Interactive Map of the Crusades

Interactive Map of the Crusades


 “God wills it!” That was the battle cry of the thousands of Christians who joined crusades to free the Holy Land from the Turks. From 1096 to 1270 there were eight major crusades and two children’s crusades, both in the year 1212. Only the First and Third Crusades were successful. In the long history of

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Battle of Wake Island

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Battle of Wake Island was a fight for a small atoll named Wake Island in the central Pacific in December 1941, waged between U.S. Marine and civilian defenders and Japanese invaders. At that time, Wake Island was the site of a half-completed U.S. air and submarine base. The Japanese first attacked Wake with 36 bombers

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The Battle of Kursk [en]

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The Battle of Kursk (July 5–August 23, 1943), was unsuccessful German assault on the Soviet salient around the city of Kursk, in western Russia, during World War II. The salient was a bulge in the Soviet lines that stretched 150 miles (240 km) from north to south and protruded 100 miles (160 km) westward into

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Battle of the Bulge or Battle Of the Ardennes [en]

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Also called  Battle Of The Ardennes (Dec. 16, 1944–Jan. 16, 1945) was the last German offensive on the Western Front during World War II; an unsuccessful attempt to push the Allies back from German home territory. The name Battle of the Bulge was appropriated from Winston Churchill’s optimistic description, in May 1940, of the resistance that

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The First Crusade – The siege of Jerusalem [en]

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Not far from Beirut, the army entered the territory of the Fāṭimid caliphs of Cairo, who, as Shīʿite Muslims, were enemies of the Sunnite Seljuqs and the caliphs of Baghdad. In August 1098 the Fāṭimids had occupied Jerusalem. The final drive of the First Crusade, therefore, was against the Fāṭimids of Egypt, not the Seljuqs.

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La Batalla de Guadalajara – Desarrollo y Consecuencias

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La batalla de Guadalajara (8 de marzo-23 de marzo de 1937) fue un enfrentamiento en la Guerra Civil Española desarrollado en torno a la ciudad de Guadalajara en un intento por penetrar en la capital de España por el norte. Participaron el Ejército Popular Republicano y el Corpo Truppe Volontarie italiano con la Agrupación de

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Atlas Roman Name

Atlas Roman Name


Atlas in Greek mythology In Greek mythology, Atlas is the son of the Titan Iapetus and the nymph Clymene (or Asia) and brother of Prometheus (creator of mankind). In the works of Homer, Atlas seems to have been a marine creation who supported the pillars that held heaven and earth apart. These were thought to

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