List of battles 1901–2000


List of battles 1901–2000


List of battles: before 601 - 601-1400 - 1401-1800 - 1801-1900 - 1901-2000 - 2001-current

1901 - 1925

*1901 Balangiga Massacre September 28 - Filipino guerrillas launch a surprise attack on soldiers of the 9th U.S. Infantry and massacred nearly all of them. None survived except Matt Sanders. Most infamous battle of the Philippine-American War.
*1902 Battle of Riyadh (1902) January 13 - Ibn Saud successfully cuptured Riyadh.
*1903 Battle of Dilam (1903) January 27 - Ibn Saud victory over Rashidis
*1904 -
** Battle of Port Arthur February 9 - Spetznazogovitch fortress; start of Russo-Japanese War
** Battle of Yalu River May 2 - First Japanese land victory against the Russians
** Battle of Nanshan May 25-26 - Japanese defeat Russians in a pitched battle outside of Port Arthur
** Battle of Dairen May 30 - Japanese defeat Russians
** Battle of Te-li-Ssu June 14-15 - Russian attempt to relieve Port Arthur smashed by the Japanese
** Battle of Bekeriyah (1904) June 15 - Ibn Saud victory over Rashidis.
** Battle of the Yellow Sea August 10 - Russian naval breakout attempt from Port Arthur defeated by Japanese fleet
** Battle of the Japanese Sea August 14 - Japanese forces force Russians to scuttle the cruiser "Ryurik".
** Battle of Liaoyang August 26-September 4 - Japanese defeat Russians in the first major battle of the Russo-Japanese War.
** Battle of Shinanah (1904) September 29 - Ibn Saud victory over Rashidis.
** Battle of Sha-ho River October 11-15 - Russian counteroffensive in Manchuria is checked with heavy losses by the Japanese
* 1905 -
** Siege of Port Arthur (ended January 2) - Japanese attack on Port Arthur.
** Battle of San-de-pu January 25-29 - Another failed Russian counteroffensive in Manchuria
** Battle of Mukden February 23-March 7 Largest battle of all time when fought, a glorious Japanese victory
** Battle of Tsushima May 27-28 - Admiral Togo's decisive victory over Russian Baltic fleet in the Straits of Tshushima
* 1906 Battle of Rawdat Muhanna April 12 - Ibn Saud defeat Rashidis in Rawdat Muhanna.
* 1907 Battle of Tarafiyah September 24 - Ibn Saud defeat Rashidis in Tarafiyah.
* 1908 Battle of Marakesh August 23 - Mulay Hafid successfully revolts against Morocco Sultan
*1912 -
** Battle of Lemnos October 8- Greek Marines Occupy the Ottoman held port of Moudros on the Island of Lemnos
** Battle of Sarantaporo October 9- Greeks defeat Ottomans near Koritza
** Battle of Giannitsa October 19- Greeks defeat Ottoman Turks in Central Macedonia
** Battle of Kumanovo October 23- Serbians defeat Ottomans in N. Macedonia
** Battle of Kirk Kelesse October 24- Bulgarians defeat Ottomans in E. Thrace
** Battle of Pente Pigadia October 24-30- Greeks defeat Ottomans in seven day battle near Bizani
** Battle of Prelep October 27- Serbians defeat Ottomans
** Battle of Lule-Burgas October 31-November 3- Bulgarians compel Ottomans to full retreat toward the lines of Tchataldja, 30 km from Constantinople and the last line of defense for the Ottoman Capital
** Battle of Vevi November 2- Successful Turkish counter offensive against Greek positions
** Battle of Monastir November 16-19- Decisive and final defeat in Macedonia of the Ottomans by the Serbians
** Naval Battle of Dardanelles December 3- Greek navy defeats Ottoman fleet & forces it to retreat to its base within the Dardanelles straits
* 1913 -
** Naval Battle of Lemnos January 5 - Greek navy defeats Ottoman fleet near the Island of Lemnos in final naval engagement of the war
** Battle of Bizani February 20-21 Greeks defeat last operational Ottoman army in the Balkans and capture city of Ioanina
** Adrianople March 6- Fall of the city to the forces of Bulgaria and Serbia and the capture of Turkish Gen Ghazi Shulkri Pasha
** Battle of Kilkis-Lahanas June 19-21 Greeks defeat Bulgarians in the three day battle for Kilkis
** Battle of Kresna Gorge July 8 - July 18 Inconclusive ten day battle between Bulgaria and Greece
** Battle of Kalimantsi July 15 - July 18 - Bulgarian defensive victory against the Serbs
** Battle of Dul Madoba 9 August - A Dervish force raids the Somali Habar Yoonis tribe near Burco, killing or wounding 57 members of the "Somaliland Camel Constabulary", including the British commander, Colonel Richard Corfield.
