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On 7 May 2000 1 PARA group less A company but reinforced by D Company 2 PARA was deployed to Sierra Leone at very short notice to evacuate UK and other civilians threatened by Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels and other insurgents around Freetown.

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"Revolutionary United Front" (Wikipedia article) - A quick, but sloppy, overview (with links to articles on related topics) of a defeated terrorist organization.

John Glover House, Marblehead was the home of fisherman, merchant and Revolutionary War General John Glover. His schooner, Hannah, was the first of many privateers authorized by General Washington to raid British shipping. His seafaring men manned the boats during Washington's Crossing of the Delaware and the Continental Army's evacuation after losing the Battle of Long Island.

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In pictures: Charles Taylor and the Liberia and Sierra Leone wars

Liberia Civil War | RUF ( Revolutionary United Front ) soldiers ride in a pick up truck at ...

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Dress, American, late 1790s. Silk with linen underbodice, and silk drawstring - in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

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Rare 19th century Civil War canteen with painted patriotic shield and crossed flags with the words 'In God We Trust' on the front side, the soldier's name, unit and statehood (C.H. Davis Co G. 12th Mass.) on the reverse side, with the original stopper intact, all in a great state of preservation, as found surface and condition

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