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Some articles on division, divisions:

352nd Infantry Division (Wehrmacht) - History - D-Day
... 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 ... spent 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 ... Regiment saw action during D-Day (Operation Overlord), opposing the US 1st and 29th divisions at Omaha Beach ...
352nd Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)
... The 352nd Infantry Division (352 ... Infanterie-Division) was a formation of the German Wehrmacht during World War II ...
8th Infantry Division (Poland) - History - Polish-Bolshevik War
... 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 ... Iwaszkiewicz's Polish 6th Army, the division (then commanded by Col ...
8th Armoured Division (United Kingdom) - History
... 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 ... 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, however the plan to use ...
8th Armoured Brigade (United Kingdom) - Into Germany - Operation Blackcock
... The operation was carried out under command of the XII Corps, by three divisions, the 7th Armoured Division, the 52nd Lowland Division and the 43rd Wessex ... 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 operate independently under 7th Armoured ... The plan was to follow 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 ...

More definitions of "division":

  • (noun): Discord that splits a group.
    Synonyms: variance
  • (noun): The act or process of dividing.
  • (noun): A league ranked by quality.
    Example: "Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA"
    Synonyms: class
  • (noun): An administrative unit in government or business.
  • (noun): An army unit large enough to sustain combat.
    Example: "Two infantry divisions were held in reserve"
  • (noun): (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category.
  • (noun): A unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings.
    Synonyms: air 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): An arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed.
  • (noun): (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum.

Famous quotes containing the word division:

    Don’t order any black things. Rejoice in his memory; and be radiant: leave grief to the children. Wear violet and purple.... Be patient with the poor people who will snivel: they don’t know; and they think they will live for ever, which makes death a division instead of a bond.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    If the technology cannot shoulder the entire burden of strategic change, it nevertheless can set into motion a series of dynamics that present an important challenge to imperative control and the industrial division of labor. The more blurred the distinction between what workers know and what managers know, the more fragile and pointless any traditional relationships of domination and subordination between them will become.
    Shoshana Zuboff (b. 1951)

    The division between the useful arts and the fine arts must not be understood in too absolute a manner. In the humblest work of the craftsmen, if art is there, there is a concern for beauty, through a kind of indirect repercussion that the requirements of the creativity of the spirit exercise upon the production of an object to serve human needs.
    Jacques Maritain (1882–1973)