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Bryant, Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan, 1899-1985, Knight, historical writer

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  • Person
  • 1899-1985

Born, 1899; son of (Sir) Francis Morgan Bryant, chief clerk to the Prince of Wales and later holder of various offices in the royal secretariat and Registrar of the Royal Victorian Order, and his wife May; educated at Pelham House, Sandgate, Kent, and Harrow School; joined the Royal Flying Corps, 1917; served as a Pilot Officer on the Western Front, 1917-1918; Queen's College, Oxford, 1919-1920; taught at a London County Council school; called to the Bar, Inner Temple, 1923; Principal, Cambridge School of Arts, Crafts and Technology, 1923-1925; Lecturer in History, Oxford University Delegacy for Extra-Mural Studies, 1925-1936; Educational Adviser (later Governor), Bonar Law College, Ashridge, Hertfordshire, from 1929; Watson Chair in American History, University of London, 1935; writer of 'Our Note Book', Illustrated London News , 1936-1985; Chairman, St John and Red Cross Library Department, 1945-1974; President, English Association, 1946; Chairman, Council of Ashridge, 1946-1949; awarded CBE, 1949; Chairman, Society of Authors, 1949-1953; awarded The Sunday Times Prize for Literature for The age of elegance, 1812-1822 (Collins, London, 1950); Chesney Gold medal, Royal United Services Institution; knighted, 1954; appointed Companion of Honour, 1967; Fellow of the Royal Historical Society; President, Common Market Safeguards Campaign; Hon Freedom and Livery, Leathersellers' Company; died, 1985.

Publications: Ruper Buxton, a memoir. To which are attached some poems written in his boyhood (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1926); The spirit of Conservatism (Methuen, London, 1929); Syllabus of a course of twelve lectures on biography (John Johnson, Oxford, 1930); King Charles II (Longmans, London, 1931); Macaulay (Peter Davies, London, 1932); Samuel Pepys. The man in the making (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1933); The national character (Longmans, London, 1934); The England of Charles II (Longmans, London, 1934); editor of The man and the hour. Studies of six great men of our time (Philip Allan, London, 1934); Samuel Pepys. The years of peril (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1935); editor of The letters, speeches and declarations of King Charles II (Cassell, London, 1935); George V (Peter Davies, London, 1936); The American ideal (Longmans, London, 1936); Postman's horn. An anthology of the letters of latter seventeenth century England (Longmans, London, 1936); Stanley Baldwin. A tribute (Hamish Hamilton, London, 1937); Humanity in politics (Hutchinson, London, 1938); Samuel Pepys. The saviour of the Navy (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1938); editor of In search of peace. Speeches, 1937-1938 by Rt Hon (Arthur) Neville Chamberlain (Hutchinson, London, 1939); Unfinished victory (Macmillan, London, 1940); English saga, 1840-1940 (Collins, London, 1940); The years of endurance, 1793-1802 (Collins, London, 1942); The summer of Dunkirk (reprinted from The Daily Sketch , [London], 1943); Years of victory, 1802-1812 (Collins, London, 1944); The art of writing history (Oxford University Press, London, 1946); Historian's holiday (Dropmore Press, London, 1946); Trafalgar Day, 21st October, 1948. Alamein Day, 23rd October, 1948 [1948]; The Battle of Britain ( The Daily Sketch , Manchester [c1949]); The age of elegance, 1812-1822 (Collins, London, 1950); Literature and the historian (Cambridge University Press, London, 1952); The story of England (Collins, London, 1953); The turn of the tide, 1939-1943. A study based on the diaries and autobiographical notes of Field Marshal the Viscount Alanbrooke (Collins, London, 1957); Triumph in the West, 1943-1946. Based on the diaries and autobiographical notes of Field Marshal the Viscount Alanbrooke (Collins, London, 1959); Liquid history. To commemorate fifty years of the Port of London Authority, 1909-1959 (privately published, London, 1960); Jimmy, the dog in my life (Lutterworth Press, London, 1960); A choice for destiny. Commonwealth and Common Market (Collins, London, 1962); The age of chivalry (Collins, London, 1963); The fire and the rose (Collins, London, 1965); Only yesterday. Aspects of English history, 1840-1940 (Collins, London, 1965); The Medieval foundation (Collins, London, 1966); Protestant island (Collins, London, 1967); The lion and the unicorn. A historian's testament (Collins, London, 1969); Nelson (Collins, London, 1970); The great Duke, or, the invincible General (Collins, London, 1971); Jackets of green: a study of the history, philosophy and character of the Rifle Brigade (Collins, London, 1972); A thousand years of British monarchy (Collins, London, 1975); Pepys and the revolution (Collins, London, 1979); The Elizabethan deliverance (Collins, London, 1980): Spirit of England (Collins, London, 1982); Set in a silver sea: the island peoples from earliest times to the fifteenth century (Collins, London, 1984). Published posthumously: Freedom's own island: the British oceanic expansion , with a chapter by John Kenyon (Collins, London, 1986); The search for justice (Collins, London, 1990).

