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VIETNAM WAR

Battle of Fire Support Base Ripcord, 1970

BATTLE OF FIRE SUPPORT BASE RIPCORD – VIETNAM WAR 12 March – 23 July 1970 SUMMARY An estimated 25,000 North Vietnamese soldiers attacked 4 battalions of the United States Army’s 101st Airborne Division in a 4 ½ month battle that ended with the U.S. abandoning Fire Support Base Ripcord. —-oOo—- BACKGROUND As part of Operation […]

BATTLE OF ASSANDUN

Farnham, Battle of, 893

THE BATTLE OF FARNHAM – VIKING INVASION unknown date, 893 SUMMARY This was a battle fought between the Wessex Saxons and the Vikings —-oOo—- BACKGROUND  Alfred had made peace with Haesten but he had broken that peace. Meanwhile one group of Vikings had made Appledore, Devon their base while another group were based in Merton, Kent. —-oOo—- LOCATION Farnham, […]

BATTLE OF EDGEHILL

Fulford, Battle of, 1066

THE BATTLE OF FULFORD – VIKING INVASION 20th September 1066 SUMMARY This was a decisive battle fought between an advancing Norwegian force led by Harald Hardrada and an English force led by Earls Morcar and Edwin. —-oOo—- BACKGROUND Harald Hardrada, King of Norway, believed that he had a legitimate claim to the English throne because […]

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