Conqueror Records was a United States-based record label, active from 1928 through 1942. The label was sold through Sears and Company. Conqueror was owned by the Plaza Music Company became part of the American Record Corporation family of labels. Most of the issues are of standard dance tunes and popular songs of the era, although there are jazz recordings by Louis Armstrong and Glenn Miller; the audio fidelity of Conquerors is average for the era, pressed into somewhat below average shellac. The record sleeves state that the proper playing speed for Conqueror Records is 80 rpm. Embassy Records: Woolworth's store brand record label Oriole Records: McCrory's store brand record label List of record labels Conqueror Records on the Internet Archive's Great 78 Project
The FV 214 Conqueror known as "Tank, Heavy No. 1, 120 mm Gun, Conqueror" was a British heavy tank of the post-World War II era. It was developed as a response to the Soviet Joseph Stalin IS-3 heavy tanks; the Conqueror's role was to provide long range anti-tank support for the Centurion. Conquerors were issued at nine for each regiment in Germany grouped in three tank troops. In the British Army both the Conqueror and the Centurion were replaced by the Chieftain; the chassis was from the A 45 Infantry Support Tank, which project was started in 1944 shortly after that of the A 41 Centurion. After the war, the project was relocated to that of the "Universal Tank" design of the FV 200 series; the 200 series was to have used a common hull for all uses. One tank type was to be the heavy FV 201 of 55 tonnes, armed with an 83.4 mm gun. In 1949, it was decided to bring the armament up to 120 mm; as this delayed the project, in 1952 the FV 201 hull was combined with a 17 pounder-armed Centurion Mk 2 turret to give the FV 221 Caernarvon Mark I.
Twenty-one were built with the Mk III 20 pounder turret as the Caernarvon Mk II. The FV 221 may have been intended to be the "Main Battle Tank" member of the FV 201 series but with the success of the A 41 Centurion such a vehicle was no longer required. In either event, the Caernarvon was only used for chassis development work serving in troop trials. In 1955, the first Conqueror was produced. Twenty Mark 1 and 165 Mark 2 Conquerors were built, including conversions of Caernarvon Mk IIs. Production continued until 1959, it lost much tactical relevance. The new, larger-calibre gun design was American, the same as used on the US M103 heavy tank; the charge was not bagged but in a brass cartridge, which offered some safety advantages, but reduced shell capacity to 35. The armour was heavy for the time in the front, where it was seven inches in the horizontal plane. This, along with the weight of the huge turret required to house the large gun and the large hull volume, made the vehicle heavy, giving it a low top speed and making it mechanically unreliable.
Few bridges could support its weight. However, rather like the Second World War Churchill tank, the Conqueror had exceptional terrain handling characteristics and proved to be as capable cross country as the lighter Centurion tank. One feature of particular note was the rotating commander's cupola, at the heart of the Conqueror's fire control system and was advanced for its time; the commander could align the cupola on a target independently of the turret, measure the range with a coincidence rangefinder, direct the gunner on to the new lay mechanically indicated to him by the cupola. In theory, when the gunner traversed to the new lay, he would find the target under his sights, ready to be engaged. Meanwhile, the commander was free to search for the next target; the variants of the Conqueror tank and developments directly related to its development are: FV 214 Conqueror Mk I Mk II Mk II/I/H – rebuilt Caernarvons. FV 215bDesign study of Conqueror chassis with limited traverse turret mounting 183mm gun.
Wooden mockup produced. FV 221 Caernarvon Mk I – prototype Mk II – experimental series, 21 built FV 222 Conqueror Armoured Recovery Vehicle Mk I – 8 produced Mk II – 20 produced. Weight: 57 tons. Winch capacity: 45 tons. United Kingdom 1955–1966. Deployed with BAOR in West Germany only. In the United Kingdom, Conqueror tanks are displayed at The Tank Museum and the Land Warfare Hall of the Imperial War Museum Duxford. Other tanks are in the collections of the Musée des Blindés in France, the Royal Museum of the Army in Brussels and the Kubinka Tank Museum, Russia. One is owned in the United States as part of the Littlefield Collection and another is in use as a gate guardian outside the Royal Tank Regiment Officers' Mess, restored by 2nd Royal Tank Regiment Light Aid Detachment in 2009, having been in a deteriorating state at Castlemartin Ranges. There are two MkII ARVs at the Military History Museum on the Isle of Wight in an unrestored condition. A MkII ARV is held by the REME Museum of Technology.
