Battle of Cantigny, 1918

BATTLE OF CANTIGNY – WWI 28 May 1918 SUMMARY In the first major American battle of WWI, an estimated 4,000 United States “doughboys,” supported by French tanks, artillery, and flamethrowers took the French village of Cantigny from an unknown number of German troops.  The Americans were able to defend against German counter-attacks for the next […]

Battle of Lexington and Concord, 1775

BATTLE OF LEXINGTON AND CONCORD – AMERICAN REVOLUTION 19 APRIL 1775 SUMMARY The Battle of Lexington and Concord was the first battle of the American Revolution and included the “the shot heard round the world.”  A surprising American victory that bolstered the confidence of the American colonists. —-oOo—- BACKGROUND Following orders of Gen. Thomas Gates, […]


Siege of Carthage, 146BC

SIEGE OF CARTHAGE 146BC SUMMARY The siege of Carthage was the final blow of the Punic Wars, with Rome systematically destroying the city after a three-year siege. BACKGROUND Carthage had suffered a series of military and political defeats in the years since the Second Punic War, which left it vulnerable to attack. Sensing weakness, Rome […]


Battle of Cannae, 216BC

BATTLE OF CANNAE SUMMARY The Battle of Cannae is one of the most famous engagements of the ancient world. Hannibal had successfully crossed into Italy and decisively defeated Rome’s armies at Trebia and Lake Trasimene. Rome raised a new army and met the Carthaginian army in pitched battle. The Carthaginian army managed to surround and […]


Siege of Cicero’s Camp, 54-53BC

SIEGE OF CICERO’S CAMP – GALLIC WAR Winter 54-53BC SUMMARY The siege of Cicero’s camp was a key event in the Gallic wars, when multiple tribes came together to attempt to rid their lands of Roman invaders. The Gauls took advantage of the exhausted and thinly spread legions returning from Britain for the winter, and […]

Corbridge, Battle of, 918

Corbridge, Battle of, 918

THE BATTLE OF CORBRIDGE – VIKING INVASION unknown date in 918 SUMMARY This was a battle fought between the Vikings led by Ragnall and the combined forces of Constantine II of Scotland and Ealdred of Bamburgh —-oOo—- BACKGROUND The Viking Ragnall had previously driven Ealdred out of Bamburgh. He had allied with Constantine II of Scotland to try to […]


Cambrai, First Battle of, 1917

FIRST BATTLE OF CAMBRAI – WORLD WAR ONE 20th November – 3rd December 1917 SUMMARY This battle was an inconclusive battle that is noted for being the first to use tanks en masse. —-oOo—- BACKGROUND The British army were keen to try out a masse tank attack on German lines believing that the new weapon […]

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