This Week In Combined Arms History

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Monday, April 15, 2019 to Sunday, April 21, 2019

After decisively defeating a much larger Mameluke Egyptian force at the Battle of the Pyramids, Napoleon Bonaparte’s expeditionary force maneuvered into Palestine and the Holy Land.

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Monday, April 8, 2019 to Sunday, April 14, 2019

In the decades before the American Civil War, several (mostly southern-born) filibusterers – those who wage illegal, extra-national invasions of other countries – led expeditions to conquer Mexico and several Central American republics.

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Monday, April 1, 2019 to Sunday, April 7, 2019

After the early and embarrassing defeat at the Battle of Bull Run, President Lincoln appointed General George McClellan to lead the Union Army in the East. McClellan was a great administrator and trainer, and he turned the Union Army into a capable fighting force. However, McClellan was cautious to a fault and regularly overestimated his enemy’s strength.

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Monday, March 25, 2019 to Sunday, March 31, 2019

It came on the heels of one of the worst defeats in British imperial history, when a few thousand troops were slaughtered by a Zulu impi at Isandlwana. Now, some 20,000 Zulu warriors were headed for the British camp of 2,000 troops, led by COL Evelyn Wood, at Kambula.

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Monday, March 18, 2019 to Sunday, March 24, 2019

It was the last major battle of the Carolinas campaign in the American Civil War. Its bloody outcome would contribute to the surrender of Confederate General Joseph Johnston’s army about a month later.

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Monday, March 11, 2019 to Sunday, March 17, 2019

The surrender of the German 6th Army at Stalingrad in November 1942 was a disaster for the Wehrmacht on the Eastern Front, and generally considered the turning point of the entire war.

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Monday, March 4, 2019 to Sunday, March 10, 2019

After stunning early victories at the start of the Boer War, in which the Boers had embarrassed the British Empire, the British recovered and reinforced their colony in South Africa. By 1902, after a few years of combat, the war settled into a guerrilla phase with the Boers forced to turn to hit and run tactics. Unfortunately for the British, the Boers proved remarkably adept at insurgent operations.

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Monday, February 25, 2019 to Sunday, March 3, 2019

It was the largest battle ever fought in the Western Hemisphere until the American Civil War. Still, few have heard of the Battle of Caseros or of the war itself.

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Monday, February 18, 2019 to Sunday, February 24, 2019

In the early part of the American Civil War, the Confederate commanders in the far western theater had ambitious goals.

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Monday, February 11, 2019 to Sunday, February 17, 2019

The Sino-Japanese War represented a coming out party of sorts for the rising, modernized military power of Imperial Japan.

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