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ARMY (from Fr. armee, Lat. armata)

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 592 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ARMY (from Fr. armee, Lat. armata),- a considerable body of men armed- and organized for the purpose of warfare on land (Ger. Armee), or the whole armed force at the, disposal of a state or person for the same purpose (Ger. Heer=host). The application of the term is sometimes restricted to the permanent, active or regular forces of a state. The history of the development of the army systems of the world is dealt with in this article in sections 1 to 38, being followed by sections 39 to 59 on the characteristics of present-day armies. The remainder of the article is devoted to sections on the history of the principal armies of Europe, and that of the United States. For the Japanese Army see JAPAN, and for the existing condition of the army in each country see under the country heading,
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ETIENNE ARNAL (1794–1872)

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