Bryce, Donald Pearson, 1906-1980, Lieutenant Colonel

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  • Person
  • 1906-1980

Born in 1906; educated at St Andrew's, Grahamstown, South Africa; served during World War Two with 49 Division in Iceland and the United Kingdom, and with 3 Indian Division in Burma.

Dunlop, David Kennedy, Buchanan-, 1911-1985, Captain

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  • Person
  • 1911-1985

Born in 1911; Sub Lt, 1932; Lt, 1934; served on HMS GLORIOUS, 1937-1939 and as a pilot, 812 and 831 Naval Air Sqns, 1940-1942; Cdr, 1948; Capt, 1955; retired, 1965; died in 1985.

Buckle, Denys Herbert Vintcent, 1902-1994, Major General

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  • Person
  • 1902-1994

Born in South Africa in 1902; educated at Boxgrove School, Guildford, Charterhouse School, Godalming and Royal Military College, Sandhurst; 2nd Lt, East Surrey Regt, 1923; Lt, 1925; transferred to Royal Army Service Corps, 1926; Lt, 1927; Shanghai Defence Force, 1927-1928; Assistant Adjutant, Royal Army Service Corps Training Centre, 1929-1932; Adjutant, 44 (Home Counties) Div, Royal Army Service Corps, Territorial Army, 1932-1936; Capt, 1935; studied at Staff College, Camberley, 1936-1937; Adjutant, Ceylon Army Service Corps, 1938; Bde Maj, Malaya Infantry Bde, 1938-1940; Maj, 1940; General Staff Officer Grade 2, Training Directorate, War Office, 1940; Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, 8 Armoured Div, 1940-1941; General Staff Officer Grade 1, Staff College, Camberley, 1941-1942; Brig, 1942; served on administrative planning staff, General HQ Home Forces, 1942-1943; appointed to planning staff of Chief of Staff to the Supreme Allied Commander, 1943; Deputy Quartermaster General SHAEF, 1943-1944; Quartermaster (Operations), War Office, 1944; Deputy Director of Supplies and Transport and Quartermaster, 21 Army Group and British Army of the Rhine, 1945-1946; Deputy Quartermaster General, Far East Land Forces, 1946-1948; Deputy Director of Supplies and Transport, Southern Command, 1948-1949; special appointment, USA, 1949-1950; Director of Equipment, War Office, 1950-1951; special appointment, Paris, 1951; ADC to King George VI, 1951, and to Queen Elizabeth II, 1952-1954; Commandant, Royal Army Service Corps Training Centre, 1952-1953; Director of Supplies and Equipment, Middle East Land Forces, 1953-1956; Maj Gen, 1954; Maj Gen in charge of Administration, General HQ, Middle East Land Forces, 1956-1958; retired, 1958; Col Commandant, Royal Army Service Corps, 1959-1964; Honorary Col, 44 (Home Counties) Div, Royal Army Service Corps, 1962-1965 and Royal Corps of Transport, 1965-1967; died in 1994.

Burch, Frederick Whitmore, 1893-1977, Major General

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  • Person
  • 1893-1977

Born 1893; educated at Framlingham College; mobilised with York Troop, East Riding of Yorkshire Yeomanry, 1914; commissioned into the East Yorkshire Regiment, 1914; served World War One, 1914- 1918 on Western Front, Egypt and India; service with 12 (Service) Bn (3 Hull), East Yorkshire Regiment, 1914-1917; Lt, 1916; awarded MC, 1916; transferred to Indian Army, 1917; served with 7 Gurkha Rifles and 18 Royal Garwhal Rifles, 1917-1943; acting Capt, 1918; Third Afghan War, 1919; Capt, 1919; Brevet Maj, 1930; Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General, General Staff, India, 1936; Brevet Lt Col, 1938; Assistant Military Secretary to Commander-in-Chief, India, 1939; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; Brig, 1941; Maj Gen, 1942; Director of Staff Duties, General Staff, India, 1942-1943; Head of Indian Army Liaison Mission to the Middle East, 1944-1945; awarded CIE, 1944; organiser of India's Victory Celebrations, New Delhi, 1946; Chief of Staff and Commander-in-Chief, Baroda State Forces, India, 1946; awarded CSI, 1946; retired 1949; Area Controller, Civil Defence, North East Essex, 1950-1964; raised and commanded North East Sector, Essex Home Guard (5 Bns), 1951; Chairman, Lexden and Winstree Rural District Council, 1959-1963; died 1977.

