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D-Day at Omaha Beach (3rd Printing): recreates America’s most bloody and heroic day of World War II. In this solitaire game from the designer of the solo classics RAF and Ambush, you control the forces of…

D-Day at Tarawa (2nd Printing): is a solitaire game simulating the amphibious invasion of Betio Island in the Tarawa Atoll. The US marines assaulting the tiny island, with its strategically vital airstrip…

D-Day Kits: Kits for D-Day at Omaha Beach, D-Day at Tarawa, and D-Day at Peleliu that includes a Mounted Game Board and Color Rules Booklet…

D-Day at Tarawa (PC): is the computer edition of the board game version. A solitaire game simulating the amphibious invasion of Betio Island in the Tarawa Atoll…



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Today in Military History
17 August 1717

Austrian forces capture the Ottoman fortress at Belgrade during the Austro-Turkish War. Following his success against the Ottomans in 1716, Prince Eugene of Savoy began preparations to capture the Belgrade fortress. The Austrians had captured the fortress in 1688, but lost it two years later to the Ottomans. Determined to recapture the fortress, Prince Eugene marched his army from Vienna in May 1717. With support from Bavaria, the large Austrian army (numbering around 100,000 troops) began their siege on 16 July. Though vastly outnumbered, the Ottomans were able to initially withstand the Austrian siege, as a relief force arrived on 28 July and established defenses behind Prince Eugene’s army. The situation changed on 14 August, when an Austrian mortar shell struck a powder magazine in the fortress, killing 3,000 of the defenders. At midnight on 16 August, Prince Eugene ordered his troops to attack the Ottoman relief force. The attack surprised the Ottomans, and after 10 hours of fighting they withdrew from the battlefield. With the relief force defeated, the Ottoman garrison in the fortress surrendered on 17 August 1717. See MoreSee Less

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Around 1.6 million women served in the Red Army during World War II. Another 400,000 served in air defense units, where they manned anti-aircraft guns, command centers, radar tracking stations, and fighter aircraft. By 1945 over 74 percent of all Soviet air defense personnel were female. See MoreSee Less

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Today in Military History
10 August 1904

Russian and Japanese naval forces clash in the Battle of the Yellow Sea during the Russo-Japanese War. Following the Battle of Port Arthur in February 1904, the First Pacific Squadron of the Imperial Russian Navy was trapped in the port. Hoping to break out of the Japanese blockade and link up with the Vladivostok Squadron, the Russians launched an ambitious sortie on 10 August 1904. By noon, the two sides clashed and began exchanging fire. While some warships were able to breach the Japanese line, the bulk of the Russian squadron returned to Port Arthur after being damaged in the battle. See MoreSee Less

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Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMs) first became available in 1995. Their appearance came in the form of “tail kits” that, when fastened onto the ends of regular gravity bombs, allowed them to use GPS signals to land within 33 feet of their targets. That meant, for the first time in aviation history, heavy strategic bombers could be used to deliver tactical combat support to ground troops without any undue friendly fire risk. See MoreSee Less

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