Sunday, August 31, 2014

Today in military history: September 1, 2014


1054 - Battle of Atapuerca (Spain) 
1644 – Battle of Tippermuir (Wars of the Three Kingdoms) 
1651 - Battle of Dundee (Third English Civil War) 
1701 - Battle of Chiari (War of the Spanish Succession) 
1774 – Powder Alarm (American Revolutionary War) 
1777 - (possibly September 21) Siege of Fort Henry (American Revolutionary War) 
1814 – British capture Castine (War of 1812) 
1861 – Battle of Boone’s Court House (US Civil War) 
1862 – Battle of Chantilly (US Civil War) 
1863 – Battle of Devil’s Backbone (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of Jonesborough ends (US Civil War) 
1870 – Battle of Sedan (Franco-Prussian War)
 September 1, 1870 - Fighting at La Moncelle during the Battle of Sedan
  
1877 – Battle of Lovcha begins (Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878) 
1880 – Battle of Kandahar ends (Second Anglo-Afghan War) 
1937 – Battle of Taiyuan begins (Second Sino-Japanese War) 
1939 – Invasion of Poland begins (WWII)
Himmler (behind flag) with Hitler (front left, back turned, holding flag) and Konrad Henlein (on the right) (Gauleiter Sudetenland) in Poland in September 1939.
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Author states: pic from Josef Gierse, my dead uncle, I am the heir of the pic

Polish soldiers captured are loaded on truck, September or October 1939.
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German troops breaking the border barrier in the Polish town of Sopot (Zopott) on the morning of 1 September 1939. The Soviet invasion would follow on 17 September.

(Oddly there is at least one German 
soldier smirking in each of the above three pictures.)



1940 – Italians take Buna, Kenya (WWII) 
1943 – Attack on Marcus Island ends (Naval); Soviets capture Dorogobuzh (WWII) 
1944 – Canadians take Dieppe; British take Arras; Americans take Verdun and Commercy; Soviets take Calarasi (WWII) 
1945 - Xinghua Campaign ends; Battle of Dazhongji begins (Chinese Civil War) 
1946 – Datong-Puzhou Campaign ends (Chinese Civil War) 
1967 – Operation BENTON ends (Vietnam War) 
1969 – Libyan Revolution of 1969
 President Gamal Abdal Nasser of Egypt (right) with the Leader of the Libyan Revolution, Muammar al-Gaddafi, 1969
  
2005 – Battle of Tal Afar begins (Iraq War)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Today in military history: Unknown day in August


479 BC – Battle of Plataea (Greco-Persian Wars)
 The Battlefield of Plataea - Image extracted from page 141 of A tour in Greece, 1880. With illustrations by Lord Windsor, by FARRER, Richard Ridley.
  
70 - Siege of Jerusalem ends (First Jewish-Roman War)
 The destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem - 1867 oil on canvas by Francesco Hayez

991 – Battle of Maldon (Viking invasions of England) 
1101 – Battle of Mersivan (Crusade of 1101) 
1246 – Battle of Nidda (Germany) 
1542 – Battle of the Hill of the Jews (Abyssinian-Adal War) 
1570 – Siege of Ishiyama Hongan-ji begins (Japan) 
late 15th to early 16th century - Arrow maker "Ya-shi". From "Shokunin Zukusi-zu Byoubu" (Kita shrine collection).

1576 – First Battle of Kizugawaguchi (Japan) 
1580 – Siege of Ishiyama Hongan-ji ends (Japan) 
1594 – Battle of the Ford of the Biscuit (Nine Years’ War) 
1647 – Battle of Dungan’s Hill (Irish Confederate Wars) 
1686 - Second Siege of Buda ends (Great Turkish War) 
1748 – Siege of Pondicherry ends (First Carnatic War) 
1810 – First Battle of Batin (Russo-Turkish War of 1806-1812) 
1876 – Battle of Sumatovac (Serbian-Ottoman War of 1876-1877)
1918 – Siberian Intervention begins (Russian Civil War)

 

Today in military history: August 31, 2014


1778 – Stockbridge Massacre (American Revolutionary War) 
1864 – Battle of Jonesborough begins (US Civil War) 
1918 – Battle of Mont Saint-Quentin begins (WWI) 
1920 – Battle of Komarow (Polish-Bolshevik War) 
1939 – Gleiwitz incident (WWII) 
1943 – Attack on Marcus Island begins (Naval); Soviets take Glukhov and Rylsk (WWII) 
1944 – Attack of the Volcano Islands begins (Naval); Ukrainians take Bucharest (WWII)
 11th Armoured Division Sherman tanks advance across open fields near Les Thillers-en-Vexin, 31 August 1944.


