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What was the biggest amphibious operations of World War I?
Battle of Gallipoli. The first large scale amphibious operations, ones that were to heavily influence theorists in the decades to come, were conducted as part of the Battle of Gallipoli in 1915 against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. the purpose of the battle was to capture the capital of the Ottoman Empire (modern-day Istanbul). Although the naval attack was repelled and the land campaign failed, the campaign was the first modern amphibious landing, and featured air support, specialized landing craft and a naval bombardment.
In XX century Poland declared war only once. On which country?
Japan. Poland declared war on Japan on 20th December 194 as most of WW2 allies. Though Empire of Japan refused to accept a state of war due to friendly relations between the two countries. Despite that legally the state of war lasted until 8th February 1957. It might be the longest war without any clash.
In which war did jet aircraft fight each other for the first time?
Korean War. For the initial months of the war, the P-80 Shooting Star, F9F Panther, and other jets under the UN flag dominated North Korea's prop-driven air force. The Chinese intervention in late October 1950 brought MiG-15 Fagot to battle, one of the world's most advanced jet fighters. MiGs were often steered by well trained Soviet pilots, so the aerial warfare continued till the end of the war.
Which army used anti-tank dogs during the WW2?
Soviets. Anti-tank dogs were taught to carry explosives to tanks. The original idea was for a dog to release the bomb and return to the operator, but it was unsuccessful and replaced by an impact detonation procedure. The U.S. military trained anti-tank dogs in 1943 for use against fortifications, but never deployed them.
With which country was Russia in war between 1904 and 1905?
Japan. The Russo–Japanese War was fought over rival imperial ambitions in Manchuria and Korea. The major theatres of operations were the Liaodong Peninsula and Mukden in Southern Manchuria and the seas around Korea, Japan and the Yellow Sea.
What was the largest airborne operation in World War II?
Market Garden included two subsidiary operations: an airborne assault to seize the key bridges ("Market") and a ground attack ("Garden"). The attack was the largest airborne operation up to that point in World War II. Its objective was a series of nine bridges that could have provided an Allied invasion route into Germany.
Who, in the United States, is decorated with the "Purple Heart" medal?
Injured or killed soldier. The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the president to those wounded or killed while serving, on or after April 5, 1917, with the U.S. military. With its forerunner, the Badge of Military Merit, which took the form of a heart made of purple cloth, the Purple Heart is the oldest military award still given to U.S. military members – the only earlier award being the obsolete Fidelity Medallion.
How many years has the 100-year war been going on?
116. The Hundred Years' War was a long struggle between England and France over succession to the French throne. It lasted from 1337 to 1453, so it might more accurately be called the "116 Years' War."
In which war did the most American soldiers die?
American Civil War. It is estimated that the American Civil War caused the death of 625,000 soldiers. Second World War costed US the lives of 405,000 soldiers. Numbers for First World War and Vietnam War are much smaller, 116,000 and 58,000 respectively.
Which southern EU country holds mandatory military service for men?
Greece. There is a long and still continued history of conflicts and tensions between Greece and Turkey. Between 1974-2002, Greece was in the state of general mobilization due to the crisis in Cyprus.