There was a Conqueror gate guardian at Base Vehicle Depot Ludgershall – informally known as "William". It is now part of the Isle of Wight Military Museum. A Conqueror ARV remained in service at the Amphibious Experimental Establishment AXE, at Instow in North Devon, UK, it was used for beach tank recovery practice. At least one Conqueror exists in poor condition on the grounds of the former Kirkcudbright Training Area in Scotland, where it was used as a gunnery target. A number of Conquerors remain on the Haltern Training area in Germany. Notes Bibliography Photo gallery at svsm.org REME Museum of Technology: Conqueror Armoured Recovery Vehicle Mark 2
Stephen Farrelly is an Irish professional wrestler and actor signed to the American professional wrestling promotion WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Sheamus,Prior to joining WWE, Farrelly wrestled on the European circuit and was a two-time International Heavyweight Champion during his tenure in Irish Whip Wrestling. After becoming part of the WWE main roster in 2009, he would go on to be a four-time world champion, having held the WWE Championship three times and WWE's World Heavyweight Championship once, he is the first Irish world champion in WWE history and is a two-time United States Champion and a five-time tag team champion with his partner Cesaro. In addition to these championships, he has won the 2010 King of the Ring tournament, the 2012 Royal Rumble match and the 2015 Money in the Bank ladder match, making him only the second wrestler to achieve all three accomplishments. Farrelly was born in Cabra, Dublin and was raised in the city, he speaks fluent Irish, having attended Scoil Caoimhin Primary and Coláiste Mhuire Secondary School, a Gaelscoil.
During his school years, he sang in the Palestrina Choir until the age of 13. He played Gaelic football for the Erin's Isle team where once he was proclaimed sports star of the month, he played rugby for the National College of Ireland, where he gained a National Diploma. He has been a fan of Premier League football club Liverpool F. C. since childhood and supports both rugby union clubs London Irish and Leinster and rugby league club the New Zealand Warriors. He is a former IT technician, worked as security for a nightclub, which led to him to working as a bodyguard for Bono and Larry Mullen, Jr. of U2, as well as Denise van Outen. Farrelly's inspiration into a professional wrestling career came from watching both British wrestling from ITV's World of Sport and American wrestling from the World Wrestling Federation on Sky One. On the advice of Bret Hart, Farrelly began training in Larry Sharpe's Monster Factory wrestling school in April 2002, alongside Tank Toland, Cliff Compton, Cindy Rogers.
Six weeks he debuted as a fan favorite under the name Sheamus O'Shaunessy against Robert Pigeon. It was during this time that he developed the nickname the "Irish Curse" after low-blowing an opponent, he soon suffered a serious neck injury after botching a hip toss which sidetracked his career for two years. Farrelly soon developed his wrestling character by drawing on Celtic mythology. Wanting to move away from limiting Irish stereotypes of lucky charms and alcoholism, he instead wanted to portray an Irish warrior. Going to a Gaelscoil, Farelly grew up aware of the four cycles of Irish mythology and, inspired by the artwork of Jim Fitzpatrick, incorporated the sword and axe-wielding imagery into his gimmick; this included the design of his own pendant, the crossos, which combines the Celtic cross with a Celtic War sword to illustrate his character's "indigenous origins with a hybrid of warrior strength matched with a strong ethical centre". In May 2004, still using the ring name Sheamus O'Shaunessy, Farrelly returned to wrestling at the newly opened Irish Whip Wrestling school in Dublin.
