This day in military history.. - Page 9




 
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November 26th, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
LOL @ just for me, pretty niice, shanx
November 26th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
November 26

1863 - American Civil War: Mine Run - Union forces under General George Meade position against troops led by Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
1865 - Battle of Papudo: The Spanish navy engages a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet north of Valparaiso, Chile.
1939 - Shelling of Mainila: The Soviet Army orchestrates the incident which is used to justify the start of the Winter War with Finland four days later.
1941 - World War II: Attack on Pearl Harbor - A fleet of six aircraft carriers commanded by Japanese Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo leaves Hitokapu Bay for Pearl Harbor under strict radio silence.
1941 - World War II: The Hull note ultimatum is delivered to Japan by the United States.
1942 - World War II: Yugoslav Partisans convene the first meeting of the Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation of Yugoslavia at Bihać in northwestern Bosnia.
1950 - Korean War: Troops from the People's Republic of China move into North Korea and launch a massive counterattack against South Korean and American forces (Battle of Chosin Reservoir), ending any hopes of a quick end to the conflict.
1968 - Vietnam War: United States Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescues an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by Viet Cong fire and is later awarded the Medal of Honor.
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/26_November
1943 Fighting at Pabu Hill, New Guinea 2/43rd Battalion repulses strong Japanese attacks on Pabu Hill, New Guinea. The 2/43rd Battalion, from South Australia, held Pabu, one of the outlying features near Sattelberg, against strong Japanese attacks.
source: http://www.awm.gov.au/atwar/thismonth/index.asp
November 27th, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
lots of ww2 stuff there..

coolishness
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November 28th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
November 27

1863 - American Civil War: Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and several of his men escape the Ohio state prison and return safely to the South.
1940 - Battle of Cape Spartivento: The Royal Navy engages the Regia Marina in the Mediterranean.
1942 - At Toulon, the French navy scuttles its ships and submarines to keep them out of Nazi hands.
1965 - Vietnam War: The Pentagon tells U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson that if planned operations were to succeed, the number of American troops in Vietnam has to be increased from 120,000 to 400,000.
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/27_November
1939 Inauguration of the Empire Air Training Scheme - Over 37,000 Australian airmen trained under the scheme, in Australia, Canada and Rhodesia, one of the Commonwealth's greatest achievements in wartime.
1941 HMAS Parramatta was sunk by a German submarine in the Mediterranean near Tobruk. The Parramatta was part of the navy's 'Tobruk ferry', whose destroyers and sloops kept the besieged port supplied.
source: http://www.awm.gov.au/atwar/thismonth/index.asp
1941: In their advance toward Moscow under extremely difficult wintry conditions, units of 9.Armee (Strauss) reach the Volga Canal 60 miles NW of the Soviet capital. Some armed parols have penetrated the western suburbs of the city and got a good look at the Kremlin. Continuing their occupation of Vichy France, German troops take the naval base of Toulon as the vessels of the French fleet stationed there are scuttled by their own crews.
1943: In southern Italy, the British 8th Army begins an offensive across the Sangro river.
1944: In Hungary, the Red Army breaks through the German-Hungarian defensive lines and captures Mohacs.
source: http://www.feldgrau.com/november.html
November 28th, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
I want to know something.. did the french during ww2 resist the allies at some point??
November 28th, 2005  
mmarsh
 
 
MightMacbeth

Sort Of. During Operation Torch, the North African Coast was occupied by forces of Vichy France.

Within the Vichy forces there was a group of pro-Vichy Officiers and another group that was very pro-Allies. Some French fought for Vichy, while others switched sides the moment the Allies stepped on the beach.

The reality was that Eisenhower had misjudged th anamosity between the vichy French and the UK. These pro-Vichy Officiers were really more anti-British than pro-German. The French upset at being shelled by the RN at Mers el Kabir in 1940 some of them also felt that the UK had abandoned them in 1940. In short, it was a RN-FN rivalry that went alittle too far, the blame probably the French Vichy Navy for letting their pride swell their heads.

So certain Vichy French offered a token resistence for about 2 days before they switched sides. What happened was leader of the pro-Vichy Admiral Darlan was assasinated by the French Resistence this allowed Eisenhower (who was playing moderator between the French and British) to put in General Giraud in charge. Giraud was very pro-Allies. Once that happened (About a Week after the inital invasion), Giraud united all the Vichy French and began to attack german positions in North Africa.
November 28th, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
ahh merci beaucoup mmarsh

Thats what i thought really.. Cause I knew that France was with the allies, and I also knew that they resisted them as well, so I was confused and wanted explanation.

Thanx again comrade
November 29th, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
November 28

1095 - On the last day of the Council of Clermont, Pope Urban II appoints Bishop Adhemar of Le Puy and Count Raymond IV of Toulouse to lead the First Crusade to the to the Holy Land.
1443 - Skanderbeg and his forces liberate Kruja, in Middle Albania and raise the Albanian flag.
1862 - American Civil War: In the Battle of Cane Hill, Union troops under General John Blunt defeat General John Marmaduke's Confederates.
1943 - World War II: Tehran Conference - US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin meet in Tehran to discuss war strategy.
1944 - Albania is liberated by the Albanian partisans.
1964 - Vietnam War: National Security Council members agree to recommend that US President Lyndon B. Johnson adopt a plan for a two-stage escalation of bombing in North Vietnam.
1965 - Vietnam War: In response to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson's call for "more flags" in Vietnam, Philippines President Elect Ferdinand Marcos announces he will send troops to help fight in South Vietnam.
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/28_November
1941: Overextended and short of supplies, III.Panzerkorps of Panzergruppe 1 evacuates Rostov-on-Don and withdraws to the Mius river 30 miles to the west.
source: http://www.feldgrau.com/november.html
1942 Flight Sergeant R.H. Middleton, RAAF, attached to No. 149 Squadron, Bomber Command, RAF, wins the Victoria Cross after a raid on Turin, Italy. This was a Posthumous award. Though terribly wounded, Middleton kept his damaged bomber flying, saving the lives of his crew at the cost of his own. Middleton came from Sydney, New South Wales.
source: http://www.awm.gov.au/atwar/thismonth/index.asp
November 29th, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MightyMacbeth
I want to know something.. did the french during ww2 resist the allies at some point??
Britains wanted overtake French navy, but that caused many battles between French and Britains. Most famous is battle in Tangiere port.

Battles were in Syria and Northern Africa.

Tens of thousands frenchmen fought in German Army, including Waffen-SS (33. SS-division "Charlemagne"). Often they brutally killed after war.

There are very few resisters until summer 1944.

In 1940 De Gaulle was only rebeller and legal government located in Vichy.

That`s what I know about what you asked.
November 29th, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
ahhh thanx..

about tomtoms post, didnt know the allied leaders met in Iran, fascinating.. any reasons as to why?