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El Alamein

to make it flow properly and to make sure information is under the right heading. Also, there must be something to say since 1904! Wasn't Alexandria one of the Afrika Corps' main targets? El Alamein is only 64 miles west. Also little popular culture - e.g. ''Ice Cold in Alex''. -- ALoan (User:ALoan) (Talk) (User_talk:ALoan) 12:10, 1 Oct 2004 (UTC) *Object. A sentence like ''See Library of Alexandria for stories and theories regarding its destruction at about this time.'' appearing as a stand-alone paragraph jars, and even more so when the library is not covered until the next paragraph. I'd also like something on writers associated with the city: e.g. Lawrence Durrell and Constantine P. Cavafy. Filiocht (User:Filiocht) 12:30, 1 Oct 2004 (UTC) At the beginning of July the Eighth Army had reached their final defensive position before Alexandria at the rail junction of El Alamein. The DAK was understrength from its recent battles, but Rommel attempted an attack along Ruweisat with the 15th Panzer and the remainder of the DAK. Only minor progress was made, British counterattacks and mounting German losses caused Rommel to call off the attack on July 22. Another attack was attempted on August 30, with Rommel's armoured forces attacking the southern flank. The 15th Panzer Division reached as far as the Alam Halfa ridge on September 1, but failed to break through the British defences. At this point Rommel went on the defensive and began to build a comprehensive position with deep minefields. The 15th Panzer Division formed the reserve in the northern part of the front, with the 21st Panzer to the south. Second World War Captain Queripel had been commissioned into the 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (now the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (PWRR)) just before the start of the Second World War. After the battle of El Alamein in 1942 (where they sustained heavy casualties) the Battalion was selected to be converted to a parachute battalion. Originally, when the Battalion was scheduled for conversion it was known as ‘S’ Battalion. However, the War Office then decreed that a regular unit could not be transferred to the Army Air Corps and the Battalion remained on strength bolstered by men of the 4th & 5th Battalions. There were 200 or so men of the 2nd Battalion who volunteered for parachute training and they formed the basis of the 10th Parachute Battalion at Kabrit under Lieutenant-Colonel KBI Smyth OBE of the South Wales Borderers. Attempts were made to retain the ‘S’ for Sussex in 10 Para’s title but the War Office ruled against this. commands battles El Alamein, Egypt awards VIctoria Cross Royal Victorian Order birth_place Day Dawn (Day Dawn, Western Australia), Western Australia, Australia death_place El Alamein, Egypt placeofburial El Alamein War Cemetery DATE OF DEATH 22 July 1942 PLACE OF DEATH El Alamein, Egypt Following a period of rest and light garrison duties in Syria, the 2 48th Battalion was rushed to El Alamein, Egypt, to reinforce the British Eighth Army (Eighth Army (United Kingdom)). During the First Battle of El Alamein on 10 July 1942, commons:العلمين


Nanaimo

a position at the University of Victoria in the Creative Writing Department. During these years, the NDP began to bleed support and activists to the Greens who reached 5% in the polls in the fall of 1997 and 11% by the fall of 1998; however, by far the majority of the NDP's former voters deserted the party for the centre-right BC Liberals. New scandals also surfaced, this time appearing to implicate Clark in using his influence to win a casino


Kingston upon Hull

a Steel Sky '', the ''Broken Sword'' series, ''In Cold Blood (In Cold Blood (video game))'' and ''Gold and Glory: The Road to El Dorado''. ''Beneath a Steel Sky'' and the ''Broken Sword'' series (mainly ''Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars'') are often referred to as one of the best adventures of all time, appearing on numerous "top" adventure game lists and receiving several awards and nominations. Cecil worked on various other adventure games, including '' The Da Vinci

