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  Battle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Battles may be small scale, only involving a handful of individuals, perhaps two squads, up to battles on army levels where hundreds of thousands may be engaged in a single battle at one time.
A "battle of annihilation" is one in which the defeated party is destroyed in the field, such as the French fleet at the Battle of the Nile.
A "decisive battle" is one of particular importance; often by bringing hostilities to an end, such as the Battle of Hastings, or as a turning point in the fortunes of the belligerents, such as the Battle of Stalingrad.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle   (2645 words)

  
 Battle of Hatfield Chase - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Hatfield was fought on October 12
Cadwallon continued to wage a war of ruthless slaughter against the Northumbrians, and was not stopped until the Battle of Heavenfield a year later.
Kirby suggested that the defeat of Edwin was the outcome of a wide-ranging alliance of interests opposed to him, including the deposed Bernician line of Aethelfrith; such an alliance must not have survived the battle for long.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Hatfield_Chase   (342 words)

  
 battle - Wiktionary
Note: Battle is used adjectively or as the first part of a self-explaining compound; as, battle brand, a ``brand or sword used in battle; battle cry; battlefield; battle ground; battlearray; battle song.
Battle royal = (a) A fight between several gamecocks, where the one that stands longest is the victor.
Pitched battle = one in which the armies are previously drawn up in form, with a regular disposition of the forces.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/battle   (431 words)

  
 Battle Lake
Battle is a small, relatively shallow lake in the Phantom Creek drainage of the Vermilion basin, 29 miles southeast of Crane Lake and 12¾ miles WNW of Ely.
Battle is part of a group of small, interconnected lakes clustered near the southern boundary of the BWCAW, just to the southwest of Crab.
Battle supports populations of Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus), Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides), Northern Pike (Esox lucius), Walleye (Stizostedion vitreum), and White Sucker (Catostomus commersoni).
www.rook.org /earl/bwca/lakes/lakes1/battle.html   (169 words)

  
 Battle Sussex - (William the Conqueror prevails) - an English Market Town (UK)
Battle was founded on the site of the Battle of Hastings in 1066, the name comes from the Rape of Haestingas (one of the six major divisions of the land of the South Saxons) in which the battle was fought.
The town was built up around Battle Abbey which was constructed between 1070-1094 by William the Conqueror, as a penance ordered by the pope for the loss of life occurring in the battle, and in earlier raids in the surrounding area designed to draw Harold into conflict.
In the 17th century, Battle was the centre for the gunpowder industry, located in the surrounding villages.
www.villagenet.co.uk /esussex-iron/villages/battle.php   (604 words)

  
 Battle Road Research - An Independent Voice
The Battle Road team focuses on a handful of disciplines, including enterprise software and logistics, digital security, internet services, and education.
Battle Road analysts draw insights from a network of more than 1,000 industry partners, comprised of people who evaluate the products provided by companies that we research.
Battle Road Research is founded on three principles: independence, self-reliance and customer focus.
www.battleroad.com   (246 words)

  
 Battle-Abbey.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In February 1094 the Abbey church was consecrated in the presence of William II, the Archbishop of Canterbury and seven Bishops.
Battle in 1147 was under great pressure from the Bishop of Chichester, Bishop Hilary, a trained Church Lawyer.
By the spring of 1538 Robertsbridge and Battle were the only monastic houses surviving in Sussex and Robertsbridge surrendered on 16th April of that year.
www.castles-abbeys.co.uk /Battle-Abbey.html   (2607 words)

  
 Stalingrad Battle
Speaking about the meaning of the Stalingrad Battle in the history of modern Russia, let us remind you that the history of the Soviet Union comes to be the essential part of the history of Russian Federation.
Stalingrad Battle is one of the supreme battles of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45, the war of the Soviet Union against Germany and its allies (Hungary, Italy, Romania, Finland).
The Stalingrad Battle can be relatively divided into two periods: the defensive one, starting from the 17th of July up to the 18th of November, 1942, and the offensive one, beginning from the 19th of November, 1942 up to the 2nd of February, 1943.
battle.volgadmin.ru /osn_eng.asp?np=20   (524 words)

  
 Battle of Hastings 1066 Introduction
Battle of Hastings which was fought between King Harold II of England and Duke William of Normandy
To speak of this battle without recourse to the events that came before, would be an injustice to the people of this island who have fought and died for her.
Not all are required for an understanding of the Battle of Hastings.
www.battle1066.com   (1161 words)

