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Leslie Morshead
First World WarGallipoli Campaign Battle of Messines Battle of Passchendaele Spring Offensive Hundred Days OffensiveSecond World WarSiege of Tobruk First Battle of El Alamein Second Battle of El Alamein New Guinea
New Guinea
campaign Borneo campaignAwards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George Distinguished Service Order Efficiency Decoration
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Battle Of Amiens (1918)
Allied victory[1][2]Start of Hundred Days OffensiveBelligerents British Empire Australia  Canada  United Kingdom France  German EmpireCommanders and leaders Ferdinand Foch Douglas Haig Henry Rawlinson (4th Army) Marie-Eugène Debeney
Marie-Eugène Debeney
(1st Army) Erich Ludendorff Georg von der MarwitzStrength19
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Medal Of Freedom
The Medal of Freedom
Medal of Freedom
was a decoration established by President Harry S. Truman to honor civilians whose actions aided in the war efforts of the United States
United States
and its allies. It was intended to be awarded by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of War, or the Secretary of the Navy, but Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower
and John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
also authorized awards.[2]Contents1 Description 2 Ribbons 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksDescription[edit] The medal is a bronze disc whose obverse features the profile bust facing left of an individual wearing a cap resembling an American bald eagle ornamented by stars, with the word "FREEDOM" in capital letters in an arc at the bottom of the disc. The reverse features the Liberty Bell surrounded by the words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in capital letters
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New Guinea Campaign
 Australia New Guinea United States  United Kingdom  Netherlands  Imperial JapanCommanders and leadersU.S. Army: Douglas MacArthur George Kenney Robert Eichelberger U.S. Navy: Arthur Carpender Daniel Barbey Australian Army: Thomas BlameyI.J. Army: Hitoshi Imamura Hatazō Adachi Tomitarō Horii † Heisuke Abe †[2] I.J
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Knight Commander Of The Order Of The Bath
The Most Honourable Order of the Bath
Order of the Bath
(formerly the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath)[2] is a British order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725.[3] The name derives from the elaborate medieval ceremony for appointing a knight, which involved bathing (as a symbol of purification) as one of its elements
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Knight Commander Of The Order Of The British Empire
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
British Empire
is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.[2] It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V, and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which make the recipient either a knight if male or dame if female.[3] There is also the related British Empire Medal, whose recipients are affiliated with, but not members of, the order. Recommendations for appointments to the Order of the British Empire were at first made on the nomination of the United Kingdom, the self-governing Dominions
Dominions
of the Empire (later Commonwealth) and the Viceroy of India
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Companion Of The Order Of St Michael And St George
The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George
Saint George
is a British order of chivalry founded on 28 April 1818 by George, Prince Regent, later King George IV,[1][2] while he was acting as regent for his father, King George III. It is named in honour of two military saints, St Michael and St George. The
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Distinguished Service Order
The Distinguished Service Order
Distinguished Service Order
(DSO) is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and formerly of other parts of the Commonwealth of Nations, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat.Contents1 Creation 2 Modern era 3 Nomenclature 4 Description 5 Notable recipients 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksCreation[edit
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Efficiency Decoration
The Efficiency Decoration, post-nominal letters TD for recipients serving in the Territorial Army of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
or ED for those serving in the Auxiliary Military Forces, was instituted in 1930 for award to part-time officers after twenty years of service as an efficient and thoroughly capable officer. The decoration superseded the Volunteer Officers' Decoration, the Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers' Decoration and the Territorial Decoration.[1] In the British Commonwealth, the decoration was gradually superseded by local decorations in some member countries, in Canada by the Canadian Forces Decoration in 1951, in the Union of South Africa
Union of South Africa
by the John Chard Decoration
John Chard Decoration
in 1952 and in Australia by the Reserve Force Decoration in 1982
