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Flying Column
A FLYING COLUMN is a small, independent, military land unit capable of rapid mobility and usually composed of all arms . It is often an ad hoc unit, formed during the course of operations. The term is usually, though not necessarily, applied to forces less than the strength of a brigade . As mobility is its primary purpose, a flying column is accompanied by the minimum of equipment. It generally uses suitable fast transport; historically, horses were used, with trucks and helicopters replacing them in modern times. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 See also * 3 Notes * 4 References * 5 Further reading HISTORYFlying columns are mentioned by Sun Tzu in his Art of War in such a fashion that indicates it was not a new concept at the time of his writing. This dates to at least the middle 6th century BC, and possibly the late 8th century BC. The Roman army made good use of the flying columns in the early imperial era
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Ad Hoc
AD HOC is a Latin phrase meaning "for this". In English, it generally signifies a solution designed for a specific problem or task, non-generalizable, and not intended to be able to be adapted to other purposes (compare with a priori ). Common examples are ad hoc organizations, committees, and commissions created at the national or international level for a specific task. In other fields, the term could refer, for example, to a military unit created under special circumstances, a tailor-made suit, a handcrafted network protocol (e.g. ad hoc network ), a temporary banding together of geographically-linked franchise locations (of a given national brand) to issue advertising coupons, or a purpose-specific equation . Ad hoc can also mean makeshift solutions, shifting contexts to create new meanings, inadequate planning, or improvised events
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Sun Tzu
SUN TZU (/ˌsuːnˈdzuː/ ; also rendered as SUN ZI 孙子) was a Chinese general, military strategist , and philosopher who lived in the Spring and Autumn period
Spring and Autumn period
of ancient China. Sun Tzu
Sun Tzu
is traditionally credited as the author of The Art of War
The Art of War
, a widely influential work of military strategy that has affected both Western and Eastern philosophy. Aside from his legacy as the author of The Art of War, Sun Tzu
Sun Tzu
is revered in Chinese and the Culture of Asia as a legendary historical figure. His birth name was SUN WU, and he was known outside of his family by his courtesy name CHANGQING. The name Sun Tzu
Sun Tzu
by which he is best known in the West is an honorific which means "Master Sun ". Sun Tzu's historicity is uncertain
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Art Of War
THE ART OF WAR is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the Spring and Autumn period
Spring and Autumn period
in 5th century BC. The work, which is attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu
Sun Tzu
("Master Sun", also spelled Sunzi), is composed of 13 chapters. Each one is devoted to a distinct aspect of warfare and how that applies to military strategy and tactics . For almost 1,500 years it was the lead text in an anthology that would be formalised as the Seven Military Classics by Emperor Shenzong of Song
Emperor Shenzong of Song
in 1080. The Art of War
War
remains the most influential strategy text in East Asia. It has also had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond
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Arminius
ARMINIUS (18/17 BC – AD 21) was a chieftain of the Germanic Cherusci
Cherusci
tribe who famously led an allied coalition of Germanic tribes to a decisive victory against three Roman legions in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest
Teutoburg Forest
in 9 AD . A former auxiliary lieutenant to the Roman general Publius Quinctilius Varus
Publius Quinctilius Varus
, Arminius
Arminius
used his knowledge of Roman tactics to ambush and outmaneuver the legions. The defeat at Teutoburg would precipitate the Roman Empire's permanent strategic withdrawal from Magna Germania
Germania
, and the Romans made no more concerted attempts to conquer and hold Germania
Germania
beyond the Rhine
Rhine
river. Modern historians have regarded Arminius' victory as "Rome's greatest defeat" and one of the most decisive battles in history
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Combined Arms
COMBINED ARMS is an approach to warfare which seeks to integrate different combat arms of a military to achieve mutually complementary effects (for example, using infantry and armor in an urban environment, where one supports the other, or both support each other). According to strategist William S. Lind , combined arms can be distinguished from the concept of "supporting arms" as follows: Combined arms
Combined arms
hits the enemy with two or more arms simultaneously in such a manner that the actions he must take to defend himself from one make him more vulnerable to another. In contrast, supporting arms is hitting the enemy with two or more arms in sequence, or if simultaneously, then in such combination that the actions the enemy must take to defend himself from one also defends himself from the other(s)
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Group (military Aviation Unit)
A GROUP is a military aviation unit , a component of military organization and a military formation . The terms group and WING differ significantly from one country to another, as well as between different branches of a national defence force. Air groups vary considerably in size and status, but generally take two forms: * A unit of two to four squadrons , commanded by a lieutenant colonel , colonel , commander , naval captain or an equivalent rank. The United States Air Force
United States Air Force
(USAF), groupes of the French Armée de l\'air , gruppen of the German Luftwaffe
Luftwaffe
, United States Marine Corps Aviation , British Fleet Air Arm
Fleet Air Arm
and some other naval air services usually follow this pattern. * A larger formation, often comprising more than 10 squadrons, commanded by a major general , brigadier general , commodore , rear admiral , air commodore or air vice-marshal
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Front (military Formation)
A FRONT (Russian : фронт, front) is a type of military formation that originated in the Russian Empire
Russian Empire
, and has been used by the Polish Army
