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1945 – The Battle of Slater’s Knoll

28 March – 6 April

The Battle of Slater’s Knoll (28 March – 6 April 1945) was a battle during the Second World War fought between Australian and Japanese forces on Bougainville Island. Continue reading “1945 – The Battle of Slater’s Knoll”

1968 – Battle of Karameh in Jordan

21 March

The Battle of Karameh was a 15-hour military engagement between the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and combined forces of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF) in the Jordanian town of Karameh on this day in 1968, during the War of Attrition. It was planned by Israel as two concurrent raids on PLO camps, one in Karameh and one in the distant village of Safi—codenamed Operation Inferno and Operation Asuta, respectively—but the former turned into a full-scale battle. Continue reading “1968 – Battle of Karameh in Jordan”

1916 – Tanks first used in battle

15 September – On this day

Tanks were first used in combat by the British army on this day in 1916 as part of the ongoing Somme Offensive. Continue reading “1916 – Tanks first used in battle”

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