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Charles de ​Gaulle​
Charles de ​Gaulle​

French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle Charles de Gaulle; Charles ... Task Force 473 also participated in bilateral exercises with armed forces of India, ...

Kim Jong-un​
Kim Jong-un​

president trump will meet with kim jong un in may On Thursday, news broke that North Korea is ready to have a conversation about denuclearization with the United States. According to Fox News, South Korean National Security Director Chung Eui-Yong stated that Kim Jong Un has invited President Trump to a meeting.

Vladimir Putin​
Vladimir Putin​

Russian President Vladimir Putin wants more than 1 million troops in his armed forces as of next year—a demand that could obscure the military’s actual strengths and weaknesses. The Russian leader signed a decree published on the country’s state law database, which set the target for Russia’s military personnel at 1,013,628.

source: newsweek.com
Clint ​Eastwood​
Clint ​Eastwood​

Born Clinton Eastwood, Jr. in San Francisco on May 31, he was the older of two children whose family traveled across Northern California during the Great Depression. He took up competitive swimming and basketball during high school.

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John F
John F

John F. Kennedy visiting the John Barry Memorial at Crescent Quay in Wexford, Ireland President Kennedy in motorcade in Patrick Street, Cork, in Ireland on June 28, 1963

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Benito ​Mussolini​
Benito ​Mussolini​

A litany of defeats followed the Italian military victories in Ethiopia and Albania, precipitating the rapid fall from power of Benito Mussolini. by Michael Haskew After assuming dictatorial powers in Italy, Benito Mussolini remained a popular figure with the Italian people – for a time.

Trevor N
Trevor N

The Egyptian Armed Forces are the state military organisation responsible for the defence of Egypt. ... But U.S. historian Trevor N. Dupuy, writing in 1978, ...

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Bashar al-​Assad​
Bashar al-​Assad​

Syria's Alawite community is widely written about in the foreign media as Bashar al-Assad's core support base and is said to dominate the government's security apparatus, yet in April 2016 a BBC report claimed that Alawite leaders released a document seeking to distance themselves from Assad.

Harry S
Harry S

The military’s role in the royal wedding was announced in March. More than 250 members of the armed forces will have ceremonial duties during Prince Harry and bride-to-be Meghan Markle’s May 19 nuptials.

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Joseph Stalin​
Joseph Stalin​

Joseph Stalin, Lenin, and Mikhail Kalinin meeting in 1919. All three of them were "Old Bolsheviks"—members of the Bolshevik party before the Russian Revolution of 1917. In December 1918, Stalin was sent to Perm to lead an inquiry into how Alexander Kolchak's White forces had been able to decimate Red troops based there.

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Carl von ​Clausewitz​
Carl von ​Clausewitz​

Carl Philipp Gottfried (or Gottlieb) von Clausewitz (/ ... wars demonstrated that such energies could be of decisive importance and for a time led to a democratization of the armed forces much as universal suffrage democratized politics. ...

Sergei Skripal​
Sergei Skripal​

Who is Sergei Skripal, ... he was serving in the Russian Ground Forces and was nicknamed ... Yulia Skripal is now out of hospital and under armed guard to avoid ...

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Gustavus ​Adolphus of Sweden​
Gustavus ​Adolphus of Sweden​

Gustav II Adolf (9 December 1594 – 6 November 1632, O.S.), widely known in English by his Latinised name Gustavus Adolphus or as Gustav II Adolph, was the King of Sweden from 1611 to 1632 who is credited for the founding of Sweden as a great power (Swedish: Stormaktstiden).

Napoleon ​Bonaparte​
Napoleon ​Bonaparte​

French and British armed forces Napoleon’s army and method of warfare In France the law of 10 Fructidor year VI (September 5, 1798), had replaced the levies of the Revolution by a regular method of conscription which, with a few modifications, remained in force until 1815.

Chiang Kai-​Shek​
Chiang Kai-​Shek​

Chiang Kai-shek threatened the French with war in response to maneuvering by the French and Ho Chi Minh's forces against each other, forcing them to come to a peace agreement.

Menachem ​Begin​
Menachem ​Begin​

Menachem Begin was born to Zeev Dov and Hassia Biegun in what was then Brest-Litovsk in the Russian Empire (today Brest, Belarus). He was the youngest of three children. On his mother's side he was descended from distinguished rabbis. His father, a timber merchant, was a community leader, a passionate Zionist, and an admirer of Theodor Herzl.

James ​Joseph Magennis​
James ​Joseph Magennis​

James Joseph Magennis VC (spelling originally McGinnes) (27 October 1919 – 12 February 1986) was a Belfast-born recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

William ​Manley​
William ​Manley​

Manley was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1831, the second son of the Reverend William Nicholas Manley, his mother being a daughter of Dr. Brown of the Army Medical Staff. He was educated at the Blackheath Proprietary School and became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1851.

