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Entertaining The Troops 1939-1945
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Second Punic War
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The Sword Of Allah
Shamyl, the third imam of Dagestan, joined the dozens of warriors trying to escape the mountain stronghold of Akhoulgo on 21 August 1839. After a bloody 80-day siege, the Russians had finally succeeded in capturing the fortified village. As the conqu