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The Adour (Aturri, Ador) is a river in southwestern France.
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Algeria (الجزائر), officially People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast.
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Algiers (الجزائر, al-Jazā’er; Algerian Arabic pronunciation: دزاير Dzayer, Dzayer tamaneɣt, Alger) is the capital and largest city of Algeria.
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The Aller is a long river in the states of Saxony-Anhalt and Lower Saxony in Germany.
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The Allied invasion of Italy was the Allied landing on mainland Italy on 3 September 1943 during the Second World War, by British General Harold Alexander's 15th Army Group (comprising Lieutenant General Mark Clark's United States Fifth Army and General Bernard Montgomery's British Eighth Army).
The Allied invasion of Sicily, codenamed Operation Husky, was a major World War II campaign, in which the Allies took Sicily from the Axis Powers (Italy and Nazi Germany).
The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that opposed the Axis powers together during the Second World War (1939–1945).
Annaba, (عنابة,, formerly Bône or Bona, historically Hippo or Hippo Regius) is a city in the northeastern corner of Algeria near the Seybouse River.
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The Army Reserve (previously known as the Territorial Force, Territorial Army (TA) and the Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve (TAVR) from 1920 to 2014) is the active-duty volunteer reserve force and integrated element of the British Army.
A military artillery observer or spotter is responsible for directing artillery and mortar fire onto a target, and may be a Forward Air Controller (FAC) for close air support and spotter for naval gunfire support.
The Baltic Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, enclosed by Scandinavia, Finland, the Baltic countries, and the North European Plain.
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A battalion is a military unit.
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A battle honour is an award of a right by a government or sovereign to a military unit to emblazon the name of a battle or operation on its flags ("colours"), uniforms or other accessories where ornamentation is possible.
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The Battle of Anzio was an important battle of the Italian Campaign during World War II that began on January 22, 1944, with the Allied amphibious landing known as Operation Shingle against the German forces in the area of Anzio and Nettuno.
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The Battle of Bréville was fought by the British 6th Airborne Division and the German 346th Infantry Division, between the 8 and 13 June 1944, during the invasion of Normandy in the Second World War.
The Battle of Crete (Luftlandeschlacht um Kreta; Μάχη της Κρήτης) was fought during World War II on the Greek island of Crete.
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The Battle of Hill 170 was a battle between the British 3rd Commando Brigade and the Japanese 54th Division during the Second World War.
The Battle of Madagascar was the British campaign to capture Vichy French-controlled Madagascar during World War II.
The Battle of the Argenta Gap was an engagement which formed part of the Allied spring 1945 offensive during the Italian Campaign of the Second World War.
The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe.
The Battle of the Scheldt was a series of military operations by the Canadian First Army - consisting of Canadian, British and Polish formations - to open up the port of Antwerp so that it could be used to supply the Allies in north-west Europe.
Brightlingsea is a coastal town and an electoral ward in the Tendring district of Essex, England.
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The British Army is the United Kingdom's principal land warfare force.
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The British Commandos were formed during the Second World War in June 1940, following a request from the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill, for a force that could carry out raids against German-occupied Europe.
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The Burma Campaign in the South-East Asian theatre of World War II was fought primarily between the forces of the British Empire and China, with support from the United States, against the forces of the Empire of Japan, Thailand, and the Indian National Army.
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The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) was an rifle regiment of the British Army, the only regiment of rifles amongst the Scottish regiments of infantry.
Cape Caxine is a cape located in Algeria.
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Captain (Capt) is a junior officer rank of the British Army and Royal Marines and in both services it ranks above lieutenant and below major with a NATO ranking code of OF-2.
A company is a military unit, typically consisting of 80–250 soldiers and usually commanded by a major.
Brigadier Derek Mills-Roberts, CBE, DSO and bar, MC (23 November 1908 – 1 October 1980) was a British commando who fought with the 1st Special Service Brigade during World War II.
The Dieppe Raid, also known as the Battle of Dieppe, Operation Rutter and, later, Operation Jubilee, was an Allied attack on the German-occupied port of Dieppe during the Second World War.
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The Dives is a 105 km long river in the Pays d'Auge, Normandie, France.
