Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Today in military history: May 29, 2014

1108 – Battle of Ucles (Reconquista)
Alfonso VI de Leon by artist Jose Maria Rodriguez de Losada about 1892-1894
1167 – Battle of Monte Porzio (also Tusculum) (Italy) 
1176 – Battle of Legnano (Wars of the Guelphs and Ghibellines) 
1427 – Battle at Gottolengo (Second War in Lombardy) 
1652 – Battle of Goodwin Sands (First Anglo-Dutch War) (Naval) 
1692 – Battle of Barfleur-La Hougue (Nine Years’ War) (Naval) 
1780 – Battle of Waxhams (American Revolutionary War) 
1782 – Naval Battle off Halifax ends (American Revolutionary War) (Naval) 
1798 – Gibbet Rath massacre (United Irishmen Rebellion) 
1813 – Second Battle of Sacket’s Harbor ends (War of 1812) 
1814 – Battle of Big Sandy Creek begins (War of 1812)  
1861 – Battle of Aquia Creek begins (US Civil War) (Naval) 
1865 – General amnesty given to most Confederates (US Civil War)  
1920 – Battle of Wolodarka begins (Polish-Soviet War) 
1944 – Allies take Campoleone and Carroceto (WWII) 
1948 – Yanzhou Campaign begins (Chinese Civil War) 
1953 – Battle of Dalushan Islands (Chinese Civil War); Battle of the Hook ends (Korean War)
 June 9, 1953 -
Men of C Company, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR), at Majon'ni in the trenches of left forward Company position on The Hook after relieving 1st Battalion King's Regiment. The soldier at the back of the group has been identified as Sergeant David Candow, platoon sergeant.
Korean War - Wreckage of a jeep (foreground) and 15 cwt lorry on the rear slope of "The Hook". Centurion tanks were rushed to aid the hard presssed 1st Battalion, The Black Watch, and these vehicles were in the way. They could not be moved quickly enough and one Centurion ran straight over them.
1982 – Battle of Goose Green begins (Falklands War)

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