By Spencer C. Tucker

From Alexander the good and Attila the Hun to Ho Chi Minh and Colin Powell, 500 nice army Leaders presents readers with perception into the main cutting edge and in demand people who have led armies to victory on battlefields world wide. The vast assurance levels from army leaders from the traditional international to the current day, together with political figures who directed conflict efforts and those that have been accountable for significant technological advancements. This encyclopedia is going past offering genuine information regarding each one individual's existence to delve into the better ancient context and effect on their contemporaries in addition to on destiny army background. The presentation of data is designed to allow readers to either discover the slow evolution of war through the years and obviously understand the variations in strategies utilized by generals with various army assets at their disposal.

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Delhi, India: South Asia Books, 1996. Alanbrooke, Sir Alan Francis Brooke, First Viscount (1883–1963) British Army general and chief of the Imperial General Staff. Born on July 23, 1883, in Bagnères de Bigorre, France, Alan Brooke graduated from the Royal Artillery School at Woolwich and was commissioned in the Royal Artillery in 1902. He served in Ireland and India in the years before World War I. Fighting on the Western Front in World War I, he rose from captain to lieutenant colonel. Between the wars Brooke was an instructor at the Staff College (1923–1926), commandant of the School of Artillery (1929–1932), and inspector of artillery as a major general by 1935.

In July and August 40, Agrippa successfully defeated raids on southern Italy by Sextus and Antony, and his success in retaking Sipontum from Antony helped bring an end to the conflict. Agrippa was among the intermediaries through whom Octavian and Antony again agreed to peace. Learning that Salvidienus, his leading general, had plotted to betray him to Antony, Octavian replaced him with Agrippa. In 39 or 38 BCE, Octavian appointed Agrippa governor of Transalpine Gaul, where in 38 he put down an uprising of the Aquitanians.

Abd al-Qadir died in Damascus on May 26, 1883. His remains were returned to Algeria in 1966. A highly effective guerrilla leader, Abd al-Qadir was also chivalrous toward his adversaries, on occasion releasing French prisoners when he did not have sufficient food for them. Many Algerians regard him today as the greatest national hero of their struggle for independence. There are a number of monuments to him in Algeria, and a university is also named for him. His green and white flag standard was adopted as the flag of the independence movement against France and is today the national flag of Algeria.

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