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Field Marshal

 

(Russian, general-fel’dmarshal), the highest military rank in the ground forces. It was introduced for the first time in Germany in the 16th century. In Russia it was introduced in 1699. It corresponds to the rank of marshal in France and some other countries. In Russia there were 64 field marshals altogether, among them B. P. Sheremetev, P. S. Saltykov, P. A. Rumiantsev, M. I. Kutuzov, and D. A. Miliutin.

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During the audience the envoy conveyed greetings and best wishes of President Field-Marshal Omar Hassan Ahmed al Bashir of the Republic of Sudan along with his wishes of good health, happiness and a long life to His Majesty and the Omani people further progress and prosperity under His Majesty's wise leadership.
Field-Marshal Tantawi made the remarks at the end of a major war game conducted by the western military command as part of the drills marking the 30th anniversary of the liberation of Sinai Peninsula.
Sources: Robertson, Sir William, From Private to Field-Marshal.

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