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Posted: 6/21/2005 7:36:44 PM EDT
What would it have been?

Link Posted: 6/21/2005 7:41:42 PM EDT
Gettysburg.
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 10:25:09 AM EDT
Getsemani.

If that kind of battle isn't what is asked....I'd want a Blimp eye view of Thermopolyae, perhaps Caesar's Gaul campaign.
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 1:37:12 PM EDT
The one where Moses single handedly took on the Egyptian army with a stick and salt water.
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 2:06:06 PM EDT
The fall of Constantinople after damn near 1000 years of not being taken.
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 2:25:15 PM EDT
Midway,the battle that by all logic we should never have won.
Link Posted: 6/22/2005 2:39:34 PM EDT
1. Waterloo...watching Wellington defeat the great Napoleon in 1815

2. Vicksburg ... Grant's capture opened up the Missippi River to the Northern Army and forestalled the South's ability to move supplies, materials and me quickly. Plus it foreshadowed the great stalemate in the trenches of WWI.

3. Belleau Wood ... The USMC and the US Army take on the Kaiser and begin to end the war to end all wars.

4. Utah and or Omaha Beach ... How anyone made it off alive is a miracle.

5. Inchon ... MacArthur's great gamble that opened up the Korean War to movement and forced the Chinese and N Koreans back above the 38th Parallel ( an anachronism created by the British after WWII ).

6. The Battle of Hue during the Tet Offensive of '68 ... A decisive American victory turned into a propoganda prop by Ho Chi Minh.

7. The 1st Iraq War ... Kuwait or bust.

8. The 2nd Iraq War ... We got Saddam, now what?

9. The really tragic item about each of these conflicts is that brave men had to die so that politicians could solve problems that are, for the most part, unsolvable.

Link Posted: 6/24/2005 2:00:04 AM EDT
Agincourt, England vs. France.

The success of peasant archers over well trained knights
Keegan tells it best.
Link Posted: 6/24/2005 2:19:06 AM EDT
Utah/Omaha Beaches of course.

Little Bighorn
Link Posted: 6/24/2005 9:09:21 PM EDT
OK, here's the problem. If it's a big sea battle involving aircraft carriers, you can't see both fleets because they're too far apart. Airplanes chasing airplanes.

Now, if it's a land battle of the same time period, it's too big. Modern technology means that the battleground is too big for one person to cover. Say for instance, the Battle of the Bulge, what part? There's so much territory to cover that you'd have to travel back & back again to see it all (nothing wrong with that of course). Stalingrad is another nightmare or even the 11th Army's taking of Sebastapol.

OK, so we have to limit ourselves to older weapons. A Civil War battlefield can also be miles across the terrain, but it isn't as far as the eye can see like in WW II. More managable to watch an early battle.

Thermopylae would be interesting but there's no historical issue to solve (apart from the strength of Xeres' Army).

My choice, Lexington/Concord. Who fired the shot that was heard around the world and gave birth to American Independence? Was it a nervous soldier or minuteman? Was it an accident and if so, by whom. Was it a professional agitator who traveled back in time just so he could start stirring s***?
Link Posted: 6/24/2005 10:43:09 PM EDT
Stalingrad.
Link Posted: 6/24/2005 10:53:56 PM EDT
Bastogne, Belgium. (only witness not partake)
Link Posted: 6/24/2005 11:08:06 PM EDT
kursk
normandy
Link Posted: 6/24/2005 11:10:22 PM EDT
1. Sharpsburg

2. Gettysburg

3. Omaha Beach
Link Posted: 6/24/2005 11:14:43 PM EDT
Indepenance
Link Posted: 6/25/2005 12:38:03 AM EDT
Chosin Reservoir

Just for the fact that it wasn't a victory in classic military
terms , but the Marines who fought it clearly won
by surviving what should have been an annihilation .
Link Posted: 6/25/2005 6:50:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/25/2005 6:51:01 PM EDT by GreyGhost]

Originally Posted By chrome1:
Chosin Reservoir

Just for the fact that it wasn't a victory in classic military
terms , but the Marines who fought it clearly won
by surviving what should have been an annihilation .




Retreat Hell!!!!

We're Just Attacking In Another Direction!!!



No offense to any other service but only the Marines could have pulled that off.
Link Posted: 6/25/2005 7:08:27 PM EDT
The Battle of Thermopylae..........Molon Labe
Link Posted: 6/27/2005 3:12:12 PM EDT
Gettysburg

Omaha beach

Little Bighorn
Link Posted: 6/27/2005 6:31:41 PM EDT
I'd like to be able to witness all the different aspects of D-Day. That is the battle that has always fascinated me most.

Honorable mention to Cowpens, Gettysburg, Ia Drang Valley, and the Battle of the Black Sea (Mogadishu).
Link Posted: 7/5/2005 6:45:12 PM EDT
Fallen Timbers
Link Posted: 7/6/2005 1:36:22 PM EDT
Franklin, TN where my g-g-great grandfather died defending his home, his state, and his country from foreign invasion.

I'd love to go back to Gettysburg to tell Lee to wait for reinforcements and to attack the Union flank instead of attacking up the middle.

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Link Posted: 7/6/2005 1:49:20 PM EDT
Christmas Over Rangoon 1941.
Link Posted: 7/6/2005 2:05:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By myitinaw:
Christmas Over Rangoon 1941.



