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 […]

Viking Invasion of England

Viking Invasion of England

THE VIKING INVASION OF ENGLAND – 793 – 1066 WHO WERE THE VIKINGS? The Vikings came from Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Their countries lacked fertile land so it was difficult to grow crops. They built ships which they used to travel from one place to another. They were skilled in fighting and mostly used sword, shield […]


Iwo Jima, Battle of, 1945

THE BATTLE OF IWO JIMA – WORLD WAR TWO 19th February 1945 – 16th March 1945 SUMMARY This was a decisive battle that resulted in the American capture of the Japanese held island of Iwo Jima —-oOo—- BACKGROUND Following the US capture of the Marshall Islands in February 1944 and the Mariana islands in the Summer, the Japanese […]

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