DYNAMO, which evacuated the British Army from Dunkirk and who served as Allied naval C-in-C for the Normandy landings in June 1944...

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Henry Maitland Wilson

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War.

(1881–1964), British Army officer who commanded British and Empire troops during the Balkan campaign in April 1941. He was appointed C-in-C Middle East Command in January 1943, and...

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