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Royal Irish Rifles
Quick: "The Ulster Rifles march 'Off, Off, Said the Stranger'" Slow: "The South Down Militia" ENGAGEMENTS Badajoz , Jhansi , Somme , Normandy Landings, Rhine
Rhine
Crossing, Korea The ROYAL IRISH RIFLES (became the ROYAL ULSTER RIFLES from 1 January 1921) was an infantry rifle regiment of the British Army
British Army
, first created in 1881 by the amalgamation of the 83rd (County of Dublin) Regiment
Regiment
of Foot and the 86th (Royal County Down) Regiment
Regiment
of Foot . The regiment saw service in the Second Boer War
Second Boer War
, the First World War , the Second World War and the Korean War
Korean War

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George Iii Of The United Kingdom
GEORGE III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain
Kingdom of Great Britain
and Ireland until his death. He was concurrently Duke and prince-elector of Brunswick- Lüneburg ("Hanover") in the Holy Roman Empire
Holy Roman Empire
until his promotion to King of Hanover on 12 October 1814. He was the third British monarch of the House of Hanover , but unlike his two predecessors, he was born in Britain, spoke English as his first language, and never visited Hanover
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French First Republic
In the history of France , the FIRST REPUBLIC, officially the FRENCH REPUBLIC (French: _République française_), was founded on 21 September 1792 during the French Revolution . The First Republic lasted until the declaration of the First Empire in 1804 under Napoleon , although the form of the government changed several times. This period was characterized by the fall of the monarchy , the establishment of the National Convention and the Reign of Terror , the Thermidorian Reaction and the founding of the Directory , and, finally, the creation of the Consulate and Napoleon's rise to power
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Ireland
IRELAND (/ˈaɪərlənd/ ( listen ); Irish : Éire ( listen ); Ulster-Scots : Airlann ) is an island in the North Atlantic . It is separated from Great Britain
Great Britain
to its east by the North Channel , the Irish Sea , and St George\'s Channel . Ireland
Ireland
is the second-largest island of the British Isles
British Isles
, the third-largest in Europe
Europe
, and the twentieth-largest on Earth
Earth
. Politically, Ireland
Ireland
is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland
Ireland
), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
, which is part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, in the northeast of the island
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Belfast City Hall
BELFAST CITY HALL (Irish : Halla na Cathrach Bhéal Feirste; Ulster-Scots : Bilfawst Citie Haw) is the civic building of Belfast City Council located in Donegall Square
Donegall Square
, Belfast
Belfast
, Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
. it faces North and effectively divides the commercial and business areas of the city centre . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Exterior * 3 Illuminate project * 4 Interior * 5 Grounds * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORY The White Linen Hall, or the Linen Hall Library
Linen Hall Library
as it was in 1888. Now replaced by the City Hall. The site now occupied by Belfast
Belfast
City Hall was once the home of the White Linen Hall, an important international Linen Exchange. The street that runs from the back door of Belfast
Belfast
City Hall through the middle of Linen Quarter is Linen Hall Street
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Korean War
Military stalemate * North Korean invasion of South Korea repelled * Subsequent UN-led invasion of North Korea repelled * Subsequent Chinese invasion of South Korea repelled * Korean Armistice Agreement * Korean conflict ongoing Territorial changes *
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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 * Natal Colony * R
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Special Reserve (militia)
A MILITIA /mɪˈlɪʃə/ is generally an army or some other fighting organization of non-professional soldiers, citizens of a nation, or subjects of a state, who can be called upon for military service during a time of need, as opposed to a professional force of regular , full-time military personnel , or historically, members of a warrior nobility class (e.g., knights or samurai ). Generally unable to hold ground against regular forces, it is common for militias to be used for aiding regular troops by skirmishing , holding fortifications, or irregular warfare , instead of being used in offensive campaigns by themselves. Militia
Militia
are often limited by local civilian laws to serve only in their home region, and to be serve only for a limited time; this further reduces their use in long military campaigns
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World War Ii
Allied victory * Collapse of Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
* Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires * Dissolution of the League of Nations * Creation of the United Nations
United Nations
* Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers * Beginning of the Cold War (more... ) PARTICIPANTS ALLIES AXIS COMMANDERS AND LEADERS MAIN ALLIED LEADERS Joseph Stalin Franklin D
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United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Ireland
The UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND was established as a sovereign state on 1 January 1801 by the Acts of Union 1800 , which merged the kingdoms of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Ireland
Ireland
. The growing desire for an Irish Republic led to the Irish War of Independence , which resulted in Ireland
Ireland
seceding from the Union and forming the Irish Free State in 1922. Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
remained part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, and the state was consequently renamed the " United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain and Northern Ireland". The UK financed the European coalition that defeated France in 1815 in the Napoleonic Wars
Napoleonic Wars
. The British Empire
British Empire
thereby became the foremost world power for the next century
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Phoenix Park
PHOENIX PARK (Irish : Páirc an Fhionnuisce ) is an urban park in Dublin
Dublin
, Ireland , lying 2–4 km west of the city centre, north of the River Liffey . Its 11 km perimeter wall encloses 707 hectares (1,750 acres); it is one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces within any European capital city. It includes large areas of grassland and tree-lined avenues, and since the 17th century has been home to a herd of wild fallow deer . The English name comes from the Irish fionn uisce meaning "clear water". The Irish Government is lobbying UNESCO
UNESCO
to have the park designated as a world heritage site
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Francis Grenfell, 1st Baron Grenfell
Field Marshal FRANCIS WALLACE GRENFELL, 1ST BARON GRENFELL, GCB , GCMG , PC (29 April 1841 – 27 January 1925) was a British Army officer. After serving as aide-de-camp to the Commander-in-Chief, South Africa, he fought in the 9th Xhosa War , the Anglo-Zulu War and then the Anglo-Egyptian War . He went on to become Sirdar (Commander-in-Chief) of the Egyptian Army
Egyptian Army
and commanded the forces at the Battle of Suakin in December 1888 and at the Battle of Toski in August 1889 during the Mahdist War
Mahdist War
. After that he became Governor of Malta and then Commander-in-Chief, Ireland before retiring in 1908
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The Times
_THE TIMES_ is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England. It began in 1785 under the title _THE DAILY UNIVERSAL REGISTER_, adopting its current name on 1 January 1788. _The Times_ and its sister paper _ The Sunday Times _ (founded in 1821) are published by Times Newspapers, since 1981 a subsidiary of News UK , itself wholly owned by News Corp
News Corp
. _The Times_ and _The Sunday Times_ do not share editorial staff, were founded independently and have only had common ownership since 1967. In 1959, the historian of journalism Allan Nevins
Allan Nevins
analysed the importance of _The Times_ in shaping the views of events of London's elite: For much more than a century _The Times_ has been an integral and important part of the political structure of Great Britain
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Territorial Force
The TERRITORIAL FORCE (TF) was the volunteer reserve component of the British Army
British Army
in existence from 1908 until 1920, when, shortly after the end of the First World War , it was reformed and renamed the Territorial Army , which today is known as the Army Reserve. The initial impetus for the creation of the Territorial Force came from Joseph Lyons, who also co-founded the eponymous chain of cafes known as the Lyons Corner Houses
Lyons Corner Houses
. The government legislation for the creation of the Territorial Force, the Territorial and Reserve Forces Act 1907 (7 Edw.7, c.9), was brought in by the Secretary of State for War at the time, Richard Burdon Haldane
Richard Burdon Haldane
, which combined and re-organised the old Volunteer Army with the Yeomanry . The TF was formed on 1 April 1908
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Battle Of The Somme
British Empire * Australia * Bermuda * Canada * India * Newfoundland * New Zealand * South Africa * Southern Rhodesia * United Kingdom France German Empire COMMANDERS AND LEADERS Douglas Haig Ferdinand Foch Henry Rawlinson Émile Fayolle Hubert Gough Joseph Alfred Micheler Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria Max von Gallwitz Fritz von Below STRENGTH 1ST JULY 390,000 in 13 divisions 330,000 in 11 divisions JULY–NOVEMBER 1,530,000 in 50 divisions 1,440,000 in 48 divisions 1ST JULY 315,000 in 10 1/2 divisions JULY-NOVEMBER 1,500,000 in 50 divisions CASUALTIES AND LOSSES c. 420,000 c. 200,000 c
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Le Havre
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 _Population without double counting _: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. LE HAVRE (UK : /ləˈhɑːvrə/ ; French pronunciation: ( listen )) is an urban French commune and city in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy
Normandy
region of northwestern France. It is situated on the right bank of the estuary of the river Seine
Seine
on the Channel southwest of the Pays de Caux . Modern Le Havre
Le Havre
remains deeply influenced by its employment and maritime traditions. Its port is the second largest in France, after that of Marseille
Marseille
, for total traffic, and the largest French container port
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