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Some articles on soldiers, soldier:

Eight Banners - Banner Soldiers
... the rule of the Qing dynasty (1644 – 1683), the banner soldiers became more professional and bureaucratized ... over governing, they could no longer satisfy the material needs of soldiers by garnishing and distributing booty instead, a salary system was instituted, ranks ... Banner soldiers took up permanent positions, either as defenders of the capital, Beijing, where roughly half of them lived with their families, or in the provinces, where some ...
II Corps (Poland) - Composition
... which was composed mostly of Polish soldiers who had managed to escape to French Lebanon through Romania and Hungary after the Polish Defensive War of 1939 ... The main bulk of the soldiers were from the eastern voivodeships of pre-war Poland ... relocated to Palestine, where there was little for the enlisted men to do, many Jewish soldiers of the corps "unofficially" discharged themselves by simply fading into the countryside ...
Fort Bragg - Events of Note
... opened fire at Fort Bragg, killing an officer and wounding 18 other soldiers ... a nationally televised speech thanking soldiers for their service in Operation Iraqi Freedom ... The soldier also shot himself and injured two other fellow soldiers ...
Union (American Civil War) - Soldiers - Draft Riots
... Small-scale riots broke out in ethnic German and Irish districts, and in areas along the Ohio River with many Copperheads ... Holmes County, Ohio was an isolated localistic areas dominated by Pennsylvania Dutch and some recent German immigrants ...
Iranian Embassy Siege - Aftermath
... The soldiers' weapons were taken away for examination and, the following day, the soldiers themselves were interviewed at length by the police at the regiment's base in ... The two SAS soldiers who killed the men both stated at the inquest into the terrorists' deaths that they believed the men had been reaching for weapons before they were shot ... The inquest jury reached the verdict that the soldiers' actions were justifiable homicide (later known as "lawful killing") ...

Famous quotes containing the word soldiers:

    I used to think of death ... like I suppose soldiers think of it: it was a possible thing that I could well avoid by my skill.
    Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783–1842)

    As soldiers we have few saving graces. Perhaps our willingness to die for what we believe in is all that matters.
    Leo V. Gordon, U.S. screenwriter, and Arthur Hiller. Col. Harker (Nigel Green)

    But that wasn’t fancy enough for Lord Byron, oh dear me no, he had to invent a lot of figures of speech and then interpolate them,
    With the result that whenever you mention Old Testament soldiers to
    people they say Oh yes, they’re the ones that a lot of wolves dressed up in gold and purple ate them.
    Ogden Nash (1902–1971)