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  World War One Battles
Battle of Jutland also known by the Germans as the Battle of the Skagerrak (Skaggerakschlacht) occurred on 31 May - 1 June 1916, the first and the only full scale battleship clash during WW I between the German High Seas Fleet (Hochseeflotte) and the British Grand Fleet.
The Battle of Bazentin Ridge, which ran from 14-17 July 1916 and comprised part of the second phase of the Somme Offensive, was launched primarily by Reserve Army (twelve battalions) with Rawlinson's Fourth Army providing a further battalion, on a front extending from Longueval to Bazentin-le-Petit Wood.
These battles, and those British and Commonwealth soldiers who gave their lives, are commemorated at the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, and at the Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in the world with nearly 12,000 graves.
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 Bibliography for Vittoria Colonna Poets
Célebritès Italiennes: Vittoria Colonna, Jerome Vida, Ugo Foscolo, Torquato Tasso.
Vittoria and Pescara are major characters in it, and it is not just a curiosity; it suggests how the shaping of Vittoria came to take the form it did -- and still does.
Vecce, Carlo, "Vittoria Colonna: il codice epistolàre della poesia femminile", Critica Letteraria, 78 (1993), pp.
mason.gmu.edu /~emoody/vcbiblio.html   (3486 words)

  
 Napoleon's army, pictures, maps, battles, commanders, uniforms, organization.
The prolonged avoidance of the head-on clash was conduct alien to the temperament of the French troopers.
Battles are most often fought during wars or military campaigns and can usually be well defined in time, space and action.
Battle of Somosierra, 1808 - The battle for Madrid.
web2.airmail.net /napoleon/NAPOLEON_FOREVER.html   (5629 words)

  
 87th Regiment, Battle of Vittoria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The battlefield of Vittoria lay along the floor of the valley of the Zadorra, some six miles wide and ten miles in length.
The eastern end of this valley was open and led to Vittoria itself while the other three sides of the valley consisted of mountains although those to the west were heights rather than mountains.
It was here that the battle opened at about 8.30am when Hill's troops drove the French from their positions and took the heights.
www.military-art.com /dhm3101.htm   (2512 words)

  
 Battle of Vittoria
Vittoria was the decisive battle of the Peninsular War; it was the last major battle against Napoleon's forces in Spain and opened the way for the British forces under Lord Wellington to invade France.
The French had by the afternoon been driven from the heights and were being squeezed into the area around Vittoria as the allies drove at them from the centre and left flanks.
Vittoria not only marked the end of French ambitions in Spain but the beginning of the end for Napoleon.
www.historyofwar.org /articles/battles_vittoria.html   (1292 words)

  
 Chapter 5: Catch up on the 24th & 69th
At the end of the campaign, it was back to Ireland for many tedious years of garrison duty, safely out of sight of the mainland British public, who would have no doubt howled for its dissolution otherwise.
Operating in the west and fighting the French, the 24th participated in battles at Corbach and Warburg in July of 1760.
In the campaigning in Germany, the 24th participated on 15 July in a major battle at Vellinghausen that was a notable victory, although no Battle Honour has ever been granted for it.
www.fortyfirst.org /writings/chapter5.htm   (1625 words)

  
 The 14th King's Hussars - The Napoleonic Wars
The regiment gained the battle honour Douro in the May of 1809 having been spared the retreat to Corunna in the same year; the only regiment having been spared this retreat.
In North America the role of the regiment was limited by the fact that they had arrived without their horses although they did take part in the battle of New Orleans on 8th January 1815, due to the action in North America the regiment took no part in the Waterloo Campaign.
During the battle of Vittoria in 1813 some of the Troops captured a silver chamberpot belonging to King Joseph Bonaparte, brother of the Emperor Napoleon.
website.lineone.net /~royal.hussar/14hnapoleon.htm   (280 words)

