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Normandy Landings, June 6, 1944

Normandy Landings

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab The initial British–Canadian–American Normandy landings (Operation Neptune, the first stage of Operation Overlord), aimed “to secure a lodgement on the continent from which further offensive operations can be developed”. Many preconditions had

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Gustav-Cassino Line, Nov 1943 – May 1944

Gustav-Cassino Line

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab The Gustav-Cassino Line was a German defensive position constructed in late 1943 across Italy.  From Gaeta, south of Rome, through Cassino, the Apennine Mountains and stretched onto the Sangro estuary on the eastern coast. It took

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Solomon Islands Campaign, August 7, 1942 – December 25, 1943

Solomon Islands Campaign

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab The Solomon Islands Campaign By April 1942, the Japanese line extended from the Burma–India border, east to the Philippines, New Britain and the Solomon Islands. Air and naval bases at Bougainville and

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Battle of Manila Bay, May 1, 1898

Manila Bay

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab The Battle of Manila Bay took place on May 1, 1898, during the Spanish–American War. The engagement was one of the most decisive naval battles in history. It marked the end of the

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The Battle of Gettysburg, 1–3 July 1863

Gettysburg

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab On 30 June, Meade advised MGen John Reynolds that it seemed Lee would concentrate his forces near the small town of Gettysburg. Reynolds thus sent BGen John Buford and two cavalry brigades

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