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Some articles on guards, guard:

... as a great designer and maker of sword guards ... Although he is said to have done metal carving for sword mounts, not a single sword guard that can safely be said to have been carved by him remains ... But he was not the first to make sword guards in the Umetada style ...
Point Forward - Characteristics
... a particularly viable option for teams with offensively skilled shooting guards or combo guards playing on the court ...
6th Guards Tank Brigade
... There were two formations known as the 6th Guards Tank Brigade which served during World War II the 6th Guards Tank Brigade (United Kingdom) the 6th Guards Tank Brigade ...
Horse Guards Road
... Horse Guards' Road (or just "Horse Guards") is a road in the City of Westminster, London ... Horse Guards Road is not to be confused with Horse Guards Avenue, which is on the opposite (east) side of the Horse Guards building ... James's Park and to the east are various government buildings, including the Horse Guards building, the Old Admiralty Buildings, the Cabinet Office, Downing Street, the Foreign ...
20th Guards Motor Rifle Division - The Second Formation of 1942
... On 23 October 1943, it was awarded ‘Guards’ status and re-designated the 8th Guards Mechanised Corps ... As part of the occupation forces, it was assigned to the 1st Guards Tank Army (later 1st Guards Mechanised Army) ... period, the Corps was reorganised as the 8th Guards Mechanised Division ...

Famous quotes containing the word guards:

    When a strong man, fully armed, guards his castle, his property is safe. But when one stronger than he attacks him and overpowers him, he takes away his armor in which he trusted and divides his plunder.
    Bible: New Testament, Luke 11:21.22.

    The reason why men enter into society, is the preservation of their property; and the end why they choose and authorize a legislative, is, that there may be laws made, and rules set, as guards and fences to the properties of all the members of the society: to limit the power, and moderate the dominion, of every part and member of the society.
    John Locke (1632–1704)

    The book borrower of real stature whom we envisage here proves himself to be an inveterate collector of books not so much by the fervor with which he guards his borrowed treasures and by the deaf ear which he turns to all reminders from the everyday world of legality as by his failure to read these books.
    Walter Benjamin (1892–1940)