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1969-1970: War of Attrition - History

1969-1970: War of Attrition - History

HistoryCentral.com > World History > Middle East > 1962- Algeria Granted Independence1962- Algerian Granted IndependanceAlgerian Nationalists organized in the FLN (Front de Liberation National) began an armed rebellion against French rule in Algeria. The rebellion gained momentum throughout the 1950& 39;s.

Vaulted Chamber, Aigues-Mortes

Vaulted Chamber, Aigues-Mortes

A vaulted chamber at Aigues-Mortes, France. Originally 13th century CE.

Combat of Pombal, 11 March 1811

Combat of Pombal, 11 March 1811

Combat of Pombal, 11 March 1811The combat of Pombal of 11 March 1811 was a skilful rearguard action fought by Marshal Ney during the retreat from the Lines of Torres Vedras. Marshal Messéna had originally intended to retreat north to take up new positions in the Mondego valley, with the intention of remaining in Portugal until reinforcements reached him.

Nan Ch'en ('Ornament of the South')

Nan Ch'en ('Ornament of the South')

Nan Ch& 39;en (& 39;Ornament of the South& 39;)The Nan Ch& 39;en (& 39;Ornament of the South& 39;) was one of two fast but unarmoured cruisers built in the 1880s in Germany for the Chinese Nanyang fleet. They were part of a force of five similar ships that included three Chinese- and two German- built cruisers.

Kalhu / Nimrud

Kalhu / Nimrud

Kalhu (also known as Caleh, Calah, and Nimrud, in modern-day northern Iraq) was a city in ancient Mesopotamia that became the capital of the Assyrian Empire under Ashurnasirpal II (reigned 884-859 BCE...

Vietnam War (1959-1975)

Vietnam War (1959-1975)

The Vietnam War is an armed conflict between 1959 and 1975 and in the midst of the Cold War, South Vietnam (and its ally the United States) to North Vietnam, supported by the USSR and China. After a period of guerrilla warfare marked by the gradual infiltration of North Vietnamese forces into the South, the conflict became more radical and prompted massive intervention by the United States.