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  • Since his visit to Russia with King Edward VII in 1908, he had nursed the idea of substituting “a million Russian soldiers” for British troops in a proposed landing on the Pomeranian coast “within eighty-two miles of Berlin.”

    Castles of Steel

  • Before long, British troops reclaimed the Falklands from the over-matched Argentinean forces.

    An American Life

  • British troops are poised to begin withdrawing next year, but Cameron vowed to increase Britain's aid to Afghanistan and help build an elite military academy modeled on England's famous Sandhurst.

    Cameron to Taliban: Join Afghan politics

  • Within two months, the sultan signed an Anglo-Turkish Convention, setting out “the nature of the subjects which were to be discussed,” and resolving the question of authority in Egypt: Pending the eventual exit of British troops and officials, Egypt was to be governed by a pair of British and Turkish commissioners.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • By the end of October, false reports from fugitives had convinced him that British troops had been seen south of ed-Debba, and that northern Sudan was awash in Madhist forces.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • The 1st of April 1856, Hawthorne and Bennoch set off on a bachelor expedition of their own, first to visit Tupper at Albany, as has been already related, and then going to view a muster of British troops at Aldershot; thence to Battle Abbey, which Hawthorne greatly admired, and the field of Hastings, where England's greatness began in defeat.

    The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • One group of Irresistible marines got as far as Krithia, a village set at the foot of a hill called Achi Baba that dominated the the lower peninsula; ironically, this was the only time in the Gallipoli campaign that British troops would get as far as Krithia, four miles north of Sedd el Bahr.

    Castles of Steel

  • During the occupation of Boston and New York by British troops Montrésor was the principal engineer in charge, and in December, 1775, received the appointment of chief engineer in America.

    Charlotte Temple, a tale of truth; reprinted from the rare first American edition (1794), over twelve hundred errors in later editions being corected, and the preface restored; with an historical and biographical introduction, bibliography, etc., by Francis W. Halsey.

  • In August 1896, the railway reached Kosheh, bringing a battalion of British troops from the Staffordshire Regiment.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • Cardwell, the Secretary for War, withdrew British troops from Canada and New Zealand, holding that the self-governing Colonies should be responsible for their own defence.

    The Life of Froude


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