* 1914 -
** Liège August 4-17 - Germans invade Belgium; start of World War I "See Also" a List of World War I Battles
** Battle of Mulhouse August 9 Part of the Battle of the Frontiers, France takes town but then loses it again.
** Battle of Lorraine August 14 German victory in World War I
** Battle of Cer August 16-19 - Serbian forces push back Austro-Hungarian invasion.
** Battle of Stalluponen August 17 - First battle on the Russian Eastern Front in World War I
** Battle of Gumbinnen August 19-20 - Russians defeat German Eighth Army, advance deeper into East Prussia
** Battle of the Ardennes August 21
** Battle of Charleroi August 21
** Battle of Mons August 23 British forces hold Germans back.
** Battle of Tannenberg August 26 - Samsonov's Russian Second Army encircled and destroyed by the German Eighth Army
** Battle of Le Cateau (August 26 - August 27) - Allied Powers retreat from German forces.
** Battle of Galicia (August 26 - September 11) - Russia defeats Austria-Hungary.
** First Battle of Heligoland Bight August 28 - First major naval engagement of World War I - heavy German losses
** Battle of Guise (August 29 - August 30) - Belgians delay Germans to allow British to rest.
** Siege of Maubeuge (August 24 - September 7) - Germans capture fortress
** First Battle of the Marne September 5-9 - German invasion of France halted by Allies
** First Battle of the Masurian Lakes September 9-14 - German Eighth Army defeats Rennenkampf's Russian First Army
** First Battle of the Aisne (September 13 - September 28) - Indecisive battle in France.
** Siege of Przemyśl (September 17, 1915 – March 22, 1915) - Russians initially unsuccessful, but second siege attempt succeeds.
** Siege of Antwerp September 28
** Battle of the Vistula River (September 29 - October 31) - Russians defeat Germans under August von Mackensen.
** Battle of the Yser (October 16 - October 31) - French and Belgian victory.
** First Battle of Ypres (October 19 - November 22) - Early trench warfare; "Kindermord bei Ypern"
** Battle of Penang October 28 - German victory, two allied ships sink near Malaysia.
** Battle of Coronel November 1 - Admiral Graf Spee defeats Admiral Cradock
** Battle of Tanga November 3 - November 5, Colonel Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck defeats General Arthur Aitken in German East Africa
** Fao Landing November 6 - British begin the Mesopotamian Campaign against the Ottoman Empire.
** Battle of Cocos November 9 - Australia defeats Germany in a naval battle.
** Battle of Łódź November 11 - Russians take city, lose it on December 6
** Battle of Elhri November 13 - Moroccan tribes defeat French troops
** Battle of Cracow November 16 - heavy casualties to Austria and Russia
** Battle of Łowicz November 30-December 17 - Russians take city
** Battle of Kolubara December 3-6 - Serbians drive out Austrians
** Battle of Falkland Islands December 8 - British defeat Admiral Graf Spee
* 1915 -
** Battle of Jassin (January 18 - January 19) - German victory in East Africa during World War I.
** Battle of Dogger Bank (1915) January 24 - Admiral Beatty drives off Vice-Admiral Hipper's raiding force, sinks "Blücher"