  
 Battle of the Bulge
After three days of battle, two of the Regiments, the 422nd and the 423rd were surrounded.
Battle Action Credits: The 106th Infantry Division was credited with a holding action that used much of the precious time of the German Offensive.
The delay and extended battle used so much of the precious resources of the German Army that they were never again able to recoup and fight the style of war they had in earlier days.
ice.mm.com /user/jpk/battle.htm   (803 words)

  
 Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Battle.
A skirmish or battle between Mahomet and Abu Sofian (chief of the Koreishites) before Medi’na; so called because the “prophet” had a moat dug before the city to keep off the invaders; and in the moat much of the fighting took place.
After the battle more than 700 gilt spurs (worn by French nobles) were gathered from the field.
Thus, “The first stroke is half the battle,” that is, the way in which the battle is begun half determines what the end will be.
www.bartleby.com /81/1476.html   (564 words)

  
 History, Fire Department, City of Battle Creek, Michigan (MI)
The Battle Creek Fire Department was organized as a professional department in 1891.
By 1917 Battle Creek had retired the last of its horse-drawn equipment and was the first city of its size to be completely motorized.
Don Burrows was Chief from 1961 to 1974 and was instrumental in keeping the Battle Creek Fire Department in the forefront of the changing technology during his tenure.
ci.battle-creek.mi.us /Services/FireDepartment/History.htm   (1106 words)

  
 Gettysburg National Military Park (National Park Service)
Fought in the first three days of July 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg resulted in a hallmark victory for the Union "Army of the Potomac" and successfully ended the second invasion of the North by General Robert E. Lee's "Army of Northern Virginia".
Historians have referred to the battle as a major turning point in the war, the "High Water Mark of the Confederacy".
It was also the bloodiest single battle of the war, resulting in over 51,000 soldiers killed, wounded, captured or missing.
www.nps.gov /gett   (234 words)

  
 battle website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Remember to keep voting and requesting for Battle on the radio and MTV and all that malarky, and we'll see you in a town near you soon...
Yes indeed, Battle are off to the big music convention that is SxSW (South by South West) in Austin, TX and will sandwich it with dates in New York then LA. An exciting March - full dates in the 'Live' section.
Battle's 'Wicked Owl' download (available a week on Monday but streaming on Myspace NOW fellas) has been granted residency on the XFM Evening Playlist, which for a free, on-the-quiet download, is pretty bloody weapon in our opinion.
www.thisisbattle.com   (4753 words)

  
 Battle - Wikitravel
Battle is a small town in the county of East Sussex, England, about 5 miles (8 km) inland from Hastings and is the aptly-named site of the Battle of Hastings, fought between Harold, King of England and William (the Conqueror), Duke of Normandy in 1066.
The small town of Battle is literally built around the memories of the fateful battle on 14 October 1066, when Anglo-Saxon England fell to the Norman conquerors, determining the direction of the country for centuries to come.
Battle is reached by road by turning off the A21 onto the A2100 (OS Map 199; reference TQ 749157).
wikitravel.org /en/Battle   (253 words)

  
 Batoru Feebâ J - Battle Fever J
Battle Shark is armed with Tail, Wing, and Vulcan Missiles, Guns of Navarone, and depth bombs.
The Battle Fever team fights the evil Egos cult, lead by the mysterious Satan Egos, his priest Commander Hedda (played by Ishibashi, Masashi who was Iron Claw in J.A.K.Q. Dengeki Tai) and American Egos officer Salome.
Battle Fever J is different from most tokusatsu in that the villains do not know who the heroes are in the first episode.
incolor.inetnebr.com /stuart/bfj   (767 words)

  
 The Battle of New Orleans
In the next major battle during the night of December 23, United States and British forces fought on land on the Villeré and adjacent plantations below the city, ending in a stalemate that threw the British off balance and battered their morale.
This view of the battle from the perspective of the British lines shows the death of their commander, a turning point in the battle.
This epaulette and the coat is a reproduction of the one worn by Lieutenant Philogene Favrot of the 44th United States Infantry Regiment in the Battle of New Orleans.
lsm.crt.state.la.us /cabildo/cab6.htm   (1427 words)

  
 GameSpy.com - Reviews: Battle Realms (PC)
Battle Realms is quite possibly the most graphically detailed real-time strategy game ever made.
Liquid Entertainment's new real-time strategy title, Battle Realms, attacks your senses with fantastic graphics and animation, top-notch mood music, and a streamlined economic model along with a few new gameplay wrinkles, but in the end it's still the same old game: build up a force and send them into battle.
Basic combat doctrines, such as using the high ground, are crucial to success in battle.
archive.gamespy.com /reviews/november01/battlerealms   (437 words)