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A division is a large military unit or formation, usually consisting of between 10,000 and 20,000 soldiers.
The Dodecanese Campaign of World War II was an attempt by Allied forces to capture the Italian-held Dodecanese islands in the Aegean Sea following the surrender of Italy in September 1943, and use them as bases against the German-controlled Balkans.
The Dorset Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army in existence from 1881 to 1958, being the county regiment of Dorset.
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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.
El Kala (القالة, French: formerly La Calle, Latin Thinisa in Numidia) is a seaport of Algeria, in El Tarf Province, 56 miles (90 km) by rail east of Annaba and 10 miles (16 km) west of the Tunisian frontier.
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The Elbe (Elbe; Low German: Elv) is one of the major rivers of Central Europe.
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The Elbe–Lübeck Canal (also known as "Elbe-Trave Canal") is an artificial waterway in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
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Fallschirmjäger (Fallschirmjager or Fallschirmjaeger in English) is the German word for paratroopers.
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The Fleet Air Arm (FAA) is the branch of the British Royal Navy responsible for the operation of naval aircraft.
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is a town and the administrative centre of Flora Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway.
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France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories.
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Glasgow (Glesga; Glaschu) is the largest city in Scotland, and the third largest in the United Kingdom (after London and Birmingham).
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Goubellat is a town and commune in the Béja Governorate, Tunisia.
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A hand grenade is any small bomb that can be thrown by hand.
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General Hastings Lionel Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay, KG, GCB, CH, DSO, PC (21 June 1887 – 17 December 1965), nicknamed Pug, was a British Indian Army officer and diplomat, remembered primarily for his role as Winston Churchill's chief military assistant during the Second World War and his service as the first Secretary General of NATO from 1952 to 1957.
Helensburgh (Baile Eilidh) is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland.
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HMS Lamerton was a Type II destroyer of the Royal Navy.
HMS Prince Charles was the name of two ships in the Royal Navy.
HMS Princess Beatrix was a commando troop ship of the Royal Navy during the Second World War.
HMS Queen Emma was a commando troop ship of the Royal Navy during the Second World War.
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HMS Wheatland was a Type 2 of the Royal Navy that served in the Second World War.
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Houari Boumediene Airport (مطار هواري بومدين الدولي, Aéroport d'Alger Houari Boumediene), also known as Algiers Airport or Algiers International Airport, is an international airport serving Algiers, the capital of Algeria.
India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia.
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The Invasion of Normandy was the invasion by and establishment of Western Allied forces in Normandy, during Operation Overlord in 1944 during World War II; the largest amphibious invasion to ever take place.
The Italian Campaign of World War II was the name of Allied operations in and around Italy, from 1943 to the end of the war in Europe.
Japan (日本 Nippon or Nihon; formally or Nihon-koku, "State of Japan") is an island country in East Asia.
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Major (Reginald) John Howard DSO (8 December 1912 – 5 May 1999) was a British Army officer who led a glider-borne assault on two bridges between Bénouville and Ranville in Normandy, France on 6 June 1944 as part of the D-Day landings during the Second World War.
The Juliana Canal (Julianakanaal), named after Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, is a 36 km long canal in the southern Netherlands, providing a bypass of an unnavigable section of the river Meuse between Maastricht and Maasbracht.
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Landing ship, infantry (LSI) or infantry landing ship was a number of types of British Commonwealth vessels used to transport landing craft and troops engaged in amphibious warfare during the Second World War.
The Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) was a class of amphibious warfare vehicle, a small amphibious landing craft, introduced by the United States Navy, Marine Corps and Army during World War II.
Lauenburg, or Lauenburg an der Elbe (Lauenburg/Elbe), is a town in the state of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
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Lüneburg (officially the Hanseatic Town of Lüneburg, German: Hansestadt Lüneburg,, Low German Lümborg, Polabian Glain), also called Lunenburg in English, is a town in the German state of Lower Saxony.
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In the military, a Line of Departure or Start Line is the starting position for an attack on enemy positions.
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Linne is a town in the Dutch province of Limburg.
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The Luftwaffe was the aerial warfare branch of the German Wehrmacht during World War II.
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Maasbracht is a town in the southeastern Netherlands.
