Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Today in military history: June 18, 2014

1053 – Battle of Civitate (Italy)
 Example of 11th century military imagery - Fresco circa 1090: The Fight with the Dragon 

1429 - Battle of Patay (Hundred Years’ War) 
1450 - Battle of Sevenoaks (Cade’s Rebellion) 
1643 – Battle of Chalgrove Field (First English Civil War) 
1757 - Battle of Kolin (Seven Years’ War) 
1779 – Capture of Saint Vincent ends; Sullivan Expedition begins (American Revolutionary War) (Naval) 
1792 – Battle of Zielence (Polish-Russian War of 1792) 
1812 – War of 1812 officially begins 
1815 – Battle of Waterloo; Battle of Wavre begins (War of the Seventh Coalition) 
1847 – Battle of Iloha (Ethiopia) 
1864 – Second Battle of Petersburg ends; Battle of Lynchburg ends (US Civil War) 
1918 – Action of 18 June 1918 (WWI) (Naval) 
1940 – Germans take Cherbourg, Le Mans, Briare, Le Creusot, Belfort, and Colmar (WWII) 
1944 – Allies take Assisi and French take Radicofani, Italy; US takes Aslito airfield, Marianas (WWII) 
1945 – Australians take Tutong, Borneo (WWII) 
2008 – Battle of Arghandab begins (War in Afghanistan)
 Marines of Fox Co, 2nd Battalion 7th Marines, set in position prior to a deliberate attack on a Taliban strong hold here in Now Zad, Afghanistan on June 15, 2008.

August 2008 - Canadian Cpl. C. M. Smithers, 
a member of the Kandahar PRT, 
makes a new friend.

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