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The Australian Father Of Blitzkrieg

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blitz·krieg (blĭts’krēg’) n. A swift, sudden military offensive, usually by combined air and mobile land forces. war conducted with great speed and force; specifically : a violent surprise offensive by massed air forces and mechanized ground forces in close coordination. German : Blitz , lightning (from Middle High German blitze , from bliczen , to flash , from Old High German blekkazzen; see in Indo-European roots + Krieg , war (from Middle High German kriec , from Old High German krēg , stubbornness . The man on our One Hundred Dollar note not only has a very fine handlebar mustache he…

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Faces On The Australia Twenty Dollar Note

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This post is the first in a series where I hope to heighten people’s awareness as to who the people are that grace the front and back of the banknotes in Australia. The twenty-dollar polymer bank-note from Australia has a pair of fascinating people depicted on it. From a historical point of view this lady pictured under is just an absolute Trojan from the school of hard knocks and sheer determination. Her name is Mary Reiby and this is her story. She was born in Bury, Lancashire, England in 1777 as Mary Haydock.  Shortly after the death of her parents she was taken in by her Grandmother who…

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