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  • noun Plural form of battalion.


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  • They gelled into permanent units they dubbed battalions and brigades, the extent of a military structure at the time.

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  • That Brigade needed but one Field Ambulance to deal with its sick and wounded, and just as there was rotation in battalions manning the trenches, so now arrangements were made whereby each Field Ambulance in turn undertook work towards the front, week by week.

    War Story of the Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Same dam 'reasons jocks dont join English battalions, Englishmen don't join Irish Bns etc.

    Army Rumour Service

  • a fight; Seltze repulsed two Montenegrin battalions and killed sixteen of the enemy.

    High Albania

  • September 30th, 2005 at 9: 16 am mxp says: you see, the cowboy says that 100 battalions is ready. that just on what the meaning of is is. how many days since we’ve ‘found’ osama?

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  • These cheyla battalions were the site of intense anxiety because most of the cheylas, or slaves, were forced to convert to Islam and were circumcised.

    Projection, Patriotism, Surrogation: Handel in Calcutta

  • We recall the battalions of the workers and students of Havana which have been mobilized in every difficult situation, in numbers of tens of thousands, fighting against bandits in the Escambray or marching to meet the mercenaries who invaded this country at Giron, or in each of the difficult moments, such as the October crisis, and on other occasions.


  • Gallipoli, where the military were attracted to them a bit by the idea of calling their battalions after famous admirals such as Nelson, Drake,

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  • With one of the battalions was a dervish fanatic, carrying a green banner, who spread his praying carpet in every public place in Canea, preaching extermination of the infidels.

    The Autobiography of a Journalist

  • There are no bugles to call the battalions, and yet without bugles we rally,

    The Years Between


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