Diaz, Armando (1861–1928), an Italian army officer. He led Italian forces to victory in World War I. Diaz was named commander of the Italian army in November, 1917, replacing General Luigi Cadorna following the disastrous defeat at Caporetto in October. His troops repulsed an Austro-Hungarian attack during the Battle of the Piave in June, 1918. In October, he ordered an attack on Vittorio Veneto that left the Austrian forces in disarray. Diaz arranged an armistice with Austria-Hungary on November 3. Diaz was made marshal of Italy in 1920 and a duke the following year. He was minister of war, 1922–24.
Beatty of the North Sea and of Brooksby, David Beatty, First Earl (1871-1936), a British naval officer.
Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward) (1888-1935), a British soldier and writer known as "Lawrence of Arabia." The Seven Pillars of Wisdom is his account of his adventures and ideas as leader of the Arabs in their successful revolt against Turkey in World War I.