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Mentioned In Despatches
A member of the armed forces mentioned in dispatches (or despatches, MiD) is one whose name appears in an official report written by a superior officer and sent to the high command, in which his or her gallant or meritorious action in the face of the enemy is described. In some countries, a servicemember's name must be mentioned in dispatches as a condition for receiving certain decorations.Contents1 United Kingdom, British Empire, and Commonwealth of Nations1.1 Australia 1.2 Canada 1.3 India 1.4 Pakistan 1.5 South Africa2 France2.1 Mentions with cross 2.2 Mentions without cross3 United States of America 4 Confederate States of America 5 References 6 External linksUnited Kingdom, British Empire, and Commonwealth of Nations[edit] In the British Armed Forces, the despatch is published in the London Gazette.Example of a Victory Medal 1914–18 with Mention in Despatches (British) oak leaf spraySoldiers of the
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Legion Of Honour
The Legion of Honour, full name, National Order of the Legion of Honour (French: Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur),[2] is the highest French order of merit for military and civil merits, established in 1802 by Napoléon Bonaparte and retained by all the divergent governments and regimes later holding power in France, up to the present. The order's motto is "Honneur et Patrie" ("Honour and Fatherland"), and its seat is the Palais de la Légion d'Honneur
Palais de la Légion d'Honneur
next to the Musée d'Orsay, on the left bank of the
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Virtuti Militari
The War Order of Virtuti Militari
Virtuti Militari
(Latin: "For Military Virtue", Polish: Order Wojenny Virtuti Militari) is Poland's highest military decoration for heroism and courage in the face of the enemy at war. It was created in 1792 by Polish King Stanisław II August
Stanisław II August
and is one of the oldest military decorations in the world still in use.[1][2] It is awarded in five classes either for personal heroism or, to commanders, for leadership.[3] Some of the heroic actions recognized by an award of the Virtuti Militari
Virtuti Militari
are equivalent to those meriting the British Victoria Cross
Victoria Cross
or the American Medal of Honor. Soon after its introduction, however, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was destroyed in the partitions of Poland
Poland
(1795), and the partitioning powers abolished the decoration and prohibited its wearing
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Orient Steam Navigation Company
The Orient Steam Navigation Company, also known as the Orient Line, was a British shipping company with roots going back to the late 18th century. From the early 20th century onwards an association began with P&O which became 51% shareholder in 1919 and culminated in the Orient Line being totally absorbed into that company in 1966.Contents1 History1.1 Origins 1.2 Early 20th Century 1.3 Between the Wars 1.4 Second World War
Second World War
and after 1.5 Merger2 Notable captains 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] Origins[edit] The Orient Line's beginnings can be traced back to the formation of a shipbroking company by James Thompson (or Thomson) in 1797. The company was operating a small fleet of sailing ships by the early 19th century, and by the middle of the century they were sailing on routes all over the world. Scotsman James Anderson joined James Thompson & Co
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First Battle Of El Alamein
 Egypt  British Empire India Australia  New Zealand South AfricaCommanders and leaders Ettore Bastico Erwin Rommel Claude AuchinleckStrength96,000 troops (40,000 German, 56,000 Italian) 70 tanks initially[a][1] ~500 planes 150,000 troops 179 tanks initially[b][2] 1,000+ artillery pieces 1,500+ planesCasualties and losses10,000 killed or wounded[3] 7,000 prisoners[4][5] 13,250 casualties[5]v t eWestern Desert CampaignInvasion of Egypt CompassNibeiwa Sidi Barrani Bardia MechiliBeda FommKufra GiarabubSonnenblume TobrukBardia raid Twin PimplesBrevity Skorpion Battleaxe CrusaderFlipper 1st Bir el Gubi Point 175 2nd Bir el GubiGazalaBir HakeimMersa Matruh 1st Alamein Sidi Haneish Alam Halfa AgreementCaravan Bertram Braganza2nd AlameinOutpost SnipeEl AgheilaAssociated articlesFrontier
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Companion Of The Distinguished Service Order
The Distinguished Service Order
Distinguished Service Order
(DSO) is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and formerly of other parts of the Commonwealth of Nations, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat.Contents1 Creation 2 Modern era 3 Nomenclature 4 Description 5 Notable recipients 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksCreation[edit
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World War
A world war, is a large-scale war involving many of the countries of the world or many of the most powerful and populous ones. World wars span multiple countries on multiple continents, with battles fought in many theaters
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