'' series, ''In Cold Blood (In Cold Blood (video game))'' and ''Gold and Glory: The Road to El Dorado''. ''Beneath a Steel Sky'' and the ''Broken Sword'' series (mainly ''Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars'') are often referred to as one of the best adventures of all time, appearing on numerous "top" adventure game lists and receiving several awards and nominations. Warriner worked on various other games, including ''A Christmas Carol'' and ''Sticky Blocks''. Passengers


Normandy

buildpage.pl?mysql 14 title The Littlehampton Story work Littlehampton Town Council date 2009-10-10 accessdate 2010-01-03 The settlement is believed to have been a fishing community around this time, appearing on a French map in around 1100 as 'Hanton'. The settlement is then believed to have been given to the Abbey of St Martin de Seez in Normandy, who owned Littlehampton until around 1400. The area then passed back to the ownership of successive Earls of Arundel (Earl of Arundel) and Dukes of Norfolk (Duke of Norfolk), whose successors still reside in Arundel today. Littlehampton began to develop as a port as a result of constant silting of the River Arun, perhaps leading to the prefix of 'Little' being added to 'Hampton', in order to distinguish it from the larger Southampton further along the coast. The expansion of port activities led to a new river mouth being cut in 1735, alongside the building of a wooden harbour. thumb 150px left Sheela na Gig (Image:SheelaWiki.jpg) at SS Mary and David's Church, Kilpeck, England The Normans had a major influence on English Romanesque architecture when they built a large numbers of Christian monasteries (monastery), abbeys, churches (Church (building)) and cathedrals. These Romanesque (Romanesque architecture) styles originated in Normandy and became widespread in north western Europe, particularly in England, which has the largest number of surviving examples. *On the morning of March 27, 1944, two US Motor Torpedo Boats (PT-121 (Motor Torpedo Boat PT-121) and PT-353) were destroyed in error by P-40 Kittyhawks of No. 78 Squadron RAAF, along with an RAAF Bristol Beaufighter of No. 30 Squadron RAAF. A second Beaufighter crew recognized the vessels as PTs and tried to stop the attack, but not before both boats exploded and sank off the coast of New Britain. Eight American sailors were killed with 12 others wounded. *28 April, during Exercise Tiger (practice landings for the Normandy Invasion) taking place off the coast of Slapton Sands (Slapton, Devon), a convoy of eight American LST (Landing Ship, Tank)s was attacked by German E-Boats. This resulted in 638 deaths, aggravated by lack of training with life-vests. Despite this, the exercise continued and when the remaining LSTs landing on Slapton Beach, American soldiers crossed into an area which was being shelled with live ammunition by the British heavy cruiser HMS ''Hawkins'' (HMS Hawkins). Out of a total of 946 American servicemen deaths during the exercise, 308 of them were due to British fire. It was the most costly Allied training incident in World War II and the death toll was 4 times greater than in the actions at Utah Beach or at Pointe du Hoc on D-Day. *June 5–6, several RAF (Royal Air Force) Avro Lancasters attempting to bomb the German artillery battery at Merville-Franceville-Plage attacked instead friendly positions, killing 186 soldiers of the British Reconnaissance Corps and devastating the town. They also mistakenly bombed Drop Zone 'V ' of the 6th Airborne Division, killing 78 and injuring 65. ''p.99, Bernage, Georges. Red Devils in Normandy, 6th Airborne Division, 5–6 June 1944"(Bayeux: Editions Heimdal, 2002) Life The background of Herleva and the circumstances of William's birth are shrouded in mystery. The written evidence dates from a generation or two later, and is not entirely consistent. The most commonly accepted version says that she was