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Favourite Historic Battles!
« on: May 25, 2014, 06:00:14 am »
Come here and list your favourite historic battles, name however many you please and why they are your favourite!

My personal Favourites:

PRE-1900
Siege of Badajoz
Waterloo
Gettysburg
Rorke's Drift

WW1
Beaumont Hamel (Somme)
Vimy Ridge
Ypres

WW2
Battle of Britian
Normandy Landings





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Re: Favourite Historic Battles!
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2014, 03:11:37 am »
Ancient World:
Cannae- cuz one of the most important battles in military history

Pharsalus- take it up the ass Pompey

Alesia- take it up the ass Gauls

Napoleonic:
Waterloo- no explanation needed

Borodino- ruskies die

Austerlitz-Austrians die

American Civil War:
Antietam- cause bloodiest day in American military history.

Gettysburg- cause 20th Maine and Pickett's Charge

World War I
Verdun- French :3

Gallipoli- dead Aussies :,(

World War II
Stalingrad- Hurrah, comrades!



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Re: Favourite Historic Battles!
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2014, 01:55:49 pm »
Probably Trafalgar, Waterloo or the Battle of Arnhem (Operation Market Garden)
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Re: Favourite Historic Battles!
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2014, 08:03:00 pm »
What I find very interesting about the Battle of Leipzig a.k.a. Völkerschlacht bei Leipzig (Battle of Nations at Leipzig) between France and a coalition of Prussia, Russia, Austria and Sweden is that Jean Bernadotte, a former marshal under Napoleon, now fought on the side of the coalition with the Swedish forces that he lead himself. He was the newly elected heir presumptive of the sickly King of Sweden (Bernadotte, an early proponent of the French Revolution, allegedly had "mort aux rois!", literally "death to kings!" tattooed across his chest, which I find very ironic).

Another interesting event that occured during this battle was the defection of over 5000 Saxon and Württembergian troops that originally fought on the French side. Saxony and Württemberg both were part of the Confederation of the Rhine and became Kingdoms following the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806. After the Battle of Leipzig, many member states of the Confederation of the Rhine joined the coalition against Napoleon until the Confederation was finally dissolved by the coalition in November 1813, making the member states independent.

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Re: Favourite Historic Battles!
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2014, 09:10:49 pm »
The Battle of Karánsebes. No explanations needed.

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Re: Favourite Historic Battles!
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2014, 09:13:55 pm »
The Battle of Karánsebes. No explanations needed.
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Re: Favourite Historic Battles!
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2014, 09:37:35 am »
The World war 1 trenches or waterloo

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Re: Favourite Historic Battles!
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2014, 07:08:52 am »
Pavia (1525), Mohacs (1526), and Vienna (1683) are the first three that come to mind for me.

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Re: Favourite Historic Battles!
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2014, 08:11:53 am »
Ancient
  • Battle of Gaugamela
  • Battle of the Hydaspes
Napoleonic
  • Battle of Lodi
  • Battle of Leipzig
  • Battle of Waterloo
American Civil War
  • Battle of Gettysburg
  • First Battle of Manassas
World War I
  • Meuse-Argonne Offensive – Lost Battalion
  • Battle of Verdun
World War II
  • Battle of Warsaw (1939)
  • Battle of France (1940)
  • Battle of Leningrad
  • Battle of Stalingrad
  • Battle of Kursk
  • Battle of Caen
  • Operation Market Garden
  • D-Day
  • Battle of the Bulge
  • Battle of Berlin (1945)
  • Battle of Okinawa
  • Battle of Guadalcanal
  • Battle of Seelow Heights
  • Battle of Athens
  • Battle of Tobruk
  • First & Second Battle of El Alamein
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Re: Favourite Historic Battles!
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2014, 09:13:38 pm »
Battle of Karánsebes  :'(
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Re: Favourite Historic Battles!
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2014, 12:24:28 am »
Battle of Karánsebes  :'(
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Re: Favourite Historic Battles!
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2014, 09:53:31 pm »
My favourite napoleonic battles are battle of Siikajoki and battle of Oravainen.

My favourite WW2 battle is battle of Raattentie.

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Re: Favourite Historic Battles!
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2014, 12:08:44 am »
The World war 1 trenches

so your favorite battles is all of WWI?  ???

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Re: Favourite Historic Battles!
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2014, 01:31:12 am »
The World war 1 trenches

so your favorite battles is all of WWI?  ???
Well WWI is all one big battle.
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Re: Favourite Historic Battles!
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2014, 01:49:02 am »
The World war 1 trenches

so your favorite battles is all of WWI?  ???
Well WWI is all one big battle.

in that sense every war is one big battle :P they had different fronts, the western front and the eastern front, the Dardanelles etc