Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Today in military history: May 15, 2014

1266 – Battle of Chesterfield (Second Barons’ War)
 Illustration between 1332 and 1350 - Second Barons War in England, 
the Royals (Henry III) on the left vs. the Barons (Montfort) on the right
1464 – Battle of Hexam (Wars of the Roses) 
1860 – Battle of Calatafimi (Expedition of the Thousand) 
1862 – Battle of Drewry’s Bluff, VA (US Civil War) (Naval) 
1864 – Battle of New Market, VA; Battle of Resaca, GA ends (US Civil War) 
1915 – Battle of Festubert begins (WWI), Battle of the Strait of Otranto ends (WWI) (Naval) 
1916 – Battle of Asiago begins (WWI) 
1940 – Battle of Sedan ends; Battle of Gembloux ends; Dutch army surrenders (WWII)
 May 14, 1940 - 1st Panzer Regiment crosses pontoon bridge 
over the Meuse at Floing, near Sedan
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1942 – Germans take Kerch (WWII) 
1943 – Battle of the Sutjeska begins (WWII) 
1944 – Allies take San Giorgio (WWII) 
1945 – Battle of Poljana ends (WWII) 
1951 – CCF Second Spring Offensive begins (Korean War) 
2006 – Operation Mountain Thrust begins (War in Afghanistan)
 Combined Joint Task Force 76 Commander Army Maj. Gen. Benjamin Freakley discusses security and infrastructure during a bridge opening ceremony in the Cahar Chineh district of Afghanistan's Uruzgan province on May 29, 2006.
2011 – Battle of Misrata ends (Libyan civil War)

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