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fence

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

An option strategy involving either a purchased call and a written put or a written call and a purchased put for the same expiry date (cf. conversion; reverse conversion). Also known as a c...

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fencibles

Peter Caddick-Adams.

in The Oxford Companion to Military History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 112 words.

British volunteer soldiers, with commissions commonly awarded to deserving officers on half pay. They were a sort of early

fencibles

Overview page. Subjects: European History — Military History.

British volunteer soldiers, with commissions commonly awarded to deserving officers on half pay. They were a sort of early Home Guard, dating back to the 15th century, and were open ...

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Building and Breaching the Ghetto Boundary: A Brief History of the Ghetto Fence in Körmend, Hungary, 1944

Tim Cole.

in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Military History; Regional and National History; Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing. 9986 words.

Local authorities in Hungary placed a high priority on continuing economic relationships between Jews and non-Jews after ghettoization. An examination of local decision-making, as well as...

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palisade n.

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

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 54 words.

1 a fence of wooden stakes or iron railings fixed in the ground, forming an enclosure or defense.

2 a

barbed wire

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

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 24 words.

wire with clusters of short, sharp spikes set at intervals along it, used to make fences or in warfare as

The Secret History of RDX

Colin F. Baxter.

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Military History. 214 pages.

During the 1930s, British scientists perfected a sugar-white explosive called RDX. Twice as deadly as TNT, RDX was also ten times more expensive. In The Secret History of RDX, historian...

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Cowra breakout

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — Australasian and Pacific History.

Occurred on 5 August 1944, when Japanese POWs, armed only with improvised clubs and kitchen knives, stormed the perimeter fences of the detention camp at Cowra, New South Wales. Many ...

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Cameron, Sir Alexander (1781–1850), army officer

H. M. Stephens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 900 words.

Cameron, Sir Alexander (1781–1850), army officer, a younger son of Alexander Cameron of Inverailort, Argyll, and his wife, the daughter of Alexander M'Donald of Achtrichan, was born at...

Stewart, Charles (1775–1812), army officer

E. M. Lloyd.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 424 words.

Stewart, Charles (1775–1812), army officer, was the eldest son of Thomas Stewart of Drumin, Banffshire, a lieutenant in the 56th foot, and his wife, Anne, née Gordon. After serving for a...

O'Malley, George (1780–1843), army officer

H. M. Chichester.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 494 words.

O'Malley, George (1780–1843), army officer, was the son of George O'Malley and Elizabeth, née Clarke. He was a volunteer in the Castlebar yeomanry during the attack on the town by the...

Brocklehurst, Robert Walter Douglas Phillips

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Business Finance. 111 words.

Born 31 May 1861; s of C. D. F. Phillips, MD, LLD, FRS Edin., and Martha, d of Thos Brocklehurst, The Fence, Macclesfield; m 1902, Isabel Edith, CBE, d of Sir Patrick Heron...