** First Suez Offensive (January 28 - February 3) - Ottoman attack fails.
** Battle of Bolimov January 31 - Cold weather thwarts German gas attack against Russians.
** Second Battle of the Masurian Lakes February 7-22 Initial German attack is highly successful, but further attacks are repulsed
** Battle of Gallipoli February 19 1916 – January 8 1916 The Allied powers attempt a failed frontal assault on the Ottoman Empire
** Landing at Cape Helles April 25 - British amphibious assault against the Ottoman Empire during World War I.
** First Battle of Krithia April 28 - British attack fails.
** Landing at Anzac Cove (April 25 - May 3) - Australia and New Zealand successfully land but later get bogged down.
** Second Battle of Krithia (May 6 - May 8) - Second British attack uses same plan, also fails.
** Second Battle of Ypres (April 22 - May 25) - Germans use poison gas
** Third Battle of Krithia June 4 - Temporary British success reversed by Ottoman counter-attack.
** Battle of Gully Ravine (June 28 - July 5) - British and Indian forces defeat Ottoman Empire.
** First Battle of the Isonzo (June 23 - July 7) - Failed Italian attack on Austrian positions in the Alps.
** Second Battle of the Isonzo (July 18 - August 3) - Second attempt on Austrian positions fails.
** Battle of Chunuk Bair (August 6 - August 10) - Ottomans defeat Britain and New Zealand.
** Battle of Lone Pine (August 6 - August 12) - Australians stop Ottoman attack, but it was only a diversion.
** Battle of Krithia Vineyard (August 6 - August 13) - Turkish diversionary attack to allow for Sari Bair Offensive.
** Landing at Suvla Bay (August 6 - August 15) - The main attack for which the two diversions were staged. Ottoman victory.
** Battle of the Nek August 7 - Ottomans defeat Australians.
** Battle of Scimitar Hill August 21 - Decisive battle of the Gallipoli Campaign, Ottoman victory.
** Battle of Hill 60 (Gallipoli) - Final British attempt to take Gallipoli fails.
** Battle of Loos September 25-28
** Third Battle of the Isonzo (October 18 - November 3) - Austrians endure massive Italian bombardment.
** Battle of Ctesiphon (November 22 - November 25) - Indecisive battle between British and Ottoman forces.
** Siege of Kut (December 7, 1915 - April 29, 1916)- Ottoman forces, led by a German general, capture the city.
* 1916 -
** Battle of Verdun February 21 - December Five-month battle kills 700,000
** Battle of Dujaila March 8 - Failed British attempt to relieve the Siege of Kut.
** Battle of Asiago March 11 - Massive Austrian counter-offensive against Italy.
** Easter Rising April 24 - Irish rebellion against the British occupation centered in Dublin.
** Battle of Jutland May 31 - last engagement of the German High Seas Fleet
** Brusilov offensive June - Russia nearly collapses Austria but losses are staggering
** 2nd Battle of Albert July 1 - Opening day of the Allied Power offensive known as the Battle of the Somme
** Battle of Bazentin Ridge July 14 - British victory during the Somme offensive.
** Battle of Fromelles (July 19 - July 20) - German victory south of the rest of the Somme offensive.
** Battle of Pozières (July 23 - August 7) - British and Australian forces take and hold town.
** Battle of Romani August 3 - Turkish advance on Suez Canal defeated
** Sixth Battle of the Isonzo (August 6 - August 17) - Italian victory during World War I.
** Battle of Mouquet Farm (August 8 - September 27) - Allied Powers advance toward German fortification.
** Battle of Guillemont (September 3 - September 9) - Allied Powers capture city.
** Battle of Ginchy September 9 - Irish capture town from Germans, but suffer heavy casualties.
** Battle of Flers-Courcelette September 15 - Bad weather thwarts Allied attempt to break through German defenses.
** Battle of Morval September 25 - British progress resumes after Fleurs-Courcelette, but French unable to match British progress.
** Battle of Thiepval Ridge (September 26 - September 28) - German positions captured by Allied Powers.
** Battle of Le Transloy (October 1 - November 5) - Failed attempt to capture German defenses.
** Battle of the Ancre November 13 - Allied Powers advance further, final battle of the 1916 Somme Campaign.
** Battle of Segale - Negus Mikael, marching on the Ethiopian capital in support of his son Emperor Iyasus V, is defeated by Fitawrari Habte Giyorgis, securing the throne for Empress Zauditu.
