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Battle of Rio Grande

The Battle of Rio Grande was a small military engagement that took place on 10 September 1879, during the War of the Pacific. A picket of Chilean soldiers and a Bolivian montonera clashed in Rio Grande, around San Pedro de Atacama. Bolivians are ...

List of Canadian military victories

The following are battle victories by Canadians in different wars. According to the below list, Canadian victories are French victories prior to the British Conquest of Quebec. Prior to this conquest, any victories by the British in Nova Scotia a ...

Battle of Beijing

Battle of Beijing may refer to multiple battles fought in what is now Beijing: 1928, during the Second Chinese Revolutionary War, part of the Chinese Civil War. 1922, during the First Zhili–Fengtian War. Battle of Gaoliang River 979, between the ...

Battle of Adwa (1871)

The battle of Adwa, also called the battle of the Assem, Asem, Asam, or Assam river, was fought in 1871 between the forces of Kassa Mercha of Tigray and Emperor Tekle Giyorgis II. It resulted in Victory for Kassa, allowing him to eventually becom ...

Battle of Azule

The Battle of Azule was fought between the forces of Ras Darge Sahle Selassie and a force of Arsi Oromo. The battle was a Shewan victory. In the months following this victory, Darge subdued the peoples of Arsi territory, but did not move to annex ...

Prehistoric Irish battles

This is a list of battles recorded in the Annals of the Four Masters, written in the 17th century, as taking place in prehistoric Ireland. Many of the battles listed are purely mythological, and none are historically reliable. Other Irish annalis ...

Battle of Bassignana

The Battle of Bassignana may refer to any of the following battles. Battle of Bassignana 1799, during the French Revolutionary Wars. Battle of Bassignano 1745, during the War of the Austrian Succession.

Battle of Almolonga

The Battle of Almolonga was a military action during the First Mexican Empire on January 13, 1823 in the town of Almolonga, between the hills of Teposteyo and Ahuacopexco, in the state of Guerrero during the revolution in favor of the Veracruz Pl ...

Battle of Zacatecas (1835)

The Battle of Zacatecas in 1835 took place on 11 May 1835 in the immediate vicinity of the capital city in the state of Zacatecas, Mexico, between elements of the federal army under the command of Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna and elements of ...

Battle of Bobruysk (1918)

The Battle of Bobrujsk took place between February 2 – March 11, 1918. Units of the Polish I Corps in Russia, commanded by General Jozef Dowbor-Musnicki, fought with the Red Army over the control of the city of Babruysk, located in eastern Belaru ...

Battle of Hodow

The Battle of Hodow was a battle between the Kingdom of Poland and Crimean Khanate forces, fought in June 1694 in the Ruthenian Voivodeship of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland, near the village of Hodow. Often it is called the Polish Thermopyla ...

Polish Thermopylae

The Polish Thermopylae is a name used to refer to several battles in Polish history. The Polish Thermopylae is a reference to the Battle of Thermopylae, where a Spartan force chose to fight to the death while vastly outnumbered.

Battle of Sandomierz

On March 20, 1656, Charles X Gustav with his army of 8.000 men was trapped between the rivers San and Vistula, chased by a Polish-Lithuanian army of about 10.000 men. On the western side of Vistula was the town and castle of Sandomierz, which had ...

Battle of Surkonty

The Battle of Surkonty took place on 21 August 1944. It is regarded as the first clash between Polish Home Army and regular forces of the Red Army, supported by the NKVD. It occurred in forests near the village of Surkonty, 20 kilometres northeas ...

Battle of Alcolea (1868)

The Battle of Alcolea took place on 28 September 1868, over a bridge above Guadalquivir river in the town of Alcolea, Cordoba, Spain. In this battle, revolutionary forces led by General Francisco Serrano y Dominguez defeated Queen Isabella II of ...

Battle of San Rafael

The Battle of San Rafael fought between Filipino revolutionaries under the leadership of Anacleto" Matanglawin” Enriquez against the Spanish army headed by Commandant Lopez Arteaga. On their way from the town of Paombong, Bulacan to the mountain ...

