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500 Great Military Leaders, 2 Volumes by Spencer C. Tucker

By Spencer C. Tucker

From Alexander the nice and Attila the Hun to Ho Chi Minh and Colin Powell, 500 nice army Leaders offers readers with perception into the main cutting edge and fashionable people who have led armies to victory on battlefields world wide. The vast assurance levels from army leaders from the traditional international to the current day, together with political figures who directed struggle efforts and those that have been liable for significant technological advancements. This encyclopedia is going past delivering authentic information regarding every one individual's existence to delve into the higher historic context and impression on their contemporaries in addition to on destiny army historical past. The presentation of data is designed to permit readers to either discover the slow evolution of struggle over the years and obviously understand the variations in strategies utilized by generals with various army assets at their disposal.

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Thunderbolt: General Creighton Abrams and the Army of His Times. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1992. Sorley, Lewis. Vietnam Chronicles: The Abrams Tapes, 1968–1972. Lubbock: Texas Tech University, 2004. Aetius, Flavius (395–454) Roman general, sometimes known as “the last of the Romans,” who spent most of his military career in Gaul temporarily delaying the disintegration of the Western Roman Empire. Born around 395 in Durostorum (Silistra) in Moesia in present-day northern Bulgaria, Flavius Aetius was the son of a Scythian cavalry commander.

On July 21, 1568, Alba engaged Dutch forces under Louis of Nassau in the Battle of Jemmingen (also known as the Battle of Jemgum) in East Frisia and there won a resounding victory. The Dutch lost 6,000–7,000 dead, the Spaniards only 80 killed and 220 wounded. In the southeastern Netherlands, Alba also defeated Dutch forces under William of Orange in the Battle of Jodoigne (October 20), forcing William to abandon his invasion and withdraw into first France and then back into Germany. During 1572–1573 Alba, employing both military skill and the horrific practice of massacring civilians and captured garrisons, laid siege to and retook city after city, reestablishing Spanish control over most of the southern and eastern provinces of the Netherlands.

Fluent in Spanish, he became a secretary in the Bureau of Native Affairs in the protectorate government. In 1915 Abd el-Krim was appointed qadi al-qadat (chief Muslim judge) for the Melilla district, where he also taught at a Spanish-Arabic school and was editor of an Arabic section of the Spanish newspaper El Telegrama del Rif. Disillusioned with Spanish control of his country, Abd el-Krim came to speak out against Spanish policies. During World War I he was imprisoned in 1916–1917 by the Spanish for an alleged conspiracy with the German consul.

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