** Battle of Magdhaba December 23 - Capture of Turkish garrison in the Sinai
* 1917 -
** Battle of Rafa January 9 - Capture of Turkish garrison in the Sinai
** Second Battle of Kut February 23 - British forces once again take Kut.
** Fall of Baghdad (March 8 - March 11) British forces capture the city.
** First Battle of Gaza March 26 - British fail to advance into Palestine
** Vimy Ridge April 9 - Canada's finest hour
** Second Battle of Gaza April 19 - Turkey repels British assault on Gaza-Beersheba line
**Battle of Zborov - July 1-July 2 - part of Kerensky Offensive
** Battle of Passchendaele July 31 - also known as Third Battle of Ypres. Three-month battle costs Britain 400,000
** Battle of Caporetto October 24 - Also known as the Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo - Italians defeated by Central Powers, driven back to Venice
** Battle of Beersheba October 31 - Australian light horse capture Beersheba
** Third Battle of Gaza (October 31 - November 7) - British break Turkish defensive line in southern Palestine
** Second Battle of Heligoland Bight November 17 - Indecisive naval battle, Germans lose one torpedo boat.
** Battle of Cambrai (November 20 - December 7) - First successful use of tanks
** Battle of Jerusalem (December 8 - December 26) - British forces capture the city of Jerusalem from the Ottoman Empire.
* 1918 -
** Battle of Bakhmach March 8 - March 18 Czechoslovak Legion escaped German encirclement
** Battle of Tampere March 8 - April 6 in Finnish Civil War
** Battle of Cantigny May 28 - US First Division wins in first independent action
** Battle of the Piave River June 15 - June 22 Downfall of Austria in World War I.
** Battle of Belleau Wood June 25 - US Second Division Marines capture woods
** Battle of Hamel July 4 - Australian success with departure from massed frontal assaults
** Second Battle of the Marne July 15 - 18 - Allies halt four month German drive
** Battle of Chateau Thierry July 18
** Battle of Amiens August 8 - August 11 - British force Germans to Hindenburg line
** Battle of Baku August 26 - September 14 - The Army of Islam of Ottoman Empire captures the city of Baku.
** Battle of Havrincourt September 12 - British victory, German morale begins to weaken.
** Battle of Saint-Mihiel (September 12 - September 19) - Americans defeat Germans.
** Battle of Epéhy September 18 - British and Australians defeat Germans.
** Battle of Megiddo September 19 - Allenby's British crush Ottoman army
** Battle of Meuse Argonne Forest, September 26-November 11 - Largest AEF action of war; Allied victory. (In it, October 8, Cpl. Alvin York, outnumbered 19:1, leads capture of German machine-gun nest)
** Battle of Vittorio Veneto October 23 - November 3
** Second Battle of the Sambre November 4 - Allied Power victory during final phase of World War I.
** Battle of Przemyśl (November 11 - November 12) - Polish forces capture town from Ukrainians.
* 1919 -
** Battle of Paju January 31 - Estonians and Finnish volunteers defeat the Red Latvian Riflemen in Southern-Estonia.
** Battle of Bereza Kartuska February 14 - Polish victory during Polish-Bolshevik War
** Battle of Cēsis June 23 - Estonian and Latvian victory over the German Landeswehr.
** Battle of Lwów (November 1918 - June 1919) - city besieged by the Ukrainian forces.
** Battle of Daugavpils (September 28, 1920 – January 15, 1920) - Polish victory in Latvia.
* 1920 -
** Battle of Wołodarka May 29 - May 31 - Polish victory during Polish-Bolshevik War.
** Battle of Bystrzyk May 31 - Polish victory by surprise attack.
** Battle of Boryspol June 2 - Polish capture Russian supplies.
** Battle of Maysalun July 23 - The French advance into Syria and defeat Yusuf al-Azmah's hastily assembled army.
** Battle of Radzymin August 12 - August 15 - Town changes hands twice during Polish-Bolshevik War.
** Battle of Nasielsk August 14 - August 15 - Minor Polish victory as part of the action around Warsaw.
** Battle of Zadwórze August 17 - Polish army defeated by the Red Army forces of Semyon Budennyi
** Battle of Warsaw August 13 - August 25 - Poles defeat Red Army
** Battle of Raszyn (August)
** Battle of Giby August 30 - Lithuanian withdrawal successfully mediated by French at request of Poland during Polish-Lithuanian War.
