Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Today in military history: May 14, 2014

1097 – Siege of Nicaea begins (First Crusade)

 13th century illustration - Crusaders bombard Nicaea with heads in 1097

1264 – Battle of Lewes (Second Barons’ War) 
1509 – Battle of Agnadello (War of the League of Cambrai) 
1814 – Raid on Port Dover begins; Skirmish at Otter Creek, VT (War of 1812) 
1832 – Battle of Stillman’s Run (Black Hawk War)
1863 – Battle of Jackson (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of Resaca, GA begins (US Civil War) 
1917 – Battle of the Strait of Otranto begins (WWI) (Naval)
Example of Austro-Hungarian U-boat crew - 16 March 1916 – Astro-Hungarian SMU-6 group photo of the crew after the sinking of the destroyer Renaudin
1940 – Battle of Gembloux begins; Battle of Rotterdam ends; Battle of the Afsluitdijk ends (WWII) 
1943 – Japan takes Maungdaw (WWII) 
1944 – Allies take Ausonia (WWII) 
1945 – Battle of Poljana begins (WWII) 
1951 – Gen Ridgway formally requests abolition of racial segregation in Far East Command (Korean War)

1951 - United Nations' delegates stand by a U.S. Air Force H-5 helicopter with General Matthew B. Ridgway, U.S. Army, Commander in Chief United Nations Command, prior to take off for the initial Armistice talks meeting, 10 July 1951. They are (from left to right): Rear Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, USN, Major General Laurence C. Cragie, U.S. Air Force, Major General Paik Sun Yup, Republic of Korea Army, Vice Admiral C. Turner Joy, USN, Chief Delegate, General Ridgway, and Major Henry I. Hodes, U.S. Army.
2004 – Battle of Danny Boy (Iraq Occupation)

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