Raid on Paombong

The Raid on Paombong was organized and executed on September 3, 1897, between the Philippine revolutionaries led by Captain Gregorio del Pilar on a blitzkrieg attack on the Spanish church and convent in the municipality of Paombong.

Battle of San Jose de Buenavista

The Battle of Antique was fought in Antique province, between the forces of Spanish colonial government and the Antiqueño Katipuneros led by the Visayan General Leandro Fullon. The Katipuneros decisively won the battle.

Nagarcoil Forward Defence Line

The Nagarcoil Forward Defence Line was an Army Forward Defence Line that separated Sri Lankan Army and LTTE militia in Northeastern Kilinochchi - Southeastern Jaffna border. The unique topography of the area was believed to make it virtually impo ...

Capture of Novgorod (1611)

The Capture of Novgorod by the Swedes was an event of the Time of Troubles, which entailed the Swedish occupation of Novgorod from July 1611 until its return to the Russian Kingdom in the Treaty of Stolbovo in 1617.

Battle of Hova

The Battle of Hova was fought in Hova, Sweden on 14 June 1275 between peasants commanded by King Valdemar of Sweden and Danish cavalry commanded by Duke Magnus and his brother Erik. The result was that Valdemar had to flee to Norway and Magnus be ...

Treason of Novara

The so-called Treason of Novara was an incident which took place in 1500 in the context of the involvement of the Old Swiss Confederacy in the Italian Wars. It was an early instance of Swiss mercenaries finding themselves on both sides of a conflict.

Battle of Bach Dằng

There have been three Battles of Bach Dằng recorded in the history of Vietnam: Battle of Bach Dằng 981 between the Vietnamese army commanded by Lê Hoàn and troops of the Song Dynasty. Battle of Bach Dằng 938 between the Vietnamese commanded by Ng ...

Assessment of the Battle of Long Tan

The Battle of Long Tan took place on 18 August 1966 in Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam during the Vietnam War between Viet Cong and North Vietnamese units from the Viet Cong 275th Regiment, possibly reinforced by at least one North Vietnamese b ...

Waziristan campaign (1936–1939)

The Waziristan campaign 1936–1939 comprised a number of operations conducted in Waziristan by British and Indian forces against the fiercely independent tribesmen that inhabited this region. These operations were conducted in 1936–1939, when oper ...

Operation Senior Surprise

Operation Senior Surprise, also known as Secret Squirrel, was a long range B-52G Stratofortress cruise missile strike against Iraqi targets that initiated the bombing campaign during the Gulf War in 1991. But was given the unofficial nickname Ope ...

Australian contribution to UNTAC in Cambodia 1992–93

The United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia was a peacekeeping mission established in the early 1990s following the civil war which broke out in Cambodia after the collapse of the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979. The Australian government ha ...

Operation Gateway

Commencing in 1980, the operation formed part of Australias contribution to Western surveillance operations during the Cold War. It included the use of P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft and naval vessels which conducted missions in the Indian Oc ...

Operation Habitat

The 1991 uprisings in Iraq were a series of anti-governmental intifada in Southern and Northern Iraq during the aftermath of the Gulf War in March–April 1991. On 16 May 1991, 75 Australian Defence Force personnel were deployed to Kurdistan, north ...

Operation Paladin

Operation Paladin is Australias contribution to the UN Truce Supervision Organisation that was established in 1948 to supervise the truce agreed at the conclusion of the first Arab/Israeli War. With the participation of Israel, Syria, Lebanon and ...

Operation Queensland Flood Assist

Operation Queensland Flood Assist is a complex, multi-Service activity by the Australian Defence Force as a contribution to the response to the 2010–2011 Queensland floods. Coordinated to aid civilian emergency response efforts, at Federal inter- ...

Operation Ramp

Operation Ramp was the name given to an Australian Defence Force operation to support the evacuation of over 5.300 Australians and over 1.300 foreign nationals from the Lebanese ports of Beirut and Tyre during the 2006 Lebanon War. The evacuation ...

