Famous Battles in History #2

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The Normans under William the Conqueror defeated the Anglo - Saxon army in this battle to secure the English throne ( 1066 )
Battle of Hastings
Seljuk Turks defeat Crusader and Turcopole forces under King Guy in this battle ( 1187 )
Battle of Hattin
Crusader army under Richard the Lionheart captured this vital seaport after a brief siege ( 1091 )
Siege of Acre
German troops under General Walter Model surrounded smaller US forces at this small Belgian village and attacked it but were repulsed , in one the key battles of the Ardennes Offensive ( 1944 )
Battle of Bastogne
This Belgian village was the furthest advance in the 3rd Battle of Ypres , and the scene of massive bloodshed ( 1917 )
Battle of Passchendaele
Finnish and German forces besieged this Russian city for 859 days , with staggering military and civilian casualties in total ( 1941 - 44 )
Siege of Leningrad
The fearless charge of a British light regiment in this Crimean War battle inspired Alfred Tennyson's famous poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade" ( 1854 )
Battle of Balacava
In this battle in Pennsylvania , the Confederate army under Robert E. Lee was strategically defeated by a larger opposing Union army ( 1863 )
Battle of Gettysburg
The Ottoman army crushed a Hungarian , German and Austrian army at this famous battle , in which the Hungarian king was also killed ( 1526 )
Battle of Mohacs
Hannibal and his Carthaginians obliterated a Roman army , but this devasting defeat did not give any significant advantage to the victors ( 216 BC )
Battle of Cannae
In this disastrous battle which directly resulted in Winston Churchill's sacking , Australian , New Zealand and British troops attempting to invade Turkey via the sea were repulsed with heavy casualties by the Ottoman Turks ( 1915 - 16 )
Gallipoli Campaign / Dardanelles Campaign
An army of Polish - Lithuanian and Tartar Russian men defeated a much more experienced and well - equipped Teutonic army ( 1410 )
Battle of Grünwald / Battle of Tannenberg
In this battle , a Swedish - Saxon army edged an Imperial army under renowned commander Prince Albricht Von Wallenstein , but the Swedish king , Gustav Adolph was killed while leading the charge ( 1632 )
Battle of Lützen
In one of the bloodiest battles of World War I , German forces failed to capture this fortified French city , with massive casualties on both sides ( 1916 )
Battle of Verdun / Siege of Verdun
In the largest naval battle of WWI , the British Royal Navy and German Navy clashed but the result proved indecisive ( 1916 )
Battle of Jutland
Level 33
Jan 22, 2013
Good quiz. A bit of extra time would've helped though.
Level 52
Jul 20, 2014
It's Balaclava not Balacava. Otherwise it's a great quiz.
Level 67
Dec 27, 2022
Siege of Acre wasn't brief. It started in 1189 and the city was taken in 1191 (not 1091).