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The Battle of Waterloo 18 June 1815

Originally posted on War and Security:
Napoleon defeated Prince Gerbhard von Blücher’s Prussian army at Ligny on 16 June 1815, forcing it to retreat to Wavre. The battle of Quatre Bras between the French and the Duke of Wellington’s Allied army on the same day was a draw. Napoleon intended to outflank them the next…

D-Day

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
D-Day from Dixon Announcement (By The Associated Press) A dramatic 10-second interval preceded the official announcement today that the invasion had begun. Over a trans-Atlantic radio-telephone hookup direct from supreme headquarters, allied expeditionary force, to all major press services, and broadcasting networks in the United States came the voice of…

Amateur historian uncovers additonal 3,000 Civil War dead

Originally posted on The Cotton Boll Conspiracy:
Historians in recent years have revised the number of dead connected to the American Civil War significantly upward, from 620,000 to as many as 850,000. That increase is based in part on the work of J. David Hacker of Binghamton University SUNY, who used demographic methods and sophisticated…

The Battle of Lake Champlain 11 September 1814

Originally posted on War and Security:
The American victory at the Battle of Lake Champlain, sometimes called the Battle of Plattsburg, on 11 September 1814 was the most decisive naval victory of the War of 1812. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Champlain#mediaviewer/File:Champlainmap.svg In September 1814 11,000 British and Canadian troops under Lieutenant General Sir George Prevost invaded New York…

The Capture of the USS President 15 January 1815

Originally posted on War and Security:
The United Kingdom and United States of America agreed terms to end the War of 1812 on 24 December 1814. They were ratified by the UK government three days later, but the slow speed of communications from Europe to America meant that fighting continued until well into February. The…

2014 in reviews

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 46,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 17 sold-out performances for that many […]

I’ll be home for Christmas . . .

Originally posted on The Casemate Blog:
We at Casemate wish everyone the nicest holiday season. People are reconnecting with family now, taking long-overdue days off, and in general seeking to regenerate in pleasant circumstances for the next year to come. While we all take a brief respite, nevertheless, a particular song has been going on…

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