Some articles on divisions, division:
... under command of the XII Corps, by three divisions, the 7th Armoured Division, the 52nd Lowland Division and the 43rd Wessex Division ("Wessex Wyverns") ... The SRY were to support 52nd (Lowland) Division in a frontal attack, while the rest of the Brigade, with 155th Infantry Brigade under command, were to ... close on the heels of the 7th Armoured Division, break-out at the northern end of the line and then to turn sharp right, coming down behind all the German positions confronting 52nd (Lowland ...
... The division was sent to North Africa but never saw active service as a complete formation ... As the division could not be provided with a lorried infantry brigade, it was broken up and was finally disbanded in Egypt on 1 January 1943 ... the Second Battle of El Alamein a plan was put forth to use the remains of the division as a self-contained pursuit force to dart forward into the German-Italian rear as far as possibly Tobruk ...
... The division was formed at the end of World War I as one of the first large infantry units of the renascent Polish state ... At the end of the war, in September 1920 the division (then composed of four infantry regiments (namely 13th, 21st, 33rd and 36th) had 6210 men under arms and formed the core of the Reserves of the General Staff ... Iwaszkiewicz's Polish 6th Army, the division (then commanded by Col ...
... which was the only reserve element of the 352nd Infantry Division, was diverted away from Omaha and Gold beaches and the 101st Airborne Division's drop zones ... the morning of 6 June searching the woods for parachutists, believing an airborne division had landed in the area but which turned out to be dummies dropped as part of Operation Titanic ... during D-Day (Operation Overlord), opposing the US 1st and 29th divisions at Omaha Beach ...
... The 352nd Infantry Division (352 ... Infanterie-Division) was a formation of the German Wehrmacht during World War II ...
More definitions of "division":
- (noun): One of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole.
Example: "The BBC's engineering division"
Synonyms: part, section
- (noun): A league ranked by quality.
Example: "Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA"
- (noun): An army unit large enough to sustain combat.
Example: "Two infantry divisions were held in reserve"
- (noun): The act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart.
Synonyms: partition, partitioning, segmentation, sectionalization, sectionalisation
- (noun): A group of ships of similar type.
Synonyms: naval division
- (noun): An arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed.
- (noun): A unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings.
Synonyms: air division
- (noun): An administrative unit in government or business.
- (noun): (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum.
- (noun): The act or process of dividing.
- (noun): (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category.
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“Affection, indulgence, and humor alike are powerless against the instinct of children to rebel. It is essential to their minds and their wills as exercise is to their bodies. If they have no reasons, they will invent them, like nations bound on war. It is hard to imagine families limp enough always to be at peace. Wherever there is character there will be conflict. The best that children and parents can hope for is that the wounds of their conflict may not be too deep or too lasting.”
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