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TET OFFENSIVE

Tet Offensive, 1968

TET OFFENSIVE – VIETNAM WAR 30 January – 23 September 1968 SUMMARY Between 323,000 – 595,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces attacked more than 100 cities, villages and military installations in South Vietnam as part of the Tet Offensive (so named because it occurred during the lunar New Year known as “Tet”).  More than […]

BATTLE OF TRENTON

Battle of Trenton, 1776

BATTLE OF TRENTON – AMERICAN REVOLUTION 26 DECEMBER 1776 SUMMARY Washington crosses the Delaware River with 2,400 troops to surprise attack 3 regiments of Hessians and an unit of British Light Dragoons in the pre-dawn hours of Christmas night in Trenton, New Jersey.                         […]

THE BATTLE OF LAKE TRASIMENE

Battle of Lake Trasimene, 217BC

THE BATTLE OF LAKE TRASIMENE 217BC SUMMARY The Battle of Lake Trasimene was a brutally successful ambush, with Hannibal’s forces all but annihilating 30,000 Romans in a matter of hours. The battle caused the Romans to have a new respect for Hannibal’s strength and military prowess, and caused them to avoid direct engagements in the […]

THE BATTLE OF TUNIS

The Battle of Tunis, 255BC

THE BATTLE OF TUNIS 255BC SUMMARY After a series of victories in Sicily, Rome began a campaign to attack Carthage directly. Carthage raised a large mercenary force in response, and successfully repelled the Romans from Africa. BACKGROUND Rome had invaded Africa the previous year, and Carthage itself was under threat. Carthage quickly raised a powerful […]

THE BATTLE OF THE STANDARD

The Standard, Battle of 1138

THE BATTLE OF THE STANDARD – THE ANARCHY 22nd August 1138 SUMMARY This was a battle fought between David I of Scotland and an English army raised by Archbishop Thurstan of York. The battle was named because the English fought round a wagon bearing the banners of the northern saints. —-oOo—- BACKGROUND After the death of Henry […]

THE BATTLE OF TETTENHALL

Tettenhall, Battle of, 910

THE BATTLE OF TETTENHALL (WEDNESFIELD) – VIKING INVASION 5th August 910 SUMMARY This was a battle fought between the combined forces of Wessex and Mercia against the Northumbrian Vikings —-oOo—- BACKGROUND The Vikings had managed to take over Northumbria and ruled it under Danelaw. The Anglo Saxons had made a number of raids into Northumbria and had succeeded […]

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