the daughter of a tanner (tanning) named Fulbert (Fulbert of Falaise) from the town of Falaise (Falaise, Calvados), in Normandy. Translation being somewhat uncertain, Fulbert may instead have been a furrier, embalmer (embalming), apothecary, or a person who laid out corpses for burial. van Houts, Elisabeth M. C., 'The Origins of Herleva, Mother of William the Conqueror', ''English Historical Review'', vol. 101, pp. 399-404 (1986) Once again Byrd named Floyd Bennett as his chief pilot, with support from Bernt Balchen, Bert Acosta, and George Noville (George Otto Noville). During a practice takeoff with Tony Fokker at the controls and Bennett in the co-pilots seat, the Fokker Trimotor (Fokker F.VII) airplane, ''America (America (airplane))'', crashed, severely injuring Bennett and slightly injuring Byrd. As the plane was being repaired, Charles Lindbergh won the prize. But Byrd continued with his quest, naming Balchen to replace Bennett as chief pilot. Byrd, Balchen, Acosta, and Noville flew from Roosevelt Field East Garden City, New York on 29 June 1927. Arriving over France, cloud cover prevented a landing in Paris; they returned to the coast of Normandy, crash-landing near the beach at Ver-sur-Mer without fatalities on 1 July 1927. Check-Six.com – The Ditching of the "America" General '''Sir Richard Nugent O'Connor''' KT (Order of the Thistle), GCB (Order of the Bath), DSO (Distinguished Service Order) & Bar (medal bar), MC (Military Cross), ADC (Aide-de-camp) (21 August 1889 – 17 June 1981) was a British Army general (general (United Kingdom)) who commanded the Western Desert Force in the early years of World War II. He was the field commander for Operation ''Compass'' (Operation Compass), in which his forces completely destroyed a much larger Italian (Italy) army — a victory which nearly drove the Axis (Axis Powers) from Africa, and in turn, led Adolf Hitler to send the German Africa Corps (Deutsches Afrika Korps) under Erwin Rommel to try and reverse the situation. O'Connor was captured by a German reconnaissance patrol during the night of 7 April 1941, and spent over two years in an Italian prisoner of war camp. He eventually escaped in December 1943, and in 1944 commanded VIII Corps (VIII Corps (United Kingdom)) in Normandy and later during Operation ''Market Garden'' (Operation Market Garden). In 1945 he was General Officer in Command of the Eastern Command in India (British Raj) and then in the closing days of British rule in the subcontinent headed Northern Command. His final job in the army was Adjutant-General to the Forces in London in charge of the British Army's administration, personnel and organisation. The division fought in every major battle during the North African Campaign; later it would land and fight in Italy before being withdrawn to the United Kingdom where it prepared to fight in North West Europe. It began landing in Normandy during the afternoon of 6 June and fought its way across Europe ending the war in Kiel and Hamburg, Germany. The 7th Armoured Brigade was detached from the division during early 1942 and fought the Japanese during the fighting in Burma before it returned to the Mediterranean Theatre and fought in Italy. Early life Basinger was born in Athens, Georgia. Her father, Donald Wade Basinger, was a big band musician and loan manager who as a U.S. Army soldier landed in Normandy on D-Day (June 6, 1944). ''Kim Basinger''. Yahoo Movies. Her mother, Ann (née Cordell), was a model, an actress, and a swimmer who appeared in several Esther Williams films. http: www.onlineathens.com stories 022602 dog_0226020036.shtml http: www.genealogi.se shf9731.htm The third of five children, she has two brothers, Mick and Skip, and two sisters, Ashley and Barbara. Basinger's ancestry includes German (Germans), Swedish (Swedish people), Irish (Irish people) and Native American (Indigenous peoples of the Americas), Commons:Normandie


