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Excavation to find Poland’s Nazi Gold Train to proceed

This site has reported on the ongoing story of the Nazi gold train apparently found buried near Wroclaw Poland over the last year, the mystery may now be on the verge of being solved.

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1944 – The Warsaw Uprising

On This Day – 1 August

The Warsaw Uprising, a major operation to liberate Warsaw from the Nazi’s during WWII, began. Continue reading “1944 – The Warsaw Uprising”

1945 – Battle of Bautzen

26 April

The Battle of Bautzen is the last successful German tank-offensive of the war and last noteworthy victory of the Wehrmacht. Continue reading “1945 – Battle of Bautzen”

1809 – Peninsular War: the Battle of Ciudad Real

27 March

The Battle of Ciudad Real was fought on this day in 1809, and resulted in a French victory under General Sebastiani against the Spanish under General Conde de Cartojal. Continue reading “1809 – Peninsular War: the Battle of Ciudad Real”

2003 – Invasion of Iraq

20 March

The 2003 invasion of Iraq lasted from 20 March to 1 May 2003 and signalled the start of the Iraq War, which was dubbed Operation Iraqi Freedom by the United States (prior to 19 March, the mission in Iraq was called Operation Enduring Freedom, a carry over from the War in Afghanistan). The invasion consisted of 21 days of major combat operations, in which a combined force of troops from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland invaded Iraq and deposed the Ba’athist government of Saddam Hussein. The invasion phase consisted primarily of a conventionally fought war which concluded with the capture of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad by American forces.

160,000 troops were sent by the Coalition into Iraq, during the initial invasion phase, which lasted from 19 March to 9 April 2003. About 130,000 were sent from the USA alone, with about 28,000 British Soldiers, Australia (2,000), and Poland (194). 36 other countries were involved in its aftermath. In preparation for the invasion, 100,000 U.S. troops were assembled in Kuwait by 18 February. The coalition forces also received support from Kurdish irregulars in Iraqi Kurdistan.

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1627 – The Battle of Oliwa.

28 November

The naval Battle of Oliwa, took place on this day in 1627 during the Polish-Swedish War. Continue reading “1627 – The Battle of Oliwa.”

1466 – The Thirteen Years’ War ends with the Second Treaty of Thorn

October

The Thirteen Years’ War also called the War of the Cities, was a conflict fought in 1454–66 between the Prussian Confederation, allied with the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland, and the State of the Teutonic Order. Continue reading “1466 – The Thirteen Years’ War ends with the Second Treaty of Thorn”

1462 – Battle of Świecino

17 September – On this day

The Battle of Świecino (named for the village of Świecino, near Żarnowiec Lake, northern Poland) also called the Battle of Żarnowiec or in German Battle of Schwetz, took place on this day in 1462 during the Thirteen Years’ War. Continue reading “1462 – Battle of Świecino”

1939 – Germany invades Poland

1 September – WWII

Adolf Hitler, the great gambler, invades Poland ostensibly to recover territory lost to Germany after the Great War and in doing so begins the Second World War. Continue reading “1939 – Germany invades Poland”

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