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Because it was Plan "B" (or even "C"). In 1942, Winston Churchill was "undecided" between invading Norway or North Africa, but the Americans tipped the balance in favor of the latter campaign. Let's look at the results of the plan that was actually followed, the invasion of Italy: Italy, with its 40 million people was induced ...


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The great writers of antiquity, e.g. Vegetius. Basically, everything that survived the fall of the Western Roman Empire and that was preserved via medieval manuscripts. As an example, this article on the logistics of the Anglo-Saxon kings makes an argument that what the kings actually did in terms of strategy follows the lines of thought that can be found in ...


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How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life by Ruth Goodman discusses this. The newborn would wear a binder, a simple strap, until about nine months, where it would be replaced -- for both sexes -- by a stay band, looking much like a corset, but stiffened by vertical channels with stout cord. When the child hit seven or eight, girls moved ...


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