He made his debut match for the promotion at their Mount Temple show on 9 July against Mark Burns, where he picked out an easy win. He went on to win a battle royal the following month. O'Shaunessy spent the rest of the year engaged in a rivalry with Vid Vain after losing to his tag team partner Joey Cabray the same night he won the battle royal. On 22 and 23 October they traded wins, leading to O'Shaunessy recruiting help from CJ Summers to help defeat the tag team on 24 October. O'Shaunessy was still unsuccessful to defeat Vain in singles action the following day. Despite these losses, his impressive showings earned him a place against Alex Shane in a guest match for the Frontier Wrestling Alliance British Heavyweight Championship. Although he put on a proficient exhibit and came close to win, his friend Red Vinny interfered in the match and cost him the championship. In March 2005, he avenged this loss by teaming with Raven to defeat Vinny; this victory was part of a winning streak over the end of March where O'Shaunessy wrestled twice a day on 24, 25, 26 – including an 11-man Rumble win – and 27 March with a standard tag match and a ten-man tag team match.
This series of victories, aside from one loss by disqualification to Vain, put him to a good form for the one-day tournament held in County Kildare to crown the inaugural IWW International Heavyweight Champion. On 28 March, O'Shaunessy put an end to his main rivalries when he defeated Vinny and Vain in the quarter and semi finals, respectively, he met Darren Burridge in the final match and won to become IWW's first champion, but had to compete again in an evening show in Dublin, defeating Burridge and Vinny once more in a tag match alongside Vain. O'Shaunessy's first successful title defence came against Burridge the following month but Burridge would not let his grudge rest, continuing to attack O'Shaunessy and costing him the title during a match against D'Lo Brown on 29 May. O'Shaunessy earned revenge in July by defeating Burridge in a grudge match, though lost to him in an arm wrestling contest the following day. Still, he continued on his quest to regain the title by winning a contendership three way match against Vinny and Red Viper in August setting him up to regain the International Heavyweight Championship in October from Brown in Newcastle upon Tyne in England.
After defending his title against Vampiro and Viper, O'Shaunessy found himself embroiled in a new feu
The Conqueror (1917 film)
The Conqueror is a 1917 silent film biographical western directed by Raoul Walsh and starring William Farnum. It was distributed by Fox Film Corporation; this was Raoul Walsh about Sam Houston. William Farnum - Sam Houston Jewel Carmen - Eliza Allen Charles Clary - Sidney Stokes James A. Marcus - Jumbo Carrie Clark Ward - Mammy William Chisolm - Dr. Spencer Robert Dunbar - Judge Allen Owen Jones - James Houston William Eagle Shirt - Indian Chief Chief Birdhead - Indian Chief Little Bear - Indian Chief This film is now lost. 1937 Fox vault fire The Conqueror at IMDb.com synopsis at AllMovie color lobby poster
Conqueror (Baxter novel)
Conqueror is a science fiction novel by British writer Stephen Baxter, the second in his alternate history series Time's Tapestry. The novel ends in AD 1066 after the Battle of Hastings. Emperor Navigator Weaver
Conqueror (Gates of Slumber album)
Conqueror is the third full-length studio album by the Indianapolis-based doom metal band The Gates of Slumber. Conqueror was listed as the #5 release of 2008 by Decibel Magazine. All Songs Written By The Gates Of Slumber, except where noted."Trapped In The Web" – 4:57 "Conqueror" – 8:15 "Ice Worm" – 5:19 "Eyes of the Liar" – 7:21 "Children of Satan" – 7:18 "To Kill and Be King" – 8:43 "The Machine" – 3:39 "The Dark Valley Suite" – 16:29 Karl Simon: guitars, synthesizers Jason McCash: bass guitar, synthesizers "Iron" Bob Fouts: drums, percussion Recorded, Engineered & Mixed By Sanford Parker Mastered By Colin Jordan Official MySpace Page Decibel Magazine Article Encyclopaedia Metallum Entry Official MySpace Page - Profound Lore Records
Conqueror (Jesu album)
Conqueror is the second full-length album from Jesu. It was released on 20 February 2007 in the USA, 19 February in the United Kingdom and Europe, 2 February in Japan; the Japanese edition contains a bonus disc featuring the two tracks that constitute the Sun Down / Sun Rise EP. This album features less drone than the self-titled album. In support of the album, the band made their United States live debut, in March 2007, as an opening act for Isis, although work permit problems caused them to miss the first three weeks of the tour. All tracks written by Justin Broadrick. Justin Broadrick - guitars, programming Diarmuid Dalton - bass Ted Parsons - drums, percussion kvltsite.com review