Sunday, May 18, 2014

Today in military history: May 19, 2014

1643 – Battle of Rocroi (Thirty Years’ War)
The Battle of Rocroi by Morelli y Sanchez Gil (1912)
1861 – Battle at Sewell’s Point, VA ends (US Civil War) (Naval) 
1862 – Battle of Whitney’s Lane (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of Spotsylvania Court House ends (US Civil War) 
1915 – Attack at Anzac Cove (WWI)
 HMS Canopus Firing, Anzac and Sari Bair, 5.45pm, May 20th 1915
Sketch depicting HMS Canopus starboard side on and firing at Turkish positions near Anzac Cove and Sari Bair. Immediately to the left is a Royal Navy destroyer, shown port side on and sailing away from HMS Canopus.
1941 – Battle at Amba Alagi ends (WWII) 
1944 – Gasta Itri and Monte Grande taken (WWII) 
1946 – Campaign to Defend Siping ends (Chinese Civil War) 
1970 – Operation Freedom Deal begins (Vietnam War) (Air)
2005 – Operation Matador ends (Iraq War)
 U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Michael Winniford uses a metal rod as he checks 
a pothole for mines on Main Supply Route Tin during a convoy from 
Camp Al Asad to Al Qaim, Iraq, on April 23, 2005.

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