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Ranulph Fiennes
Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, 3rd Baronet, OBE (born 7 March 1944), commonly known as Ranulph "Ran" Fiennes (/ˈrænʌlf ˈfaɪnz/), is a British explorer and holder of several endurance records. He is also a prolific writer and poet. Fiennes served in the British Army
British Army
for eight years including a period on counter-insurgency service while attached to the Army of the Sultanate of Oman. He later undertook numerous expeditions and was the first person to visit both the North and South Poles by surface means and the first to completely cross Antarctica
Antarctica
on foot. In May 2009, at the age of 65, he climbed to the summit of Mount Everest. According to the Guinness Book of World Records in 1984, he was the world's greatest living explorer
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Guinness World Records
Guinness
Guinness
World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 2000 as The Guinness
Guinness
Book of Records and in previous United States
United States
editions as The Guinness
Guinness
Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. The brainchild of Sir Hugh Beaver, the book was co-founded by brothers Norris and Ross McWhirter in Fleet Street, London in August 1954. The book itself holds a world record, as the best-selling copyrighted book of all time. As of the 2017 edition, it is now in its 62nd year of publication, published in 100 countries and 23 languages. The international franchise has extended beyond print to include television series and museums
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Special Air Service
The Special
Special
Air Service (SAS) is a special forces unit of the British Army. The SAS was founded in 1941 as a regiment, and later reconstituted as a corps in 1950.[5] The unit undertakes a number of roles including covert reconnaissance, counter-terrorism, direct action and hostage rescue
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Percy Newson
Sir Percy Wilson Newson, 1st Baronet (4 April 1874 – 17 May 1950) was a British banker and jute merchant in India. Newson was born in Suffolk. He was senior partner with Jardine, Skinner & Co in Calcutta and also became president of the Bank of Bengal in 1920 and Governor of the Imperial Bank of India in 1921. He was knighted in the 1920 New Year Honours[1] and created a baronet in the 1921 Birthday Honours.[2] He served as Conservative Member of Parliament for Tamworth from 1922[3] to 1923.[4] References[edit]^ "No. 31712". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 1919. p. 3.  ^ "No. 32346". The London Gazette (Supplement). 4 June 1921. p. 4530.  ^ "No. 32586". The London Gazette. 24 January 1922
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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] Instituted on 6 September 1886 by
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Naples
Naples
Naples
(/ˈneɪpəlz/; Italian: Napoli [ˈnaːpoli] ( listen), Neapolitan: Napule [ˈnɑːpələ] or [ˈnɑːpulə]; Latin: Neapolis; Ancient Greek: Νεάπολις, meaning "new city") is the capital of the Italian region Campania
Campania
and the third-largest municipality in Italy
Italy
after Rome
Rome
and Milan. In 2017, around 967,069 people lived within the city's administrative limits. The Metropolitan City of Naples
Metropolitan City of Naples
had a population of 3,115,320
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S-Mine
The German S-mine
S-mine
(Schrapnellmine, Springmine or Splittermine in German), also known as the "Bouncing Betty", is the best-known version of a class of mines known as bounding mines. When triggered, these mines launch into the air and then detonate at about 0.9 meters (3 ft). The explosion projects a lethal spray of shrapnel in all directions. The S-mine
S-mine
was an anti-personnel mine developed by Germany in the 1930s and used extensively by German forces during World War II. It was designed to be used in open areas against unshielded infantry. Two versions were produced, designated by the year of their first production: the SMi-35 and SMi-44. There are only minor differences between the two models.[1] The S-mine
S-mine
entered production in 1935 and served as a key part of the defensive strategy of the Third Reich
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Anti-personnel Mine
Anti-personnel mines are a form of mine designed for use against humans, as opposed to anti-tank mines, which are designed for use against vehicles. Anti-personnel mines may be classified into blast mines or fragmentation mines, the latter may or may not be a bounding mine. The mines are often designed to injure, not kill, their victims in order to increase the logistical (mostly medical) support required by enemy forces that encounter them
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Italian Campaign (World War II)
Allied victoryDivision of the Kingdom of Italy
Italy
(1943) Surrender of Army Group C and collapse of the Italian Social Republic (1945)BelligerentsAllies:   United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and colonies  British Raj  United States  Free France  Canada Italian Resistance Italian Royal Army (from September 1943)  South Africa Poland  Australia Brazil  New Zealand Greece  Belgium  CzechoslovakiaAxis:  Germany  Kingdom of Italy  (until 8 September 1943)  Italian Social Republic  (from 18 September 1943)Commanders and leadersC-in-C Allied Forces Headquarters: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D

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Newlands, Cape Town
Newlands is an upmarket suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. It is located at the foot of Table Mountain
Table Mountain
