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Battle of Ia Drang

Battle of Ia Drang, 1965

BATTLE OF IA DRANG – VIETNAM WAR 14 November – 18 November 1965 SUMMARY In the first true battle of the Vietnam War, an estimated 2,500 North Vietnamese soldiers were met by about 1,000 United States Army cavalry troops being transported into battle for the first time by helicopter.  After a nearly week-long battle, both […]

Val es Dunes

Val es Dunes, Battle of 1047

THE BATTLE OF VAL ES DUNES 10th August 1047 SUMMARY This was a decisive battle fought between the combined forces of William Duke of Normandy and Henry I of France against Guy of Burgundy. —-oOo—- BACKGROUND William, the bastard son of Robert Duke of Normandy, had inherited his father’s title.  Guy of Burgundy, one of William’s kinsmen, felt […]

THE BATTLE OF DUNSINANE

Dunsinane, Battle of, 1054

THE BATTLE OF DUNSINANE 27th July 1054 SUMMARY This was a decisive battle fought between the forces of Malcolm Canmore and Macbeth —-oOo—- BACKGROUND Macbeth had taken the throne from King Duncan in 1040. Duncan’s son was aged 9 years at the time and sought refuge with his uncle Siward, Earl of Northumberland. —-oOo—- LOCATION […]

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