** Battle of Komarow August 31 - Decisive Polish victory.
** Battle of the Niemen river September 15 - September 25 - Poles defeat the reserves of the Red Army
** Kilmichael Ambush November 28 - Important battle in the Irish War of Independence
* 1921 -
** First Battle of Inonu (January 9 - January 11) - Greek reconnaissance-in-force, Turkish victory. Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922).
** Second Battle of Inonu (March 26 - March 31) - Turkish forces victorious. Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922).
** Battle of Annual July 22 near Annual, Morocco, Spanish army loses to Rifi Berbers of Abd el Krim.
** Battle of Sakarya - Turkish victory, farthest Greek advance in Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922) (Turkish War of Independence).
* 1922 -
** Battle of Dumlupinar - Turkish victory, final battle of Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922) (Turkish War of Independence).
** Battle of Dublin - First and probably most important battle of the Irish Civil War
** Battle of Kilmallock - Battle of the Irish Civil War
* 1923 Beer Hall Putsch (November 8 - November 9) - Failed NSDAP uprising in Munich, Hitler wounded and captured.
* 1924 Battle of Mecca (1924) - Mecca became a Saudi Arabian territory
* 1925 -
** Battle of Jeddah 1925 February 10 - Jeddah became a Saudi Arabian territory. End of Kingdom of Hejaz
** disembarkment of Alhucemas september 8 - decisive Spanish victory against Rifi berbers

1926 - 1940

* 1930 Battle of Anchem 31 March - Ras Gugsa Welle is defeated by Dejazmach Mulugeta Yeggazu, suppressing the last obstacle to Ras Tafari Makonnen's ascension to Ethiopia's throne.
* 1931 Mukden Incident September 18 - Japanese forces create a pretext to invade Manchuria, start of Second Sino-Japanese War.
* 1932 First Battle of Shanghai (January 28 - March 3) - Battle halted by a cease-fire, leads to demilitarization of city.
* 1933 -
** Defense of the Great Wall (January 1 - May 31) - Chinese forces forced back from Great Wall, results in another truce.
** Battle of Rehe (February 21 - March 1) - Japanese forces capture Chinese town.
* 1936 -
** Battle of Ganale Dorya 7 - 10 January - General Rodolfo Graziani attacks troops under Ras Desta Damtew; after over three days of slaughter, the Ethiopians break and flee.
** The First Battle of Tembien 23 January - Ethiopian forces suffer 8,000 casualties compared to Italy's 1,100.
** Battle of Amba Aradam 10 February - Ethiopians under Ras Mulugeta Bulli counterattack the invading Italians southwest of Chalacot, but are defeated with heavy losses.
** Second Battle of Tembien 27 February
** Battle of Maychew 31 March - Emperor Haile Selassie leads in person the final Ethiopian counter-attack of the Second Italo-Abyssinian War, which is a crushing Ethiopian defeat.
** Battle of Badajoz (August 14) - Nationalists storm Badajoz.
* 1937 -
** Battle of Gogetti 19 February - The final battle between the Italian and Ethiopian armies is fought. The surviving elements of the Ethiopian armies of Sidamo and Bale are encircled and destroyed by the Italian forces near Lake Shala.
** Battle of Guadalajara (March 8 - March 23) - Spanish Republicans defeat Italians.
** Battle of Gernika April 26 - April 28 Franco's forces capture Guernica following a Luftwaffe bombing.
** Battle of Lugou Bridge July 7 - Japanese victory triggered outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War
** Battle of Beiping-Tianjin (July 25 - July 31) - China vs. Japan.
** Second Battle of Shanghai (August 13 - November 9) - Japanese forces invade the Chinese city, forcing a Chinese evacuation.
