By Spencer C. Tucker

This insightful encyclopedia examines the main influential commanders who've formed army heritage and the process global occasions from precedent days to the present.

• Profiles 500 army commanders who had an important influence on historical past in A–Z entries written in simple, simply understood language

• offers severe analyses of the contributors themselves, off the sector, in addition to their major contributions to army history―and now and again, international history

• comprises greater than forty sidebars that supply fascinating evidence and perception into a number of army leaders in addition to broad references for extra reading

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Brooke’s diaries, first published in highly edited fashion in the mid-1950s (and only made available in their full form in 2001), include some of the first postwar criticism of Churchill. S. military leaders, in particular Generals George C. Marshall and Dwight D. Eisenhower. A firm supporter of British general Bernard Montgomery, Brooke had little patience for those he personally believed to be of limited abilities. Promoted to field marshal in January 1944, Brooke was created a baron (becoming Lord Alanbrooke of Brookborough in September 1945) and a viscount (January 1946), being knighted later that same year.

He also introduced technological changes to include larger ships and an improved grappling hook. In 36 BCE, thanks to superior technology and training, Agrippa won decisive victories at Mylae and Naulochus, destroying all but 17 of Sextus’s ships and forcing most of his men to surrender. Agrippa participated in smaller military campaigns against the Illyrians in 35 and 34, but by the autumn of 34 he returned to Rome. There he embarked on a vast public works program. Agrippa also established a permanent Roman navy, ending Mediterranean pirate operations.

601–530 BCE) Darius I the Great (ca. 549–486 BCE) Davout, Louis Nicolas (1770–1823) Dayan, Moshe (1915–1981) Decatur, Stephen, Jr. (1779–1820) de Gaulle, Charles André Marie Joseph (1890–1970) Devers, Jacob Loucks (1887–1979) Dewey, George (1837–1917) Diaz, Armando Vittorio (1861–1928) Diocletian (ca. 244–311) Dionysius the Elder (ca. –1596) Dumouriez, Charles-François du Perier (1739–1823) Edward I, King of England (1239–1307) Edward III, King of England (1312–1377) Edward of Woodstock (1330–1376) Egmont, Lamoral, Graaf von (1522–1568) Eichelberger, Robert Lawrence (1886–1961) Eisenhower, Dwight David (1890–1969) Ellis, Earl Hancock (1880–1923) Epaminondas (ca.

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