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Fujian Province, Republic of China

Quemoy and threatened to take the Dachen Islands. On January 20, 1955, the PLA (People's Liberation Army) took nearby Yijiangshan Island, with the entire ROC garrison of 720 troops killed or wounded defending the island. On January 24 of the same year, the United States Congress passed the Formosa Resolution authorizing the President to defend the ROC's offshore islands. The First Taiwan Straits crisis

when the PLA (People's Liberation Army) started shelling Quemoy and threatened to take the Dachen Islands. On January 20, 1955, the PLA (People's Liberation Army) took nearby Yijiangshan Island, with the entire ROC garrison of 720 troops killed or wounded defending the island. On January 24 of the same year, the United States Congress passed the Formosa Resolution authorizing the President to defend the ROC's offshore islands. ref

, the PLA (People's Liberation Army) took nearby Yijiangshan Island, with the entire ROC garrison of 720 troops killed or wounded defending the island. On January 24 of the same year, the United States Congress passed the Formosa Resolution authorizing the President to defend the ROC's offshore islands. The First Taiwan Straits crisis ended in March 1955 when the PLA ceased its bombardment. The crisis was brought to a close during the Asian-African


Belgorod

he participated in negotiations and the conclusion of the "Eternal Peace of 1686" with Poland and the allied treaty with Austria. From the end of 1687 he commanded the armies in Belgorod defending Russia's southern border, and participated in the Crimean campaigns. After the victory at Kursk, Konev's armies retook Belgorod, Odessa, Kharkiv and Kiev. The subsequent Korsun–Shevchenkovsky Offensive led to the Korsun–Shevchenkovsky

flank during the failed Operation Citadel (Battle for Kursk). The operation was immediately successful, pushing back the German defenders and liberating Belgorod and Kharkov (Kharkiv). By 12:00 in the morning of August 23, 1943 the Soviet divisions of the Voronezh and Steppe Fronts had successfully liberated the city from German forces, annihilating most of the defending forces. It was the last time that Kharkov changed hands during the Eastern Front (World War II) Soviet-German War

;pinch off" the Red Army's offensive thrust at the base of the penetration between Borisovka (Borisovka, Belgorod Oblast) and Grayvoron south of Vorskla river (Vorskla River), the rapid tempo of the Steppe (Steppe Front) and Voronezh Fronts offensive meant that by the time the counter-attacks were executed the city had been evacuated on 6 August, and German forces were now defending Kharkov. The Wehrmacht's Mobile Forces were heading into an encounter with the main thrust


Pingliang

other key Xia cities—the general Daxi Jin (達奚斤) was attacking Puban (蒲阪, in modern Yuncheng (Yuncheng, Shanxi), Shanxi), and the general Pu Ji (普幾) was attacking Shancheng (陝城, in modern Sanmenxia, Henan). Pu was quickly able to capture Shancheng and then advanced into the Chang'an region, but died of an illness on the way, and so his army withdrew. Meanwhile, when Daxi approached Puban, the Xia general defending Puban, Helian Yidou (赫連乙斗) sent a messenger to Tongwan requesting help

—but when the messenger arrived at Tongwan, he saw Northern Wei forces attacking it, and he ran back to Puban, informing Helian Yidou incorrectly that Tongwan had fallen. Helian Yidou therefore abandoned Puban and fled to Chang'an, and after he arrived there, he and Helian Chang's brother Helian Zhuxing (赫連助興), who was defending Chang'an, abandoned it and fled to Anding (安定, in modern Pingliang, Gansu), and Northern Wei thus captured the southern half of Xia. In spring 428, after


Khotyn

work Photos of Ukraine language Ukrainian In September 2002, the city celebrated its 1,000 year anniversary. Battles thumb 250px "Defending the Polish banner at Chocim" painted by Juliusz Kossak (File:Defending the Polish banner at Chocim, by Juliusz Kossak, 1892.jpg) thumb 250px "Jan Karol Chodkiewicz (File:Jan Karol Chodkiewicz in Chocim 1621.jpg) (in red) at Chocim" In the first Battle of Khotyn (1621

