I went to Santa Monica High school and we never discussed Operation Market Garden. We did know about D-Day. Santa Monica is a very upper income small city .I think both American and British people plus most Germans and those from the Netherlands would know about or at least have heard of Operation Market Garden (A bridge to far). If any American claims to not know about Market Garden and the story of the 82nd and 101st Airborne then there’s something seriously lacking in the U.S education system.
Ah yes, Hastings where King Harold uttered those famous last words, ‘Watch where your pointing that effing bow, you’ll have somebody’s eye out if your not careful’.I think most savvy English speaking people would recognize Hastings.
As American battles go Custer’s Last Stand, aka the Little Big Horn, is probably right up there.
Many Americans love the Battle of Gettysburg. I am not all that sure it is even the most decisive battles of the Civil War. Who won the Battle of Gettysburg may have mattered less than who won the Battle of Shiloh. If Grand had been defected and his army divine into the river, This would have completely changed the Civil War. A victorious Confederacy on the offensive in the Western Theater may have been a game changer.
Famous as they are, neither of those battles changed anything.Trafalgar. Changed the course of history by giving Britain complete naval power. Are naval battles included here?
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