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What is a legion

this is what commander Neo's ground troops would have looked like, since he was mostly on speeder bike though, they were mostly commanded by a sergeant or lieutenant in his legion.

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Quest (Dane Maddock #3) 146 B.C.- Escaping just ahead of the invading Roman legions, a Carthaginian soldier carries an ancient secret to places unknown. 1925- Percy Fawcett launches his final expedition into the Amazon, but what is his true objective?

What attracts men from 136 different nations to embrace the harsh military code of an army that requires them to lay down their lives for a country not their own, if ordered to do so by politicians whose language many of them hardly speak? Douglas Boyd’s history of the Legion answers that question, with fifteen historic photographs and eleven battle/campaign maps. Founded in 1831 to fight France’s colonial wars without spilling French blood, this mysterious army is today a world-class…

The Light Roman Cohort

Roman Legion | ... is from the Caesarian Roman period, but it is a damn cool picture

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'Rome, Sweet Rome': Could a Single Marine Unit Destroy the Roman Empire?

Roman testudo (tortoise) formation. In Ancient Roman warfare, the testudo or tortoise formation was a formation used commonly by the Roman Legions during battles, particularly sieges. Testudo is the Latin word for "tortoise". The Greek term for this formation is "chelone" and during the Byzantine era, it seems to have evolved to what military manuals of the era call the "foulkon".

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Waltham Abbey What’s so interesting about the abbey is that it represents just about every phase that a Christian church could go through in English history. The first church was a rudimentary two room affair built in the 7th century after the conversion of England‘s Saxon rulers to Christianity. The religion had been present in England in the late Roman Empire but extinguished after the legions left in a hurry in the early 400s AD.

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