Polish Army
, the Red Army
Red Army
, the Soviet Army
Soviet Army
, and Turkey
Turkey
. It is roughly equivalent to an army group in the military of most other countries. It varies in size but in general contains three to five armies . It should not be confused with the more general usage of military front , describing a geographic area in wartime
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Seán Hogan
SEáN HOGAN (13 May 1901 – 24 December 1968) was one of the leaders of the 3rd Tipperary Brigade of the Irish Republican Army
Irish Republican Army
during the War of Independence . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Soloheadbeg * 3 Knocklong * 4 Dublin * 5 West Limerick * 6 Back in Tipperary * 7 Truce and Civil War * 7.1 Post War Life * 8 References * 8.1 Bibliography * 9 External links EARLY LIFEHogan was born on 13 May 1901, the eldest child of Matthew Hogan of Greenane Tipperary and Johanna Corbett, Sean had one younger brother, Matthew. He was baptized John Joseph Hogan and was often called JJ by his friends. The 1911 census shows Hogan living in Stockaun, adjacent to Greenane in South West Tipperary, 2–3 miles north of Tipperary Town
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Wing (military Aviation Unit)
In military aviation , a WING is a unit of command. In most military aviation services, a wing is a relatively large formation of planes. In Commonwealth countries a wing usually comprises three squadrons , with several wings forming a group (around 10 squadrons). Each squadron will contain around 20 planes. Pattern in some NATO countries British and USN USAF and USMC Canadian Usual rank of commanding officer Group Wing Air division OF-6 or OF-7 Wing Group Wing OF-4 or OF-5
OF-5
Squadron Squadron Squadron OF-3 or OF-4 CONTENTS* 1 Commonwealth usage * 1.1 Origins * 1.2 Current use * 2 Canadian usage * 3 United States * 3.1 United States Air Force
United States Air Force
the term "wing" was re-used for these new organizational units
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Battle Of The Teutoburg Forest
EARLY IMPERIAL CAMPAIGNS IN GERMANIA * Clades Lolliana * Arbalo * Lupia River * Teutoburg Forest * Idistaviso
Idistaviso
MARCOMANNIC WARS (participating Roman units ) ROMAN–ALEMANNIC WARS * Mediolanum * Lake Benacus * Placentia * Fano * Pavia * Lingones * Vindonissa * Durocortorum * Argentoratum * Solicinium GOTHIC WAR * Ad Salices * Adrianople * Thessalonica VISIGOTHIC WARS * Pollentia * Verona * Faesulae
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Germanicus
GERMANICUS (24 May 15 BC – 10 October AD 19), formally GERMANICUS JULIUS CAESAR, was heir-designate of the Roman Empire
Roman Empire
under Tiberius and a prominent general known for his campaigns in Germania
Germania
. He was born at Rome
Rome
into a prominent branch of the patrician gens Claudia , to Nero Claudius Drusus
Nero Claudius Drusus
and his wife Antonia Minor . His name at birth is uncertain, but was probably NERO CLAUDIUS DRUSUS after his father. The agnomen Germanicus
Germanicus
was added to his full name in 9 BC when it was posthumously awarded to his father in honor of his victories in Germania. In AD 4, he was adopted out of the Claudii and into the Julii , and his name became GERMANICUS JULIUS CAESAR. He enjoyed an accelerated political career as a Caesar, entering the office of quaestor five years before the legal age in AD 7
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Second Boer War
British victory * Treaty of Vereeniging Territorial changes British administration over The Orange Free State and the Transvaal in accordance with the Treaty of Vereeniging BELLIGERENTS United Kingdom * Cape Colony
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Boer
BOER (English: /ˈboʊ.ər/ , /bɔːr/ or /bʊər/ ; Afrikaans: ) is the Dutch and Afrikaans
Afrikaans
word for "farmer". As used in South Africa , it was used to denote the descendants of the Dutch-speaking settlers of the eastern Cape frontier in Southern Africa
Southern Africa
during the 18th century. For a long time the Dutch East India Company
Dutch East India Company
controlled this area, but it was eventually taken over by the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and incorporated into the British Empire
British Empire
. In addition the term was applied to those who left the Cape Colony during the 19th century to settle in the Orange Free State , Transvaal (which are together known as the Boer Republics ), and to a lesser extent Natal
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Artillery
ARTILLERY is a class of large military weapons built to fire munitions far beyond the range and power of infantry 's small arms . Early artillery development focused on the ability to breach fortifications , and led to heavy, fairly immobile siege engines . As technology improved, lighter, more mobile field artillery developed for battlefield use. This development continues today; modern self-propelled artillery vehicles are highly mobile weapons of great versatility providing the largest share of an army's total firepower. In its earliest sense, the word artillery referred to any group of soldiers primarily armed with some form of manufactured weapon or armour. Since the introduction of gunpowder and cannon , the word "artillery" has largely meant cannon, and in contemporary usage, it usually refers to shell -firing guns, howitzers , mortars , rockets and guided missiles
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Guerrilla Warfare
GUERRILLA WARFARE is a form of irregular warfare in which a small group of combatants such as paramilitary personnel, armed civilians , or irregulars use military tactics including ambushes , sabotage , raids , petty warfare , hit-and-run tactics , and mobility to fight a larger and less-mobile traditional military . CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 Strategy, tactics and organization * 3 History * 4 Counter-guerrilla warfare * 4.1 Scholarship * 4.1.1 Classic guidelines * 4.1.2 Variants * 5 Foco theory * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links ETYMOLOGYThe term, the diminutive form of "war" in Spanish , is usually translated as "little war", and the word, guerrilla (Spanish pronunciation: ), has been used to refer to the concept since the 18th century, and perhaps earlier. In correct Spanish usage, a person who is a member of a guerrilla is a guerrillero ( ) if male, or a guerrillera if female
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