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Majaz al Bab (مجاز الباب), also known as Medjez el Bab, or as Membressa under the Roman Empire, is a town in northern Tunisia.
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Måløy (English approximation) is a town and the administrative centre of the municipality of Vågsøy in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway.
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The Mediterranean and Middle East Theatre was a major theatre of operations during the Second World War.
The Meuse (Walloon: Mouze) or Maas (Maas) is a major European river, rising in France and flowing through Belgium and the Netherlands before draining into the North Sea.
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Milford Haven (Aberdaugleddau, meaning "mouth of the two Rivers Cleddau") is a town and community in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
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Myanmar (or (also with the stress on first syllable)), officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand.
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Neustadt in Holstein is a town in the district of Ostholstein, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
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The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landing operations on 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II.
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During the Second World War, the North African Campaign took place in North Africa from 10 June 1940 to 13 May 1943.
North-West Europe Campaign of 1944–1945 is a battle honour earned by regiments in the Commonwealth forces during the Second World War.
Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk)), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus Jan Mayen and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.
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Operation Archery, also known as the Måløy Raid, was a British Combined Operations raid during World War II against German positions on the island of Vågsøy, Norway, on 27 December 1941.
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Operation Blackcock was a World War II operation to clear German troops from the Roer Triangle, formed by the towns of Roermond and Sittard in the Netherlands and Heinsberg in Germany.
Operation Bristle was a British Commando over the night of the 3/4 June 1942 raid during the Second World War.
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Operation Claymore was the codename for a British Commandos raid on the Lofoten Islands in Norway during the Second World War.
Operation Devon was the codeword given to an amphibious landing by British Commandos at Termoli on the Adriatic coast of Italy during the Second World War.
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Operation Kitbag was a raid in Norway by British Commandos of No 6 Commando and No. 12 Commando in December 1941, during the Second World War.
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Operation Myrmidon was the planned raid during the Second World War by No. 1 Commando and No. 6 Commando in April 1942.
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.
Beginning on the night of 23 March 1945, Operation Plunder was the crossing of the River Rhine at Rees, Wesel, and south of the Lippe River by the British 2nd Army, under Lieutenant-General Miles Dempsey (Operations Turnscrew, Widgeon, and Torchlight), and the U.S. Ninth Army (Operation Flashpoint), under Lieutenant General William Simpson.
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Operation Roast was a military operation by British Commandos, at Comacchio lagoon in north east Italy, during the Spring 1945 offensive in Italy during the Second World War.
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Operation Torch (initially called Operation Gymnast) was the British-American invasion of French North Africa during the North African Campaign of the Second World War which started on 8 November 1942.
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Operation Varsity (24 March 1945) was a successful joint American, British and Canadian airborne operation that took place toward the end of World War II.
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Ouistreham is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.
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The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry was a light infantry regiment of the British Army that existed from 1881 until 1958, serving in the Second Boer War, World War I and World War II.
The Parachute Regiment, colloquially known as the Paras, is an airborne infantry regiment of the British Army.
Pegasus Bridge is a bascule bridge (a type of movable bridge), that was built in 1934, that crossed the Caen Canal, between Caen and Ouistreham, in Normandy, France.
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Pointe Pescarde is located in Tipaza, Algeria.
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The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army in existence from 1881 to 1961.
The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) was a line infantry regiment of the English and later the British Army from 1661 to 1959.
Ras Acrata is a cape located in Algeria, about from Algiers.
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--> The Rhine is a European river that begins in the Swiss canton of Graubünden in the southeastern Swiss Alps, forms part of the Swiss-Austrian, Swiss- Liechtenstein border, Swiss-German and then the Franco-German border, then flows through the Rhineland and eventually empties into the North Sea in the Netherlands.
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Roermond (Remunj) is a city, a municipality, and a diocese in the southeastern part of the Netherlands.
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Romney Marsh is a sparsely populated wetland area in the counties of Kent and East Sussex in the south-east of England.
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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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The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery (Le Régiment royal de l'Artillerie canadienne) is the artillery personnel branch of the Canadian Army.
Scapa Flow viewed from its eastern end Scapa Flow is a body of water in the Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom, sheltered by the islands of Mainland, Graemsay, Burray,S.
