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George Washington's Farewell Address

Given on Saturday, September 17, 1796 The period for a new election of a citizen to administer the executive government of the United States being not far distant, and the time actually arrive…

Harry Truman's Farewell Address

Given on Thursday, January 19, 1953 Good Evening, My Fellow Americans: Next Tuesday, General Eisenhower will be inaugurated as President of the United States. I will be on a train on my way h…

Brewer's: Arms of England

(The Royal). The three lions leopardised were the cognisance of William the Conqueror; the lion rampant in the second quarter is from the arms of Scotland; and the harp in the fourth quarte…

Arms Sales to Developing Nations

In 2011, leading manufacturers in the highly competitive global arms market sought higher profits and expanded political influence in weapons sales to developing nations. The va…

Recently Suspended Armed Conflicts

The following wars and armed conflicts have ended. Note that this list contains significant conflicts only. Information valid through 2010. Main warring parties Years of c…

Brewer's: Arms

In the Bayeux tapestry, the Saxons fight on foot with javelin and battle-axe, and bear shields with the British characteristic of a boss in the centre. The men were moustached. The Normans …

Brewer's: Ground Arms

(To). To pile or stack military arms, such as guns, on the ground (in drill). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894GroundlingsGround A B C D E F G H I J …

Brewer's: Glasgow Arms

An oak tree, a bell hanging on one of the branches, a bird at the top of the tree, and a salmon with a ring in its mouth at the base. St. Kentigern, in the seventh century, took up his abod…

Brewer's: Portobello Arms

A public-house sign. The Mirror says: “In 1739, after the capture of Portobello, Admiral Vernon's portrait dangled from every sign-post, and he may figuratively be said to have sold t…