Burnaby, Frederick Gustavus, 1842-1885, Colonel, traveller

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  • Person
  • 1842-1885

Born in 1842; joined Royal Horse Guards Blue, 1859; travelled in Central and South America, [1862], Spain and Morocco, 1868, South Russia, 1870, Spain, 1874, and the Sudan, 1875; travelled in Asia Minor and Armenia, [1975-1977]; Col, 1881; commanded 3 Household Cavalry, 1881-1885; crossed English Channel in balloon, 1882; published A ride across the Channel (Sampson Low and Co, London, 1882); served in Egypt, 1882 and 1884-1885; killed in action in 1885. Publications: A ride to Khiva (Cassell and Co, London, 1876); On horseback through Asia Minor (Sampson Low and Co, London, 1877

Burnaby, Hugo Beaumont, 1876-1916, Lieutenant Colonel

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  • Person
  • 1876-1916

Born in 1876; educated at Uppingham School; engaged in ranching in British Columbia, 1893-1899; served with 1 Bn, Wiltshire Imperial Yeomanry Field Force, South Africa, 1900-1902; commissioned, 1901; left army and took up farming, [1904]; joined 15 Durham Light Infantry, 1914; commanded 11 Bn, Queen's Regt (Royal West Surrey Regt), 1915; killed in action on Western Front, 1916.

Burnett, Philip Whitworth, 1908-1996, Rear Admiral

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  • Person
  • 1908-1996

Born, 1908; educated, preparatory school, Seascale; Royal Naval College, Dartmouth; midshipman in HMS EMERALD, [1927]; Lt, 1930; HMS KELLY, 1939-1941; Comdr, 1940; HMS OSPREY, 1941-1943; Western Approaches Escort Groups, 1943-1945; Capt, 1945; Chief of Staff to Commander in Chief, Portsmouth, 1955-1957; Rear Adm, 1955; retired from the Army, 1958; died, 1996.

Stuart, Sir John Theodosius, Burnett-, 1875-1958, Knight, General

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  • Person
  • 1875-1958

Born 1875; educated at Repton and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; commissioned into the Rifle Brigade, 1895; Lt, 1897; service with the Tochi Field Force, North West Frontier, India, 1897-1898; served in Second Boer War, South Africa, 1899-1902; awarded DSO, 1900; Capt, 1901; served with 4 Bn, The Rifle Brigade, Egypt, 1902-1903; graduated from the Staff College, Camberley, Surrey, 1904; Directorate of Military Operations, War Office, 1904-1910; Director of Organisation, New Zealand Military Forces, 1910-1912; Brevet Maj, 1911; Maj, 1913; Instructor, General Staff Officer 2, Staff College, Camberley, Surrey, 1913-1914; temporary Lt Col, 1913-1915; served in World War One, 1914-1918; General Staff Officer 2, 6 Div, BEF (British Expeditionary Force), France, 1914-1915; General Staff Officer 1, 15 Div, BEF, 1915; Lt Col, 1915; General Staff Officer 1, General Headquarters, BEF, France, 1915-1916; awarded CMG, 1916; Brevet Col, 1916; temporary Brig Gen, 1916-1917; Brig Gen General Staff, General Headquarters, BEF, France, 1916-1917; Brig Gen General Staff, 19 Corps, Western Front, 1917; Brig Gen General Staff, 7 Corps, Western Front, 1917; awarded CB, 1917; temporary Maj Gen, 1917-1919; Deputy Adjutant General, General Headquarters, British Armies in France, 1917-1919; Maj Gen, 1919; General Officer Commanding, Madras District, India, 1920-1922; suppression of the Moplah Rebellion, Malabar, India, 1921-1922; Director of Military Operations and Intelligence, War Office, 1922-1926; created KBE, 1923; General Officer Commanding 3 Div, UK, 1926-1930; directed exercises by the Experimental Mechanised Force, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, 1927; Lt Gen, 1930; General Officer Commanding British Troops in Egypt, 1931-1934; created KCB, 1932; Gen, 1934; General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command, UK, 1934-1938; Aide de Camp General to the King, 1935-1938; Col Commandant, 1 Bn, Rifle Brigade, 1936-1945; appointed GCB, 1937; retired 1938; served I World War Two, 1939-1945; service with Home Guard, 1940-1944; Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace, Aberdeenshire; died 1958.

