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XIII Corps (United Kingdom)
First World War[1] Battle of the Somme
Battle of the Somme
1916 Operations on the Ancre Arras Offensive Battle of the Somme
Battle of the Somme
1918 Advance in Flanders Battles of the Hindenburg Line Final Advance in PicardySecond World WarWestern Desert Campaign Tunisia Campaign Allied invasion of Sicily Italian CampaignCommandersNotable commanders Brian Horrocks Miles C
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Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell
Second Boer War First World WarSecond Battle of Ypres Sinai and Palestine CampaignArab revolt in Palestine Second World WarNorth African Campaign Pacific WarAwards Knight Grand Cross
Knight Grand Cross
of the Order of the Bath Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George Military Cross Knight of Justice of the Order of St. John Order of St Stanislaus, 3rd class with Swords (Russia) Order of St. Vladimir
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18th (Eastern) Division
First World WarBattle of the Somme Battle of Passchendaele Battle of ÉpehyCommandersNotable commanders Ivor MaxseThe 18th (Eastern) Division was an infantry division of the British Army formed in September 1914 during the First World War as part of the K2 Army Group, part of Lord Kitchener's New Armies. From its creation the division trained in England until 25 May 1915 when it landed in France and spent the duration of the First World War in action on the Western Front, becoming one of the elite divisions of the British Army. During the Battle of the Somme in the latter half of 1916, the 18th Division was commanded by Major General Ivor Maxse.Contents1 Formation history 2 Order of battle 3 Battles 4 See also 5 External links 6 Further readingFormation history[edit]This section is empty. You can help by adding to it
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Mediterranean And Middle East Theatre Of World War II
Allies:  United Kingdom  Soviet Union (1941–45)  United States (1942–45)  India  Free France Poland  Australia  Canada   Greece
Greece
(1940–45)   Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
(1941–43)   Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
(1943–45)  New Zealand  South Africa   Brazil
Brazil
(1942–45)  Italy (1943–45) ...and othersAxis Powers:  Nazi Germany  Italy (1940–43)   Italian Social Republic
Italian Social Republic
(1943–45)   Croatia
Croatia
(1941–45)   Bulgaria
Bulgaria
(1941–44)   Iraq
Iraq
(1941) ...and others Vichy France (1940 – 1942)[a] Iran
Iran
(1941)Commanders and leaders Archibald Wavell Claude Auchinleck Harold Alexander Dwight D
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Lieutenant-general (United Kingdom)
Lieutenant general
Lieutenant general
(Lt Gen), formerly more commonly lieutenant-general, is a senior rank in the British Army
British Army
and the Royal Marines. It is the equivalent of a multinational three-star rank; some British lieutenant generals sometimes wear three-star insignia, in addition to their standard insignia, when on multinational operations. Lieutenant general
Lieutenant general
is a superior rank to major general, but subordinate to a (full) general. The rank has a NATO
NATO
rank code of OF-8, equivalent to a vice-admiral in the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
and an air marshal in the Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
(RAF) and the air forces of many Commonwealth countries. The rank insignia for both the Army and the Royal Marines
Royal Marines
is a crown over a crossed sabre and baton
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Killed In Action
Killed in action (KIA) is a casualty classification generally used by militaries to describe the deaths of their own combatants at the hands of hostile forces.[1] The United States
United States
Department of Defense, for example, says that those declared KIA need not have fired their weapons but have been killed due to hostile attack. KIAs do not come from incidents such as accidental vehicle crashes and other "non-hostile" events or terrorism. KIA can be applied both to front-line combat troops and to naval, air and support troops. Someone who is killed in action during a particular event is denoted with a † (dagger) beside their name to signify their death in that event or events. Further, KIA denotes one to have been killed in action on the battlefield whereas died of wounds (DOW) relates to someone who survived to reach a medical treatment facility
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Pietro Maletti
World War I Libyan resistance movement Second Italo-Abyssinian War World War IIWestern Desert CampaignInvasion of Egypt (1940) Operation Compass (1940)Pietro Maletti (24 May 1880 – 9 December 1940) was an Italian General who participated in World War I, the subjugation of Italian North Africa, the Second Italo-Abyssinian War, and World War II. He was killed in action during the early stages of the North Africa Campaign.Contents1 Early life 2 World War I and Libya 3 Ethiopia 4 World War II 5 See also 6 Notes 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External linksEarly life[edit] Pietro Maletti was born in Castiglione delle Stiviere, Province of Mantua, Lombardy, Kingdom of Italy. In 1898, Maletti volunteered for the Italian Royal Army (Regio Esercito)
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United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe
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Montauban-de-Picardie
