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Today in Military History

August 26



1071:

Battle of Manzikert: The Seljuk Turks defeat the Byzantine Empire at Manzikert.


1346:

Hundred Years' War: The military supremacy of the English longbow over the French combination of crossbow and armoured knights was established at the Battle of Crécy.


1429:

Joan of Arc enters Paris.


1862:

U.S. Civil War: The Second Battle of Bull Run begins.


1914:

Germany defeats Russia in Battle of Tannenberg.


1914:

The British Expeditionary Force briefly checked the German advance at Le Cateau.


1918:

SCARPE, 1918, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 30 Aug 18)


1918:

The first battle of ARRAS, 1918, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 3 Sept 18)


1918:

VC won by Lt Charles Smith Rutherford, 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion, CEF, Monchy-le-Preux, France


1957:

The Soviet Union tests an ICBM.


55BC:

Julius Caesar invades Britain.




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