 A union flag hangs in the main street of Les Andelys as British forces arrive, 31 August 1944. The woman in the foreground is a 'Madame Scarlett', wife of an expatriate Englishman and owner of the Hotel des Fleurs.

Bucharesters greet the Red Army (Second Ukranian Front) 
entering the city (31 August, 1944).
  
1946 – Battle of Rugao-Huangqiao ends; Campaign of the North China Plain Pocket ends (Chinese Civil War) 
1950 – Second Battle of Naktong Bulge begins (Korean War) 1951 – Battle of the Punchbowl begins (Korean War)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Today in military history: August 30, 2014


1258 - Battle of Corticella d'Ogli (Italy) 
1757 – Battle of Gross-Jagersdorf (Seven Years’ War) 
1813 – Battle of Kulm ends (War of the Sixth Coalition); Fort Mims massacre (Creek War) 
1814 – Lake Champlain campaign begins (War of 1812) 
1823 – Battle of Trocadero (French invasion of Spain) 
1842 - Battle of Ghoaine (First British-Afghan War) 
1856 - Battle of Osawatomie (Bleeding Kansas) 
1862 –Second Battle of Bull Run ends; Battle of Richmond ends (US Civil War) 
1880 – Battle at Fort Apache (Arizona) 
1914 – Battle of Tannenberg ends; Battle of Guise ends (WWI)
 The Mirror - August 30, 1914 - Adolphe Pégoud et Monternier goes to Paris to look for a new plane, German bullets having gotten to the other.
  
1941 – Germans take Mga (WWII) 
1942 – Battle of Alam el Halfa begins (WWII) 
1943 – Soviets take Yelna and Taganrog (WWII) 
1944 – British take Beauvais, France; Russians take Ploesti (WWII) 
 USS Hope (AH-7), Underway on 30 August 1944, photographed from a blimp of squadron ZP-31.

 Sherman tanks supporting infantry of 2/5th Leicestershire Regiment, 46th Division, near Coldazzo on the Gothic Line, 30 August 1944.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

New military history research - Bosnian War and sex, the Malvinas War and the Spanish Civil War




Today in military history: August 29, 2014


489 – Battle of Isonzo (Roman-Germanic wars) 
1179 – Battle at Jacob’s Ford ends (Crusades) 
1315 – Battle of Montecatini (Italy) 
1350 – Battle of Winchelsea (also Les Espagnols sur Mer) (Hundred Years’ War) (Naval) 
1526 – Battle of Mohacs (Ottoman-Hungarian Wars)
The Battle of Mohács - 1866 oil on canvas by Bertalan Szekely
  
1622 – Battle of Fleurus (Thirty Years’ War) 
1693 - Battle of Landen (Nine Years’ War) 
1708 – Raid on Haverhill (Queen Anne’s War) 
1778 – Battle of Rhode Island (American Revolutionary War) 
1779 – Battle of Newton (American Revolutionary War) 
1813 – Battle of Kulm begins (War of the Sixth Coalition) 
1814 – Raid on Alexandria begins (War of 1812) 
1842 – First Opium War ends (China) 
1848 – Battle of Boomplaats (South Africa); Young Irelander Rebellion (also Battle of Ballingarry) (Ireland) 
1862 – Battle of Aspromonte (Wars of Italian Independence); Battle of Richmond begins; Main portion of Second Bull Run fought; Battle of Manchester (US Civil War)
 Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, the Peninsular Campaign, May-August 1862
  
1863 – H.L. Hunley sunk (US Civil War) (Naval) 
1864 – Battle of Smithfield (US Civil War) 
1865 – Battle of the Tongue River (Powder River Expedition) 
1914 – Battle of Guise begins (WWI)
 August 29, 1914 - German officer corps (162nd) at Eurin

