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Patriots ambush Loyalists as French set sail

Patriots ambush Loyalists as French set sail

On August 13, 1781, Patriot forces led by Colonel William Harden and Brigadier General Francis Marion, known as the “Swamp Fox,” lure British commander Major Thomas Fraser and his 450 soldiers into an ambush at Parker’s Ferry, 30 miles northwest of Charleston, South Carolina. Meanwhile, 3,000 soldiers set sail with the French fleet on their way to aid the Patriot cause.

8 May 1945

8 May 1945

8 May 1945GermanyOfficial surrender ceremony held in BerlinGerman ceasefire comes into effect at 23.01 hoursChurchill and Truman proclaim the day to be Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day)Allied troops free King Leopold of the BelgiansOccupied EuropeGerman troops in Prague surrenderGerman troops in the Dodecanese surrenderCrown Prince Olaf accepts the German surrender in NorwayWar at SeaGerman submarine U-249 surrendered at PortlandGerman submarine U-255 surrenderedGerman submarine U-320 scuttled off BergenGerman submarine U-995 decommissioned at NarvikGerman submarines U-1103, U-1198 surrendered at CuxhavenGerman submarine U-37 scuttled in Sonderborg BayGerman submarines U-806 surrendered at AarhusGerman submarine U-2512 scuttled at EckernfordeGerman submarine U-2534 scuttled in Neustadt BayGerman submarine U-2539 scuttled off Aero bei MarstalGerman submarine U-3503 scutttled off GoteborgGerman submarine U-2324 surrendered at StavangerGerman submarine U-2365 scuttled in the Kattegat.

Calder's battle off Finisterre,22 July 1805

Calder's battle off Finisterre,22 July 1805

Finisterre, Calder& 39;s battle off,22 July 1805A missed opportunity in the naval campaign that ended at Trafalgar. Admiral Villeneuve, commanding the combined Franco-Spanish fleet, had managed to escape from Toulon and sail to the West Indies, but once there he had failed to achieve anything of significance.

The Lafayette Escadrille: volunteer heroes

The Lafayette Escadrille: volunteer heroes

Airfield at Ham, 1917.ANONYMEAérodrome.ANONYME Troop parade at the presentation of the American flag ceremony at the Lafayette Squadron.ANONYMOUS © Photo RMN-Grand Palais - RG Ojeda © Photo RMN-Grand Palais - R. OjedaCloseTitle: Parade of troops at the presentation of the American flag ceremony at the Lafayette Escadrille.

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University - California& 39;s oldest institution of higher learning - is located in the heart of California& 39;s Silicon Valley, in the city of Santa Clara.It is the only college in the state to be the successor of a Spanish mission. It offers a rigorous undergraduate curriculum in the arts and sciences, business, and engineering, as well as certificate programs.

The Black Panthers

The Black Panthers

The Black Panthers