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From Alexander the good 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 extensive insurance levels from army leaders from the traditional global to the current day, together with political figures who directed struggle efforts and those that have been answerable for significant technological advancements. This encyclopedia is going past delivering actual information regarding every one individual's lifestyles to delve into the higher ancient context and impression on their contemporaries in addition to on destiny army background. The presentation of knowledge is designed to let readers to either realize the slow evolution of war over the years and obviously understand the diversities in strategies utilized by generals with various army assets at their disposal.

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Many Algerians regard him today as the greatest national hero of their struggle for independence. There are a number of monuments to him in Algeria, and a university is also named for him. His green and white flag standard was adopted as the flag of the independence movement against France and is today the national flag of Algeria. Spencer C. Tucker Further Reading Azan, Paul. L’Émir Abd el-Kader, 1808–1883: Du fanatisme musulman au patriotisme française. Paris: Librarie Hachette, 1925. Danziger, Raphael.

Fernando Álvarez de Toledo y Pimentel, third Duke of Alba (Alva), was born on October 29, 1507, into one of the prominent families in Spain. Destined for a military career by education and training, he first earned recognition in the Battle of Pavia (February 24, 1525). Selected by Holy Roman emperor Charles V for military command, Alba took part in the Siege of Tunis in 1535 and then successfully defended Perpignan in the Pyrenees against the French. Alba played an important role in the Spanish victory over the Lutheran Schmalkaldic League in the Battle of Mühlberg (April 24, 1547) in Saxony.

Sterling Further Reading Bryant, Arthur. The Turn of the Tide, 1939–43: Based on the Diaries of Field Marshal Viscount Alanbrooke. London: Collins, 1955. Bryant, Arthur. Victory in the West, 1943–45: Based on the Diaries of Field Marshal Viscount Alanbrooke. London: Collins, 1957. Danchev, Alex, and Daniel Todman, eds. War Diaries, 1939–1945: Field Marshal Lord Alanbrooke. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001. Fraser, David. Alanbrooke. London: Collins, 1982. Alaric I (ca. 365–December 410) Ruler of the Visigoths (West Goths).

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