  
 Battle of Vittoria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Battles during the Peninsula War shown in historical art print by Brian Palmer, published by Cranston Fine Arts, the military print company.
The Duke of Wellington overlooks the Dragoons and Artillery moving forward at the Battle of Vittoria during the Peninsula War, surrounded by his staff officers.
Vittoria practically concluded the war in favour of the allies, although other and serious battles had to be fought.
www.war-art.com /battle_of_vittoria.htm   (3180 words)

  
 First World War.com - Battles - The Battle of Vittorio Veneto, 1918
The Battle of Vittorio Veneto, which saw the Italians destroy the vestiges of the Austro-Hungarian army, heralded the wartime defeat of Austria-Hungary and an end to its Empire.
Despite the resounding defeat of the Austro-Hungarians at the Battle of the Piave River in June 1918 the cautious Italian Chief of Staff Armando Diaz hesitated to press home his advantage over the Austro-Hungarians, preferring to confine the army to local operations.
A resounding success for the Allies, the Battle of Vittorio Veneto finished the Austro-Hungarian army as a fighting force.
www.firstworldwar.com /battles/vittorioveneto.htm   (666 words)

  
 Vittoria
The battle was fought for this purpose and to complete the liberation of Spain.
The French recovered and the fate of the battle hung in the balance.
At the battle of Vittoria, Piper McLaughlin of the 71
www.army.mod.uk /rhf/regimental_history/vittoria.htm   (365 words)

  
 Turner painting: Battle of Trafalgar 1822-1824
In order to garner factual material on the ships that had participated in the battle, Turner borrowed sketches from the marine painter J.C. Schetky, although he already possessed studies of Nelson's flagship, the Victory, which he had obtained after Nelson's body was returned home in I805.
Battle of Trafalgar, significant naval engagement of the Napoleonic Wars, fought on October 21, 1805.
The battle began shortly before noon; when it ended, in the late afternoon, some 20 French and Spanish ships had been destroyed or captured, while not a single British vessel was lost.
website.lineone.net /~carpenter9/artist/turner-trafalgar.htm   (480 words)

  
 battle of Albuera   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It was here that the Middlesex regiment, 57th of Foot, lost a total of 423 men from their force of 575 and at this battle earned the nickname the Die-Hards.
Wellington had brought the battle of Fuentes de Oñoro to a successful, if not an entirely satisfactory, conclusion on the evening of May 5th 1811.
The battle of Albuera had resulted in a British victory mainly due to the stubborn British infantry who refused to recognise defeat even when it was staring them in the face.
www.armyprints.com /albuera.htm   (2322 words)

  
 Unheard Beethoven Search
Enthused, Beethoven (according to Moscheles, upon Maelzel's suggestion) wrote the composition The Battle of Vittoria in 1813, commemorating the victory of the Duke of Wellington over the French forces, for this new instrument.
Maelzel surreptitiously obtained so many of the parts for the battle as to be able to have a pretty correct score of the work written out.
At the same time, he hastily had a copy of the Battle prepared and sent to the Prince Regent (the future George IV) of England, in a mad chase across Europe, in hopes of thereby preventing Maelzel from producing the piece.
www.unheardbeethoven.org /search/search.pl?piece=hess108.mid   (752 words)

  
 The Battle of Waterloo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The battle had now raged with unabated fury nearly six hours, and almost one-third of the allied troops were killed or wounded.
It affected the battle throughout the course of the day and was immensely helpful in Wellington's ability to maintain his position.
In the battle of Vittoria, his division sustained, for more than four hours, an unequal contest against the main body of the French army, and received, at the close of the engagement, the warmest acknowledgments from the commander-in-chief.
www.napoleonic-literature.com /WE/TheBattleOfWaterloo.html   (8022 words)