Richard ​Attenborough​
Richard ​Attenborough​

Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, CBE (/ ˈ æ t ən b ʌ r ə /; 29 August 1923 – 24 August 2014) was an English actor, film director, film producer, entrepreneur, and politician. He was the President of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

George ​Patton​
George ​Patton​

George Smith Patton Jr. is a major figure in both American and military history. He has achieved a renown exceeded by perhaps only MacArthur, Eisenhower, and Churchill in the pantheon of World War II figures.

Richard Nixon​
Richard Nixon​

In 1978, Nixon published his memoirs, RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, the first of ten books he was to author in his retirement. The book was a bestseller and attracted a generally positive critical response.

Ray Mabus​
Ray Mabus​

Ray Mabus admits that he just hates the Navy Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy, and Honorary Chief Petty Officer Bill Cosby, share laughs together, Feb. 17, at the U.S. Navy Memorial. Entertainer Bill Cosby was honored as a 'Chief' at the U.S. Navy Memorial and spoke of his early years in the Navy as ones that put him on the right track in life ...

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Isoroku ​Yamamoto​
Isoroku ​Yamamoto​

Shootdown of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto by U.S. forces, April 18, 1943 To boost morale following the defeat at Guadalcanal (November 12-15, 1942), Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, commander of the Imperial Japanese Navy’s Combined Fleet decided to make an inspection tour throughout the South Pacific during the month of April, 1943.

George ​Washington​
George ​Washington​

The military career of George Washington spanned over forty years of service. Washington's service can be broken into three periods (French and Indian War, American Revolutionary War, and the Quasi-War with France) with service in three different armed forces (British provincial militia, the Continental Army, and the United States Army).

Pervez ​Musharraf​
Pervez ​Musharraf​

Pervez Musharraf (Urdu: ... A complicating factor is that, few believed that Qadeer Khan acted alone and the affair risks gravely damaging the Armed Forces, ...

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Winston ​Churchill​
Winston ​Churchill​

Winston Churchill, in full Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, (born November 30, 1874, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England—died January 24, 1965, London), British statesman, orator, and author who as prime minister (1940–45, 1951–55) rallied the British people during World War II and led his country from the brink of defeat to victory.

Colin Powell​
Colin Powell​

The Coat of Arms of Colin Powell was granted by the Lord Lyon in Edinburgh on February 4, 2004. Technically the grant was to Powell's father (a British subject) to be passed on by descent. Scotland's King of Arms is traditionally responsible for granting arms to Commonwealth citizens of Scottish descent.

Prince Rupert ​of the Rhine​
Prince Rupert ​of the Rhine​

Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Duke of Cumberland KG PC FRS (17 December 1619 – 29 November 1682) was a noted German soldier, admiral, scientist, sportsman, colonial governor and amateur artist during the 17th century.

John McCrae​
John McCrae​

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (November 30, 1872 – January …

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John ​Hawkwood​
John ​Hawkwood​

Sir John Hawkwood features in the novel The Red Velvet Turnshoe by Cassandra Clark, published by John Murray in 2009 – part of her 'Abbess of Meaux' series. Film Edit The fictional 1985 Paul Verhoeven film Flesh & Blood features an English mercenary captain called 'Hawkwood' (Jack Thompson), but is set in 1501, more than a century after the real John Hawkwood's death.

Julius Caesar​
Julius Caesar​

Julius Caesar was the first historical Roman to be officially deified. He was posthumously granted the title Divus Iulius or Divus Julius (the divine Julius or the deified Julius) by decree of the Roman Senate on 1 January 42 BC.

Dave ​Grossman​
Dave ​Grossman​

In this fascinating interview Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman talks about the reality of killing another human being. Through years of research in the armed forces, Grossman has developed a big picture of the actual process and cost of using lethal force.

Miguel de ​Cervantes​
Miguel de ​Cervantes​

Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes Spanish web site with multiple Cervantes links and audio of whole of Don Quixote; Famous Hispanics; The Cervantes Project with biographies and chronology; Information about Miguel de Cervantes; Cervantine Collection of the Biblioteca de Catalunya; Miguel de Cervantes (1547–1616): Life and Portrait The Cervantes Project.

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Pompey​
Pompey​

Pompey went into Military service early on, and proved himself to be a competent leader and talented strategist. During the civil war between Gaius Marius and Lucius Sulla, Pompey allied himself with Sulla's forces, and utilizing new and creative strategies was able to crush many of Marius's men in Sicily and Africa.

