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If you could watch ANY battle ?

Discussion in 'Military History' started by FramerT, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Waspish

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    Towton, 1461.
    Armada, 1588.
    Roundway Down, 1643.
    Marston Moor, 1644.
    Waterloo, 1815.

    From good binocular distance.
    With a Sick-bag.

    Don't want to be anywhere near any battles after those periods. Far too dangerous.
    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
  2. skunk works

    skunk works Ace

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    Thermopylae
    Cannae
    Waterloo
    Gettysburg
    Verdun
    Kursk
    Surigao Strait
     
  3. skunk works

    skunk works Ace

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    Alesia,
    Agincourt,
    Trafalgar,
    Hampton Roads,
    Little Bighorn,
    Jutland,
    Dien Bien Phu.
     
  4. Jaeger

    Jaeger Ace

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    The siege of Hegra 1940
    Operaton Compass
    Lightfoot 1942 (Highland and the ANZAC divs)
    Holland/Germany 1945
     
  5. Ted

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    WWII:
    Guadalcanal (land and sea)
    Bataan and Corregidor (the battle, not the death march!)
    Overlord
    Tarawa
    Sicily
    OP: Torch
    Battle of the Bulge
    Remegan/Rhine
    Philipine sea
    Market Garden
    Leyte Gulf
    Midway
    Coral Sea
    Britain
    Kasserine Pass
    Salerno
    Anzio
    Cassino
    Malta
    Kursk
    Marshall Islands campaign
    Singapore
    Liberation of the Philipines
    Hurtgen forest
    Aleutians

    WWI:
    Somme
    Gallopoli
    Middle East
    Meuse-Argone
    Belleau Wood

    Korea:
    Inchon
    Chosin
    Pusan

    Others:
    Fredricksburg
    New Orleans
    Lake Erie
    Yorktown
    Trenton
    Bagdad
    Enduring Freedom
    Ia Drang Valley
    Hue
    Haiti
    Panama
    Desert Storm
    Falkans
    7 days war
    San Juan Hill
    Tripoli

    To name just a few :D ;) ...
     
  6. skunk works

    skunk works Ace

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    Your correct about Guadalcanal Ted
    Sea battles
    05-4/5/6/7/8-42 Coral Sea
    06-4/5/6-42 Midway
    10-11/12-42 Cape Esperance
    10-23/24/25-42 Eastern Solomons
    10-26-42 Santa Cruise
    11-02-42 Empress Augusta Bay
    11-13-42 Gaudalcanal
    11-14/15-42 Gaudalcanal 2
    11-30-42 Tassafaronga
    07-06-43 Kula Gulf
    07-13-43 Kolabangara
    08-06-43 Vella Gulf
    08-09-43 Savo Island
    10-06/07-43 Vella Lavella
    11-02-43 Empress Augusta Bay 2
    11-25-43 Cape St. George (New Guinea)
    All study worthy
     
  7. downfall1983

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    Dunkirk
    Battle of Berlin
     
  8. Panzerknacker

    Panzerknacker New Member

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    Well, a can of worms indeed...I'm just going to keep listing until I get bored...

    D-DAY
    THE ATLANTIC, PARTICULARLY 'PAUCKENSCHLAG'
    KURSK
    BARBAROSSA
    STALINGRAD
    VERDUN
    THE SOMME
    IWO JIMA
    GUADLACANAL
    PEARL HARBOR
    TARAWA
    KASSERINE PASS
    MONTE CASSINO
    AGINCOURT
    POZIERES
    GALLIPOLI
    AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE
    ANTIETAM
    CONFEDERATE BATTERY WAGNER
    PORK CHOP HILL
    KHE SANH
    LONG TAN
    NUI DAT
    IA DRANG '66
    AND.....HURTGEN FOREST

    BORED NOW! AND EXHAUSTED!
     
  9. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    Many WWII battles but not only. Also:
    Azincourt with Henry V
    the siege of Orleans with Joan of Arc
    the Great Armada
    Trafalgar 1805
    Shangai in 1937
    Poitiers 732
    Jutland
    The Marne 1914
    Vimy 1917

    about time for a time machine!
     
  10. FramerT

    FramerT Ace

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    I'd like to see;
    The siege of Sevastapol.

    Jutland.

    The opening battle between Bismark/Eugan vs. Royal Navy.

    The siege at KeSahn.........they say a B-52 raid is awesome.
     
  11. Owen

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    Regent's Street, Swindon.
    Pitched three way battles between Brits, Yanks & Canucks.
     
  12. ScreamingEagleMG42

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    I'd watch William Wallace bust some heads at Sterling.
     
  13. wilconqr

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    Culmination of the Battle of New Orleans - 8th January 1815.
     
  14. Owen

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    Then I'd watch the rematch at Falkirk and see the power of the longbow against those closely packed scottish schiltrons.
     
  15. Stefan

    Stefan Cavalry Rupert

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    Towton would be interesting. I'd like to watch Badon Hill too just to find out where it was and who led the fight.
     
  16. Sloniksp

    Sloniksp Ставка

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    Excellent choice Stefan!!! Yes, it would be interesting to see if it was the "real king Arturius" who defeated the Saxons as perceived in the newer" King Arthur " movie with Clive Owen and Keira Knightley.
     
  17. Miller

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    Battle of Saratoga. It would be interesting to see the battlefields right next to my town being fought on nearly two and half centuries ago.

    I have been reading a bit on the Revolution lately in McCullough's book 1776. Topic of interest as of late.
     
  18. FramerT

    FramerT Ace

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    I'd like to see some of Desert Storm 1......in particular, the tank busting A-10 Thunderbolts.

    Also the battle at SeeLowe Heights,on the outskirts of Berlin.
     
  19. wilconqr

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    While not the heaviest area of action, I was part of the western flank controlled by 18th Airborne Corps. My unit - 18th Field Artillery Brigade - was towed M198/155 mm howitzers assigned to support the 101st Air Assault Division. There were also elements of the 82nd Airborne in our AO as well, as I can remember those M-551 Sheridans advancing through heavy sandstorms that blocked out most of the sunlight. Apart from MLRS's, which spark a vivid memory, were the low flying A-10's. Once they passed us it wasn't long before we heard their big ole 30 mike mikes, and , upon our own advancement, we came upon the burning hulks of BTR's, BMP's and the occasional T-72.

    I think that the first Battle of Constantinople (1203-04) would have been interesting to see, particularly the Venetian seaborne attack through the Golden Horn.
     
  20. Sloniksp

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    I would also love to watch the invasion of Khwarezmia by Ghengis Khan and then sit back and eat some pop-corn while the Mongols poured molten silver into Inalchuq's eye's and ears, for his assult on the caravan and then the Ambassador's.
     

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