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As one can deduce from the information provided in A Forgotten Mathematician, he was Dutch, confirming the Wikipedia claim. According to 1, Egbertus Rudolf van Kampen, known as Egbert, was born on 28 May 1908 in Berchem as the youngest in a family of three children. Egbert’s parents had moved from the Netherlands to Belgium a couple of years before, ...


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The following is just a first approximation, and focusses on the Tour de France. Most books I consulted either never mention any female in connection to the race and instead celebrate pure male heroism (and occasional misdeeds). Few do mention the podium girls vaguely, but then try to convince its readers that they were simply (as insinuated on another SE) '...


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I have found the details in Soviet-Pakistan Relations and Post-Soviet Dynamics, 1947–92 by Hafeez Malik. The following is all from the above cited book. It started in ‘56 when a meeting was called to address the Afghan Problem. Though Pakistani Army Chief General Ayub Khan proposed some “strategic bombing and armoured thrust”, the Pakistani Ambassador to ...


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I'm not sure that we're using the term heraldic device in a compatible manner. I use the term only to refer to images associated with a coat of arms; in this sense only the images on the shield are properly heraldic devices. I believe those are the two sacks of wheat on the arms of Wien-Grosjedlersdorf. I believe that the chain around the figure's neck ...


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It would help to have specific examples of textbooks or courses that associate the Mughals with the medieval period, but the article "Early Modern India and World History" (Richards, 1992) argues that the Mughals should in fact be seen as part of the early modern period: For South Asian history I believe it makes a good deal of sense to use the ...


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Eli Cohen is an excellent example. Debatable is Mata Hari. Debatable in the sense that she possibly/likely wasn't a spy. In all other aspects (culture, language, behaviour, etc.) she was fluent in Dutch, German, English and French.


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I will focus on the two parts of the question that have not been addressed yet: "What accounts/sources exist about these skirmishes? [...] What were the outcomes of the skirmishes?" Unfortunately the most substantial account I've found so far is a single paragraph in this article, "The Form of a North Borneo Nativistic Behavior": On December 17, 1941 ...


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