Rorke’s Drift

On 11 December 1878 the British High Commissioner, without the authority of his government, gave an ultimatum to the Zulu nation of South Africa to disband their army and accept other British conditions that would effectively destroy the Zulu way of life.
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Battle of the Somme

The battle plan for the Somme was a simple one. Needed to take the pressure off the French at Verdun, it was decided to smash through German positions at the point where the British and French armies on the front met.
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Battle of El Alamein

The German Afrika Corps under Rommel had successfully pushed the British 8th Army out of the Western Sahara into Egypt, with a front forming west of Alexandria between the coast and the dreaded Qattarah Depression.
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