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Hundred Years War (map overlays)

Hundred Years War (map overlays)

The Hundred Years' War is the name modern historians give to what was actually a series of related conflicts fought over a 116-year period between the Kingdom of England and France, beginning in 1337 and ending in 1453.
Includes:
The Battle of Crecy
The Battle of Poitiers
Rating of 410/22/20051,093Google Earth Logo
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Napoleonic Wars - Italian Campaign (map overlays)

Napoleonic Wars - Italian Campaign (map overlays)

During July and August 1796, Austria sent a fresh army under Wurmser into Italy. Wurmser attacked toward Mantua along the east side of Lake Garda, sending Peter Quasdanovich down the west side in an effort to envelop Napoleon. Napoleon was forced to abandon his siege of Mantua to meet the threat, and attacked the two armies in detail, defeating Quasdanovich at Lonato on August 3 and Wurmser at ...
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Persian Wars - Battle of Salamis (map overlay)

Persian Wars - Battle of Salamis (map overlay)

The Battle of Salamis was a naval battle between the Greek city-states and Persia, fought in September, 480 BC in the straits between Piraeus and Salamis, a small island in the Saronic Gulf near Athens, Greece.

The Greeks had 371 triremes and pentekonters (smaller fifty-oared ships), effectively under Themistocles, but nominally led by the Spartan Eurybiades. The Spartans had ver...
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Napoleonic War - Battle of Ratisbon (Regensburg) (map overlays)

Napoleonic War - Battle of Ratisbon (Regensburg) (map overlays)

Pursuing the Austrians after the victory at Eckmuhl, Napoleon Bonaparte found the garrisoned old city at Ratisbon was a defensive shield for Archduke Charles' escape across the Danube.
Wanting to keep his sword at the backs of the Austrians, Bonaparte had no time for a siege and so gave Marshal Jean Lannes the task of storming the city. Two well supported attempts were made on the w...
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American Civil War - First Manassas (Bull Run) (Overlays)

American Civil War - First Manassas (Bull Run) (Overlays)

The First Battle of Bull Run, referred to as the First Battle of Manassas in the South, (July 21, 1861), was the first major land battle of the American Civil War. (The difference in the two names results from the difference in naming conventions used by each side in the war. Confederates named battles for the nearest town or city; the Union named battles for the nearest physiographical feature...
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American Civil War - Lees Defeat at Appomattox (Overlays)

American Civil War - Lees Defeat at Appomattox (Overlays)

On April 1, 1865, Major General Philip Sheridan's cavalry turned Lee's flank at the Battle of Five Forks. The next day Grant's army achieved a decisive breakthrough, effectively ending the Siege of Petersburg. Lee abandoned Petersburg and Richmond and headed west to Appomattox Station, where a supply train awaited him. From there he hoped to move south to join with Joseph E. Johnston's army in ...
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American Civil War - Peninsula Campaign (Overlay)

American Civil War - Peninsula Campaign (Overlay)

The Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War was a major Union offensive operation launched in southern Virginia in March through July of 1862. The operation, commanded by Major General George McClellan, was a roundabout amphibious attempt to capture Richmond by circumventing the Confederate Army in northern Virginia. The operation began with the conveyance of Union Army troops down the Pot...
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Mimoyecques V-Weapon Site, 1944

Mimoyecques V-Weapon Site, 1944

Date: 3-26-44, Aircraft: B-17G #42-40017 (MS-W) "Assend Charlie" 535th BS, Altitude: 22,200
Target: Mimoyecques, France
"Believed to be a construction works for one of Germany's secret weapons".
Probably the V3 giant rocket assisted howitzer at Fortress de Mimoyecques
Rating of 310/20/20051,089Google Earth Logo
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RAF bombing Morlaix, 1943

RAF bombing Morlaix, 1943

Morlaix Viaduct, 29 January 1943

12 Bostons bombed a railway viaduct at Morlaix and 2 of 12 Venturas dispatched bombed a steelworks at Ijmuiden. 1 Boston lost.
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RAF bombing of Cherbourg September 1942

RAF bombing of Cherbourg September 1942

12 Bostons of 107 Squadron bombed the whaling factory ship Solglint in Cherbourg harbour; the ship was set on fire and gutted. No Bostons lost.
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RAF bombing of the Gnome-Rhone factory, Paris

RAF bombing of the Gnome-Rhone factory, Paris

29/30 May 1942
77 aircraft - 31 Wellingtons, 20 Halifaxes, 14 Lancasters, 9 Stirlings, 3 Hampdens - to the Gnome & Rhone factory, 4 Wellingtons and 1 Halifax lost.
Later photographic cover showed little or no damage to the factory, A local report says that 38 houses were destroyed and 49 damaged, with 34 French people being killed and 167 injured.
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Dieppe, 8 May 1942

