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Today in Military History

December 10



1864:

U.S. Civil War: William Tecumseh Sherman reaches Savannah, Georgia, ending his "March to the Sea".


1898:

A treaty is signed in Paris that officially ends the Spanish-American War.


1939:

First Canadian Contingent sails from Halifax for England


1941:

Japanese forces land in the Philippines, capture Guam and sink the British ships HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse.


1943:

THE GULLY, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 19 Dec 43)


1945:

In Aurich, Germany, the trial of SS Brigadier Kurt Meyer on war crimes charges begins before a General Court Martial made up of front-line officers of the Canadian Army.


1949:

Chinese Civil War: The Red Army begins its siege of Chengdu, the last KMT-held city on mainland China. Chiang Kai-shek leaves for Taiwan.




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