** Battle of El Mazuco September 6 - September 22 - Nationalist victory during Spanish Civil War.
** Battle of Pingxingguan September 25 - Japanese blunders result in Chinese victory.
** Battle of Xinkou (September 13 - November 8) - Japanese forces defeat National Revolutionary Army of China.
** Battle of Taiyuan (September 1 - November 9 - Japanese victory ends large-scale resistance in Northern China.
** Battle of Nanjing early November to December 13 - Japanese victory after 2 months siege of the capital of Republic of China.
* 1938 -
** Battle of Cape Palos (March 5 - March 6) - Republican victory over Italy during Spanish Civil War.
** Battle of Tai er zhuang March 27 - Chinese claim strategic and moral victory over Japanese
** Battle of Xuzhou (December 1937 - May) - Japanese victory, Chinese forced to destroy Yellow River dikes.
** Battle of Wuhan (July - October) - Chiang Kai-shek leads Chinese forces. Result is Japanese pyrrhic victory.
** Battle of the Ebro (July 25 - November 16) - Spanish Republicans launch attacks across the Ebro river. The purpose of the battle is to relieve pressure off of Valencia and Catalonia. It is soon to become the decisive battle of the war, and a Republican defeat.
** Battle of Lake Khasan
* 1939 -
** Battle of Nanchang (March 17 - May 9) - Japanese forces defeat Nationalist Chinese.
** Battle of Suixian-Zaoyang May 24 - Chinese counterattack successful.
** Battle of Khalkhin Gol (May 11, 1939 – September 16, 1939)
** Blitzkrieg Attack on Poland September 1 - October 6 - Start of World War II in Europe, German victory
** Battle of the Bzura River September 9 - 19
** Battle of Hel September 9 - October 2
** Battle of Tomaszów Lubelski September 17 - 26
** Battle of Warsaw September 8 - 28
** First Battle of Changsha (September 17 - October 6) - Chinese forces successfully defend city. Heavy Japanese casualties.
** Battle of Kock October 2 - 5
** Battle of Tolvajärvi December 12 - Colonel Paavo Talvela's Finnish forces defeat Soviet Union forces.
** Battle of Suomussalmi (December 8 1940 – January 7 1940) - During Winter War, Hjalmar Siilasvuo leads Finnish to victory over Soviets.
** Battle of the River Plate December 13 - "Admiral Graf Spee" chased into Montevideo harbour and scuttled
** Battle of Summa December 23 - Finnish attack thwarted during Winter War.
* 1940 -
** Battle of the Atlantic (1940 - 1945) - the name given to the conflicts in the Atlantic Ocean throughout World War II.
** Battle of South Henan - Chinese Nationalists led by Li Zongren defeat Japanese.
** Battle of Honkaniemi February 26 - Only tank action of the Winter War.
** Battle of Salla February 28 - Finnish victory during Winter War.
** Battle of Petsamo March 12 - Russian victory during Winter War.
** Battle of Drøbak Sound April 9 - German naval attack thwarted by Norwegian forces.
** Battle of Midtskogen (April 9 - April 10) - Norwegian forces defeat German raiding party.
** Battle of Dombås (April 14 - April 19 - Norwegian Army units defeat German Fallschirmjäger attack.
** Battle of Narvik April 9 - June 10 - A minor Allied victory in the Arctic.
** Battle at the Afsluitdijk May 10 - May 14
** Battle of France May 9 - June 22 - Germany takes on France, British Expeditionary Force and French Army Defeated
** Battle of the Netherlands (May 10 - May 17) - Germany invades The Netherlands.
** Battle of Dunkirk May 27 - June 5 - Escape of defeated British Expeditionary Forces
** Battle of Mers-el-Kebir July 3 - British navy destroys Vichy Fleet off the coast of North Africa.
** Battle of Calabria July 9 - British forces fight indecisive naval battle with Italians.
** Battle of Cape Spada July 19 - British and Australian forces sink an Italian cruiser.
** Battle of Britain July 10 - October 31 Germans try to bomb Britain into submission - RAF answers with fighters
** Battle of Hundred Regiments - August 20 - December 5 - Major engagement of the Red Army against the Japanese Imperial Army.
