A friend thought this might be a good idea, for ease of access. Here’s all the Decisive Battle entries so far. Future posts will link back here.
In the order they were written:
Battle of Pharsalus 49 B.C. Caesar takes on Pompey.
Battle of Valmy 1792. The French Revolution stands up.
Battle of Britain 1940. RAF Vs the Luftwaffe
Battle of Medina 627. Early Islam survives.
Battle of Castillon 1453. Cannon comes to war as England leaves France.
Battle of Lepanto 1571. Catholicism and Islam clash on the waves.
Battle of the Somme 1916. Carnage in the mud.
Battle of Borodino 1812. Napoleon bled white.
Battle of Ain Jalut 1260. The Mongols first defeat.
Battle of Breitenfeld 1631. The triumph of Sweden and Protestantism.
Battle of the Wilderness/Spotsylvania 1864. The Union closes its jaws on the South.
Fall of Constantinople 1453. Fall of one Empire and the rise of another.
Battle of the Marne 1914. German victory deferred, trenches born.
Battle of Adrianople 378. Beginning of the end for Rome.
Battle of Vienna 1683. The Ottomans turned back.
Attack on Pearl Harbor 1941. A superpower born.
Battle of Marathon 490 BC. The saving of Greece.
Battle of Gravelines 1588. England’s becomes King of the waves.
Battle of Waterloo 1815. The end of Napoleon.
Battle of Stalingrad 1942/43. The Soviets halt Germany.
Battle of Hastings 1066. The Normans conquer England.
Battle of Hampton Roads 1862. Ironclads come to war.
Battle of Zama 202 BC. Rome rises as Carthage falls.
Battle of Hattin 1187. Saladin defeats the Crusaders.
Battle of Fontenoy 1745. A French victory, heard across the Atlantic.
Battle of Cressy 1346. The peasant Longbow brings the Knights down.
Battle of Cowpens 1781. The American Revolution victorious.
Battle of Tsushima 1905. A clash of battleships.
Siege of Orleans 1428/29. A young girl saves France.