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1. The Battle of Muye (1046 BCE) 

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  • A bronze axe of the Shang dynasty

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2. The Battle of Thermopylae (480 BCE) 

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  • "Leonidas at Thermopylae" by Jacques-Louis David, 1814

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3. The Battle of Arbela (331 BCE) 

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  • A Flemish tapestry depicting the Battle of Arbela, first half of 18th century

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4. The Battle of Zama (202 BCE) 

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  • "The Battle of Zama" by Henri-Paul Motte, 1890

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5. Victory of Arminius over the Roman Legions (9 CE) 

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  • Cenotaph of Marcus Caelius, 1st centurion of the Eighteenth Legion, who perished in the "Varian Disaster"

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6. The Battle of Tours (732 CE) 

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  • "Bataille de Poitiers en octobre 732" by Charles de Steuben, 1837

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7. The Battle of Hastings (1066 CE) 

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  • Scene from the Bayeux Tapestry depicting the Battle of Hastings and the death of Harold

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8. The Siege of Orléans (1429 CE) 

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  • "Joan of Arc at the Siege of Orléans" by Jules Eugène Lenepveu, 1886–1890

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9. The 'Battle' of Cajamarca (1532 CE) 

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  • Atahualpa, the Incan Ruler

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10. The Surrender at Yorktown (1781 CE) 

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  • "Surrender of Lord Cornwallis" by John Trumbull, 1820

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11. The Battle of Waterloo (1815 CE) 

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  • "Scotland Forever!" by Elizabeth Thompson, 1881

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12. The Battle of Gettysburg (1863)
 

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  • "Hancock at Gettysburg" by Thure de Thulstrup, 1886

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 13. Storming the Beaches at Normandy (1944) 

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  • "Into the Jaws of Death" by Robert F. Sargent

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Published on 3 Oct 2017