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. Montauban-de-Picardie
Montauban-de-Picardie
is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de- France
France
in northern France. Its inhabitants are called "Montalbanais".Contents1 Geography 2 History2.1 First World War3 Population 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksGeography[edit] The commune is situated on the D64 road, some 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Amiens. History[edit] First World War[edit] The village lies on the First World War battlefield of the Somme. Montauban lay close behind the German front-line and was turned into a fortified strongpoint
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30th Division (United Kingdom)
First World WarBattle of the Somme (1916)Battle of Albert (1916)The British 30th Division was a New Army division that was originally made up of battalions raised by public subscription or private patronage. The division was taken over by the British War Office in August 1915 and moved to France in December
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Allies Of World War II
The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations
United Nations
from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers
Axis powers
during the Second World War (1939–1945). The Allies promoted the alliance as seeking to stop German, Japanese and Italian aggression. At the start of the war on 1 September 1939, the Allies consisted of France, Poland and the United Kingdom, and dependent states, such as British India. Within days they were joined by the independent Dominions
Dominions
of the British Commonwealth: Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa.[1] After the start of the German invasion of North Europe till the Balkan Campaign, the Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, and Yugoslavia joined the Allies
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Kitchener's Army
The New Army, often referred to as Kitchener's Army
Kitchener's Army
or, disparagingly, as Kitchener's Mob,[a] was an (initially) all-volunteer army of the British Army formed in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
from 1914 onwards following the outbreak of hostilities in the First World War in late July 1914. It originated on the recommendation of Herbert Kitchener, then the Secretary of State for War. Kitchener's original intention[citation needed] was that it would be formed and ready to be put into action in 1917, but circumstances dictated its use before then
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Maletti Group
Associated articlesFrontier Wire Devil's gardens Fort Capuzzo Maletti Group Camouflage Babini Group Combeforce 3rd Indian Motor Brigade Baggush BoxThe Maletti Group
Maletti Group
(Raggruppamento Maletti) was an ad hoc mechanised unit formed by the Italian Royal Army (Regio Esercito) in Italian North Africa (Africa Settentrionale Italiana or ASI), during the initial stages of the Western Desert Campaign
Western Desert Campaign
of World War II. The Italian army had three armoured divisions in Europe but all were needed for the occupation of Albania and the forthcoming invasion of Greece, which began on 28 October 1940
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Tenth Army (Italy)
The Italian Tenth Army was an Italian Army which fought in World War I and in Italian North Africa
Italian North Africa
during World War II.Contents1 World War I 2 World War II2.1 Italian invasion of Egypt 2.2 British counter-attack 2.3 Destruction at Beda Fomm3 Commanders 4 Order of battle 5 See also 6 ReferencesWorld War I[edit] After the disastrous defeat at Caporetto (November 1917) the Italian Army was completely reorganized by Armando Diaz
Armando Diaz
and the new 10th Italian Army was formed. It was in fact a British-Italian Army under command of the Earl of Cavan
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11th Indian Infantry Brigade
World War IINorth African Campaign East African Campaign Tunisia Campaign Italian CampaignGreek Civil WarThe 11th Indian Infantry Brigade was an infantry brigade formation of the Indian Army during World War II. It was relocated from India to Egypt in the middle of August 1939 and trained at Fayed in Ismailia Governorate on the Great Bitter Lake.[1] In October 1939, it was assigned to the 4th Indian Infantry Division. In May 1942, it was attached to the 5th Indian Infantry Division and in June the 2nd South African Infantry Division when it surrendered after Tobruk was captured by the Germans and Italians in 1942. The brigade was then reformed in Egypt in October 1943 and once more assigned to the 4th Indian Division serving in Tunisia, Italy and, at the end of the war, in Greece
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7th Royal Tank Regiment
The 7th Royal Tank Regiment
Regiment
(7th RTR) was an armoured regiment of the British Army
British Army
from 1917 until disbandment in 1959. History[edit] The 7th Royal Tank Regiment
Regiment
was part of the Royal Tank Regiment, itself part of the Royal Armoured Corps. The regiment originally saw action as G Battalion, Tank Corps in 1917. Part of the 1st Army Tank Brigade, 7th RTR saw service in France
France
in May 1940, alongside the 4th Royal Tank Regiment
Regiment
and the 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division during the Battle of Dunkirk
Battle of Dunkirk
and was soon evacuated at Dunkirk, and abandoning most of their vehicles
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