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Giffard Le Quesne Martel

Lieutenant-General Sir Giffard Le Quesne Martel, KCB, KBE, DSO, MC, M I Mech E (10 October 1889 – 3 September 1958) was a British Army officer who served in both World War I and World War II. [1]

88 relations: Armoured warfare, Bailey bridge, Battle of Arras (1940), Battle of Cambrai (1917), Battle of France, Battle of Kursk, Battle of the Somme, Bengal Engineer Group, Bermicourt, Bishop Auckland (UK Parliament constituency), Box girder bridge, Brigadier general, British Army, British Expeditionary Force (World War II), British heavy tanks of World War I, British Indian Army, Camberley, Carden Loyd tankette, Charles Inglis (engineer), Christchurch, Dorset, Command and Staff College, Conservative Party (UK), Crossley Motors, Distinguished Service Order, Donald Bailey (civil engineer), Dunkirk evacuation, Elveden, Erwin Rommel, Experimental Mechanized Force, Fluid power, General (Germany), Georgy Zhukov, Hugh Elles, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, J. F. C. Fuller, John Tremayne Babington, Kégresse track, Kursk, Land mine, Lieutenant general, Lieutenant-general (United Kingdom), Light tanks of the United Kingdom, Lock (water transport), London, Major general, Marshal of the Soviet Union, Mentioned in dispatches, Military attaché, Military Cross, Millbrook, Southampton, ..., Mine roller, Modularity, Montagu Brocas Burrows, Morris Motors, Morris-Martel, No man's land, Norfolk, North African Campaign, Operation Overlord, Order of battle, Order of the Bath, Order of the British Empire, Oryol, Quetta, Royal Armoured Corps, Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors, Royal Engineers, Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, Salisbury Plain, Sapper, Second lieutenant, Sinai and Palestine Campaign, Soviet Union, Staff (military), Stavka, Surrey, T-27, Tankette, Tanks in World War I, United Kingdom constituencies, United Kingdom general election, 1945, United States, War Office, Western Front (Soviet Union), World War I, World War II, 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division, 7th Panzer Division (Wehrmacht). Expand index (38 more) »

Armoured warfare

Armoured warfare or tank warfare is the use of armoured fighting vehicles in modern warfare.

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Bailey bridge

The Bailey bridge is a type of portable, pre-fabricated, truss bridge.

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Battle of Arras (1940)

The Battle of Arras (1940) took place during the Battle of France of the Second World War.

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Battle of Cambrai (1917)

The Battle of Cambrai (designated Battle of Cambrai, 1917 by the Battlefield Nomenclature Committee; also sometimes referred to as the First Battle of Cambrai) was a British offensive and German counter-offensive battle in the First World War.

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Battle of France

The Battle of France, also known as the Fall of France, was the German invasion of France and the Low Countries during the Second World War, beginning on 10 May 1940, defeating primarily French forces.

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Battle of Kursk

The Battle of Kursk was a Second World War engagement between German and Soviet forces on the Eastern Front near Kursk (south-west of Moscow) in the Soviet Union during July and August 1943.

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Battle of the Somme

The Battle of the Somme (Bataille de la Somme, Schlacht an der Somme), also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the British and French empires against the German Empire.

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Bengal Engineer Group

The Bengal Engineer Group (BEG) or the Bengal Sappers or Bengal Engineers as they are informally known, are remnants of British Indian Army's Bengal Army of the Bengal Presidency in British India; now a regiment of the Corps of Engineers in the Indian Army.

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Bermicourt

Bermicourt is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in northern France.

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Bishop Auckland (UK Parliament constituency)

Bishop Auckland is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2005 by Helen Goodman of the Labour Party.

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Box girder bridge

A box girder bridge is a bridge in which the main beams comprise girders in the shape of a hollow box.

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Brigadier general

Brigadier general is a senior rank in the armed forces.

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British Army

The British Army is the United Kingdom's principal land warfare force.

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British Expeditionary Force (World War II)

The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) was the British Army in Europe from 1939 to 1940 during the Second World War.

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British heavy tanks of World War I

British heavy tanks were a series of related vehicles developed by the British Army during the First World War.

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British Indian Army

The Indian Army was the principal army of India before independence from the United Kingdom in 1947.

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Camberley

Camberley is a town in Surrey, England, southwest of central London, between the M3 and M4 motorways.

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Carden Loyd tankette

The Carden Loyd tankettes were a series of British pre-World War II tankettes, the most successful of which was the Mark VI, the only version built in significant numbers.

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Charles Inglis (engineer)

Sir Charles Edward Inglis, OBE, FRS (31 July 1875 – 19 April 1952) was a British civil engineer.