Burrows, Edgar Allison, 1889-1979, RN Commander

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  • Person
  • 1889-1979

Born in 1889; qualified as an accountant, 1912; joined RN, 1914; served on HMS PARTRIDGE and HMS ST GEORGE; saw action at Gallipoli, 1915; served in Salonika, Greece, 1916-1918; served on staff of Adm Ernest Charles Thomas Troubridge, Serbia, 1918-1919; Treasurer, Interallied (later International) Commission on the Danube, Hungary, 1919-1920; worked for the Admiralty in Shipping Casualties Section, Trade Division, interviewing survivors of sunk and damaged ships, [1939-1945]; died in 1979.

Burton, John George, 1921-1978, Captain

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  • Person
  • 1921-1978

Born 1921; served World War Two, 1939-1945; Lt and Intelligence Officer in 41 Royal Marines Commando during the invasion of Sicily and Salerno; Capt; died 1978.

Bush, Eric Wheeler, 1899-1985, RN Captain

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  • Person
  • 1899-1985

Born in 1899; educated at Stoke House, Stoke Poges, Royal Naval College, Osborne and Royal Naval College, Dartmouth; Midshipman, HMS BACCHANTE, 1914; present at Battle of Heligoland Bight, 28 August 1914; took part in defence of Suez Canal Jan-Mar 1915; served at Gallipoli, 1915; Midshipman, HMS REVENGE, 1916; served in North Sea, 1916-1918; present at Battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916; Sub-Lt, 1917; Lt, 1920; served in East Indies and East Africa, 1921-1924; served on HMS THUNDERER and HMS EREBUS; served at China Station, 1926-1928; Lt Cdr, 1927; graduated from RN Staff College, Greenwich, 1931; Cdr, 1933; Capt, 1939; Chief of Staff and afterwards Capt, Auxiliary Patrol, Dover Command, 1939-1940; commanded HMS EURYALUS, Mediterranean, 1941-1943; took part in Malta Convoys, 1942, and Battle of Sirte, 1942; Senior Officer, Assault Group S3, Normandy, France, 1944; commanded HMS MALAYA; Chief of Staff, Naval Force 'W', South East Asia Command, 1945; commanded HMS GANGES, Boys' Training Establishment, Shotley, Suffolk, 1946-1948; retired list, 1948; died in 1985. Publications: How to become a Naval Officer (Special Entry) (Gieves, London, 1935); Bless our ship (George Allen and Unwin, London, 1958); The flowers of the sea (editor) (George Allen and Unwin, London, 1962); How to become a Naval Officer (Cadet Entry) (George Allen and Unwin, London, 1963); Salute the soldier (editor) (George Allen and Unwin, London, 1966); Gallipoli (George Allen and Unwin, London, 1975),

Butcher, Francis Herbert, 1914-1994, Squadron Leader and colonial administrator

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  • Person
  • 1914-1994

Born in 1914; educated at Bournemouth School; commissioned into RAF, 1936; took part in development trials of Fairey Battle day bomber; worked as RAF flying instructor; took part in development trials of Fog Investigation and Dispersal Operation (FIDO); seconded to the Foreign Office in Germany as a magistrate, 1945-1947; joined Colonial Service and posted to Nigeria, 1947; retired from Colonial Service, 1958; appointed Director, Yorkshire Association for the Care of the Disabled, 1958, and Director, Nigerian National Council for the Blind, 1960; set up West African Organisation for the Blind; died in 1994.

Buxton, St John Dudley, 1891-1981, Brigadier, surgeon and writer

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  • Person
  • 1891-1981

Born in 1891; educated at St Peter's College, Radley and University College Hospital; served with BEF in France, 1914-1915, and Salonika Expeditionary Force, 1915-1918; appointed to staff of King's College Hospital, 1922; served in BEF, 1940; Brig, 1941; Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Middle East Force, 1941-1942 and later Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to the Army; retired, 1952; died in 1981.

Byrne, S, fl 1930-1939, Flight Sergeant

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  • Person
  • 1930-1939

Served in various RAF fighter and bomber squadrons, 1930-1935; Ferry Pilot, RAF Stations Henlow and Cardington, 1935-1939.