''; it was defending the ford and crossing point on the Prut River. It was part of a group of three fortifications, the other two being the fortress of Hotin (Khotyn) on the Dniester to the east, and a fort on the Kolachin River, a upriver tributary of Prut. Military career Josias joined the Habsburg (Habsburg Monarchy) military as Colonel in 1759, participated in the Seven Years' War, and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Field Marshal by 1773. In the Russo–Turkish War (1787

and destroyed a 10,000 strong Turkish navy. He is famous for his sea raids on Crimea and Turkey and in 1616 captured Caffa (Theodosia) on the Crimean peninsula, the largest centre for the human slave trade where many Christian men, women and children were freed from a life of slavery. thumb 225px Defending the Polish banner at Khotyn (Image:Defending the Polish banner at Chocim, by Juliusz Kossak, 1892.jpg), painting of the Battle at Khotyn in 1621 by Juliusz Kossak, 1892


Rosetta

) which Bonaparte (Napoleon I) had renamed after Thomas Prosper Jullien, recently assassinated in Egypt. During these works he discovered the Rosetta Stone on July 15 or 19, 1799. He was immediately convinced of its importance, an enthusiasm he passed on to generals Menou and Bonaparte. He found himself caught up in the fiasco which led to the fall of the fort of El-Arish, which he and general Cazals were defending against the Ottomans. He was sent as an envoy to the Grand Vizir

fortification near the port city of Rosetta (present-day Rashid (Rosetta)) which Bonaparte (Napoleon I) had renamed after Thomas Prosper Jullien, recently assassinated in Egypt. During these works he discovered the Rosetta Stone on July 15 or 19, 1799. He was immediately convinced of its importance, an enthusiasm he passed on to generals Menou and Bonaparte. He found himself caught up in the fiasco which led to the fall of the fort of El-Arish, which he and general Cazals were defending


Tolyatti

Federative Socialist Republic Russian SFSR , Soviet Union career_start 1989 During the 1994–95 NHL lockout, Kovalev returned to Russia to play for his hometown team Lada Togliatti (HC Lada Togliatti), the defending International Hockey League (Russian Super League) champion from 1994. Kovalev scored 8 goals and 8 assists in 12 games. Kovalev occasionally stops in Tolyatti to give clinics at his old hockey school. He also participated

; ref on the monument of those who died defending in the Civil (Civil War in Russia) and Great Patriotic War * Tolyatti, Russia, at the Obelisk of Glory (Obelisk of Glory (Tolyatti)), lit in 1978 * Samara (Samara, Russia), Russia, at the Obelisk of Glory '''Lada''' is a trademark of AvtoVAZ, a Russian car manufacturer in Tolyatti, Samara Oblast. All AvtoVAZ vehicles are currently sold under the Lada brand, though this was not always so; Lada was originally


Autonomous Republic of Northern Epirus

thumb right Albanian caricature shows Albania defending itself from neighboring countries—Montenegro (monkey), Greece (leopard) and Serbia (snake)—as a woman defending herself from animals, saying: "Get away from me! Bloodsucking beasts!" alt A caricature showing a woman defending herself from a monkey, leopard and snake. The woman's right forearm reads Shkodër (File:Albanian caricature 1913.gif) and the left reads Janina. The concept of an independent Albanian state was supported


Anyang

it. Hulao soon also fell. Upon hearing this, Dao retreated, leaving the general Zhu Xiuzhi (朱脩之) defending Huatai alone. In spring 431, Emperor Wen sent Tan north to try to relieve Zhu at Huatai, but with Northern Wei forces cutting Tan's supply route off, Tan was unable to reach Huatai and forced to withdraw as well. Zhu, without support, was soon captured when Huatai fell. Emperor Wen's first attempt to regain the provinces south of the Yellow River had resulted in failure. death_place Ye

Juancheng (鄄城, in modern Puyang, Henan), forcing Zhai Liao's son Zhai Zhao, who was in charge of the city, to flee, and then defeated Zhai Liao near his capital Huatai, but did not destroy Wei. In 390, the Jin general Liu Laozhi (劉牢之) attacked Zhai Zhao, who was then defending the city of Juancheng (鄄城, in modern Puyang, Henan), forcing Zhai Zhao to abandon Juancheng and flee back to his father's capital Huatai (滑台, in modern Anyang, Henan). Liu then defeated Zhai

to secretly advance south to try to join forces with his granduncle Murong De, who had been still defending Yecheng (Ye, China), not realizing that by that point Murong De had abandoned Yecheng and regrouped at Huatai (滑台, in modern Anyang, Henan) and declared his own independent state of Southern Yan. As Murong Bao and Murong Sheng arrived in vicinity of Huatai, however, they realized this and fled back north again. On the way, Murong Sheng tried to garner support from


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