This day in military history.. - Page 10




 
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November 29th, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MightyMacbeth
ahhh thanx..

about tomtoms post, didnt know the allied leaders met in Iran, fascinating.. any reasons as to why?
ok... here what you wanna know about Teheran conference in 1943

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We the President of the United States, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, and the Premier of the Soviet Union, have met these four days past, in this, the Capital of our Ally, Iran, and have shaped and confirmed our common policy.

Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin met for the first time in Tehran, Iran (November 28-December 1, 1943) to discuss military operations against Germany and begin talks on post-war political issues.

Stalin agreed to pressure German forces while the Western Allies prepared for their invasion. The Soviets also agreed to join the fight against Japan once Germany was defeated.

They also decided over variety of important issues like the date of possible attack against Germans (operation overlord), assisting Yugoslavian rebells and asking Turkey to enter the war and accepting the territorial integrity of Iran (however Stalin didn't pull the red army until March 1946).....


Iran, later, named as The Bridge of Victory

Declaration of the Three Powers, December 1, 1943

http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/wwii/tehran.htm

http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cold.war...ts/tehran.html

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The Governments of the United States, the U.S.S.R., and the United Kingdom recognize the assistance which Iran has given in the prosecution of the war against the common enemy, particularly by facilitating the transportation of supplies from overseas to the Soviet Union.

The Three Governments realize that the war has caused special economic difficulties for Iran, and they are agreed that they will continue to make available to the Government of Iran such economic assistance as may be possible, .........
November 29th, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
ahaaaa.. then Iran is an old allie!

wow, thats interesting

November 30th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
November 29

1945 - The Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia is declared.
1947 - The United Nations General Assembly votes to partition Palestine.
1950 - Korean War: North Korean and Chinese troops force United Nations forces to retreat from North Korea.
1952 - Korean War: U.S. President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower fulfills a campaign promise by traveling to Korea to find out what can be done to end the conflict.
1967 - Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation.
1982 - Soviet invasion of Afghanistan: The United Nations General Assembly passes United Nations Resolution 37/37, stating that Soviet Union forces should withdraw from Afghanistan.
1990 - Gulf War: The United Nations Security Council passes UN Security Council Resolution 678, authorizing military intervention in Iraq if that nation did not withdraw its forces from Kuwait and free all foreign hostages by January 15, 1991.
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/29_November
1940: British and New Zealand troops under General Freyberg occupy the Greek island of Crete in the Mediterranean.
1941: Depleted by continuous savage fighting and extreme weather conditions in below-zero temperatures, German forces of Heeresgruppe Mitte (von Bock) in positions less than 50 miles from Moscow suspend all offensive operations.
1942: Prime minister Churchill warns the Italian government that RAF bombing of Italian cities will continue until Italy abandons the war.
1943: Beginning of the Tehran Conference between Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin to discuss the future of postwar Germany and Poland.
source: http://www.feldgrau.com/november.html
1950 Teadong River crossing secured The 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, secures the Teadong River ferry crossing, Korea. This was one of only two north-south roads available for the US Eighth Army's retreat in the face of Chinese forces. 3RAR secured the crossing and protected it from Chinese and North Korean infiltrators.
source: http://www.awm.gov.au/atwar/thismonth/index.
1968 Communists vow to smash Phoenix program - The Viet Cong High Command orders an all-out attempt to smash the Phoenix program. Hanoi Radio broadcasted a National Liberation Front directive calling for a new offensive to "utterly destroy" Allied forces.
1971 The U.S. 23rd Division (Americal) ceases combat operations and begins its withdrawal from South Vietnam. The division had been activated in Vietnam on September 25, 1967, after which it assumed control of the 11th, 198th, and 199th Infantry Brigades (and associated support troops). Its headquarters was at Chu Lai in I Corps Tactical Zone and division troops conducted operations in Quang Nam, Quang Tri, and Quang Ngai Provinces.
source: http://www.historychannel.com/tdih/tdih.jsp?
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November 30th, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
some arent TOTALLY military related..well, kinda heh
December 1st, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
November 30

