Battle (See also War.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Battle (See also War.)

  1. Actium Octavian’s naval defeat of Antony and Cleopatra (31 B.C.). [Rom. Hist.: NCE, 15]
  2. Agincourt longbow helps British defeat French (1415). [Br. Lit.: Henry V; Br. Hist.: Harbottle Battles, 5]
  3. Alamo fort at San Antonio that was site of Mexican massacre of Texans (1836). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 8]
  4. Antietam indecisive battle of the Civil War (1862). [Am. Hist.: Harbottle Battles, 15]
  5. Arbela Alexander’s rout of Darius (331 B.C.). [Classical Hist.: Harbottle Battles, 17]
  6. Armageddon final battle between forces of good and evil. [N.T.: Revelation 16:16]
  7. Austerlitz Napoleon’s brilliant success over Austro-Russian coalition (1805). [Fr. Hist.: Harbottle Battles, 23–24]
  8. Balaclava fought between Russians and British during Crimean War (1854). [Russ. Hist.: Harbottle Battles, 25–26]
  9. Battle of the Bulge unsuccessful attempt by Germans to push Allies back from German territory (1944–1945). [Ger. Hist.: EB, II: 360–361]
  10. Belleau Wood locale of significant American triumph in WWI (1918). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 47]
  11. Bhagavad-Gita Sanskrit epic relates the great fratricidal battle between two noble families. [Hindu Lit.: Bhagavad-Gita in Benét, 103]
  12. Bull Run site of two important battles of the Civil War (1861) (1862). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 68]
  13. Bunker Hill “Don’t shoot until you see the whites of their eyes”; American Revolutionary battle (1775). [Am. Hist.: Worth, 22]
  14. Cannae perhaps Hannibal’s greatest victory (216 B.C.). [Rom. Hist.: Harbottle Battles, 48]
  15. Coral Sea first naval engagement exclusively involving planes versus ships (1942). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 488]
  16. Crécy English over French; preeminence of longbow established (1346). [Fr. Hist.: Bishop, 382–385]
  17. Fort Sumter site of opening blow of Civil War (1861). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 486–487]
  18. Gettysburg site of Pyrrhic victory for North in Civil War (1863). [Am. Hist.: Harbottle Battles, 97]
  19. Guadalcanal Marines triumphed in first major U.S. offensive of WWII (1942–1943). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 490]
  20. Hastings battle that determined the Norman Conquest of England (1066). [Br. Hist.: Harbottle Battles, 107]
  21. Iwo Jima inspiring American triumph in the Pacific (1945). [Am. Hist.: Leonard, 472–480]
  22. Jutland established British WWI naval supremacy (1916). [Br. Hist.: EB, 19: 954–955]
  23. Lexington opening engagement of the American Revolution (1775). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 283]
  24. Lindisfarne object of first major Viking raid in Britain (792). [Br. Hist.: Grun, 86]
  25. Lucknow Indian mutiny put down by British (1858). [Ind. Hist.: Harbottle Battles, 143]
  26. Marathon plain near Athens where Greeks defeated Persians in 490 B.C. [Gk. Hist.: Benét, 633]
  27. Midway site of decisive battle between Japanese and Americans in WWII (1942). [Am. Hist.: EB, VI: 877–878]
  28. Mount Badon here Arthur soundly defeated the Saxons (c. 520). [Arthurian Legend: Benét, 72]
  29. New Orléans end of War of 1812; fought after treaty had been signed (1815). [Am. Hist.: Worth, 22]
  30. Normandy Invasion Allied invasion of Europe during WWII; D-Day (June 6, 1944). [Eur. Hist.: EB, VII: 391]
  31. Okinawa scene of American amphibian operations during WWII (1945). [Am. Hist.: EB, VII: 505]
  32. Orléans Joan of Arc’s inspired triumph over English (1429). [Fr. Hist.: Bishop, 392]
  33. Pearl Harbor site of Japanese surprise attack (December 7, 1941). [Am. Hist.: EB, VII: 822]
  34. Plains of Abraham English victory decided last of French and Indian wars (1759). [Br. Hist.: NCE, 7]
  35. Ravenna site of battle between Byzantines and an Italian force under Pope Gregory II. Byzantines were routed (729). [Gk. Hist.: Harbottle Battles, 207]
  36. Salamis Xerxes’ horde repulsed by numerically inferior Greek navy (480 B.C.). [Class. Hist.: Harbottle Battles, 219]
  37. Samarkand Arabs defeated Chinese (751); adopted some of Chinese technology and culture. [Chinese Hist.: Grun, 78]
  38. Saratoga (Stillwater) fought between Americans and British during Revolution (1777). [Am. Hist.: Harbottle Battles, 237–238]
  39. Sedan decisive battle of the Franco-German War (1870). [Fr. Hist.: Harbottle Battles, 225]
  40. Stalingrad unsuccessful German assault on Stalingrad, Russia (1942–1943). [Ger. Hist.: EB, IX: 517]
  41. Thermopylae 300 Spartans hold off Xerxes’ horde (480 B.C.). [Classical Hist.: Harbottle Battles, 248]
  42. Trafalgar defeat of French and Spanish; zenith of British naval history (1805). [Br. Hist.: Harbottle Battles, 252–253]
  43. Trenton Washington’s brilliant surprise attack galvanized American morale (1776). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 508]
  44. Valmy battle fought between French and Prussians (1792). [Eur. Hist.: Harbottle Battles, 259]
  45. Verdun site of numerous battles. [Fr. Hist.: EB, X: 395]
  46. Vicksburg city held by Confederates; besieged several times (1862, 1863). [Am. Hist.: Harbottle Battles, 261–262]
  47. Waterloo site of Napoleon’s defeat (1815). [Fr. Hist.: Harbottle Battles, 266]
  48. Yorktown site of American victory over British, ending Revolutionary War (1781). [Am. Hist.: Harbottle Battles, 271]