Dieppe, 8 May 1942

6 Bostons to Dieppe port and railway yards; none were lost.

Thx for the helping overlay from Captain Hornblower.
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Naval Harbour Chatham 1939

Naval Harbour Chatham 1939

1. 16 Destroyer, 1100 -1300 ts.
1a. Destroyer "Broke"-Class, 1480 ts.
2. Minesweeper, 830 ts.
2a. Minesweeper, 710 ts.
3. Heavy cruiser "York", 175 m long, 17,4 m beam, 8250 ts.
4. Guardboat "Kingsfisher"-Class, 510 - 530 ts.
5. Light Cruiser "Emerald", 7500 ts.
6. Light Cruiser "D"-Class, 4850 ts.
7. Light Cruiser "Calypso"-Cla...
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RAF bombing Kiel 1942

RAF bombing Kiel 1942

28/29 April 1942
88 aircraft - 62 Wellingtons, 15 Stirlings, 10 Hampdens, 1 Halifax. 5 Wellingtons and 1 Hampden lost.
54 aircraft claimed good bombing results in bright moonlight but against strong Flak and fighter defences. Post-raid photographs reported 'no new damage' but the Kiel records show that damage was caused at all 3 shipyards, to the hospital of the Naval Academy and ...
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Paris-Poissy 1942

Paris-Poissy 1942

2/3 April 1942
40 Wellingtons and 10 Stirlings carried out successful bombing of the motor factory . 1 Wellington lost.
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Dunkerque, 1940

Dunkerque, 1940

You can see landingships for Operation Sealion, the invasion of England.
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Hamburg, 1940

Hamburg, 1940

German attempts to camouflage parts of Hamburg, 1940
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Road and Rail Bridge at Zutphen Destroyed, 1944

Road and Rail Bridge at Zutphen Destroyed, 1944

Destroyed by the RAF.
Rating of 410/20/2005676Google Earth Logo
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Kemps Dam, 7 October 1944

Kemps Dam, 7 October 1944

The Kembs Dam. This was another No 617 Squadron special operation. The Kembs Dam on the Rhine, just north of Basle, held back a vast quantity of water and it was feared that the Germans would release this to flood the Rhine valley near Mulhouse, a few miles north, should the American and French troops in that area attempt an advance. The Squadron was asked to destroy the lock gates of the dam. ...
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RAF bombing Brest, France 1944

RAF bombing Brest, France 1944

You can see some piers out of order and a ship bombed in the drydock.
Rating of 3.57142857110/19/2005949Google Earth Logo
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Le Culot, Belgium 1944

Le Culot, Belgium 1944

A heavy bombed german airfield in Belgium.
Rating of 3.510/19/2005843Google Earth Logo
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RAF bombing Darmstadt, 1944

RAF bombing Darmstadt, 1944

11/12 September 1944

Darmstadt: 226 Lancasters and 14 Mosquitos of No 5 Group. 12 Lancasters lost, 5.3 per cent of the Lancaster force. A previous No 5 Group attack in August had failed to harm Darmstadt but, in clear weather conditions, the group's marking methods produced an outstandingly accurate and concentrated raid on this almost intact city of 120,000 people. A fierce fire...
Rating of 510/19/20051,308Google Earth Logo
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Battery Merville, France

Battery Merville, France

The Merville Gun Battery was a gun battery in Normandy, France as part of the Nazi's Atlantic wall built to defend continental Europe from Allied invasion.

It was put out of action on D-Day in the Allied invasion of Normandy codenamed Operation Overlord. It was captured by D company of the Oxs and Bucks, a part of the British 6th Airborne Division.
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Battle of Taranto, 11th November 1940

Battle of Taranto, 11th November 1940

The naval Battle of Taranto took place on the night of 11 November – 12 November 1940 during World War II. The Royal Navy launched the first all-aircraft naval battle in history, flying a small number of aircraft from a single aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean and attacking the Italian fleet at Taranto. Britain won the battle in what pundits around the world saw as the end of the "big gun" ...
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BB Scharnhorst, Kiel

BB Scharnhorst, Kiel

Aerial reconnaissance photograph, probably taken by the British Royal Air Force circa February-June 1942. The arrow in upper right center marks the position of the battleship Scharnhorst, which was then under repair at the Kiel navy yard for damage received during the February 1942 "Channel Dash".
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