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The first source below confirms: that given numbers in the past may be unreliable quotes the Lübeck Chronicle with similar numbers As tremendous as the battle and the decision of Tannenberg was, and as much as was recorded at that time, it has only been passed down with great uncertainty. The sequel to Detmar's Lübeck Chronicle puts the Polish-Lithuanian ...


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Depends My math says 7 battles is a greater than 50% chance of being killed/wounded, and by 13 battles you are "statistically certain" to have been injured on a ACW battlefield. I'll be using American Civil War stats, because I'm far more well-versed in that then Napoleonic Warfare. The major difference survival-wise is that ACW warfare almost ...


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The Wikipedia article on Kampfgeschwader 6 claims that it was only planned to re-designate the bomber formation into a fighter formation ("Jäger" – J), but that these plans were given up due to 'unlucky events', like 'end of the war'. In September 1944 the crews left their bombers behind, moved to Prague and started re-training with fighters which ...


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This gentleman appears to be a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy in the full dress uniform worn in accordance with the regulations of 1891 as published here in 1893. The absence of a pip above the anchor on his epaulets indicate that he has less than 8 years seniority as do the two plain stripes on his sleeve. These two items are illustrated below from the ...


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Most of experienced Japanese troops, that had been used to do the bright land conquests of 1942, were destroyed in shipping in South Pacific (5th division) or were stuck in the battle of Burma until destruction by combined British, American and Chinese forces. However, a lot of Japanese troops stayed in China for most of the war, even if they were mostly ...


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Assuming Mr. Salem was a Muslim based only on his last name being derived from the Arabic word “Salaam” (various versions of which mean peace in modern Arabic and Hebrew) is very weak tea. The words origins are proto-Semitic meaning it predates Hebrew, Arabic, Aramaic languages and the Jewish, Islamic, and Christian faiths). This, therefore, would hardly be ...


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