Salt Lake City

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Kiev

(1866–1870) and began his career in 1870 as concertmaster of the Mozarteum (Mozarteum University of Salzburg) concerts in Salzburg, where he also taught. After 1873, he was concertmaster at the Prague Interim (Provisional) Theatre (National Theatre (Prague)) and the Komische Oper at the Ring Theatre in Vienna. From 1875 to 1892 he was professor of violin at the music school of the Russian Music Society in Kiev, at the same time appearing frequently as soloist. In 1892 he became head of the violin department at the Prague Conservatory, where he remained until 1906. He then taught privately in Písek. In 1909, he became director of the Violin Department at the Vienna Music Academy (University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna), until 1918, when at the end of World War I his nationality forced him to leave his position. He returned to the Prague Conservatory, where he stayed until 1921. He afterwards travelled in the United States and Great Britain as a teacher. He died in Písek. In 1838, Father Ioann journeyed to St. Petersburg (Saint Petersburg), Moscow and Kiev to report on his activities and request an expansion of the Church's activities in Russian America. While he was there, he received notice that his wife had died. He requested permission to return to Sitka. Instead, it was suggested that he take vows as a monk. Father Ioann at first ignored these suggestions, but, on November 29, 1840 he was tonsured a monk with the name ''Innocent'' in honor of Saint Innocent, the first bishop of Irkutsk (Innocent of Irkutsk) (†1731, commemorated on November 26), and was elevated to the rank of Archimandrite. *2170 Byelorussia (Belarus) *2171 Kiev (Kiev, Ukraine) *2250 Stalingrad (Stalingrad, now Volgograd) On July 27, 1944 Adolf Hitler ordered the ''Festung Warschau'' to be created and defended at all cost. The same day the governor of the General Government, Hans Frank, called for 100,000 Polish men between the ages of 17–65 to arrive at several gathering places in Warsaw the following day. They were to be employed at construction of fortifications for the Wehrmacht in and around the city. This move was viewed by the Armia Krajowa as an attempt to neutralize the underground forces, and the underground urged Warsaw inhabitants to ignore it. Fearing that the city would be turned into ruins and share the fate of Stalingrad and Kiev, General Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski ordered Operation Tempest to be started in Warsaw, which resulted in the Warsaw Uprising that lasted from August through September. It is estimated that between 30,000 to 70,000 Jewish boys served as cantonists, their numbers were disproportionately high in relation to the total number of cantonists. Jewish boys comprised about 20% of cantonists at the schools in Riga and Vitebsk, and as much as 50% at Kazan and Kiev schools. A general estimate for the years 1840–1850 seems to have been about 15%. In general Jews comprised a disproportionate number of recruits (ten for every thousand of the male population as opposed to seven out of every thousand), Yohanan Petrovsky-Stern "Drafted into Modernity: Jews in the Russian Army (1827-1917)" pp.111-172 the number was tripled during the Crimean War (1853–1856). '''Igor Fedorovich Kostin''' (born 27 December 1936 in Bessarabia, Greater Romania) was the only photographer in the world to take pictures of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster (Chernobyl disaster) near Pripyat (Prypiat (city)) in Ukraine, on 26 April 1986 - the day of the worst nuclear accident in history. He was working for Novosti Press Agency (Novosti) (APN) as a photographer in Kiev, Ukraine (Kiev), when he represented Novosti to cover the nuclear accident in Chernobyl. Kostin′s aerial view of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant was widely published around the world, showing the extent of the devastation, and triggering fear throughout the world of radioactivity contamination the accident caused, when the Soviet media was working to censor information regarding the accident, releasing limited information regarding the accident on 28 April 1986, until the Soviet Union′s collapse in 1991. Career as a sportsman and engineer In 1959, upon being discharged from the army, Kostin began playing volleyball for Kishinev’s regional sporting team. He then moved up the ladder to play for the Moldavian SSR team, subsequently becoming part of the Soviet national team, representing the union in international volleyball competitions. In 1969, his sporting career ended with multiple spinal and knee injuries and complications from negligence of medical treatments. He began studying at the Agronomy Institute of Kishinev, and was employed as Senior Engineer for a construction firm in Kishinev. It was then he received a job offer at the Construction Bureau of Kiev, in Ukraine. Some Russian relatives of the crash victims refused to accept the compensation conditions offered by Ukraine. They brought a civil suit against the Ukrainian (Ukraine) government to Pechers'ky local court in Kiev. During the court hearings, the government representatives stated that the airplane "could not be brought down by a Ukrainian missile" according to the radar data. Commons:Category:Kiev WikiPedia:Kiev Dmoz:Regional Europe Ukraine Provinces Kyiv Oblast Kyiv