Operation Solace

Operation Solace was the Australian Defence Forces main contribution to the Unified Task Force which was a United States led, United Nations sanctioned, multinational force which operated in the Republic of Somalia from 9 December 1992 to 4 May 1 ...

Operation Megaphone

Operation Megaphone was the Canadian naval operation to board a Vincentian-flagged, American-owned merchant ship in the Atlantic, in order to recover 3 million worth of military material being transported back to Canada at the conclusion of opera ...

Operation Headstrong

Operation Headstrong involved the training of Afghan commandos in a grouping called the Afghan Special Narcotics Force by British special forces, including the Special Air Service, to seek out and destroy drug laboratories and to confiscate drug ...

Operation Helvetic

Operation Helvetic is the operational name for the British Armed Forces residual operation in Northern Ireland from July 2007 to the present day. It was the successor operation to Operation Banner after the end of The Troubles. It consists primar ...

Africa Partnership Station

Africa Partnership Station is an international initiative developed by United States Naval Forces Europe-Africa, which works cooperatively with U.S. and international partners to improve maritime safety and security in Africa as part of US Africa ...

Operation Coronet Nighthawk

Operation Coronet Nighthawk was one of many operations that took place in the early 1990s to stop the drugs coming into the United States from Central and South America. The idea of the operation was to have a rotational deployment operation to i ...

Operation Handclasp

Operation Handclasp was a 1958 joint Air Force-Navy operation conducted with the U.S. Navys U.S. 7th Fleet to demonstrate military weapons for Asian political and military leaders.

Project Handclasp

Project Handclasp is a humanitarian program of the United States Navy, started in 1962, that distributes materials and medical help. It serves as a public relations program for U.S. Navy personnel in foreign countries and more broadly as a counte ...

Noble Resolve

Noble Resolve is a United States Joint Forces Command experimentation campaign plan to enhance homeland defense and improve military support to civil authorities in advance of and following natural and man-made disasters. Noble resolve campaign: ...

Operations Sandy and Pushover

Operation Sandy was the codename for the post-World War II launch of a captured V-2 rocket from the deck of the United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Midway on September 6, 1947. It marked the first launch of a large rocket, and the only time f ...

Attacks on Australia during World War II

Due to Australias geographic position there were relatively few attacks on continental Australia during World War II. Axis surface raiders and submarines periodically attacked shipping in Australian costal waters from 1940 to early 1945 and Japan ...

European Union Training Mission in Somalia

The European Union Training Mission Somalia is a training operation for the Somali Armed Forces conducted by military officials from European Union states.

Border guards of the inner German border

The border guards of the inner German border comprised tens of thousands of military, paramilitary and civilian personnel from both East and West Germany, as well as from the United Kingdom, the United States and initially the Soviet Union.

Boseckendorf

Boseckendorf is a village in the Teistungen municipality in the district of Eichsfeld in Germany. It became famous during the Cold War for two mass escapes in 1961 and 1963 involving a total of 65 inhabitants – a quarter of the villages populatio ...

Crossing the inner German border during the Cold War

Crossing the inner German border remained possible throughout the Cold War, it was never entirely sealed in the fashion of the border between the two Koreas, though there were severe restrictions on the movement of East German citizens. The post- ...

Development of the inner German border

The development of the inner German border took place in a number of stages between 1945 and the mid-1980s. After its establishment in 1945 as the dividing line between the Western and Soviet occupation zones of Germany, in 1949 the inner German ...

Fortifications of the inner German border

The fortifications of the inner German border comprised a complex system of interlocking fortifications and security zones 1.381 kilometres long and several kilometres deep, running from the Baltic Sea to Czechoslovakia. The outer fences and wall ...

Gefell

It is situated 16 km south of Schleiz, and 14 km northwest of Hof. It is where the Berlin professional audio company Georg Neumann GmbH relocated during World War II. During the time of the GDR, Gefell was in East Germany and private companies we ...