1782 - American Revolutionary War: In Paris, representatives from the United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain sign preliminary peace articles (later formalized in the 1783 Treaty of Paris).
1853 - Crimean War: The Russian navy destroys the Ottoman fleet at the Battle of Sinop.
1864 - American Civil War: Battle of Franklin - The Army of Tennessee led by General John Bell Hood mounts a dramatically unsuccessful frontal assault on Union positions around Franklin, Tennessee (Hood lost six generals and almost a third of his troops).
1939 - Winter War: Soviet forces invade Finland and reach the Mannerheim Line, starting the war. Red Army crosses the Soviet-Finnish border with 465,000 men and 1,000 aircraft. Helsinki was bombed, and 61 Finns were killed in an air raid that steeled the Finns for resistance, not capitulation.
1943 - World War II: Tehran Conference - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet leader Josef Stalin establish an agreement concerning a planned June 1944 invasion of Europe codenamed Operation Overlord.
1972 - Vietnam War: White House Press Secretary Ron Ziegler tells the press that there will be no more public announcements concerning American troop withdrawals from Vietnam due to the fact that troop levels are now down to 27,000.
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30_November
1965 McNamara warns Johnson that communists are gaining strength in South Vietnam - Following a visit to South Vietnam, Defense Secretary McNamara reports in a memorandum to President Lyndon B. Johnson that the South Vietnamese government of Nguyen Cao Ky "is surviving, but not acquiring wide support or generating actions."
source: http://www.historychannel.com/tdih/tdih.jsp?
December 1st, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MightyMacbeth
ahaaaa.. then Iran is an old allie!

wow, thats interesting

You mean you haven't heard about the Shah's overthrow in 1979 and the 400+ days that personnel from the US embassy were held hostage? Prior to 1979 the Shah's government was indeed a close ally of the western nations - most specifically the US. It was his regime that inspired much of the anti-US feelings in that country.
December 1st, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
yeh i know.. i mean prior to all of that..
December 2nd, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
December 1

1943: Conclusion of the Tehran Conference, with the three Allies in substantial agreement on the division of postwar Germany and the westward movement of the Polish eastern and western frontiers. The Soviets had also put forth the notion of the summary execution of 50,000 German officers, but this was rejected by the Allies.
source: http://www.feldgrau.com/december.html
1942 HMAS Armidale was sunk by Japanese aircraft near Timor. As the Armidale sank Able Seaman Teddy Sheehan fired at attacking bombers until he was lost with his ship.
1951 Air battle over Sunchon, North Korea In this, the largest air-to-air battle fought by the RAAF during the Korean war, twelve 77 Squadron Meteors met between 40-50 Chinese Mig-15s. The fight precipitated a change from an air interception to a ground attack role for No. 77 Squadron.
source: http://www.awm.gov.au/atwar/thismonth/index.asp
1925 - World War I aftermath: - The final Locarno Treaty is signed in London, establishing post-war territorial settlements.
1941 - World War II: Mayor of New York City, Fiorello LaGuardia, and the director of the Office of Civilian Defense, sign an order creating the Civil Air Patrol.
1964 - Vietnam War: US President Lyndon B. Johnson and his top-ranking advisers meet to discuss plans to bomb North Vietnam.
1969 - Vietnam War: The first draft lottery in the United States since World War II is held.
1971 - Cambodian Civil War: Khmer Rouge rebels intensify assaults on Cambodian government positions, forcing their retreat from Kompong Thmar and nearby Ba Ray.
1973 - Papua New Guinea gains self government from Australia.
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1_December
December 4th, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
Dec 3

moved to new forums
December 5th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 

3 December
1915 Siege of Kut begins in Mesopotamia.Nine members of the Australian Flying Corps serving with 30 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, became trapped in Kut with the forces of Major General Charles Townsend when the town was besieged by the Turks. The Kut garrison surrendered in April 1916.
1914 First AIF disembarked in Egypt Though many had expected to go to Britain, after Turkey's entry into the war the first Australian troops were sent to Egypt to protect the vital Suez Canal.
1954 No. 77 Squadron RAAF returns from Korea 77 Squadron achieved a high level of operational performance throughout the war, flying Mustangs and then Meteors.
source: http://www.awm.gov.au/atwar/thismonth/index.asp

1942: Several German divisions ordered transferred from western Europe begin arriving in the area of Heeresgruppe Don (von Manstein) SW of Stalingrad in preparation of Operation Winter Tempest, the relief of the encircled 6.Armee (von Paulus).
1943: The RAF launches a heavy raid against Leipzig.
1944: Armored units of the US 3rd Army (Patton) succeed in penetrating the fortified German lines of the Westwall (Siegfried Line) near Saarlautern.
source: http://www.feldgrau.com/december.html

1944 - The Greek Civil War breaks out in a newly-liberated Greece, between communists and royalists.
1971 - Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: After Pakistan launches airstrikes on Indian airfields, India retaliates by invading East Pakistan.
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_December