On this day in military history

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  1. I thought this could be an interesting idea for a new thread. So please feel free to contribute.

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    70 years ago today Poland was invaded by German forces, an act which began the Second World War.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Poland_(1939)
     
  2. 1864 Confederate troops abandoned Atlanta in the face of continuing attacks by federals under General W.S. Sherman.

    1870 Prussian forces defeated the French at the Battle of Sedan in Northeastern France, bringing about the downfall of Napoleon III and the end of the Second Empire (Franco-Prussian War).

    This Day in Military History
     
  3. Come the August bank holiday the Germans all made for the Black Sea coast. A typical traffic jam on the Brest-Litovsk bypass...

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    Rodney2q
     
  4. Poor bloody Poland, only a couple of weeks to go and they`ve got to put up with the mongol hordes invading from the east as well. :evil:
     
  5. The 2nd of September:

    The formal Japanese instrument of surrender was signed aboard the USS Missouri on this day in 1945.


    http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/japan_surrender_1945.htm




    Interesting photos of the surrender here:

    http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/us_navy_pages/uss_missouri_bb63_japanese_surrender.htm
     
  6. 1969 Military coup in Libya, British forced to leave the bases in Tobruk and El Adam the following April
     
  7. 1069?

    Thought we were still grumbling into our mead after getting ass kicked by Bill the Conqueror at Hastings then?
     
  8. :D :D

    Billy the Bastart - how he must have laughed!!!
     
  9. Also on the 2nd of September

    The Battle of Omdurman

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    Charge of the 21st Lancers

    http://www.wartimesindex.co.uk/infopage.php?menu=wars&display=EgyptAndSudan
     
  10. The 3rd of September

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    http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/homefront/arp/arp2.html

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    http://www.onwar.com/chrono/1939/sep39/03sep39.htm


    Video of the declaration of war: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtrOJnpmz6s

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/special_report/1999/08/99/world_war_11/default.stm
     
  11. Effin arthritic hands
     
  12. The treaty of Paris ends the American Revolutionary War 3rd Sep 1783
     
  13. September 5th 1942

    Australian troops defeated the Japanese at the battle of Milne Bay

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Milne_Bay


    http://www.diggerhistory.info/images/battlefields/milne2.jpg