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Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England.
Scotland (Scots:; Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
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This article is about the World War II German defensive line known in English as the "Siegfried Line" and in German as the "Westwall" The original Siegfried Line (Siegfriedstellung) was a World War I line of defensive forts and tank defenses built by Germany in northern France during 1916–1917 as a section of the Hindenburg Line.
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Brigadier Simon Christopher Joseph Fraser, 15th Lord Lovat and 4th Baron Lovat, JP, DL, DSO, MC, TD (9 July 1911 in Beaufort Castle, Inverness, Scotland – 16 March 1995 in Beauly, Inverness-shire, Scotland) was the 25th Chief of the Clan Fraser of Lovat and a prominent British Commando during the Second World War.
The South Staffordshire Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army in existence for only 68 years.
Spain (España), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España), is a sovereign state located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe.
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The Special Service Brigade was a formation of the British Army during the Second World War.
The St Nazaire Raid or Operation Chariot was a successful British amphibious attack on the heavily defended Normandie dry dock at St Nazaire in German-occupied France during the Second World War.
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Sword, commonly known as Sword Beach, was the code name given to one of the five main landing areas along the Normandy coast during the initial assault phase, Operation Neptune, of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of German-occupied France that commenced on 6 June 1944.
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The Syria–Lebanon campaign, also known as Operation Exporter, was the Allied invasion of Vichy French-controlled Syria and Lebanon in June–July 1941, during World War II.
Tabarka (طبرقة, Phoenician Ṭabarqa, Thabraca' in Latin, also called Barga by locals) is a coastal town located in north-western Tunisia, at about, close to the border with Algeria.
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A tam o' shanter (in the British military often abbreviated to TOS) is a name given to the traditional Scottish bonnet worn by men.
A troop is a military sub-subunit, originally a small formation of cavalry, subordinate to a squadron.
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Tunis (تونس; Amazigh: Tunes, ⵜⵓⵏⴻⵙ) is the capital of Tunisia.
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The Tunisia Campaign (also known as the Battle of Tunisia) was a series of battles that took place in Tunisia during the North African Campaign of the Second World War, between Axis and Allied forces.
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United States Army Rangers serve in designated U.S. Army Ranger units or are graduates from the U.S. Army Ranger School.
Vågsøy is a municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway.
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Venray (old Dutch spelling: Venraij) (Venroj) is a municipality and a town in Limburg, the Netherlands.
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Vichy France is the Allies' description of the government of the French State (État français), following its relocation to the spa town of Vichy, headed by Marshal Philippe Pétain from 1940 to 1944 during World War II.
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The Vickers machine gun or Vickers gun is a name primarily used to refer to the water-cooled.303 British (7.7 mm) machine gun produced by Vickers Limited, originally for the British Army.
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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Wesel is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
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The Weser is a river in north-western Germany.
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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.
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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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Zouave was the title given to certain light infantry regiments in the French Army, normally serving in French North Africa between 1831 and 1962.
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The 11th Armoured Division, also known as The Black Bull, was an armoured division of the British Army which was created in March 1941 during the Second World War.
The 1978 South Lebanon conflict (code-named Operation Litani by Israel) was an invasion of Lebanon up to the Litani River, carried out by the Israel Defense Forces in 1978 in response to the Coastal Road massacre.
The 1st Special Service Brigade was a commando brigade of the British Army.
The 36th Infantry Brigade was an infantry brigade formation of British Army that fought in World War I, as part of 12th (Eastern) Division, on the Western Front.
The 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment (3 PARA), is a battalion sized formation of the British Army's Parachute Regiment and is a subordinate unit within 16 Air Assault Brigade.
45 Commando Royal Marines (pronounced "four-five commando") is a battalion sized unit of the British Royal Marines and subordinate unit within 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines, the principal Commando formation, under the Operational Command of Commander in Chief Fleet.
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The 6th Airborne Division was an airborne infantry division of the British Army.
The 8th Infantry Brigade was an infantry brigade of the British Army that saw active service in both World War I and World War II before being disbanded and reactivated in the 1960s, finally being disbanded in 2006.
The 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1693.