Few military leaders in history ... met strong artillery and machine-gun fire from German defenders. Haig used tanks for the first time in the war. But 30 per cent of British shells were defective and ...
Some had pictures of Martin Luther and other figures from German history ... "His Royal Highness, the Grand Duke of Baden, has been graciously inclined to bestow upon cannoneer Josef Grieble of the ...
There, he served in the artillery, where he was trained in a variety of weaponry ... There, he signed up. He was sent to the Royal Sussex Regiment at Chichester Barracks, where there were other Irish ...
His older brother Lawrence had served as a company commander in the British infantry regiment raised ... a midshipman in the Royal Navy. Bestselling author and National Book Award recipient Nathaniel ...
It was 11 p.m. Artillery marker shells illuminated targets and the first high-explosives of what was to be a 3,462-ton drop from 1,020 Royal Air Force ... Campbell's notes: "No bomb fell among our ...
Napoleon Bonaparte, France’s early 19th century self-declared ... Napoleon won a royal scholarship to a military school in France and ultimately was commissioned into an artillery regiment in 1785. He ...
He had served nine years with the Second Volunteer Brigade of the Sherwood Foresters regiment and was awarded the South ... The second, P.H. Pierce [Pádraig Pearse] whistled as he came out of the cell ...
Art historian Dan Cruickshank is the presenter of Monuments of Remembrance, which explores the history ... the Royal Artillery War Commemoration Fund. The memorial commemorates the 'Forty nine ...
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In the library of the Royal High School ... Becoming an officer in a regiment of light anti-aircraft artillery equipped with Bofors guns, Scott was posted to Belgium in October 1944. After the Germans ...
We had to do it He was captured in the North African port city of Tobruk in June 1942 while serving in the Royal Artillery as part of the 4th Durham Survey Regiment ... Many of the men were woken in ...
It notes a stop at Pottsgrove ... with the well-disciplined red-coated troops of the Royal American Regiment. In stark contrast were Quaker merchants of Philadelphia dressed in black. By the early ...