in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, and is the wettest suburb in South Africa
South Africa
due to its high winter rainfall.[2] It is home to a number of schools, including the oldest school in the country, South African College Schools
South African College Schools
(SACS) Junior and High Schools, as well as the Newlands Forest. It is best known for Newlands Cricket Ground
Newlands Cricket Ground
and Newlands Stadium, a rugby union and football venue. It is also the original home of Ohlsson's Cape Breweries, which is still located next to the rugby grounds. The original Ohlsson's Anneberg Brewery site is now location of the SACS schoolgrounds. The only remainder of the original brewery is the Josephine Mill, which used a water wheel to grind the grain for the brewery
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Baronet
A baronet (/ˈbærənɪt/ or /ˈbærəˌnɛt/;[1] abbreviated Bart or Bt[1]) or the rare female equivalent, a baronetess (/ˈbærənɪtɪs/,[2] /ˈbærənɪtɛs/,[3] or /ˌbærəˈnɛtɛs/;[4] abbreviation Btss), is the holder of a baronetcy, a hereditary title awarded by the British Crown. The practice of awarding baronetcies was originally introduced in England in the 14th century and was used by James I of England
James I of England
in 1611 as a means of raising funds. A baronetcy is the only British hereditary honour that is not a peerage, with the exception of the Anglo-Irish
Anglo-Irish
Black Knight, White Knight
Knight
and Green Knight
Knight
(of which only the Green Knight
Knight
is extant)
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Mount Everest
Mount Everest, known in Nepali as Sagarmāthā and in Tibetan as Chomolungma, is Earth's highest mountain above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal
Mahalangur Himal
sub-range of the Himalayas. The international border between China
China
( Tibet
Tibet
Autonomous Region) and Nepal
Nepal
(Province No. 1) runs across its summit point. The current official elevation of 8,848 m (29,029 ft), recognised by China
China
and Nepal, was established by a 1955 Indian survey and subsequently confirmed by a Chinese survey in 1975.[1] In 2005, China
China
remeasured the rock height of the mountain, with a result of 8844.43 m. There followed an argument between China
China
and Nepal
Nepal
as to whether the official height should be the rock height (8,844 m., China) or the snow height (8,848 m., Nepal)
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Cape Town
Cape Town
Cape Town
(Afrikaans: Kaapstad, [ˈkɑːpstat]; Xhosa: iKapa) is a coastal city in South Africa. It is the second-most populous urban area in South Africa
South Africa
after Johannesburg.[6] It is also the capital and primate city of the Western Cape
Western Cape
province.[7] As the seat of the Parliament of South Africa, it is also the legislative capital of the country.[8] It forms part of the City
City
of Cape Town
Cape Town
metropolitan municipality. The city is famous for its harbour, for its natural setting in the Cape Floristic Region, and for such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain
Table Mountain
and Cape Point
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Demolition
Demolition
Demolition
is the tearing down of buildings and other man-made structures. Demolition
Demolition
contrasts with deconstruction, which involves taking a building apart while carefully preserving valuable elements for re-use purposes. For small buildings, such as houses, that are only two or three stories high, demolition is a rather simple process. The building is pulled down either manually or mechanically using large hydraulic equipment: elevated work platforms, cranes, excavators or bulldozers. Larger buildings may require the use of a wrecking ball, a heavy weight on a cable that is swung by a crane into the side of the buildings. Wrecking balls are especially effective against masonry, but are less easily controlled and often less efficient than other methods. Newer methods may use rotational hydraulic shears and silenced rock-breakers attached to excavators to cut or break through wood, steel, and concrete
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Staff College, Camberley
Staff College, Camberley, Surrey, was a staff college for the British Army and the presidency armies of British India
British India
(later merged to form the Indian Army). It had its origins in the Royal Military College, High Wycombe
High Wycombe
founded in 1799, which in 1802 became the Senior Department of the new Royal Military College. In 1858 the name of the Senior Department was changed to "Staff College", and in 1870 this was separated from the Royal Military College. Apart from periods of closure during major wars, the Staff College continued to operate until 1997, when it was merged into the new Joint Services Command and Staff College
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Royal Army Of Oman
The Royal Army
Army
of Oman
Oman
is the ground forces component of the Sultan of Oman's Armed Forces. It was founded in 1907 as the Muscat Garrison.[3] It has a current strength of 25,000 personnel.[4]Contents1 History 2 Ground Forces Organisation 3 Garrison Locations 4 Equipment4.1 Armoured vehicles 4.2 Trucks 4.3 Field Artillery 4.4 Air Defense 4.5 Small arms 4.6 Out of service equipment5 ReferencesHistory[edit] Oman
Oman
has a military history which dates back to the seventh century, when troops from the Alozd tribe were strong enough to help Abu Bakr, companion of the Islamic prophet Mohammed. At the beginning of the seventeenth century there were local forces associated with Ya'ariba dynasty.[5] It was this dynasty, which forced the expulsion of Portuguese from the country in 1650
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