Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Today in military history: May 28, 2014

1573 – Surrender of Edinburgh Castle (Marian civil war) 
1644 – Bolton Massacre (English Civil War)
 Drawing circa 1845 - Pikeman, 1635. A soldier from the English Civil war

1754 – Battle of Jumonville Glen (French and Indian War) 
1775 – Battle of Chelsea Creek begins (American Revolutionary War) 
1782 – Naval Battle off Halifax begins (American Revolutionary War) (Naval) 
1813 – Second Battle of Sacket’s Harbor begins (War of 1812) 
1864 – Battle of Haw’s Shop; Battle of Totopotomoy Creek begins (US Civil War) 
1885 – Battle of Frenchman’s Butte (North-West Rebellion) 
1905 – Battle of Tsushima Strait ends (Russo-Japanese War) (Naval)
 Damage to Japanese armored cruiser Nisshin after one of its guns burst during the Battle of Tsushima in May 1905. The explosion injured future Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto.

1918 – Battle of Cantigny (WWI) 
1940 – Belgian Army surrenders to Germany (WWII) 
1942 – Second Battle of Kharkov ends (WWII) 
1944 – Allies take Ceprano (WWII) 
1947 – Heshui Campaign begins (Chinese Civil War) 
1953 – Battle of the Hook begins (Korean War) 
1967 – Nine Days in May ends (Vietnam War) 
1982 – Battle of Goose Green begins (Falklands War)
 The Falklands Conflict, April - June 1982 - An Argentine military chaplain with Lieutenant Colonel Martin Balsa, Commander of Grupo de Artilleria 3 photographed in front of a bunker camouflaged by an old lorry (possibly Lt Col Balsa's command post) outside Port Stanley. The chaplain is wearing a jacket marked with a large white cross and plastic knee protectors for kneeling in prayer in the field.

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