The Battle of Valmy

The Battle of Valmy was the first major victory by the army of France during the Revolutionary Wars that followed the French Revolution. The action took place on September 20, 1792, as Prussian troops commanded by the Duke of Brunswick attempted to march on Paris. Generals François Kellermann and Charles Dumouriez stopped the advance near the northern village of Valmy in Champagne-Ardenne. In this early … Continue reading The Battle of Valmy

Fridolin of Säckingen and the Battle of Näfels

Saint Fridolin, otherwise Fridolin of Säckingen is a legendary Irish missionary, apostle of the Alamanni and founder of the Roman Catholic Säckingen Abbey on the Upper Rhine at Bad Säckingen in what is now the German state of Baden-Württemberg. He is also the patron saint of Glarus, a canton in east central Switzerland. His oldest Vita is dated to the 10th or 11th century. Later … Continue reading Fridolin of Säckingen and the Battle of Näfels

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The Battle of New Orleans

On January 8, 1815,  Andrew Jackson led American forces in victory over the British in the Battle of New Orleans, the final major battle of the War of 1812, and the most one-sided battle of that war. American combatants, commanded by Major General Andrew Jackson, prevented an overwhelming British force, commanded by Admiral Alexander Cochrane and General Edward Pakenham, from seizing New Orleans and the vast territory the … Continue reading The Battle of New Orleans

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Independent State of Croatia #B35 (1943)

The Independent State of Croatia (Nezavisna Država Hrvatska, or NDH) was a World War II puppet state of Germany and Italy founded on April 10, 1941, after the invasion of Yugoslavia by the Axis powers. The NDH encompassed most of modern-day Croatia, all of Bosnia and Herzegovina, part of modern-day Serbia, and a small portion of modern-day Slovenia in the Municipality of Brežice. It bordered the … Continue reading Independent State of Croatia #B35 (1943)