Battles

Russian Civil War

Russian Civil War | Casualties, Causes, Combatants, & Outcome

Date: 12 January 1918[4] — 20 May 1925 (7 years, 4 months, 1 week, and 1 day) Location: Former Russian Empire Result: Bolshevik victory: (Allied withdrawal, Defeat and collapse of the Russian White Movement).   Russian Civil War and Communism (1918–21) In 1918, America invaded Russia. 5,000 American troops landed at Arkhangelsk, in northern Russia, …

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Anglo-Zanzibar War

Anglo-Zanzibar War: The Shortest War in History

Anglo-Zanzibar War: British-Zanzibar history [1896] Date: 09:00–09:37 EAT (06:00–06:37UTC), 27 August 1896 (38 minutes) Location: Zanzibar Town, Zanzibar Sultanate Result: British victory Anglo-Zanzibar War: This is, perhaps, a stereotypical scene of a pre-modern era war. Cannons firing, men charging into battle, horses wildly flailing their legs… all of these are what you probably think of …

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D-Day

D-Day – Normandy Invasion, Facts, and Significance

D-Day Normandy Landing D-Day the Wehrmacht high command had long expected the Allied invasion of Western Europe. Nonetheless, the landing in Normandy managed to surprise the German commanders and proved to be a turning point in World War II. References to D-Day focus on that particular day. However, it was a part of a larger …

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Operation Barbarossa

Operation Barbarossa | History, Summary, Combatants, & Facts

Date: 22 June – 5 December 1941 (5 months, 1 week, and 6 days) Location: Central Europe, (Northeast Europe), Eastern Europe Context: World War II Participants: Germany, Red Army, Soviet Union Nazi Germany Invades Soviet Union Nazi Germany launched Operation Barbarossa – the invasion of the Soviet Union – nearly two years after the start …

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