Monday, September 1, 2014

Today in military history: September 2, 2014

31 BC - Battle of Actium (Antony’s Civil War) (Naval) 
1192 – Third Crusade ends (Levant and Anatolia) 
1628 - Battle of Wolgast (Thirty Years’ War) 
1643 – Siege of Hull begins (First English Civil War) 
1644 – Battles of Lostwithiel end (First English Civil War) 
1792 – Battle of Verdun ends (French Revolutionary Wars) 
1796 – Battle of Wurzburg (French Revolutionary Wars) 
1814 – Raid on Alexandria ends (War of 1812) 
1861 – Battle of Dry Wood Creek (US Civil War) 
1862 – Battle of Mile Hill (US Civil War) 
1863 – Federals take Knoxville; Battle of Mier (US Civil War) 
1864 – Federals take Atlanta (US Civil War) 
1898 - Battle of Omdurman (Mahdist War)
 The Flight of the Khalifa after his Defeat at the Battle of Omdurman, 2nd September 1898 by Robert Talbot Kelly

Photo 1898 - Captain Adolf von Tiedemann, German Military attache and observer of the Campaign, poses in full dress uniform beside the River Nile after the Battle of Omdurman, during which Anglo Egyptian forces regained control of the city of Khartoum.
1943 – Soviets capture Lisichansk, Kommunarsk, Glushkovo and Sumy (WWII)

 Troops from 2nd Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment wait to board landing craft at Catania, Sicily, for the invasion of Italy, 2 September 1943.

1944 – Attack of the Volcano Islands ends  (Naval); Allies take Douai, St Valery and Lens; Canadians take San Giovanni, Italy (WWII) 
1945 – Japanese surrender signed on US battleship Missouri; Minh proclaims existence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (WWII) 
 Surrender of Japan, Tokyo Bay, 2 September 1945: Japanese representatives on board USS Missouri (BB-63) during the surrender ceremonies.

  Signing Japanese surrender on board USS Missouri, 2. September 1945

 Photo September 2, 1945 - General of the Army, Douglas MacArthur reads the surrender terms to the Japanese representatives on board USS MISSOURI in Tokyo Bay.

Surrender of Japan, 2 September 1945 ; carrier planes fly in formation over the U.S. and British fleets in Tokyo Bay during surrender ceremonies. USS Missouri , where the ceremonies took place, is at left. USS Detroit is in the right distance. Aircraft include TBM, F6F, SB2C and F4U types.
1946 – Dingtao Campaign begins (Chinese Civil War) 
1947 – Campaign to the North of Daqing River begins (Chinese Civil War) 
2006 – Operation MEDUSA begins; Second phase of Battle of Panjwaii begins (War in Afghanistan)

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