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Greatest Battles is History

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A list on the greatest battles that ever happened in history.

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The Siege of Constantinople Report Abuse
The city that was considered a fortress that could never be captured was indeed captured by the Ottoman Turks in 1453, making it their capital of Istanbul, which is still under Turk control today.
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Battle of Stalingrad Report Abuse
The Soviet Union defended their home land bravely when the Axis sought to take control of Stalingrad. The Russians fought for every inch of their city, defending it with what they had until the Germans finally surrendered.
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The Germans lost 150.000 by combat, weather and hunger, from the 90.000 who went prisoner of war only 5.000 survived. The Russian army lost 400.000 men.
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Greatest bloodbath ever...
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Battle of Cannae Report Abuse
Gannibal Barka kicks 80,000 of roman asses
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Hannibal Barka, not Gannibal...
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No Elephants in this battle, They all died coming out of the Alps, :(
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Romans lose 70,000 men, and the Carthaginians only lose about 6,000! Hannibal Barca certainly is one of the best generals of all time, using a crescent pincer movement to trap the silly romans, and from then on a slaughter. Plus who doesn't like an army who fights with elephants?
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Battle of Austerlitz Report Abuse
Napoleon's greatest victory was a crushing defeat for the Russian and Austrian foes. The battle effectively destroyed the Third Coalition against Napoleon. This battle showed Napoleon's tactical thinking.
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Battle of Thermopylae Report Abuse
An amazing battle showing the pride and determination of the Spartans and other allies. The Greeks being greatly outnumbered were bound to loose, but they showed courage to defend their land.
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In my opinion the most incredible battle ever.Explains how important elite soldiers was once.
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lets see all the others after 2500 years...
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Battle of Borodino (Russia vs France) Report Abuse
the largest and bloodiest action of the Napoleonic Wars, involving more than 250,000 troops and resulting in at least 70,000 casualties.
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Battle of Gaugamela Report Abuse
In 331 B.C., Alexander The Great defeats Darius III and takes control of the Persian empire. Estimates for the size of Alexander's army are around 47,000 to 50,000. Estimates for the size of the Persian army varies wildly from 97,000 to 1.4 million. Alexander feints movement of his army parallel to the Persian army. Part of the Persian army follows Alexander's movement which opens up a gap. Alexander proceeds to drive his cavalry into the gap causing massive confusion and defections in the Persian army. Estimates for the Persian casualties range from 40,000 to 300,000 with a similar number captured. Alexander's army only lost 4,000 men.
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I takes a lot to be undefeated.
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Battle of Chamkaur 1704 Report Abuse
40 Sikhs vs 1million Mughals( Muslims) in 1704. Imperial Forces incured 13000+ deaths and Sikh incured only 37. The Sikhs themselves chose martyrdom over surrender. Chamkaur is presently situated in Punjab, India
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It was 1 million read mugal history they thremself mentioned over 57000 mugals were killed in battle .
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acually it was not 1 million it was close to 10,000 but none the less amazing battle with amazing bravery
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Battle Of Alesia Report Abuse
Gallic commander Vercingetorix used a "scortched earth" policy to harass and drive the Romans under Julius Ceasar from Gaul. In 52 B.C., Vercingetorix takes refuge in Alesia, a hilltop fortress. However, Ceasar had turned around and pursued the Gallic army to Alesia and proceeded to erect a wall around the fort (circumvallation) to prevent the fortress from getting supplies and help. Before the wall was complete, a contingent was able to escape. Ceasar proceeded to erect a second wall outside the first (contravallation) to protect his army from any Gallic reinforcements. Attacks by Gallic commanders Commius and Vercassivellaunus were thwarted. Vercingetorix surrendered. Ceasar lost 12,800 men and the Gallic armies lost appoximately 40,000 men. Gaul became a Roman province and split into several smaller administrative divisions.
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Battle of Saragarhi 1897 Report Abuse
21 sikhs vs 10000-14000 Afghans. They all chose to fight to the death. Sikhs was led by Captain Ishar Singh. Unfortunately Sikhs fought for British and 'coward' British couldn't render help on time. SIKHS won the Battle. Afghanis suffered 4000 casualities on other hand all 21 sikhs were dead .
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Battle of Gettysburg Report Abuse
It was a pivotal moment in the American Civil War as it was a decisive victory for the Union, causing a huge turn of momentum.
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Iwo Jima Report Abuse
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Terrible fighting going on in those islands.
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Battle of Tours Report Abuse
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One of the most decisive battles in history. The combined forces of the germanic tribes under the command of the Frank Karl Martell defeated the Arabs who would have conquered western Europe.
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Battle of Teutoburg Forest Report Abuse
One of the most important battles in history. A not recorded number of germanics defeated an entire Roman army to the last man. The result of the battle was that Rome abandoned the plan to conquer Germany. At that time most of the Germanic tribes lived east of the Rhine. Because they remained free and did not get latinized, they could later found the western European nations. Even the iberians received germanic blood through the visigoths.
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Rorke's Drift Report Abuse
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Is someone stacking these points? Rorke's Drift followed the Battle of Isandlwana. It's not a battle.
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The Battle for Berlin....1945 Report Abuse
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Battle of Gallipoli Report Abuse
A major victory for the Ottomans in World War I as they defended their homeland against the British and Australian forces. Although loosing the war, they took pride in the victory of the battle.
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Battle of Isandlwana Report Abuse
This battle was when the Zulu warriors crushed the invading British in a battle that pinned spears against swords. The Zulu made a powerful charge at the well equiped British destroying them quickly for a huge victory.
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Considering that the Zulus used spears and native weapons and the Brits used rifles, I think this was a huge victory.
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The Battle of First Panipat Report Abuse
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This was Tamerlanes slaughter of Indians in 1398. I don't see any great significance to this one. But the Second Panipat, Babur the Tiger in 1526 founded the Mogul dynasty of India. There were two more in1556 and1761.
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Battle of Grunwald Report Abuse
The battle was one of the largest battles in Medieval Europe and is regarded as the most important victory in the history of Poland and Lithuania.[10] It was surrounded by romantic legends and nationalistic propaganda, becoming a larger symbol of struggle against invaders and a source of national pride. During the 20th century, the battle was used in Nazi and Soviet propaganda campaigns. Only in recent decades have historians made progress towards a dispassionate, scholarly assessment of the battle reconciling the previous narratives, which differed widely by nation.
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Battle of Myeongnyang Report Abuse
Korean admiral Yi Sun Shin, with just 13 warships defeated a Japanese force over 10 times the size of his own force, saving Korea. The failure of the Japanese invasion of Korea (Imjin War) caused support for Toyotomi to decrease. This led to the victory of Tokugawa over the supporters of Toyotomi in the battle of Sekigahara (1600) allowing Tokugawa Ieyasu to become Shogun in 1603.
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Battle of Okehazama Report Abuse
1560. The battle was Oda Nobunaga's 1st real step towards the unification of Japan.
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Battle of Talas River 751 Report Abuse
Limited the extent of the Chinese to the Tarim Mountains in Central Asia. The Tang army lost a close battle to the Abbasids (Arab/Persian).
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Vimy Ridge Report Abuse
Canadians defeat the Germans and take a ridge the mighty British Empire couldn't take.
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Battle of Manzicert 1071 Report Abuse
The decisive battle in which the moslim Turks won and Byzantium los Anatolia (Turkey). The rest is history.
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Battle of the Bulge Report Abuse
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