Vienna

in Salzburg, where he also taught. After 1873, he was concertmaster at the Prague Interim (Provisional) Theatre (National Theatre (Prague)) and the Komische Oper at the Ring Theatre in Vienna. From 1875 to 1892 he was professor of violin at the music school of the Russian Music Society in Kiev, at the same time appearing frequently as soloist. In 1892 he became head of the violin department at the Prague Conservatory, where he remained until 1906. He then taught privately in Písek. In 1909, he became director of the Violin Department at the Vienna Music Academy (University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna), until 1918, when at the end of World War I his nationality forced him to leave his position. He returned to the Prague Conservatory, where he stayed until 1921. He afterwards travelled in the United States and Great Britain as a teacher. He died in Písek. Wikipedia:Vienna Commons:Category:Vienna


Philadelphia

Coca took lessons in piano, dance, and voice as a child and while still a teenager moved from Philadelphia to New York City to become a dancer. She got her first job in the chorus of the Broadway (Broadway theatre) musical ''When You Smile'', and became a headliner in Manhattan nightclubs with music arranged by her first husband, Robert Burton. She gained prominence when she began to combine music with comedy; her first critical success was in ''New Faces of 1934''. DATE OF BIRTH November 18, 1908 PLACE OF BIRTH Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States DATE OF DEATH June 2, 2001 - Philadelphia, PA (Pennsylvania) align "center" 83 - U.S. Ambassador His appointment, in June 29, 1809, contained a recommendation to come out as soon as possible to your destination. The mission entrusted to him was difficult. This was to ensure peace and friendship between the two States, achieving recognition of Fernando VII, discuss with sincerity and good faith all the points in dispute within limits, maintain and keep united to Spain the Spanish possessions in the New World, buy guns, schooners and supplies to help to Spain in its war against the French, and finally, to counter the Bonapartist propaganda in United States. He be occupied of all this from the start, despite the flat refusal of Secretary of State to recognize him while lasted of the Spanish war. The commitments of President James Madison with Napoleon I prevented it, despite their good words and personal messages of commitment to the cause of independence in Spain. Howeve, Onis decided to stay in Philadelphia, using the consular body officially recognized for the maintenance of the minimum official relations, and displaying a tireless work of harassment and rejection of U.S. attempts to penetrate into both Florida and its covert support to French agents step towards the Spanish provinces. Since his arrival, he paid special attention to the activities of Spanish and Latin American revolutionary agents, increasingly frequent. The Secretaries of State, James Monroe and Smith, rejected his writings and protests, while informally lent their support to insurgent movements. The occupation of West Florida in 1810 was the consummation of a set of facts that had been prolonged for years, caused by the indeterminacy of the border between Florida and Louisiana, when France ceded it to Spain in 1763. At the start of U.S. war with Great Britain in 1812, the danger of invasion of East Florida, a territory that had never been in dispute, escalated and was the subject of constant disputes Onís correspondence with Monroe. The U.S. government had to recognize the presence of Onis, who presented his credentials on December 20, 1815, five years after he arrived in New York City. Thereafter, he continued arguing and claiming the Spanish positions with the same emphasis to which he was accustomed. Monroe, meanwhile, sent an ambassador to Madrid, John Erving, who had to wait several months, rejected by the Secretary of State Pedro Cevallos, to the formalization of the presence of U.S. Onis. At this time, it seemed forced to start negotiations between the two countries, that Onis tried postpone through various subterfuges, such as changing Cevallos by Jose Leon y Pizarro, American recognition in the court of Madrid. After two years of difficult negotiations and consultations, and through the intervention of the French ambassador Hyde de Neuville, who defended the Spanish argument against radicalism of Henry Clay in Congress and General Jackson (Andrew Jackson), who