MHM 130 Crossword

Put your military history knowledge to the test with our crossword.

Across

8 John ___, US general, commander of Kentucky troops at the Battle of New Orleans (5)

9 Military decoration first awarded in Prussia in 1813 (4,5)

10 Terence ___, actor who portrayed the Earl of Uxbridge in the film Waterloo (9)

11 Royal Navy light aircraft carrier launched in 1941 (7)

12 What a soldier would use to carry their possessions (3,3)

13 Short curved swords (9)

17 Location of the museum of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (9)

20 Frederick ___, British general, appointed commander of 22nd Division in 1915 (6)

22 French marshal and Minister of War (1916-17) (7)

24 Italian leader who had been wounded when serving in the Bersaglieri in 1917 (9)

25 Former German state allied with Prussia in the Austro-Prussian war (9)

26 River crossed by Allied forces in March 1945 (5)

Down

1 Pacific island captured by Japanese forces in August 1942 (5)

2 Frederick von ___, co-designer of an early breech-loading rifle (7)

3 North African city captured by the British Eighth Army in January 1943 (7)

4 French city that surrendered to Henry V of England in 1419 (5)

5 Royal Navy M-class destroyer launched in 1916 (7)

6 City where the treaty was signed at the end of the Mexican War of Independence (7)

7 Member of a Germanic people defeated by the Huns around 370 (9)

9 US scandal of the 1980s involving the covert sales of arms in the Middle East (8)

13 Battle in which the Duke of Monmouth was defeated by the forces of James II (9)

14 British WW2 bomber built by Short Bros (8)

15 One of several medieval expeditions made by Europeans to recover the Holy Land (7)

16 German city captured by French forces in 1794 (7)

18 André ___, French general and author of An Introduction to Strategy (1963) (7)

19 Neil ___, British general, appointed commander of the Eighth Army in 1941 (7)

21 Turkic conqueror who sacked Baghdad in 1401 (5)

23 Belgian town whose medieval ramparts were rebuilt by Vauban (5)

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Across: 8 Adair, 9 Iron Cross, 10 Alexander, 11 Unicorn, 12 Kit bag, 13 Scimitars, 17 Edinburgh, 20 Gordon, 22 Lyautey, 24 Mussolini, 25 Oldenburg, 26 Rhine.
Down: 1 Nauru, 2 Martini, 3 Tripoli, 4 Rouen, 5 Octavia, 6 Cordoba, 7 Ostrogoth, 9 Irangate, 13 Sedgemoor, 14 Stirling, 15 Crusade, 16 Cologne, 18 Beaufre, 19 Ritchie, 21 Timur, 23 Ypres.