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23 Important Battles In History

Battle of Hastings 1066 East Sussex, England England v. Normandy in the Norman Conquest; Normans won
Battle of Agincourt 1415 Agincourt, France England v. France in the Hundred Years’ War; England won
Battle of Orléans 1428–29 Orléans, France England v. France in the Hundred Years War; France won
Battle of Bunker Hill 1775 Massachusetts, U.S. Britain v. Massachusetts in the American Revolution; Britain won
Battle of Trafalgar 1805 Cape Trafalgar, Spain England v. France and Spain in the Napoleonic Wars; England won
Battle of Waterloo 1815 Waterloo, Belgium France v. Britain, Prussia, the Netherlands, and some German states in the Napoleonic Wars; French defeat
Battle of the Alamo 1836 Texas, U.S. Mexican Army v. Texas settlers in the Texas Revolution; Mexico won
Battle of Gettysburg 1863 Pennsylvania, U.S. Union Army v. Confederates in Civil War; Union won
Battle of Little Bighorn 1876 Montana, U.S. 7th Cavalry U.S. Army v. Cheyenne and Lakota in Indian Wars; U.S. Army defeat
Battle of Wounded Knee 1890 South Dakota, U.S. Sioux v. U.S. Army in Sioux Wars; U.S. won
Battle of San Juan Hill 1898 Santiago, Cuba U.S. and Cuba v. Spain in the Spanish-American War; Spanish defeat
Battle of Flanders 1914 Ypres, Belgium Germany v. France and England; German defeat 
Battle of Gallipoli 1915–16 Gallipoli Peninsula, Ottoman Empire v. U.K. Turkey and France; Ottomans won
Battle of the Somme 1916 Picardy, France Germany v. U.K. and France in World War I; no clear winner
Battle of Verdun 1916 Verdun, France Germany v. France in World War I; France won
Battle of Dunkirk 1940 Dunkirk, France Germany v. U.K., France, and Belgium in World War II; Germany won
Battle of Britain 1940–41 airspace above Britain v. Germany in England World War II; Britain won
Battle of Midway 1942 Midway, Pacific U.S. v. Japan in World War II; U.S. won
Battle of Stalingrad 1942–43 Stalingrad, Russia Germans and Axis v. Soviet Union; Soviets won
Battle of Normandy 1944 Normandy, France Germany v. U.S., Canada, (D-Day) and Britain in World War II; German defeat
Battle of the Bulge 1944–45 Ardennes, Belgium Germany v. England and U.S. in World War II; German defeat
Battle of Dien Bien Phu 1954 Dien Bien Phu, France v. Viet Minh Vietnam in First Indochina War; French defeat
Tet Offensive 1968 South Vietnam South Vietnam, U.S., and allies v. North Vietnam; North Vietnamese defeat

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