Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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)

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