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By Paul K. Davis

Many army teams in the course of the global have excelled of their craft both by way of fortuitous conditions, notable management, or extreme education. This quantity surveys the devices and populations from precedent days to the overdue Nineties that experience come to old prominence through battle. every one access within the A-Z series starts with a short advent and describes the origins of the scuffling with workforce, roles of significant leaders in association and command, options in procedure and strategies, conquests and accomplishments, situations of decline or disbanding, and results of destiny conflict and businesses. Entries contain such headings as Assyrians, Boers, Huns, eastern warrior monks, Mongols, paratroopers, Rangers, tough Riders, and Viet Cong.

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In Arlington National Cemetery, built on the grounds of Robert E. Lee’s confiscated estate, stands a memorial to the Confederate dead. “Not for fame or reward, not for place or rank, not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity, but in simple obedience to duty as they understood it, these men suffered all, sacrificed all, endured all. ” References: Foote, Shelby, The Civil War, a Narrative, 3 vols. (New York: Vintage Books, 1958–1972); MacPherson, James, Ordeal by Fire (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1982); Smith, Page, Trial by Fire (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1982).

They continued to suffer heavy casualties, as did every unit in France during the war. Other Australians were sent to Mesopotamia where they were involved in the relief operations around the besieged Indian Army Sixth Division at Kut-al-Amara and for the rest of the campaign in that theater. The Australian First Light Horse Brigade served in Palestine and their charge at Beersheba in October 1918 was one of the last battles of World War I. When World War II broke out in 1939, the empire again rapidly responded to Britain’s call for aid.

The Legion participated in some of the most critical battles that have shaped our world today. The Arab-Israeli War is one of the major causes of the Arab world’s hostility toward the West today, and had Glubb’s forces achieved the total victory Arab leaders sought, the situation in the Middle East would certainly be different. In any case, the Arab Legion’s hand in the development of independent Arab states is certainly noteworthy, for it established Jordan as a leading player in Middle Eastern politics, a position it still holds today.

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