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Today in Military History
28 April 1944

German E-Boats attack an Allied convoy off the coast of Portland, England during Exercise Tiger. In the prelude to the D-Day landings in Normandy, the Allies planned a massive training exercise on the southern coast of England to rehearse the landings at Normandy. As the Allied convoy moved through Lyme Bay, nine German E-Boats attacked. The E-boats unleashed a torrent of torpedoes into the convoy. The attack resulted in two LSTs (Landing Ship, Tank) sinking, and two other LSTs damaged (LST-511 was damaged by friendly fire). The attack left over 700 Americans killed and wounded. You can learn more about the disaster in the article “Exercise Tiger: Prelude to Day” in the upcoming World at War #49.
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Today in Military History
26 April 1945

German troops defeat the Soviets in the Battle of Bautzen, one of the last battles on the Eastern Front. In the waning months of World War II, the Polish Second Army joined the Soviets on their drive toward Berlin. As the Soviet and Polish forces encroached on Bautzen, elements of the German Fourth Panzer Army and the Seventeenth Army engaged them. The battle erupted on 21 April, with both sides unleashing hundreds of tanks in the fight. After suffering heavy casualties (22 percent of their troops, and 57 percent of their tanks), the Poles withdrew from the battlefield. While the Germans had successfully stalled the Polish-Soviet advance here, it did little to save Berlin. The German capital would fall days later on 2 May with a decisive Soviet victory.
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Today in Military History
21 April 43 BC

The forces of Mark Antony and the Roman Republic clash in the Battle of Mutina. Unhappy with being assigned to govern Macedonia, Antony requested to govern Cisalpine Gaul. The province was already governed by Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus (a distant relative to Brutus, one of Julius Caesar’s assassins). Antony maneuvered his army into the province to remove Decimus from power. Countering Antony’s force was a large Republican force led in part by the young Gaius Octavius (future Roman Emperor). The Republicans outnumbered Antony’s force. The battle had mixed results for both sides. The Republicans were able to achieve a tactical victory over Antony’s troops, but failed to destroy his army. Antony was forced to retreat from the battle; he eventually formed an alliance with Octavian, establishing the Second Triumvirate.
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Today in Military History
19 April 1809

Polish troops defeat the Austrians in the Battle of Raszyn. The Austrian army, led by Archduke Ferdinand, invaded the Duchy of Warsaw in the spring of 1809. After withstanding an attack on the Polish capital, Prince Jozef Poniatowski engaged the Austrian army near Raszyn. Unable to ford the Utrata River, the Austrians attempted to cross near Raszyn where Poniatowski had positioned his army. After initiating a cannon barrage, the Austrians launched an assault against the Polish screening force. The Austrians were able to capture the village of Falenty, but were repulsed following a vigorous Polish counterattack. Fighting continued into the evening, when at 9:00 p.m., the Poles again counterattacked pushing the Austrian’s from Raszyn. By 10:00 p.m., the Poles withdrew from the battlefield, marching back to Warsaw.
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