Monday, July 7, 2014

Today in military history: July 8, 2014

54 BC – Battle of Bigbury (Roman Invasion of Britain)
Warrior with cuirass and helmet leaning on his spear in front of a funerary stele.  The snake symbolizes the soul of the dead.  Roman artwork from the 1st century BC imitating the Greek classical style of the 5th century BC.
1265 – Battle of Newport (Second Barons’ War) 
1283 - Battle of Malta (War of the Sicilian Vespers) (Naval) 
1709 - Battle of Poltava (Great Northern War)
 Battle of Poltava 1709 - Painted 1717-1718

1716 – Battle of Dynekilen (Great Northern War) (Naval) 
1758 – Battle of Carillon ends (French and Indian War) 
1777 – Battle of Fort Anne (American Revolutionary War) 
1813 – Action at Butler’s Farm (War of 1812) 
1844 – Riot at St. Philip de Neri ends (Nativist Riots of 1844)            
1862 – Louisiana Expedition ends (US Civil War) 
1863 – Battle of Boonsboro (US Civil War) 
1913 – Battle of Bregalnica (Second Balkan War) 
1940 – Battle at Dakar Harbor ends (WWII) (Naval) 
1941 – Germans take Pskov (WWII) 
1944 – Russians take Baranovichi (WWII) 
1959 – Attack on Bien Hoa (pre-Vietnam War)
 Vietnamese and Laotian people moving supplies on the Ho Chi Minh trail. 
Captured Vietcong's photo circa 1959.

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