  
 Battle of Pharsalus (48 BCE)
In the Battle of Pharsalus, on 9 August 48 BCE, the Roman general Julius Caesar defeated the troops of the Roman Senate, commanded by his rival Pompey the Great.
Though they were fatigued by the intense heat, for the battle had continued till midday, they were prepared to undergo any labor and cheerfully obeyed his command.
For the soldiers who had fled for refuge to it from the field of battle, affrighted and exhausted by fatigue, having thrown away their arms and military standards, had their thoughts more engaged on their further escape than on the defense of the camp.
www.livius.org /pha-phd/pharsalus/battle.html   (1910 words)

  
 Battle Recital @ HigherPower.org (Higher Power)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
British military historians (The Decisive Battles of the Western World) and B.H. Liddell Hart (Decisive Wars of History), among many others, have written books in the style of Creasy's work.
This tactic was usually used by civilizations that could not beat the enemy with ranged weaponry.
Today, direct engagements between aircraft are rare - the most modern fighter-interceptors carry much more extensive bombing payloads, and are used to bomb precision land targets, rather than to fight other aircraft.
higherpower.org /encyclopedia/Battle   (2324 words)

  
 Santiago
As the Spanish column emerged from the bay, directly opposite the entrance to the channel was the Texas and Schley’s flagship the Brooklyn.
After the battle, Schley was asked about this peculiar maneuver, and over the years he gave several different answers, none of them particularly satisfactory.
As the battle raged on, Schley felt the deck jump beneath his feet from a grinding smash.
www.spanamwar.com /santiago.htm   (10416 words)

  
 Downhill Battle - Music Activism
Downhill Battle is a non-profit organization working to break the major label monopoly of the record industry and put control back in the hands of musicians and fans.
Downhill Battle launched in August 2003 to create a public voice that could counter the distortions of the RIAA and the major record labels.
The battle to end payola has been heating up lately; New York attorney general Elliot Spitzer has been suing radio stations, members of Congress are pushing for new laws against payola, and the FCC is under fire for not enforcing existing laws.
www.downhillbattle.org   (4797 words)

  
 Handbook of Texas Online: MEDINA, BATTLE OF
The battle of Medina was fought on August 18, 1813, between the republican forces of the Gutiérrez-Magee expedition
Mexico and Latin America were in revolt against Spain, whose king was Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon, who was on a rampage in Europe, and the United States was at war with England, later to be called the War of 1812.
After a furious four-hour battle involving infantry, cavalry, and artillery, the republicans broke ranks and ran.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/MM/qfm1.html   (998 words)

  
 Gunny G's WW I Marines Battle Cry E-E-E-YAH-YIP!
When the question of battle cries in the World War came to my attention recently, I decided to follow up on this by researching several good books on Marine Corps history, and specifically WW I books--for example, George B.
That Australian units in WW I were said to have marched into battle singing, "The Wizard of Oz" and/or "South of the Border." But, others have commented that there is little truth in such reports.
Incidentally, it very well may be that it is open to interpretation as to whether or not a term is a battle cry or a slogan.
www.angelfire.com /ca/dickg   (1309 words)

  
 Battle Sussex, UK - Hastings - Fairlight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The busy market town of Battle is situated close to the site of the famous Battle of Hastings.
The actual site of the battle was the Senlac field to the north of the seaside town of Hastings...
Below are links to other towns and villages close to Battle, if you would like to add anything to this section, please contact us.
www.battle-sussex.co.uk /home   (365 words)

  
 City of Battle Lake -- WELCOME TO OUR CITY WEBSITE
Battle Lake is a bustling little community wrapped snugly around the western edge of West Battle Lake in central Minnesota's "lakes country".
City boundaries blur as you observe the extent of retail commercial expansion along the State Hwy 210 and 78 corridors that intersect at the southern perimeter of the City.
Battle Lake has many unique shops, eateries, parks and resorts as well as events.
www.ci.battle-lake.mn.us   (272 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Battle: The Story of the Bulge: Books: John Toland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
"Battle", while not as steeped in cold hard battle-field fact and numbers as other Bulge books, is a much better read with ample facts and told by survivors not simply a repackaging of after-reports by a historian-writer.
This book is very ineresting, accurate accounts of the battles fought during this period, This book brought back memories of the winter that we had to endure plus the Germans.
While the "Big Picture" is told in the actions of commanders and the maps of the lines of battle, the focus is on the individual GI Joes, Tommies, German attackers and the civilians who interacted with them.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0803294379?v=glance   (1805 words)

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