Twentieth-Century Battles

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  1. Battle for Malaya
    The defeat of 90,000 Commonwealth soldiers by 50,000 Japanese soldiers made the Battle for Malaya during World War II an important encounter for both political and military reasons. British military prestige was shattered, fanning... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2019
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  2. Scratch One Flattop
    By the beginning of May 1942, five months after the Pearl Harbor attack, the US Navy was ready to challenge the Japanese moves in the South Pacific. When the Japanese sent troops to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, the Americans... Learn More
    Published: 14th May 2019
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  3. The Generals’ War
    The Generals' War is a landmark exploration of the generalship that shaped the very framework of modern warfare as we know it today and provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis on the senior commanders of the Great War.... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2018
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  4. The Battle for North Africa
    In the early years of World War II, Germany shocked the world with a devastating blitzkrieg, rapidly conquered most of Europe, and pushed into North Africa. As the Allies scrambled to counter the Axis armies, the British Eighth... Learn More
    Published: 22nd September 2017
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  5. Written in Blood
    Bloodier than Verdun, the battles for Fortress Przemyl were pivotal to victory on the Eastern Front during the early years of World War I. Control of the fortress changed hands three times during the fall of 1914. In 1915, the... Learn More
    Published: 16th August 2016
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  6. New Georgia
    In 1942, the Solomon Islands formed the stepping stones toward Rabaul, the main base of Japanese operations in the South Pacific, and the Allies primary objective. The stunning defeat of Japanese forces at the Naval Battle of... Learn More
    Published: 15th February 2016
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  7. The Battle of An Loc
    With the knowledge born of firsthand experience, James H. Willbanks tells the story of the 60-day siege of An Loc. In 1972, late in the Vietnam War, a small group of South Vietnamese held off three North Vietnamese divisions and... Learn More
    Published: 27th August 2015
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  8. Where Chiang Kai-shek Lost China
    The civil war in China that ended in the 1949 victory of Mao Zedong’s Communist forces was a major blow to US interests in the Far East and led to heated recriminations about how China was "lost." Despite their significance,... Learn More
    Published: 10th August 2015
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  9. The Siege of Kut-al-Amara
    Kut-al-Amara was the site of one of the longest sieges ever endured by British forces. On December 3, 1915, the 6th Indian Division under Charles Townshend sought refuge from pursuing Turkish forces inside the walled town. With... Learn More
    Published: 16th September 2014
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  10. China's Battle for Korea
    Between November 1950 and the end of fighting in June 1953, China launched six major offensives against UN forces in Korea. The most important of these began on April 22, 1951, and was the largest Communist military operation... Learn More
    Published: 28th May 2014
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  11. Battle of Dogger Bank
    On January 24, 1915, a German naval force commanded by Admiral Franz von Hipper conducted a raid on British fishing fleets in the area of the Dogger Banks. The force was engaged by a British force, which had been alerted by a... Learn More
    Published: 10th March 2014
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  12. Prelude to Blitzkrieg
    In contrast to the trench-war deadlock on the Western Front, combat in Romania and Transylvania in 1916 foreshadowed the lightning warfare of WWII. When Romania joined the Allies and invaded Transylvania without warning, the Germans... Learn More
    Published: 23rd October 2013
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  13. The Battle for Manchuria and the Fate of China
    In the spring of 1946, Communists and Nationalist Chinese were battled for control of Manchuria and supremacy in the civil war. The Nationalist attack on Siping ended with a Communist withdrawal, but further pursuit was halted... Learn More
    Published: 18th March 2013
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  14. The Imjin and Kapyong Battles, Korea, 1951
    The sacrifice of the "Glorious Glosters" in defense of the Imjin River line and the hilltop fights of Australian and Canadian battalions in the Kapyong Valley have achieved greater renown in those nations than any other military... Learn More
    Published: 12th March 2013
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  15. In Passage Perilous
    By mid-1942 the Allies were losing the Mediterranean war: Malta was isolated and its civilian population faced starvation. In June 1942 the British Royal Navy made a stupendous effort to break the Axis stranglehold. The British... Learn More
    Published: 5th November 2012
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  16. Balkan Breakthrough
    With the transfer of German units to the western front in the spring of 1918, the position of the Central Powers on the Macedonian front worsened. Materiel became scarce and morale among the Bulgarian forces deteriorated. The... Learn More
    Published: 3rd May 2010
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