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31st Indian Armoured Division

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The 31st Indian Armoured Division was an armoured division of the Indian Army during World War II, formed in 1940, originally as the 1st Indian Armoured Division; it consisted of units of the British Army and the British Indian Army. [1]

39 relations: Armoured warfare, British Army, British Indian Army, British Raj, Division (military), Egypt, Indian Army, Indian Army Corps of Engineers, Indian Army during World War II, Iraq, Italian Campaign (World War II), Italy, Jhansi, Lebanon, M3 Lee, M3 Stuart, M4 Sherman, Michael Bennighof, Robert Wordsworth, Royal Artillery, Syria, Tenth Army (United Kingdom), The Grenadiers, Thomas Corbett (Indian Army officer), Western Desert Campaign, World War II, XXI Corps (India), 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles, 11th Cavalry (Frontier Force), 13th Lancers, 14th Prince of Wales's Own Scinde Horse, 14th/20th King's Hussars, 18th King Edward's Own Cavalry, 252nd Indian Armoured Brigade, 2nd Lancers (Gardner's Horse), 3rd Indian Motor Brigade, 43rd Independent Gurkha Infantry Brigade, 6th Queen Elizabeth's Own Gurkha Rifles, 8 Gorkha Rifles.

Armoured warfare

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

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British Army

The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces.

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British Indian Army

The Indian Army (IA), often known since 1947 (but rarely during its existence) as the British Indian Army to distinguish it from the current Indian Army, was the principal military of the British Indian Empire before its decommissioning in 1947.

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British Raj

The British Raj (from rāj, literally, "rule" in Hindustani) was the rule by the British Crown in the Indian subcontinent between 1858 and 1947.

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Division (military)

A division is a large military unit or formation, usually consisting of between 10,000 and 20,000 soldiers.

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Egypt

Egypt (مِصر, مَصر, Khēmi), officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.

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Indian Army

The Indian Army is the land-based branch and the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces.

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Indian Army Corps of Engineers

The Corps of Engineers of the Indian Army has a long history dating back to the mid-18th century.

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Indian Army during World War II

The British Indian Army during World War II began the war, in 1939, numbering just under 200,000 men.

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Iraq

Iraq (or; العراق; عێراق), officially known as the Republic of Iraq (جُمُهورية العِراق; کۆماری عێراق), is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest and Syria to the west.

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Italian Campaign (World War II)

The Italian Campaign of World War II consisted of the Allied operations in and around Italy, from 1943 to the end of the war in Europe.

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Italy

Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a sovereign state in Europe.

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Jhansi

Jhansi is a historic city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

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Lebanon

Lebanon (لبنان; Lebanese pronunciation:; Liban), officially known as the Lebanese RepublicRepublic of Lebanon is the most common phrase used by Lebanese government agencies.

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M3 Lee

The M3 Lee, officially Medium Tank, M3, was an American medium tank used during World War II.

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M3 Stuart

The M3 Stuart, officially Light Tank, M3, was an American light tank of World War II.

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M4 Sherman

The M4 Sherman, officially Medium Tank, M4, was the most widely used medium tank by the United States and Western Allies in World War II.

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Michael Bennighof

Michael Bennighof is a game designer who has worked primarily on board games.

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Robert Wordsworth

Major-General Robert Harley Wordsworth CB, CBE (21 July 1894 – 22 November 1984) was a British Indian Army officer and an Australian politician.

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Royal Artillery

The Royal Regiment of Artillery, commonly referred to as the Royal Artillery (RA) and colloquially known as "The Gunners", is the artillery arm of the British Army.

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Syria

Syria (سوريا), officially known as the Syrian Arab Republic (الجمهورية العربية السورية), is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest.

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Tenth Army (United Kingdom)

The Tenth Army was a field army of the British Army during the Second World War created in Iraq and formed from the major part of "Paiforce" (Persia and Iraq Force).

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The Grenadiers

The Grenadiers is an infantry regiment of the Indian Army, formerly part of the Bombay Army and later the pre-independence British Indian Army, when the regiment was known as the 4th Bombay Grenadiers.

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Thomas Corbett (Indian Army officer)

Lieutenant-General Thomas William Corbett CB MC and bar (2 June 1888 – 30 December 1981) was a British Indian Army officer who commanded IV Corps during World War II.

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Western Desert Campaign

The Western Desert Campaign (Desert War), took place in the deserts of Egypt and Libya and was the main theatre in the North African Campaign during the Second World War.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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XXI Corps (India)

XXI Corps is a corps-sized formation of the Indian Army.

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10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles

The 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles, (abbreviated to 10 GR), was originally a rifle regiment of the British Indian Army comprising Gurkha soldiers of Nepalese origin.

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11th Cavalry (Frontier Force)

The 11th Cavalry (Frontier Force), is an armoured regiment of the Pakistan Army.

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13th Lancers

The 13th Lancers is an armoured regiment of Pakistan Army.

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14th Prince of Wales's Own Scinde Horse

The 14th Prince of Wales's Own Scinde Horse was a regular cavalry regiment of the Bombay Army, and later British Indian Army, it can trace its formation back to The Scinde Irregular Horse raised at Hyderabad on 8 August 1838.

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14th/20th King's Hussars

The 14th/20th King's Hussars was a cavalry regiment of the British Army.

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18th King Edward's Own Cavalry

The 18th King Edward's Own Cavalry was a regular cavalry regiment in the British Indian Army.

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252nd Indian Armoured Brigade

The 252nd Indian Armoured Brigade was an armoured formation of the Indian Army.

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2nd Lancers (Gardner's Horse)

The 2nd Lancers (Gardner's Horse) is one of the oldest and most highly decorated armoured regiments of the Indian Army.

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3rd Indian Motor Brigade

The 3rd Indian Motor Brigade was formed in 1940 by the Indian Army during World War II.

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43rd Independent Gurkha Infantry Brigade

The 43rd Independent Gurkha Infantry Brigade, also called the 43rd Indian Infantry Brigade or the 43rd Gurkha Lorried Infantry Brigade, was an infantry brigade of the Indian Army during World War II.

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6th Queen Elizabeth's Own Gurkha Rifles

The 6th Queen Elizabeth's Own Gurkha Rifles was a rifle regiment of the British Indian Army comprising Gurkha soldiers of Nepalese origin, before being transferred to the British Army following India's independence.

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8 Gorkha Rifles

8 Gorkha Rifles is a Gorkha regiment of the Indian Army comprising Gurkha soldiers of Nepalese origin.

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Redirects here:

Indian 2nd Armoured Brigade, Indian 31st Armoured Division.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/31st_Indian_Armoured_Division

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