1915 – Battle of Hill 60 ends (WWI) 
1941 – Finns take Viipuri; Iranian resistance to Britian and the Soviet Union ends (WWII) 
1943 – Soviets take Lyubotin (WWII) 
1944 – Operation Goodwood ends (Naval) (Air); Americans take Soissons, Reims and Chalons-sur-Marne, France; Russians take Constanta and Buzau (WWII)
1966 – Operation Allegheny ends (Vietnam War)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New military history research - Israeli wars and politics and England's Wars of the Three Kingdoms




Today in military history: August 28, 2014


1189 – Siege of Acre begins (Third Crusade) 
1397 - Battle of Governolo (Italy) 
1542 – Battle of Wolfa (Abyssinian-Adal War) 
1640 – Battle of Newburn (Second Bishops’ War)
1648 - Siege of Colchester ends (Second English Civil War) 
1651 – Battle of Upton (Third English Civil War) 
1739 - Battle of Stavuchany (Russo-Turkish War of 1735-1739) 
1758 – Battle of Fort Frontenac ends (Seven Year’s War) 
1848 – Battle of Moray ends (Italian War of Independence) 1861 – Battle of Fort Hatteras ends (US Civil War) (partly Naval) 
1862 – Battle of Thoroughfare Gap; Tennessee and Kentucky Campaign begins (US Civil War) 
1914 – First Battle of Heligoland Bight (WWI) (Naval)
 The German light cruiser SMS Mainz sinking 
at the battle of Heligoland blight on August 28 1914.
  
1920 – Battle of Augustow (Polish-Lithuanian War) 
1944 – Allies take Toulon and Marseilles, France; Ukrainians take Braila (WWI)
 A General Motors Staghound T-17E1 armoured car of the 12th Manitoba Dragoons crossing a Bailey bridge, Elbeuf, France, 28 August 1944. Soldiers are offloading railway ties to reinforce or smooth out the road surface.

 6th Airborne soldiers aboard a captured German half-track mounting a 20mm gun, which they used to shoot down a German aircraft, 28 August 1944.

 Infantry of the Hampshire Regiment crossing the Seine at Vernon, 28 August 1944. 
  
1945 – Battle of Wudahao ends; Southern Jiangsu Campaign ends (Chinese Civil War) 
2011 – Battle of Tripoli ends (Libyan civil war)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Today in military history: August 27, 2014


479 BC – Battle of Mycale (Greco-Persian Wars) (partly Naval) 
1388 – Battle of Bileca (Ottoman wars in Europe) 
1549 – Third Battle of Norwich (also Dussindale) ends (Kett’s Rebellion) 
1597 – Battle of Chilchonryang (Imjin War) (Naval) 
1626 - Battle of Lutter (Thirty Years’ War)
1776 – Battle of Long Island (American Revolutionary War)
 Washington's Retreat at Long Island. August 1776. Copy of engraving by J. C. Armytage after Wageman, published circa 1860., 1931 - 1932
  
1781 - Battle of Pollicore (India) 
1798 – Battle of Castlebar (United Irishmen Rebellion)
 Plaque for the Battle of Castlebar - 
2009 photo by Ap jen

1799 – Battle of Callantsoog (Anglo-Russian Invasion of Holland) 
1813 - Battle of Dresden ends (War of the Sixth Coalition)
 Cossack stragglers at Dresden 1813

1816 – Bombardment of Algiers (Algeria) (Naval) 
1832 – Black Hawk and Wobokieshiek surrender (post-Black Hawk War) 
1861 – Battle of Fort Hatteras begins (US Civil War) (partly Naval) 
1862 – Jackson’s raid on Manassas Station ends (US Civil War) 
1863 – Federals at Fort Wagner encounter large numbers of black powder charges buried in the mud and detonated by foot pressure (US Civil War) 
1896 – Anglo-Zanzibar War begins and ends (Zanzibar Sultanate) (partly Naval) 
1918 – Battle of Ambos Nogales (Mexican Revolution) 
1941 – British take Shahabad, Iran (WWII) 
1942 – Germans take Prochladrii (WWII) 
1943 – Soviets take Kotleva and Sevsk (WWII) 
1944 – Americans take Chateau Thierry, France; Soviets take Focsani and Galati, Rumania (WWII) 
1945 – Battle of Yinji ends (Chinese Civil War); Allied armada of 23 aircraft carriers and 340+ other military ships anchored in Sagami Bay, Japan (WWII) 
1949 – Lanzhou Campaign ends (Chinese Civil War) 
2004 – Battle of Najaf ends (Iraq War)

