Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Today in military history: August 7, 2014

1479 – Battle of Guinegate (France) 
1627 – Battle of Dirschau (Polish-Swedish War of 1626-1629) 
1714 – Battle of Gangut (Great Northern War) (Naval)
 Battle at Gangout. Engraving by A. Zubov. Ink on paper, 1715

Plaque of a series of relief plaques «The Salute of Russia's Victory (at Gangut)». Porcelain. Conceived of the five plaques. Not finished. Author Bystrushkin B.D.
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Photo author: Soli1705
1795 – Battle of Muizenberg (French Revolutionary Wars) 
1796 – Battle of Forchheim (French Revolutionary Wars) 
1806 – Massacre of Lauria begins (Italy) 
1819 - Battle of Boyaca (Venezuelan War of Independence) 
1822 - Battle of Dervenakia begins (Greek War of Independence) 
1861 – Confederates burn Hampton down (US Civil War) 
1862 – Battle of Trenton (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of Utoy Creek ends (US Civil War) 
1914 – Battle of Mulhausen begins (WWI) 
1915 – Battle of Chunuk Bair begins; Battle of the Nek (WWI) 
1916 – Battle of Pozieres ends (WWI) 
1941 – Soviet air raid on Berlin (WWII) (Air) 
1942 – Guadalcanal Campaign (Operation Watchtower) begins; British Army creates the Palestine Regiment made up of separate Jewish and Arab battalions (WWII) 
1943 – Battle of Vela Gulf ends (Naval); British capture Adrana, Sicily (WWII) 
1944 – Germans take Mortain; Soviets take Sambor (WWII) 
1945 – Air raids on Yahata, Tokyo and Kukuyama (Air) (WWII)  
1950 – Battle of Chinju begins (Korean War); Wanshan Archipelago Campaign ends (Chinese Civil War) 
1970 - War of Attrition ends (Arab-Israeli conflict)
 1967 photo - Egyptian IL-28 strikes IDF in Sinai during the War of Attrition.

 1968 photo - Egyptian Soldiers during the War of Attrition
1995 – Operation Storm ends (Bosnian War)

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