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As has happened so often in history, victory had bred a complacency and fostered an orthodoxy which led to defeat in the next war.

- Sir Basil H. Liddel-Hart (Strategy, 1954; discussing the French army between the World Wars)

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Military Word Of The Day
To occupy
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(Mission/task Verb) Task in which a force moves onto an objective, key terrain, or other manmade or natural terrain area without opposition and controls that entire area.


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Today in Military History

September 17



1940:

Operation Sea Lion postponed until further notice


1944:

BOULOGNE, 1944, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 22 Sept 44)


1944:

Operation Market Garden. Bridges at Veghel, Grave and Nijmegen are captured, but only temporarily at Arnhem




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