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Lieutenant-General Andrew Leslie, also an artillerist but in complete contrast to Keitel et al, ferociously fought to preserve the close combat vehicles of Canada's Panzerwaffe.
Indeed, their use in firing bombs in this fashion endeared them to siege artillerists of the 18th century.
Of the latter, 5 5,721 were Janissaries, armorers, artillerists, and gun-carriage drivers of the Porte serving in the empire's forts.
Print helped to shift attention from artillerists to academicians and, consequently, despite the official participation of the academy in staging fireworks, the relations of academicians and artificers were somewhat antagonistic, with none of the collaboration of the kind witnessed in London.
24) Woolwich Arsenal made a significant contribution to public spectacles and theatre for much of the nineteenth century, because artillerists frequently staged fireworks displays for the royal family and city of London, and had links to the London theatres, where they introduced several innovations and acted themselves.
Ayudhya even ordered Dutch artillerists to raze Patani to the ground if they managed to capture the city, but a shortage of resources compelled the Siamese, Portuguese and Dutch forces to concentrate more fully on Songkhla.
In 1794, Congress authorized a regiment of artillerists and engineers that took station at West Point, New York.
Thus, the sample has 150 artillerists, 150 cavalrymen, and 300 infantrymen.
While the Continental Army established its School for Artillerists at Carlisle Barracks in 1778, the first permanent Army school to take up residence on the post was the School for Cavalry Practice in 1838.
Many Russians fought hard, Kagan says, adding that Napoleon's boast that whole sections of the Russian army were forced out into the marshes and frozen lakes--where his artillerists broke the ice with preheated red-hot cannon-shot, causing them to perish--was pure propaganda.
Armistead cried as he and perhaps 150 fellow Virginians leapt over the stone wall on Cemetery Ridge, piercing the Union line, and even momentarily driving federal artillerists from their pieces, at a spot known to history as the Angle.
Artillerists required knowledge of chemistry and geometry, so the Army employed them with, but organized and trained them apart from, cavalry and infantry.
To make matters worse, the artillerists thought FOG-M should be an anti-aircraft weapon, while air defenders thought it should be an anti-armor weapon, and the Infantry believed FOG-M should belong in the Artillery.
British artillerists all over soon were reporting favorably on the combat effectiveness of "Shrapnel's shell.
The most reasonable story is that the day von Baeyer first synthesized barbituric acid, he visited a local tavern where soldiers were hoisting a few pints in honor of the patron saint of artillerists and m iners, St.