Cadell, Colin Simpson, 1905-1996, Air Commodore

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  • Person
  • 1905-1996

Born 1905; educated at Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University, RAF College, Cranwell, Lincolnshire and Ecole Supérieur d'Électricité, Paris, France; commissioned into the RAF, 1926; served with 4 Sqn, RAF Farnborough, 1927-1929; service with 208 Sqn, Heliopolis, Egypt, 1929-1931; attended Ecole Supérieur d'Électricité, Paris, France, 1932-1933; Flight Lt, 1933; served with 2 Sqn, RAF Manston, Kent, 1933-1934; Aide de Camp to Sir Miles Wedderburn Lampson, Ambassador to Egypt and High Commissioner for the Sudan, 1934-1936; service with 45 Sqn, Helwan, Egypt, 1936; Senior Technical Officer, RAF Signals School, Cranwell, Lincolnshire, 1936-1937; Sqn Ldr, 1937; student at RAF Staff College, 1 (Bomber) Group, Andover, Hampshire, 1937-1938; Operations Branch, Air Ministry, 1938-1940; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; employed on the 'Beetle Scheme', the establishment of a nationwide combined services communications network, 1940; Wg Cdr Operations, 80 Wing, RAF Countermeasures Unit, Radlett, Hertfordshire, 1940-1941; Deputy Director of Intelligence 4, Intelligence Department, London, 1941-1943; involved in the development of the intelligence listening station at Chicksands, Bedfordshire, 1941-1943; Chief Signals Officer, Middle East, Cairo, Egypt, 1943; Director of Telecommunications and of Signals, Air Ministry, 1944-1946; awarded CBE, 1944; RAF Turnhouse, Lothian, 1946-1947; retired, 1947; Managing Director, International Aeradio, 1947-1958; Director, Carron Company, 1958-1971; Director, Royal Bank of Scotland, 1963-1969; Deputy Lieutenant, Linlithgowshire, 1963-1972; Chairman, Edinburgh Airport Consultative Committee, 1972-1982; Vice Lieutenant for West Lothian, 1972-1988; Member of Queen's Body Guard for Scotland (Royal Company of Archers); died 1996.

Cadogan, Christopher Michael, 1917-1941, Colonel

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  • Person
  • 1917-1941

Born 1917, member of the 'Hopkinson Mission', (Military part of No.3 Military and Air Mission, British Expeditionary Force, May-Jun 1940); killed in North Africa, 1941.

Williams, Bruce O B, fl 1998, nephew of Lieutenant Colonel Stanley Clifford Cadogan

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  • Person
  • fl1998

Born 1908; educated at West Buckland School, Devon; employed by W E Hinde Shipping Company, Cardiff, Glamorgan, 1925; employed by Gaumont British Cinemas, London and Birmingham [1930]; Lt, Royal Corps of Signals, Territorial Army and Supplementary Reserve, 1931; service with 53 (Welsh) Div Signals, Cardiff, Glamorgan, 1931-1933; Manager, News Reel Cinema, Bristol, Gloucestershire, 1933; Manager, Forum Cinema, Bath, Somerset, 1934; employed by Howard Tenens, London, 1938; Lt, 44 (Home Counties) Div Signals, Royal Corps of Signals, Territorial Army, London, 1939; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; Capt, 1941; temporary Maj, 1942; Officer Commanding Madras Signals Company, India, 1942; service in Diksal, Jhansi and Gwalior, India, 1942-1943; War Substantive Maj, 1943; Commanding Officer, 70 Div Signals, India, 1944; Chief Signals Officer, Chindits, Burma, 1945; demobilised as Hon Lt Col, 1945; awarded TD, 1949; Ship Broker and Member of Lloyds of London; died 1998.

Hudson, Philip Herbert, Cadoux-, 1894-1980, Brigadier

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  • Person
  • 1894-1980

Born in 1894; educated at King's College School and Royal Military College, Sandhurst; served with Royal Hampshire Regt, 1914-1926; served in World War Two; died in 1980.

Calvert, James Michael, 1913-1998, Brigadier

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  • Person
  • 1913-1998

Born 1913; educated at Bradfield College, RMA Sandhurst and St John's College Cambridge; commissioned Royal Engineers, 1933; served with 14th Army, India and Burma, 1941-1945; commanded a column of the 77th Brigade on 1st Chindit Expedition, 1943; awarded DSO, 1943; acting Brig 1944; commanded 77th Brigade on 2nd Chindit Expedition, 1944; awarded Bar to DSO, 1944; commanded Special Air Service (SAS) Brigade, NW Europe, 1944-45; commanded Malayan Scouts (SAS Regiment), 1950-1951; court martialled and dismissed the Service, 1951. Writer and lecturer on guerrilla warfare and military history, 1952-1998; died 1998. Publications: Prisoners of Hope: The Campaign of the77th Infantry Brigade in Burma, 1944 (Jonathan Cape, London, 1952); Slim as a General (Pan Books, London, 1973).

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