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Thread: Name that Battle!

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    so hint time

    that is obviously something related to WWI, Italian side. The names on the map should help you identify to what battle it refers to
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    another hint: close to the end of war.. this battle is part of a more famous series of actions, which took place around a famous river.... The map above shows the disposition of troops at the eve of this very battle.
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    2nd Battle of the Piave River?
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    Ah, there we are!

    yes indeed, it's the second battle of the Piave, AKA Battle of the Solstice

    over to you!
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    To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
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    Oh that's easy. It's the battle of Fontenoy and more specifically the rather chivalrous dialogue between the French and English guard regiments.

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    Correct!, did not feel like putting up a hard one this time...

    Your turn.
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    Thanks! In the next one, the flag colours are not very clear, but, if you misunderstand them, then you will probably find the battle even more easily:


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    Battle of Angamos with the dead of the Peruvian Rear Admiral Miguel Grau Seminario?

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    That's not the Peruvian flag (although it looks very similar to it), but that doesn't mean the Peruvians weren't involved... The injured admiral won the battle and even survived to see the end of the war. His predecessor was less lucky though, having committed suicide following the news about a naval setback at the hands of Peru's allies.

    The ship was a particularly powerful vessel, also holding a global record in terms of navigation, not military prowess, however.

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    I thought you were giving this away with all those hints, right until I came up completely empty-handed and clueless. :'D

    Can't think of a war where Peru was involved where any of the cobelligerents had such a flag.

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    The Battle of Callao?
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    Callao is correct! It's the Spanish flag, although the lines look more vertical than horizontal to me. The Spanish admiral was injured, but the operation was a success, although the war between Chile, Peru and Spain ended in a stalemate. The vessel is the frigate Numancia, the first ironclad ship to circumnavigate the world.

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    This battle is also intresting in that although inconclusive, the Spanish pretty much packed up and left South America.

    Now for a much negelcted side of war:



    One tip that I feel is needed for this one: This scene is a period of calm between battle, can you guess which battle this calm occured in?
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    Clue:This battle is where the the term 'Lions led by Donkeys' truly came into effect.
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    ok so that pics says WWI; the term you cited was created during the Crimean wars of mid 1800's (by Russians referring to British troops), but ofc this one cannot be the Sevastopol siege. If I have to think to WWI, there are various battles during which the British soldiers have been led to massacre because of bad (mostly badly informed and trained, to be honest) officers.

    Passchendaele battle?
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    Yes! It is indeed Passchendaele. Over to you.

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    Ah so I got it right, eventually

    this could be a bit hard, so I'm gonna give one hint to begin with

    Involving Italians, but related to a conflict that did not see our army as one of the fighting forces



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    ouch my bad I forgot I had this pending!

    early 90's, Africa
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    That looks like it could be Rwanda Vision.

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