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  1. The Glorious Glosters won a United States Distinguished Unit Citation for their actions at Gloster Hill during which war?
  2. Which battle was the last pitched battle fought on British soil?


  3. Which battle led to the end of the uprising against Roman rule in southern Britain with the defeat of Boudica?
  4. Which battle is known as the largest tank battle in military history?
  5. The Battle of Agincourt took place in which year? And it also took place on the feast day of which saint?
  6. The Battle of Hastings (1066) was fought in which month, and in which present-day modern English county?
  7. Which naval battle saw Octavian defeat the combined forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra in 31 BC?
  8. Name the officer commanding RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain? And what was his nickname?
  9. Which historically significant battle was the first in which aircraft carriers engaged each other?
  10. The Lion's Mound is a large conical man-made hill commemorating which famous battle?
  11. In Norse mythology, which great battle is sometimes known as the 'battle of the doomed gods'?
  12. A dye discovered in 1859 was named after which battle of the same year?
  13. Which military service branch celebrates Camerone Day in April each year?
  14. Which English king was the last to die on the battlefield?
  15. Who led the Charge of the Light Brigade against Russian forces during the Battle of Balaclava in 1854?
  16. Which battle took place near Durham in 1346 when Scotland invaded northern England under the terms of the Auld Alliance if France and England were at war?
  17. In which year were the following battles: (a)Bannockburn, (b)Crecy, (c)Boyne, (d)Rorkes Drift, and (e)defeat of the Spanish Armada?
  18. The Battle of Isandlwana, in 1879, was the first major encounter between the British Empire and which Kingdom?

Answers:

  1. The Korean War
  2. The Battle of Culloden (in 1746 near Inverness)



  3. The Battle of Watling Street (in AD 60 or 61)
  4. Battle of Kursk (also accept Battle of Prokhorovka)
  5. 1415. Saint Crispin's Day. (Note: The Battle of Agincourt was a major English victory in the Hundred Years' War)
  6. (14th) October. East-Sussex.
  7. The Battle of Actium
  8. Hugh Dowding. Stuffy.
  9. The Battle of the Coral Sea
  10. The Battle of Waterloo (1815)
  11. Ragnarok
  12. Magenta
  13. The French Foreign Legion (The Battle of Camaron was a defining moment in its history)
  14. Richard III
  15. Lord Cardigan
  16. The Battle of Neville's Cross
  17. (a)1314, (b)1346, (c)1690, (d)1879, and (e)1588
  18. Zulu Kingdom



Battles Questions II

  1. In which amphibious assault did Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson lose his arm?
  2. In which battle did Harold Godwinson defeat his brother Tostig Godwinson?
  3. After which battle did William Wallace resign as Guardian of Scotland?
  4. Which two countries' combined fleets did the Royal Navy defeat at The Battle of Trafalgar in 1805?
  5. The Battle of Naseby, a decisive engagement in the English Civil War, was fought in which English county?
  6. Which Greek coastal passage, that derives its name from its hot sulphur springs, is famous for the battle that took place there against invading Persian forces in 480 BC?
  7. Which leader was victorious at The Battle of Cannae?
  8. What was the last significant battle of the Wars of the Roses?
  9. Who was the official commander of the garrison at the Battle of the Alamo?
  10. What sort of victory is named after the king of Epirus whose army had irreplaceable casualties in defeating the Romans at the Battle of Heraclea in 280 BC?
  11. Name the aircraft carrier that the U.S. navy lost at the Battle of Midway? And how many Japanese carriers were destroyed?
  12. The Germans call it the Battle of Skagerrak, what do the British call this battle?
  13. Which Lieutenant Colonel was awarded the Victoria Cross after being killed during the Falkland War's Battle of Goose Green?
  14. Which battle of 1685 is often referred to as the last battle fought on English soil?
  15. The Battle of Inchon was a decisive battle and amphibious invasion during which war?
  16. Which battle of the Crimean War is nicknamed 'The Soldier's Battle' due to troops fighting mostly on their own initiative in foggy conditions?

Answers:

  1. The Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  2. Battle of Stamford Bridge (in 1066)





  3. The Battle of Falkirk (in 1298)
  4. France and Spain
  5. Northamptonshire (on 14 June 1645)
  6. Thermopylae
  7. Hannibal (in 216 BC)
  8. The Battle of Bosworth Field (1485)
  9. William Travis
  10. Pyrrhic victory (named after king Pyrrhus of Epirus)
  11. Yorktown. Japan lost 4 carriers.
  12. The Battle of Jutland
  13. Herbert Jones
  14. Battle of Sedgemoor
  15. The Korean War
  16. The Battle of Inkerman
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