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Quiz "Famous battles"

Famous battles

Franciscan mission at San Antonio, Tex.: scene of a siege and massacre of Texans by Mexican troops (1836)

Famous battles

a small town and resort in SE Scotland, in East Lothian on the Firth of Forth: scene of the battle (1745) in which the Jacobite army of Prince Charles Edward defeated government forces under Sir John Cope. Pop: 7153 (2001)

Famous battles

the struggle for control of the sea routes around the United Kingdom during World War II, esp 1940–43

Famous battles

the name of several ancient cities in N Africa, including the one near the site of Scipio's decisive defeat of Hannibal (202 bc)

Famous battles

a city in the central Sudan, on the White Nile, opposite Khartoum, with which it forms the country's largest city; scene of the Battle of Omdurman (1898), in which the Mahdi's successor was defeated by Lord Kitchener's forces. Pop: recent estimates vary between 1 000 000 and 3 000 000
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