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The Choctaw (alternatively spelled Chahta , Chactas , Chato , Tchakta , Chocktaw , and Chactaw ) are a Native American people originally from the Southeastern United States ( Mississippi , Florida , Alabama , and Louisiana ). The Choctaw language belongs to the Muskogean linguistic group

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third of the lead platoon falling wounded in the initial volleys. A Company subsequently broke contact and withdrew under heavy fire from what appeared to be a Viet Cong base area. Initially believing they were opposed by only a company, 6RAR subsequently launched a quick attack by two companies

Lake Burley Griffin print that page


Griffin designed the lake with many geometric motifs, so that the axes of his design lined up with natural geographical landmarks in the area. However, government authorities changed his original plans and no substantial work was completed before he left Australia in 1920. His scheme remained

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Parker was born Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk in Breda, the Netherlands, [ 3 ] the seventh of eleven children. [ 3 ] As a boy, he worked as a barker at carnivals in his home town, learning many of the attributes that he would require in later life working in the entertainment industry. [ 3

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insulated brackets, typically at intervals of 10 feet (3.0 metres) or so. The trains have metal contact blocks called "shoes" which make contact with the conductor rail. The traction current is returned to the generating station through the running rails. The conductor rail is usually made

History of New Zealand print that page


although tempering the free market ethos somewhat. Contents 1 Polynesian foundation 2 Early contact period 2.1 Explorers and other visitors 2.2 Māori response 2.3 European settlement 3 British sovereignty 3.1 Treaty of Waitangi 4 Colonial period 4.1 Immigration

Alien invasion print that page

in interplanetary affairs. There have been a few exceptions, such as the alien-initiated first contact that begins the 1951 film The Day the Earth Stood Still , and the Vulcan -initiated first contact that concludes the 1996 film Star Trek: First Contact (although after a failed invasion

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List of Splinter Cell characters print that page

The following is a list of characters found throughout the Splinter Cell series of video games and novels. Contents 1 Major characters 1.1 Lieutenant Commander Samuel "Sam" Fisher, USN (Ret.) 1.2 Colonel Irving Lambert, USA (Ret.) 1.3 Anna Grimsdóttír 1.4 William Redding

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Jousting emerged in the High Middle Ages based on the military use of the lance by heavy cavalry . The first recorded tournament was staged in 1066, but jousting itself did not gain in widespread popularity until the 12th century. [ citation needed ] It transformed into a specialized sport

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The patrol was the subject of several books, firstly patrol commander Andy McNab 's Bravo Two Zero (1993) followed by Chris Ryan 's The One That Got Away (1995). Accounts in both these books, as well as the account by the SAS's RSM at the time of the patrol, Peter Ratcliffe ( Eye of the