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Christchurch, Dorset

Christchurch is a borough and town on the south coast of England.

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Command and Staff College

The Pakistan Army Command and Staff College is a prestigious Pakistani military educational institution where officers receive staff training and education.

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Conservative Party (UK)

The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.

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Crossley Motors

Crossley Motors was a British motor vehicle manufacturer based in Manchester, England.

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Distinguished Service Order

The Distinguished Service Order (DSO) is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and formerly of other parts of the Commonwealth of Nations and British Empire, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat.

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Donald Bailey (civil engineer)

Sir Donald Coleman Bailey, OBE (15 September 1901 – 5 May 1985) was an English civil engineer who invented the Bailey bridge.

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Dunkirk evacuation

The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, France, between 27 May and 4 June 1940, during World War II.

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Elveden

Elveden is a village and civil parish in the Forest Heath district of Suffolk in eastern England.

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Erwin Rommel

Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel (15 November 1891 – 14 October 1944), popularly known as the Desert Fox (Wüstenfuchs), was a German field marshal of World War II.

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Experimental Mechanized Force

The Experimental Mechanized Force was a brigade-sized formation of the British Army.

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Fluid power

Fluid power is the use of fluids under pressure to generate, control, and transmit power.

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General (Germany)

General is the highest rank of the German Army and German Air Force.

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Georgy Zhukov

Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov (– 18 June 1974), was a Soviet career officer in the Red Army who, in the course of World War II, played the most pivotal role in leading the Red Army drive through much of Eastern Europe to liberate the Soviet Union and other nations from the occupation of the Axis Powers and, ultimately, to conquer Berlin.

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Hugh Elles

Lieutenant General Sir Hugh Jamieson Elles KCB KCMG KCVO DSO (1880–1945) was a British General and the first commander of the newly formed Tank Corps in the First World War.

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Institution of Mechanical Engineers

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is an independent engineering society, headquartered in central London, that represents mechanical engineers.

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J. F. C. Fuller

Major-General John Frederick Charles "Boney" Fuller, CB, CBE, DSO (September 1, 1878 – February 10, 1966) was a British Army officer, military historian, and strategist, notable as an early theorist of modern armoured warfare, including categorizing principles of warfare.

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John Tremayne Babington

Air Marshal Sir John Tremayne Babington, KCB, CBE, DSO (20 July 1891 – 20 March 1979) was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force.

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Kégresse track

A Kégresse track is a kind of rubber or canvas continuous track which uses a flexible belt rather than interlocking metal segments.

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Kursk

Kursk (p) is a city and the administrative center of Kursk Oblast, Russia, located at the confluence of the Kur, Tuskar, and Seym Rivers.

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Land mine

A land mine is an explosive device concealed under or on the ground and designed to destroy or disable enemy targets, ranging from combatants to vehicles and tanks, as they pass over or near it.

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Lieutenant general

Lieutenant general, lieutenant-general and similar (abbrev Lt Gen, LTG and similar) is a military rank (NATO code OF-8) used in many countries.

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Lieutenant-general (United Kingdom)

Lieutenant general (Lt Gen), formerly more commonly lieutenant-general, is a senior rank in the British Army and the Royal Marines, although the highest-ranking officer in the Royal Marines core structure at present is major general.

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Light tanks of the United Kingdom

The Light Tank Mark I to Mark V were a series of related designs of light tank produced by Vickers for the British Army during the interwar period.

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Lock (water transport)

A lock is a device used for raising and lowering boats, ships and other watercraft between stretches of water of different levels on river and canal waterways.

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London

London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Major general

Major-general (or major general) is a military rank used in many countries.

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Marshal of the Soviet Union

Marshal of the Soviet Union (Маршал Советского Союза) was the highest military rank of the Soviet Union (while the supreme rank of Generalissimus of the Soviet Union was proposed for Joseph Stalin after the Second World War, it was never officially approved).

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Mentioned in dispatches

A member of the armed forces mentioned in dispatches (or despatches, MiD) is one whose name appears in an official report written by a superior officer and sent to the high command, in which is described his or her gallant or meritorious action in the face of the enemy.

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Military attaché

A military attaché is a military expert who is attached to a diplomatic mission (an attaché).

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Military Cross

The Military Cross (MC) is the third-level military decoration awarded to officers and (since 1993) other ranks of the British Armed Forces; and formerly also to officers of other Commonwealth countries.

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Millbrook, Southampton

Millbrook is a suburb and former civil parish of Southampton.

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Mine roller

A mine roller or mine trawl is a demining device mounted on a tank or armoured personnel carrier, designed to detonate anti-tank mines.

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Modularity

Modularity is the degree to which a system's components may be separated and recombined.