Isaac ​Rosenberg​
Isaac ​Rosenberg​

Born in 1890 in England, Isaac Rosenberg served in the military during World War I and became known as one of England's finest trench poets. Isaac Rosenberg - Poet - Born in 1890 in England, Isaac Rosenberg served in the military during World War I and became known as one of England's finest trench poets.

source: poets.org
Siegfried ​Sassoon​
Siegfried ​Sassoon​

Sassoon became a focal point for dissent within the armed forces when he made a lone protest against the continuation ... Siegfried Sassoon: The Journey from the ...

Wilfred Owen​
Wilfred Owen​

Wilfred Owen was born at Plas Wilmot, a house in Weston Lane, near Oswestry in Shropshire, on 18 March 1893, of mixed English and Welsh ancestry. He was the eldest of four children, his siblings being Harold, Colin, and Mary Millard Owen.

Rupert ​Brooke​
Rupert ​Brooke​

Development of military doctrine is perhaps the more important of all capability development activities, because it determines how military forces were, and are used in conflicts, the concepts and methods used by the command to employ appropriately military skilled, armed and equipped personnel in achievement of the tangible goals and objectives of the war, campaign, battle, engagement, action or a duel.

Elvis Presley​
Elvis Presley​

Elvis Presley served in the armed forces. What was his unit, highest rank, and serial number? Elvis Aron Presley entered the United States Army at Memphis, Tennessee, on March 24, 1958, and then spent three days at the Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, Reception Station.

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Ice-T​
Ice-T​

Famous Veteran: Ice-T. Military.com "When I had my daughter I was like, man, I'm going to go to jail, I got to do something, and I went to an enlistment office.

source: military.com
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Mr. T​
Mr. T​

Famous Veterans: Mr. T Military.com Before he nearly pounded Rocky Balboa into submission in Rocky III, and went on to fame as B.A. Baracus on the hit TV show A-Team, Mr. T was a member of the biggest team of them all -- the U.S. Army.

source: military.com
Georgy ​Zhukov​
Georgy ​Zhukov​

Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov (1 December [O.S. 19 November] 1896 – 18 June 1974) was a Soviet Red Army officer who became Chief of General Staff, Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Minister of Defence and a member of the Politburo.

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Alexander the ​Great​
Alexander the ​Great​

The Macedonian phalanx, armed with the sarissa, a spear 6 metres (20 ft) long, had been developed and perfected by Philip II through rigorous training, and Alexander used its speed and maneuverability to great effect against larger but more disparate [clarification needed] Persian forces.

Lyndon B
Lyndon B

Definition of Commander in Chief, ... Presidents may also use the armed forces to maintain “the peace of the United States,” as ... Lyndon B. Johnson ...

George ​Marshall​
George ​Marshall​

George C. Marshall Elementary School: located in Vancouver, Washington. The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany; George Catlett Marshall Medal, awarded by the Association of the United States Army. Awarded to Bob Hope in 1972.

Dwight D
Dwight D

Major Dwight D. Eisenhower graduated from the Army Industrial College (Washington, DC) in 1933 and later served on the faculty (it was later expanded to become the Industrial College of the Armed Services and is now known as the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy).

B. H. Liddell ​Hart​
B. H. Liddell ​Hart​

Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart, commonly known throughout most of his career as Captain B. H. Liddell Hart, was an English soldier, military historian and military theorist. Following World War II, he was a proponent of the West German rearmament and the moral rehabilitation of the German Wehrmacht. As part of these two interconnected initiatives, Liddell Hart significantly contributed to the creation of the Rommel myth.

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Alec ​Guinness​
Alec ​Guinness​

Alec Guinness Lucasfilm "Star Wars" and "Bridge Over the River Kwai" star Alec Guinness served in Great Britain's Royal Navy during WWII, according to the History Answers blog.

Omar Bradley​
Omar Bradley​

General of the Army Omar Nelson Bradley (February 12, 1893 – April 8, 1981), nicknamed Brad, was a highly distinguished senior officer of the United States Army during and after World War II. Bradley was the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and oversaw the U.S. military's policy-making in the Korean War.

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Henry H
Henry H

Building on a time-honored tradition dating back to the Civil War, when ornately engraved Henry rifles were first presented to veterans as tokens of appreciation, our Military Service Tribute Edition is based on the Golden Boy and chambered in .22 Long Rifle, .22 Long, and .22 Short, with the same adjustable sights, 20” octagonal barrel, walnut furniture, and half-cock “safety” notch on the hammer.

source: henryusa.com
Ulysses S
Ulysses S

Ulysses S. Grant summary: Ulysses S. Grant was born April 27, 1822, in Point Pleasant, Ohio, to a leather tanner named Jesse Grant and his wife Hannah Simpson Grant.