Go 3rd pursuit!
Link Posted: 7/7/2005 5:56:49 AM EDT
Hue
Kursk
Link Posted: 7/8/2005 11:48:24 AM EDT
+1 80sgyrene, I'm partial to 1st Pur actually! But I'd love to had the God's eye view of those poor bastards facing the 3rd Pur over Rangoon!
ktrout01 , Battle for Hue 68, good choice, you can actually see alot of it in the documentaries Vietnam the 10,000 Day War, and the Vietnam War with Walter Cronkite. I travel to Hue every year, and you can still see damage on surviving buildings near the Trang Tien Bridge on Lei Loi Blvd. Infact the Hotel Saigon Morin, was MACVs HQ early War, then converted to "Hue University" as it was during the 68 Tet Offensive. The building is frequently pictured in those documentaries. Taken over by VC, it was cleared room by room by ARVN, and US Marines by throwing hand grenades in nearly every room. My favorite room is #415, overlooking the Trang Tien Bridge... Just a bit of History...
Link Posted: 7/8/2005 2:01:24 PM EDT
The shootdown of Yamamoto. -Finally settle the contrversy of which pilot got him.

Guadacanal. - Long campaign, but I find it interesting.

The Alamo. -Was Bowie killed in his bed? Was Crockett really executed?

The Little Big Horn. -Custer (and eventually, the Indians)meets the end.

Link Posted: 7/11/2005 3:02:25 AM EDT
Well, I must admit, my interest in military battles is mainly battles from the more modern era. If they were fought using muzzleloading weapons, I'm not too interested.

So here's my list:

1. Ia Drang Valley
2. Khe Sanh
3. Hue
4. Chosin Reservoir
5. D-Day
6. Battle of the Buldge
7. Iwo Jima
8. Fallujah
9. Mogadishu
10. Hill 937 (A Shau Valley)

I don't really have an order of importance, but all are battles that greatly interest me.

-CH
Link Posted: 7/11/2005 3:08:05 AM EDT
1- battle of old city jerusalem
2- battle for Golan Heights
3- sharon in the sinai
Link Posted: 7/15/2005 10:29:14 AM EDT
Tannenberg, 1410
Link Posted: 7/15/2005 10:37:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ChrisLe:
The Battle of Thermopylae..........Molon Labe



+1
Link Posted: 7/15/2005 10:39:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/15/2005 10:39:49 AM EDT by 53vortec]
1 - Battle of the Alamo
2 - Battle of San Jacinto
3 - American Beachead Invasion of Okinawa (my grandfather was there - would like to see what he saw first hand)
Link Posted: 7/15/2005 10:50:07 AM EDT
None, battles are pretty horrific to watch.

I listen to the words of people who would know.

"Next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained."
Duke of Wellington
Link Posted: 7/15/2005 10:52:21 AM EDT
D-Day

or

The battle for Midway
Link Posted: 7/19/2005 2:28:35 PM EDT
Tet Offensive 1968......missed it by just a few weeks!
Link Posted: 7/23/2005 8:15:05 PM EDT
D Day ,not Tom's version but my Dad's
Link Posted: 7/23/2005 8:28:04 PM EDT
The battle for Hill 937. AKA: Hamburger Hill. May 10-20, 1969

OR


The battle of landing zones X-Ray and Albany. November 1965

Link Posted: 7/24/2005 10:56:27 AM EDT
Omaha Beach, Normandy, June 6, 1944

Link Posted: 7/24/2005 9:58:53 PM EDT
The Alamo.
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 10:19:55 PM EDT
Jutland
The battle of the Java Sea


Hey, I like naval battles.


Vulcan94
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 10:35:10 PM EDT
the sinking of the bismark.
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 11:09:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ChrisLe:
The Battle of Thermopylae..........Molon Labe



+1

That stand in the pass at Thermopylae by the Spartans was by far the greatest single feat of defensive tactic in warfare. And they would have never been beaten if not for the spy that lead the Persans around to their flank.
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 3:19:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By aztrooper:

Originally Posted By ChrisLe:
The Battle of Thermopylae..........Molon Labe



+1

That stand in the pass at Thermopylae by the Spartans was by far the greatest single feat of defensive tactic in warfare. And they would have never been beaten if not for the spy that lead the Persans around to their flank.




I think that Xerxes and his 150K+ men would dissagree.
Link Posted: 7/27/2005 11:57:43 AM EDT
blockade of leningrad during WWII
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 12:17:58 AM EDT
Kursk
Link Posted: 7/29/2005 12:52:36 PM EDT
Balaclava

Gallipoli

Cowpens
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Little Bighorn
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 11:27:26 AM EDT
The Battle of Hastings (1066)

Yorktown

Gettysburg
<­BR>Jutland

Guadalcanal

Midway
Omaha Beach

Ardennes

Link Posted: 8/1/2005 6:09:20 PM EDT
Little Round Top
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 4:34:30 PM EDT
1) Gettysburg
2) Operation Market Garden
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 7:40:51 PM EDT
Kings mountain, when the hillbillies kicked the redcoats asses and turned the war in the south.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 10:00:13 AM EDT
Operation Iranian Freedom. It's coming boys, don' sweat it. Look back on History. Any part of the world with with resources and good-looking women are due to be liberated by the US Military.
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