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Yalta Conference

The Yalta Conference was held from 4 to 11 February 1945, a few months before the Second World War ended in Europe. The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the President of the United States and the dictator of the USSR all met in Crimea and ta ...

                                               

Battle of Bannockburn

The Battle of Bannockburn, fought on 23 and 24 June 1314, was an important Scottish victory in the Wars of Scottish Independence. A smaller Scottish army defeated a much larger and better armed English army.

                                               

Battle of Ellandun

The Battle of Ellandun was fought in 825 between the armies of Egbert of Wessex and Beornwulf of Mercia. Although costly to both sides, King Egbert won. The battle effectively brought an end to Mercian supremacy in southern England. It gave Wesse ...

                                               

Battle of Fulford

The Battle of Fulford took place on the 20th September 1066 near York. The battle was between Viking invaders and English Earls. It was fought by, on one side, King Harald III of Norway and his English ally Tostig Godwinson. On the other side wer ...

                                               

Battle of Hastings

The Battle of Hastings was a pitched battle between the Anglo-Saxon English and an invading Norman army. The day-long battle ended in the death of the Anglo-Saxon king and a decisive victory for the Normans. William, the Duke of Normandy, was cro ...

                                               

Battle of Lewes

The Battle of Lewes was an important battle in the history of England. It was fought near the town of Lewes, in Sussex, England. The battle took place on 14 May 1264. It was one of two main battles of the conflict known as the Second Barons War.

                                               

Battle of Maserfield

The Battle of Maserfield was fought on 5 August 642. It was mainly between the armies of the Christian king Oswald of Northumbria and the pagan King Penda of Mercia. The battle ended in Oswalds death and his armys defeat. The site of the battle i ...

                                               

Battle of Reading (871)

The Battle of Reading was fought in 871 at Reading. It was one of a series of battles between invading vikings and the Anglo-Saxons of Wessex. The viking army was led by Bagsecg and Halfdan Ragnarsson. This was a large combined army. The viking a ...

                                               

Battle of Stamford Bridge

The Battle of Stamford Bridge took place near the village of Stamford Bridge, East Riding of Yorkshire, in England. On the 25th of September 1066, an English army under King Harold Godwinson fought an invading Norwegian army led by King Harald Ha ...

                                               

Battle of the Winwaed

The Battle of the Winwaed was fought on 15 November 655 between the forces of Kings Penda of Mercia and Oswiu of Bernicia. The outcome of the battle was a major victory for Oswiu and a restoration of Northumbrian dominance of Anglo-Saxon England.

                                               

Extermination camp

Extermination camps were built by Nazi Germany during World War II. The goal of the death camps was to kill millions of people as quickly as possible. At the death camps, people were murdered mostly by being given poison gas in gas chambers. Howe ...

                                               

Sonderkommando

Sonderkommandos were special work groups made up of prisoners in the Nazi concentration camps during World War II. They worked in and around the gas chambers, which the Nazis used to murder many people.

                                               

Sonderkommando photographs

The Sonderkommando photographs are four blurry pictures, taken secretly in August 1944 inside the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II. The photographs were taken by a prisoner in Auschwitz II-Birkenau. This was Auschwitzs exterminati ...

                                               

Drancy internment camp

Drancy internment camp was a concentration camp in France during its occupation by Nazi Germany during World War II. It was organised in 1941 to collect French Jews and particularly foreign Jews who had escaped to France before the invasion by th ...

                                               

Mitsubishi A5M Claude

The A5M Claude was a Japanese fighter aircraft made by Mitsubishi. It first flew in 1935 and was introduced in 1937. It was the first monoplane that could work from an aircraft carrier. It was similar to the P-26 Peashooter, an American monoplane ...

                                               

Air superiority fighter

An air superiority fighter is a fighter airplane, which is designed for close combat in the air against enemy fighters. This type of aircraft is very expensive and it is produced in smaller numbers than other types of fighters.

                                               

Indian Air Force

The Indian Air Force is the air arm of the Indian Military. The Royal Indian Air Force was founded on 1 April 1932 as part of the armed forces of the British Empire. In 1950, after independence, India dropped the word Royal from the name. Since 1 ...

                                               

Saab 35 Draken

The Saab 35 Draken is a fighter aircraft made by Saab. It first flew in 1955 and was introduced in 1960. It was made to replace the Saab 29 Tunnan. The Draken used a delta wing, which gave it speed. In fact, it was Swedens first aircraft to go tw ...

                                               

Sopwith Camel

The Sopwith Camel was a British World War I fighter biplane, it was famous for not flying very well. The Sopwith Camel entered service in June 1917. Unlike many biplanes, the Camel was unpleasant to fly. The Camel could manoeuvre well because of ...

                                               

United States Air Force

The United States Air Force is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. It was a part of the United States Army until September 18, 1947. The USAF is the largest and most of technologica ...

                                               

Distinguished Flying Cross (United Kingdom)

The Distinguished Flying Cross is the third-level military medal given to members of the United Kingdoms Royal Air Force and other services. It was also given to members of other Commonwealth countries. The medal was awarded for "an act or acts o ...

                                               

Marksmanship Ribbon

A Marksmanship Ribbon is an award by the United States Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. It is awarded to service members who achieve an above-average score on a weapons qualification course. Also, there are select State National Guard organizati ...

                                               

Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor is the highest award given to members of the United States Military. It is given to people who show a lot of bravery in wartime. Because of this, many people who get the Medal of Honor die earning it. It was first given in 1863 ...

                                               

Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross is the highest military medal given for bravery "in the face of the enemy" to members of the defence forces of Commonwealth countries, and former British Empire territories. It is the most important medal, more important than a ...