emphasized his hostility on East Florida, on February 22, 1819 the treaty was signed "Adams-Onis." Channel 4 nearly lost its NBC affiliation in 1955 when Westinghouse balked at NBC's initial offer to trade sister stations KYW radio (KYW (AM)) and WPTZ television (now KYW-TV) in Philadelphia in exchange for the network's radio and television combination in Cleveland, Ohio. In response, NBC threatened to yank its programming from both WBZ-TV and WPTZ unless Westinghouse agreed to the trade. The swap was made in 1956, but Westinghouse immediately complained to the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Justice Department (U.S. Department of Justice) about NBC's extortion. In 1965, the FCC ordered the swap reversed without NBC realizing any profit on the deal. *In honor of his achievements at the University of Illinois, the school erected a twelve foot statue of Grange. The statue was dedicated at the start of the 2009 football season. *In 1931, Grange visited Abington Senior High School in Abington, Pennsylvania (Abington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), a suburb of Philadelphia. Shortly thereafter, the school adopted his nickname for the mascot in his honor, the Galloping Ghost. Abington High School Also, Wheaton Warrenville South High School's football field is named in his honor and the team is referred to as "The Wheaton Warrenville South Red Grange Tigers". Biography Edward was the son of William (1698–1756) and Mary (Scull) (1709–1790) Biddle. He was born in 1738 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and had nine brothers and sisters, although two died in infancy. His formal education was limited to the common (public) schools and ended at about age fourteen. When the French and Indian War began in 1754 he joined the provincial forces as an Ensign. By the time he left the service, at the end of the war in 1763 he had been promoted to Captain. Early life and career '''Daryl Franklin Hohl''' was born in Pottstown (Pottstown, Pennsylvania), a Pennsylvania borough 40 miles from Philadelphia. He started a recording career during and after attending Owen J. Roberts High School (Owen J. Roberts School District), from which he graduated in 1965 and entered Philadelphia's Temple University, majoring in music, while working with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff as both an artist and session musician. Pursuing his goals in the big city, Hall quickly formed creative affiliations with such artists as Smokey Robinson, the Temptations and many other top soul singers of the 1960s. logosize 200px city Philadelphia, Pennsylvania league American Hockey League 1980 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania thumb left 250px ''Hot Still-Scape for Six Colors - Seventh Avenue (Manhattan) 7th Avenue (Image:Hot Still-Scape for Six Colors - 7th Avenue Style.jpg) Style'', 1940, Boston Museum of Fine Arts He was born in Philadelphia to Edward Wyatt Davis and Helen Stuart Davis. His parents both worked in the arts. His father was the art editor of the ''Philadelphia Press'' while his mother was a sculptor. Davis studied painting, and art under Robert Henri, the leader of the early modern art group the Eight (Ashcan School); he was one of the youngest painters to exhibit in the controversial Armory Show of 1913. In 1774, the Virginia Burgesses sent him to the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia. A number of the views he had expressed in his ''Inquiry'' found their way into that first session of the Congress, in its Declaration of Rights (Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress). The Present Testament concerns the life of Harry, a kind of cynical Jesus, with Philadelphia substituting for the Holy Lands (The Holy Land): * Four "gospels," (Willie, Vinnie, Ned, and Ira), the first three synoptic. These books were ostensibly (wikt:ostensibly) written by a community


Greece

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Brazil

, has become involved. Another notable musical show, ''Joy'', saw two incarnations (in 1966 and 1969) and again addressed social issues of the time. Appearing with Brown were his wife, Jean Pace, and the Brazilian singer accordionist Sivuca. RCA released the original cast recording around 1970; it is long out of print. __notoc__ '''Olivia Del Rio''' (born April 16, 1969 in Rio Casca, Brazil) is a Brazilian (Brazilian people) pornographic actress (pornographic actor). ref


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