Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Today in military history: August 14, 2014

1040 - Battle of Torfness; Battle of Elgin (Scotland) 
1119 - Battle of Hab (Crusades) 
1224 – Siege of Bedford Castle ends (England) 
1281 – Destruction of the Mongol Fleet by a typhoon (also Divine Wind, kamikaze) (Second Mongol Invasion of Japan) (Naval)
 Armor of the Kono Michiari
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1352 - Battle of Mauron (Hundred Years’ War) 
1385 – Battle of Aljubarrota (Portuguese Crisis of 1383-1385) 
1431 – Battle of Tauss (Hussite Wars) 
1598 – Battle of the Yellow Ford (Nine Years’ War) 
1678 – Battle of Saint-Denis (also Mons) begins (Franco-Dutch War) 
1756 – Battle of Fort Oswego ends (French and Indian War) 
1777 – Battle of Machias ends (American Revolutionary War) (partly Naval) 
1808 – First Siege of Zaragoza ends (Peninsular War) 
1842 – Second Seminole War ends
 Osceola of Florida, Drawn on Stone by Geo. Catlin, from his Original Portrait
1844 – Battle of Isly (First Franco-Moroccan War) 
1864 – Battle of Dalton begins (US Civil War) 
1900 – Battle of Peking begins (Boxer Rebellion) 
1904 – Battle of the Korean Strait (also the Japanese Sea) (Russo-Japanese War) (Naval) 
1912 - US occupies Nicaragua (Mena’s rebellion) 
1914 – Battle of Lorraine begins (WWI) 
1920 – Battle of Nasielsk begins (Polish-Bolshevik War) 
1936 – Battle of Badajoz (Spanish Civil War) 
1943 – Allies take Randazzo, Sicily (WWII)
HM King George VI on a tour of inspection of HMS MALAYA during a visit to the Home Fleet at Scapa Flow, 13 August 1943.
HM King George VI making a tour of inspection on board HMS MALAYA during a 
visit to the Home Fleet at Scapa Flow. He is just about to pass a 20 mm Oerlikon 
anti aircraft gun manned by Royal Marines. In the background can be seen 
one of MALAYA's twin 4 inch anti-aircraft guns, a crane and the former 
aircraft hangar now used for stowage and flexible use.

1945 – Japanese officers attempt to steal Emperor’s surrender recording (WWII) 
1946 – Datong-Puzhou Campaign begins (Chinese Civil War) 
1969 – Battle of the Bogside ends (Troubles in Ireland) 
1973 – Second Operation Arc Light and Operation Freedom Deal end (Vietnam War) (Air) 
2006 – Battle of Ayta ash-Sha’b ends; Operation Change of Direction ends (2006 Lebanon War)

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