** Battle of Taranto November 11-November 12 - British carrier-based planes destroy Italian fleet at Taranto Harbor.
** Battle of Cape Spartivento November 27 - British Navy under James Somerville fights indecisive battle with Italy.

1941 - 1950

* 1941 -
** Battle of Keren (February 2 - April 1) - Hard fought British and Commonwealth victory over Italian forces during East African Campaign.
** Battle of Shanggao (March 14 - April 9) - Chinese victory.
** Battle of Cape Matapan March 28 - British Royal Navy task force defeats Italian fleet.
** Battle of Greece (April 6 - April 24) - Germany takes the Balkan Peninsula after Italian Stalemate.
** Battle of South Shanxi (May 7 - May 27) - Japanese victory in China.
** Battle of Denmark Strait May 23 - ; Japanese win tactically but lose strategically to U.S/Australian navies
** Battle of Corregidor May 5 - 6 - Last U.S. bastion in Asia surrenders to the Japanese after prolonged siege.
** Battle of the Philippines (December 8, 1941 - May 8) Japanese victory, Douglas MacArthur promises to return.
** Battle of the St. Lawrence May 11 - U-553 sinks the Nicoya and the Leto in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence river.
** Second Battle of Kharkov (May 12 - May 28) - Soviet counterattack thwarted.
** Battle of Bir Hakeim (May 26 - June 11) - Rommel defeats Allies.
** Battle of Gazala (May 26 - June 21) - Erwin Rommel, reinforced by Italians, defeats Great Britain.
** Battle of Midway June 4 - June 7 - US loses capture January 23 North Korea seizes US ship
** Tet Offensive January 30 - North Vietnam loses militarily but turns the tide of US opinion against the war
** Battle of Khe Sanh February 5 - Desperate defense by the U.S. Marines to hold strategically important fire base against huge NVA numbers. Vietnamese Communists fail in their bid to turn the siege into an "American Battle of Dien Bien Phu."
* 1969 Football War July 14 - Between El Salvador and Honduras
** Battle of the Bogside12 August - Unarmed Irish residents of the Bogside in Derry City expel British Police and Militia Forces from there area. The riots lasted for 2 days until the British Army was sent in. This event is often described as the beginning of the Troubles, a 30 year guerrilla war.
* 1971 Indo-Pakistani War of 1971/Bangladesh Liberation War - Mid November to December 16 - India militarily supports East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) in its struggle for independence from West Pakistan (now Pakistan). Backed by the Mukti Bahini, the Armed Forces of India defeat Pakistan and liberate Bangladesh.
** Battle of Longewala December 5 - Decisive Indian victory.
** Battle of Hilli November/December - Indian/Mukti Bahini victory
** Battle of Garibpur - Indian victory
** Battle of Basantar - Indian victory
** Operation Trident December 4 Indian Navy attacks Karachi port
* 1972 Battle of Mirbat July 19 - British SAS forces defeat Communist rebels during an attempted coup of Oman.
* 1973
** Yom Kippur War aka 6th of October War - Egyptian & Syrian forces defeated Israeli's and retakes the areas which had been captured by Israel in 1967 during the Six Days War.
** Battle of Suez
** Battle of Latakia
** Battle of Nafkeh
** Adan's Counterattack
** Battle of The Chinese Farm
** Battle of Hermon
** Battle of The North Valley of Quneitra
** The Crossing
* 1975
** Indonesia invades East Timor December 7
** Battle of Xuan Loc April 9-12 - Remnants of ARVN make a last stand in the final major battle of the Vietnam War

1976 - 2000

* 1977
**Battle of Dire Dawa A battle of the Ogaden War- The Ethiopian army inflicts heavy losses on the Somali National Army (SNA) after a Somali attack by 1 tank battalion and a mechanized infantry brigade supported by artillery units.
**First Battle of Jijiga A battle of the Ogaden War- The Somalis, trying to take the town, lose more than half of their attacking force of 3 tank battalions, each of which includes more than 30 tanks.