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Montagu Brocas Burrows

Lieutenant General Montagu Brocas Burrows CB DSO MC (31 October 1894 – 17 January 1967) was Commander-in-Chief of West Africa Command of the British Army from 1945 to 1946.

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Morris Motors

Morris Motors Limited was a British motor vehicle manufacturer formed in 1919 to take over the assets of WRM Motors Ltd., which had been put into voluntary liquidation.

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Morris-Martel

The Morris-Martel was a British inter-war tankette developed from prototypes designed by Lieutenant-General Sir Giffard Le Quesne Martel.

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No man's land

No man's land is land that is unoccupied or is under dispute between parties who leave it unoccupied due to fear or uncertainty.

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Norfolk

Norfolk is a county in East Anglia.

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North African Campaign

During the Second World War, the North African Campaign took place in North Africa from 10 June 1940 to 13 May 1943.

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Operation Overlord

Operation Overlord was the code name for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied western Europe during World War II.

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Order of battle

In modern use, the order of battle of an armed force participating in a military operation or campaign shows the hierarchical organization, command structure, strength, disposition of personnel, and equipment of units and formations of the armed force.

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Order of the Bath

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (formerly the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath) is a British order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725.

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Order of the British Empire

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is the "order of chivalry of British democracy", rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations and public service outside the Civil Service.

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Oryol

Oryol or Orel (p, lit. eagle) is a city and the administrative center of Oryol Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River, approximately south-southwest of Moscow.

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Quetta

Quetta (کوئٹہ, کوټه, کویته) is the provincial capital of Balochistan, Pakistan and 9th largest city of Pakistan.

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Royal Armoured Corps

The Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) provides the armour capability of the British Army, with vehicles such as the Challenger 2 Tank and the Scimitar Reconnaissance Vehicle.

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Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors

A Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors is a periodic Royal Commission of the United Kingdom used to hear patent disputes.

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Royal Engineers

The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers (RE), and commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army.

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Royal Military Academy, Woolwich

The Royal Military Academy (RMA) at Woolwich, in south-east London, was a British Army military academy for the training of commissioned officers of the Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers.

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Salisbury Plain

Salisbury Plain is a chalk plateau in central southern England covering.

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Sapper

A sapper, also called pioneer or combat engineer, is a combatant or soldier who performs a variety of military engineering duties such as bridge-building, laying or clearing minefields, demolitions, field defences and general construction, as well as road and airfield construction and repair.

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Second lieutenant

Second lieutenant (called under-lieutenant in some countries) is a junior commissioned officer military rank in many armed forces.

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Sinai and Palestine Campaign

The Sinai and Palestine Campaign of the Middle Eastern theatre of World War I was fought between the British Empire and the Ottoman Empire supported by the German Empire.

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Soviet Union

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (a) abbreviated to USSR (r) or shortened to the Soviet Union (p), was a Marxist–Leninist state on the Eurasian continent that existed between 1922 and 1991.

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Staff (military)

A military staff (often referred to as General Staff, Army Staff, Navy Staff or Air Staff within the individual services) is a group of officers and enlisted personnel that are responsible for the administrative, operational and logistical needs of its unit.

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Stavka

Stavka (Ставка) is the term used to refer to the high command of the armed forces in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union.

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Surrey

Surrey is a county in the south east of England, one of the home counties bordering Greater London.

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T-27

The T-27 Chapayev was a tankette produced in the 1930s by the Soviet Union.

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Tankette

A tankette is a tracked armoured fighting vehicle resembling a small tank roughly the size of a car, mainly intended for light infantry support and scouting.

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Tanks in World War I

The development of tanks in World War I was a response to the stalemate that trench warfare had created on the Western Front.

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United Kingdom constituencies

In the United Kingdom (UK), each of the electoral areas or divisions called constituencies elects one member to a parliament or assembly, with the exception of European Parliament constituencies which are multi member constituencies.

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United Kingdom general election, 1945

The United Kingdom general election of 1945 was a general election held on 5 July 1945, with polls in some constituencies delayed until 12 July and in Nelson and Colne until 19 July, because of local wakes weeks.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.

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War Office

The War Office was a department of the British Government responsible for the administration of the British Army between the 17th century and 1964, when its functions were transferred to the Ministry of Defence.

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Western Front (Soviet Union)

The Western Front was a Front (military formation) of the Red Army, one of the Red Army Fronts during the World War II.

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World War I

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

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50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division

The 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division was an infantry division of the British Army that saw distinguished service in World War II.

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7th Panzer Division (Wehrmacht)

The 7th Panzer Division was an elite armored formation of the German Army in the Second World War.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giffard_Le_Quesne_Martel

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