Friday, May 30, 2014

Today in military history: May 31, 2014

1213 – Battle of Damme ends (Anglo-French War of 1202-1214) (Naval) 
1648 – Surrender of Tenby Castle; Siege of Pembroke begins (Second English Civil War) 
1862 – Battle of Seven Pines, VA begins (also Fair Oaks) (US Civil War)
 2LT George Custer (on right) & Lt. James B. Washington at Fair Oaks, June 1862
1864 – Battle of Cold Harbor begins (US Civil War) 
1915 – Amara taken (WWI) 
1916 – Battle of Jutland begins (WWI) (Naval) 
1920 – Battle of Wolodarka ends; Battle of Bystryk (Polish-Soviet War)
1920 - Squadron of US Volunteers in Polish Air Force.

1933 – Defense of the Great Wall ends (Second Sino-Japanese War) 
1942 – Attack on Sydney Harbor begins (WWII) 
1944 – Allies take Frosinone, Sora, Velletri, and Monte Artemiso (WWII)

1944 - The British Army on Leave in Italy, June 1944 -  
Gunner Smith has a drink with a friend on one of the main streets of Rome.
1947 – Heshui Campaign ends (Chinese Civil War)

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