  
 BATTLE HISTORY
The news of Wellington's victory at Vittoria in Spain on June 21, 1813, that had also reached Vienna, may have 'inspired' Maelzel to approach Beethoven with a new idea, namely that of catering to the taste of the English public by composing a 'Battle Symphony' for his new panharmonicon.
While Maelzel's initial advertisement of the concert referred to the 'Battle Symphony' as his property, Beethoven strongly objected to this, and had the announcement indicate that the work was compsoed by Beethoven out of friendship for Maelzel and for his trip to England.
As the close, Wellington's Victory in the battle of Vittoria was given again, the first part, the battle, having to be repeated.
ludwig0van0beethoven.tripod.com /battle.html   (4083 words)

  
 traditions
Purcell was the regiment's second-in-command at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690; his spurs were handed down to be worn by successive seconds-in-command until 1842, when they were lost in a fire in Montreal.
At the Battle of Minden in 1759 the redcoats wore roses during the fighting.
This commemorates an incident at the Battle of Alexandria, 1801, when the 28th, 42nd and 58th Regiments beat off a French attack on two fronts by turning their rear ranks back-to-back with the front ranks.
www.battlefield-site.co.uk /traditions.htm   (1664 words)

  
 Book 21, Chapter 13   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The opposite side of the river was occupied by the enemy's advanced posts and we saw their army on the hills beyond, while the spires of Vittoria were visible in the distance.
We felt as if there was likely to be a battle; but as that was an event we were never sure of until we found ourselves actually in it we lay for some time just out of musket shot, uncertain what was likely to turn up and waiting for orders.
I have no doubt but that our mounted gentlemen were doing their duty as they ought in another part of the field; yet it was impossible to deny ourselves the satisfaction of cursing them all because a portion had not been there at such a critical moment.
www.napoleonic-literature.com /Book_21/013.htm   (1883 words)

  
 Over the Hills and Far Away - a Peninsular War battlefield tour
The battles of the Pyrenees and Wellington's invasion of France
We see where Soult was swept from his positions along the line of the Nivelle and, after the containment of Bayonne following the battle of the Nive, where he was defeated again in the last pitched battle of the Peninsular War, in open country at Orthes on February 27th 1814.
Drive north to Vittoria where Wellington decisively defeated the French forces under the command of King Joseph and Marshal Jordan in June 1813.
www.midastours.co.uk /t003a.html   (710 words)

  
 Vittoria, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vittoria, Ontario (not to be confused with Victoria, British Columbia), is a small village east of Walsh and southwest of Simcoe.
In addition, it is home to historic Christ Church Anglican, built in 1844, one of the most important frame churches still in existence in Ontario, remaining largely unchanged since its construction.
Its name refers to the 1813 victory of the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Vittoria in Spain.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vittoria,_Ontario   (294 words)

  
 Richard Denning's Napoleonic Wars Site
Battle of Aspern Essling refight at Triples in April 2004.
The Following links are to articles on battles we have played using these rules.
The Battle of Dresden 1998   - the Drainage Ditch incident dates to this battle.
www.btinternet.com /~r.denning/npow/npowgames.htm   (304 words)

  
 Voices - Battle of Vittoria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Edward Costello describes the battle at Vittoria and an insight into the slowness of warfare at the time:
At Vittoria, perhaps because they felt sure of success, the French had failed to remove their baggage train and so put all their belongings at risk.
As soon as our fires were lighted, the men, who had been under arms from three o'clock in the morning until eleven at night, and consequently had not tasted food for the whole of the day, began to fill their hungry maws from the luxuries of the French camp.
homepages.ihug.co.nz /~awoodley/regency/vittoria.html   (335 words)

  
 Beethoven   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Wellington's Victory, or the Battle of Vittoria for Piano and Two Cannons (from opus 91).
This is certainly the strangest of Beethoven's arrangements for piano, since it also calls for two cannon to be fired throughout the first (Battle) portion of the piece.
As the battle progresses, the English march toward and take the center, forcing the French further left and eventually completely off the soundstage.
lfa.atu.edu /music/barber/intro/Beethoven.htm   (1703 words)

