Monday, June 23, 2014

Today in military history: June 24, 2014

1128 - Battle of Sao Mamede (Portugal) 
1258 –Battle of Acre ends (First Venetian-Genoese War) (Naval) 
1340 – Battle of Sluys (Hundred Years’ War) (Naval)
 1885 illustration - Battle of Sluys (1340)

1525 – Battle of Pfeddersheim ends (German Peasants’ War) 
1622 – Battle of Macau ends (Dutch-Portuguese War) (Naval) 
1667 – Raid on the Medway ends (Second Anglo-Dutch War) (Naval) 
1675 – Assault on Swansea (King Philip’s War) 
1779 – Great Siege of Gibraltar begins (American Revolutionary War) 
1812 –French invasion of Russia begins (Napoleonic Wars also Patriotic War of 1812) 
1813 – Battle of Beaver Dams (War of 1812) 
1821 – Battle of Carabobo (Venezuelan War of Independence) 
1839 – Battle of Nezib (Second Turko-Egyptian War) 
1854 – Siege of Silistra ends (Crimean War) 
1859 – Battle of Solferino (Second Italian War of Independence)
 The French conquered the cemetery of Solferino, June 24, 1859. By Eleuterio Pagliano

 Episode in the Battle of Solferino
1863 – Battle of Hoover’s Gap begins (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of Saint Mary’s Church (also Samaria Church) (US Civil War) 
1898 – Battle of Las Guasimas (Spanish-American War) 
1941 – Germans take Kaunas and Vilnius (WWII) 
1942 – German destruction of Levzasky, Czechoslavakia (WWII)
 1992 – Operation Corridor 92 begins (Bosnian War)
 The Bosnian Civil War- British Forces With the United Nations Protection Force in Bosnia and Croatia, 1992 - 1995.  A Royal Military Police sergeant, carrying an SA 80 rifle, monitors Route TRIANGLE, a series of mountain tracks between Tomislavgrad (formerly Duvno) and Prozor, as a United Nations UNHCR humanitarian aid convoy waits to move forward on its journey to Vitez.  Dated between 1992 and 1995.

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