**Second Battle of Jijiga A battle of the Ogaden War- 3 Somali tank battalions overwhelm an Ethiopian garrison. After inflicting some heavy losses on Somali armor, Ethiopian troops mutiny and withdraw from the town, leaving its defense to the militia, which is incapable of slowing the Somali advance.
**Battle of Harar A major battle of the Ogaden War
* 1978
** Battle of Cassinga May 4
* 1980
** Iran–Iraq War
*** Siege of Abadan November 1980 to September 1981- Iraq Attacks the Iranian city of Abadan but fails to capture it.
*** Liberation of Khorramshahr November 1980 to May 24 1982- The Iranians recapture of the port city of Khorramshahr from the Iraqis.

* 1981
** Battle of Dezful Early Janauary 1981- Iranian armored regiments are forced to flee after an Iraqi ambush.
** Gulf of Sidra incident August 19- Two Sukhoi Su-22 were shot down by two US F-14A Tomcats.
* 1982
** 1982 Lebanon War - Israeli invasion of Lebanon June 6
** Falklands War:
*** Battle of Goose Green May 28 - May 29
*** Battle of Mount Harriet June 11
*** Battle of Two Sisters June 11
*** Battle of Mount Longdon June 11
*** Battle of Wireless Ridge June 13
*** Battle of Mount Tumbledown June 13
* 1983 US invasion of Grenada October 25
* 1984
** Operation Bluestar June 6
** Battle of the Marshes 1984- Iran opens a new offensive in the lakes of the Hawizah Marshes in Iraq.
* 1986
** First Battle of Al Faw February 11- Iranians launch a surprise attack against the Iraqi troops defending the al-Faw Peninsula.
** Action in the Gulf of Sidra March- US naval operations against Libya.
* 1988
** Second Battle of Al Faw April 17- Newly restructured Iraqi Army conducts a major operation to clear the Iranians out of the peninsula
** Operation Praying Mantis April 18 - One day US-Iranian naval action.
** Operation Mersad - Iran destroys the Khalq-e-Mujahedin.
* 1989 -
** Gulf of Sidra incident January 4- Two Libyan MiG-23 Flogger Es were shot down by US F-14A Tomcats.
** Operation Just Cause December 20- the United States invasion of Panama
* 1991
** Battle of Khafji (January 29 to February 1). First major ground engagement of the Gulf War.
** Battle of 73 Easting (February 26 to February 27). A decisive tank battle fought between coalition armoured forces against those of the Iraqi Republican Guard.
** Battle of Medina Ridge February 27. A decisive tank battle fought between the U.S. 1st Armored Division and the 2nd Brigade of the Iraqi Republican Guard.
** Battle of Vukovar August 25 - November 18 - Croatian War of Independence
** Battle of the barracks September - Croatian War of Independence
* 1992
** Siege of Sarajevo April 5, 1996 – February 29, 1996
** Battle of Gagra October 1, 1992 – October 6, 1992 - Abkhaz insurgents and North Caucasian militants captured Gagra from Georgian forces (War in Abkhazia).
* 1993
** October 3, 1993 Battle of Mogadishu - Policing mission gone wrong, US soldiers trapped against militia in a populated city
** Operation Maslenica January - Croatian War of Independence
** Battle of Kelbajar - Armenians and Azeris fight for territorial disputes.
* 1994
**Afghanistan's Islamic State of Afghanistan (United Front) ousted by Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban).
* 1995
** First battle of Grozny - The Russian Army captures Grozny in February
** Operation Flash May 1 - May 2 - Croatian War of Independence
** Operation Storm August 4 - August 7 - Croatian War of Independence
** The fall of Manerplaw in the war between the Burmese Army and the KNU
* 1999
** Kargil War - Pakistani paramilitary forces infiltrate into India's Kargil district triggering full-scale war between the two neighbours. After two months of intense fighting, India successfully regains possession of Kargil.
** Battle of Tololing Indian victory
** Battle of Grozny (1999–2000) - The Russian Army sieges Grozny in December, captures it in February 2000.


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