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The Battle of Waterloo

A battle is a fight between two or more groups where each group is trying to defeat (beat) the others. Battles are most often fought during wars. A small battle fought by only a small part of the armies is called a skirmish. Series of battles are called military campaigns. The ground on which a battle is fought is called a battlefield.[1]

Battles can very important, for example the 1389 Battle of Kosovo, which was a draw in military terms, and the 1798 Battle of the Nile which the French lost, changed the history of Europe and the world.

Land battles[change | change source]

Naval battles[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, ed. Barry Leonard (Department of Defense; Joint Publication 1-02), p. 52