                                               

Taliban insurgency

After the war in Afghanistan began in 2001, the Taliban started an insurgency, which is known as the Taliban insurgency. The Taliban started to attack the forces of ISAF and NATO, in Afghanistan, and committed many terrorist attacks. In the confl ...

                                               

Military–industrial complex

The military–industrial complex refers to the relationship between the government, the military, and the businesses that make things for the military. For example, the businesses can give money to politicians in elections. Then, politicians give ...

                                               

Admiral

Admiral is the highest rank in a navy. The term is used internationally by many countries. It derives originally from the Arabic word emīr, and came to English by way of Old French and Latin. Variations on the term are: Vice-Admiral: step lower i ...

                                               

Brevet (military)

A brevet in most militaries is a promotion to a higher rank without the increase in pay or full privileges. It is often given as an honor. It was a term borrowed from the British during the American Revolutionary War and used in the Continental A ...

                                               

Colonel

A colonel is a rank of officer in the military. It is usually the highest or second highest rank before general and Field Marshal, but many of the countries represents this post as the highest military officer like Gambia, Libya, Niger, Suriname ...

                                               

Commander-in-Chief

A commander-in-chief is the commander of a nations military forces. Some countrys commander-in-chief does not need to have been a soldier or involved in the military. The term was first used by King Charles I of England in 1639. Commanders-in-Chi ...

                                               

First Lieutenant

First lieutenant is a military rank in many armed forces. They are considered commissioned officers and in some militaries an appointment. The rank of lieutenant has different meanings in different military formations. In the majority of cases it ...

                                               

Gunners mate

The United States Navy occupational rating of gunners mate is given by the Bureau of Naval Personnel to enlisted sailors. They must either complete school training or by showing they are familiar with the field of ordnance. The Gunners Mate schoo ...

                                               

Landman (rank)

In the middle of the 18th century c.1757 the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom used the term Landman. This referred to a seaman with less than a years experience at sea. After a year, the Landman was usually promoted to the rank of Ordinary Seaman ...

                                               

Lieutenant

A Lieutenant is an officers rank in the military, police and fire departments. It is an entry level supervisory position. The word comes from the French language. Lieu means "place" and tenant means "holding". A lieutenant is someone who takes th ...

                                               

Lieutenant commander

Lieutenant commander is an officer rank in several navies. In the Royal Navy, It is junior to commander and senior to the naval rank of lieutenant. Royal Navy ranks are matched up with Royal Air Force ranks. In this case the equivalent rank would ...

                                               

Lieutenant general

Lieutenant general or lieutenant-general, is a military rank. It is used in many countries. The rank traces its origins to the Middle Ages where the title of lieutenant general was held by the second in command on the battlefield. The lieutenant ...

                                               

Non-commissioned officer

A non-commissioned officer), called a sub-officer in some countries, is a military officer who has not been given a commission. Non-commissioned officers, in the English-speaking world, usually obtain their position of authority by promotion thro ...

                                               

Officer

An officer is a person who holds a high rank in a uniformed organisation like the military or police. A military officer has a commission, a state document saying others must obey him. Some examples of officer ranks would include captains, majors ...

                                               

Ordinary seaman (rank)

The term Ordinary seaman was used in the Royal Navy in the middle of the 18th century. The term was used to refer to a seaman with between one and two years experience at sea. They showed enough seamanship to be so rated by their captain. A seama ...

                                               

Petty officer

A petty officer is a non-commissioned officer in the navies of many countries. In the United States Navy, it is a pay grade of E-4 to E-9. Petty officers who are E-7 to E-9 are called Chief, Senior Chief, or Master Chief Petty Officers. Petty off ...

                                               

Reichsmarschall

Reichsmarschall, Marshal of the Reich, was the highest rank in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II.

                                               

Second Sea Lord and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff

The Second Sea Lord and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff is one of the most senior admirals of the Royal Navy. Previously, titled Second Naval Lord in 1830, the post was restyled Second Sea Lord in 1904. Currently, the Second Sea Lord is based at Navy ...

                                               

Second-in-command

The Second-in-Command is the second commander, the person that is in charge after the commander, of any British Army or British Royal Marines unit/group. He or she is the same as an Executive Officer in the United States Army. This term or word i ...

                                               

Sergeant

Sergeant is a rank used in most militaries, police forces, and other uniformed organizations around the world. The word comes from the Latin serviens, "one who serves", through the French term Sergent. A sergeant Sgt in the British Army wears thr ...

                                               

Sergeant First Class

Sergeant First Class is a military rank in some militarys and other uniformed organizations around the world. It is typically a senior non-commissioned officer.

                                               

Soldier

A soldier is a person who is a part of an army. If people fight in irregular not normal forces armies not wearing a uniform, and not part of the official military fighting group of a nation, they are called partisans if they fight against another ...

                                               

Specialist (rank)

Specialist is one of the four junior enlisted ranks in the U.S. Army. It is just above Private First Class and equivalent in pay grade to Corporal. Unlike Corporals, Specialists are not considered junior non-commissioned officers.

                                               

Staff Sergeant

Staff sergeant is a rank of non-commissioned officer used in several countries. The originated when they were part of the staff of a British Army regiment. They were paid at that level rather than as a member of a battalion or company.

                                               

Azerbaijani National Guard

The Azerbaijani National Guard is a paramilitary force in Azerbaijan. The Internal Troops is under the authority of the Government of Azerbaijan and operates as a semi-independent entity. The Azerbaijani National Guard was definitely active in De ...

                                               

Internal Troops of Azerbaijan

The Internal Troops of Azerbaijan also known as Interior Troops or Interior Guard is the uniformed gendarmerie-like paramilitary force in Azerbaijan. The Internal Troops are under the authority of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, who also contro ...