New military history research - Post Great Sioux War and the military occupation of Hawai'i



Monday, August 25, 2014

Today in military history: August 26, 2014


1071 – Battle of Manzikert (Byzantine-Seljuk wars) 
1221 - Battle of Bahr as-Saghir (Fifth Crusade)
The stained-glass window of William I (1167 - 1222), Count of Holland in the Lakenhal in Leiden created 1587-1588 by Willem Thibaut 
  
1278 – Battle of the Marchfield (Holy Roman Empire) 
1346 – Battle of Crecy (Hundred Years’ War) 
1444- Battle of Saint Jakob der Birs (Old Zurich War) 
1565 – Chaseabout raid (French wars of religion) 
1612 – Battle of Kringen (Kalmar War) 
1652 – Battle of Plymouth (First Anglo-Dutch War) (Naval) 
1782 – Battle of the Combahee River (American Revolutionary War) 
1813 – Battle of Katzbach; Battle of Dresden begins (War of the Sixth Coalition) 
1861 – Battle of Kessler’s Cross Lanes (US Civil War) 
1862 – Battle of Second Bull Run begins (US Civil War)
 1862 - Two photographers having lunch in the Bull Run area before the second battle

1877 – Second Battle of Shipka Pass ends (Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878) 
1884 – Battle of Fuzhou (also Pagoda Anchorage) ends (Sino-French War) (Naval) 
1914 – Battle of Charmes ends; Battle of Tannenberg begins; Battle of Le Cateau (WWI) 
1918 – Battle of Baku begins (Armenian-Azerbaijani War)
1918 - One of the first British Army guns to arrive in Baku is manhandled down a gangplank into the port.
 
1945 – Battle of Yinji begins; Huaiyin-Huai’an Campaign begins (Chinese Civil War) 
1966 - Battle at Omugulugwombashe (Namibian War of Independence)

New military history research - Napoleon and South African armor during WWII




Studies of the photography of the South African 6th Armored Division In Italy 1944-1945 and its connection with history by P.R. Anderson

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Today in military history: August 25, 2014


1499 – Battle of Zonchio (also Sapienza) (Ottoman-Venetian War of 1499-1503) (Naval) 
1580 - Battle of Alcantara (War of the Portuguese Succession) 
1651 – Battle of Wigan Lane (Third English Civil War) 
1758 – Battle of Zorndorf (Seven Years’ War)
 Battle between Prussian infantry and Russian Cossacks at Zorndorf 1758 - 
1862 painting oil on canvas by Emil Hunten

1782 – Battle of Trincomalee begins (American Revolutionary War) (Naval) 
1814 – (Night of 24-25) British burn the Capitol including the small library of Congress in the building (War of 1812) 
1862 – Jackson’s raid on Manassas Station begins; First Battle of Rappahannock Station ends (US Civil War)
1862 photo - Fugitive African Americans fording the Rappahannock, 
fleeing from Jackson's army.

1864 – Second Battle of Ream’s Station (US Civil War) 
1904 – Battle of Liaoyang begins (Russo-Japanese War) 
1914 – Battle of Lorraine ends (WWI) 
1920 – Battle of Warsaw ends (Polish-Soviet War) 
1941 – Britain and the Soviet Union invade Iran to protect its oil (WWII)
 Soviet troops are crossing the border with Iran. Monday, August 25, 1941.

Photo from August 25, 1941 - The Iranian warship Babr (Tiger) after being shelled by the British Navy during surprise attack on Iran, August 1941.
  
1942 – Battle of the Eastern Solomons ends (Naval); Battle of Milne Bay begins (WWII) 
1943 – Soviets take Zenkov and Akhtyrka (WWII) 
1944 – Rumania declares war on Germany; Battle of Paris ends; Canadians take Elbeuf, Americans take Avignon, France; Russians take Tartu, Estonia (WWII) 
1945 – Pingyu Campaign ends (Chinese Civil War) 
1946 – Battle of Rugao-Huangqiao begins (Chinese Civil War) 
1991 – Battle of Vukovar begins (Croatian War of Independence)