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Hastings

The Battle of Hastings was fought on October 14th 1066. In the lead up to the Battle of Hastings, William's men had done considerable damage to the area around Hastings as the Domesday Book was later to show. William, Duke of Normandy, was a skilled and experienced military leader. His troops, with both infantry and cavalry , were feared and respected.
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HMS Minstrel from the right

HMS Minstrel from the right Here we see the Acorn class destroyer HMS Minstrel from the right, showing her open bridge from the side. From this angle we can see the higher screening around the front of the bridge, and also get a glimpse straight through the windows in the armoured conning tower below the bridge.
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Huey Newton

Huey Newton was one of the founding members of the Black Panther movement that radicalised the civil rights campaign in America. The FBI was to label Newton and his colleagues in the Black Panthers as 'Public Enemy Number One'. Huey Newton was born on February 17th, 1942, in Monroe, Louisiana. In 1945, the family moved to Oakland, California, in an effort to take advantage of job opportunities there.
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Rifle, Napoleonic

Rifle, Napoleonic The Napoleonic wars saw the start of the rifle becoming the main weapon of infantry. That is not to say that the rifle was the standard weapon by the end of the period, that was still a long way off. The rifles of the Napoleonic wars were still fairly rare and operated on the same principles as the smooth bore musket, but had a spiral groove or rifling inside the barrel so that the ball spun as it left the muzzle giving greater accuracy.
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War in Vietnam

The war that was fought in South Vietnam was unlike any other experienced by American forces up to that time. Whereas the Korean War had been to all intents a conventional war on the ground, the war in South Vietnam became a “war with no front” where guerrilla fighters could not be distinguished from the local populace who might, in fact, have been guerrilla fighters.
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