Generally, a battle is a conceptual component in the hierarchy of combat in warfare between two or more armed forces, or combatants. In a battle, each combatant will seek to defeat the others, with defeat determined by the conditions of a military campaign. Battles generally are well defined in duration, area and force commitment.
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... some skirmishes at Grafton, one of the first land battles of the Civil War, the Battle of Philippi, took place in Philippi, Barbour County, in what is now West Virginia ... The battle began when a Federal battery started lobbing shells into a camp of around 825 surprised Confederate recruits who had been asleep ... In response, the Confederates ran, thus earning the battle the name “Philippi Races.” After the battle, the 9th camped on the same hill where the battery was located ...
... are inaccurate and questionable for the time of the battle ... the Persians were known to use war elephants in battle, there is no evidence that the Persians used them in their invasion of Greece ... Simonides, Aeschylus, and Herodotus viewed Thermopylae as a battle against "Eastern centralism and collective serfdom," which opposed "the idea of ...
... Virginia was one of the participants in the Battle of Hampton Roads, opposing the Union's USS Monitor in March 1862 ... The battle is chiefly significant in naval history as the first battle between ironclads ...
... It is a fictionalized retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae ... Leonidas (Gerard Butler), who leads 300 Spartans into battle against Persian "god-King" Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and his army of more than one million soldiers ... As the battle rages, Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) attempts to rally support in Sparta for her husband ...
... Battles affect the individuals who take part, as well as the political actors ... Personal effects of battle range from mild psychological issues to permanent and crippling injuries ... Some battle-survivors have nightmares about the conditions they encountered, or abnormal reactions to certain sights or sounds ...
More definitions of "battle":
- (verb): Battle or contend against in or as if in a battle.
- (noun): An energetic attempt to achieve something.
Example: "He fought a battle for recognition"
Famous quotes containing the word battle:
“What a battle a man must fight everywhere to maintain his standing army of thoughts, and march with them in orderly array through the always hostile country! How many enemies there are to sane thinking! Every soldier has succumbed to them before he enlists for those other battles.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Much have I seen and knowncities of men
And manners, climates, councils, governments,
Myself not least, but honored of them all
And drunk delight of battle with my peers,
Far on the ringing plains of windy Troy.
I am a part of all that I have met;”
—Alfred Tennyson (18091892)
“The battle for the mind of Ronald Reagan was like the trench warfare of World War I: never have so many fought so hard for such barren terrain.”
—Peggy Noonan (b. 1950)