  
 Battle of Vittoria Reference Book   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Vittoria 1813, Wellington Sweeps the French from Spain by historical author Ian Fletcher.
Vittoria 1813, Wellington Sweeps the French from Spain by Ian Fletcher
The battle of Vittoria, on 21 June 1813, was the deciding battle of the Peninsula war.
www.war-art.com /vittoria.htm   (632 words)

  
 Wellington Society of Madrid Newsletter
In August 1812, King Joseph was forced to flee the capital as the victorious Allied Army commanded by Lord Wellington advanced after the victory over Marshal Marmont and his 50,000 soldiers at the Battle of Salamanca.
By nightfall many thousands from both sides lay dead on the 'Plains of Waterloo' Napoleon had fled the carnage and once again Wellington was victorious but at a dreadful price for most of his close officer friends were casualties.
The Duke once remarked, "Next to a battle lost, the saddest thing is a battle won".
www.wellsoc.org /2002Summer.htm   (569 words)

  
 Sheet Music Plus - Wellington's Victory "Battle Symphony", Op. 91
First performed in December 1813 as part of a program to benefit Austrian and Bavarian soldiers wounded at the Battle of Hanau, Wellington's Victory (also known as "The Battle of Vittoria" or "The Battle Symphony") was originally commissioned by a promoter and inventor acquaintance of Beethoven's, named Johann Nepomuk Malzell.
He wished to use the piece and Beethoven's celebrity as the world's greatest composer to play on the patriotic sympathies of British audiences for his own financial gain.
Republication of Wellington's Sieg oder die Schlacht bei Vittoria ("Wellington's Victory or the Battle of Vittoria"), Breitkopf & Hartel, Leipzig, 1813.
www.sheetmusicplus.com /a/item.html?id=76870&item=4082244   (187 words)

  
 8 démi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Fights by Villaruibie on 28th March 1810, by Montecy on 14th April, by Santa-Crux on 3rd May, occupation of fortification Matagorda on 27th July and isle of St. Luis, conflict by Villalon on 7th October and blockade of Cadiz from August to December 1810.
Colonel Autié was killed during the battle, he stood at head of regiment from the year 1803, Commander of Battalion Lanusse died as second, Vigo- Roussillon was hardly wounded and he was taken to prison.
The interesting thing is, that command not pleaded lose of „eagle“ and still on April 1812 it introduced army circular, that their „eagle“ was destroyed in battle.
www.volny.cz /demi8/angl/1813.htm   (264 words)

  
 Battle of Salamanca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Peninsula War historical prints of the Battle of Salamanca during the Napoleonic Peninsula War by historical military artist David Rowlands showing the 11th North Devon Regiment at the Battle of Salamanca.
The battle was as good as over and thousands of defeated French troops streamed away to the woods to the south-east and to the bridge at Alba de Tormes.
The battle of Salamanca nailed the belief that Wellington was just an over-cautious and defensive-minded commander and when news of the victory spread throughout Europe his reputation as one of the great commanders was assured.
www.war-art.com /salamanca1.htm   (2940 words)

  
 The Baden Army at the Battle of Talavera
The Baden Army at the Battle of Talavera
4th Infantry Regiment Casualties during the Battle of Talavera: The exact number of casualties for the regiment is unknown, however it was probably high.
Baden Artillery Casualties during the Battle of Talavera: Exact number of casualties is unknown, however the battery's two captains were both wounded.
www.napoleon-series.org /military/organization/c_baden.html   (1171 words)

  
 NAPOLEON
The French are defeated at the battle of Acre.
At the Battle off Cape Trafalgar, the British under Lord Nelson destroy the French fleet.
This was followed by the defeat of other subordinates at the Battle on the Katzbach and the Battle of Kulm.
www.vernonjohns.org /snuffy1186/napoln3.html   (1648 words)

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