What is the meaning of the phrase "Kemal planned to put himself at their head"? Saw it in the book "A peace to end all peace". I am not a native English speaker. This phrase follows the part which Kemal Pasha begins to muster men to resist the allied forces.

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    'Their' refers to other people, not oneself. Kemal puts himself at the head of the men he has mustered, IOW in charge, their leader. Commented May 5 at 18:03
  • Thank you, I misread the paragraph.
    – moviso
    Commented May 5 at 18:20
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    I see the question title has been edited too. Previously it was "put oneself at one's head". Commented May 5 at 18:34

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At the head (of a group of soldiers) means leading them as their captain. Kemal planned to make himself the leader of the men that he was mustering.

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