War movies by conflicts
War movies by conflicts

Greco-Persian Wars
499 BC-449 BC

Greco-Persian Wars

A series of conflicts betwen Persian Empire and Greek city-states. Persian Empire with their dominating position in Middle East was looking to expand their influences to the west and the Greeks were in their way. Twice Persians have invaded Greece and later Greeks have counterattacked them...
Battle of MarathonBattle of SalamisBattle of ThermopylaeBattle of Artemisium

Alexander the Great campaign in Asia
334 BC-323 BC

Alexander the Great campaign in Asia

Alexander III of Macedon (also known as Alexander the Great) became the king of Macedonians after his father Philip II was assassinated by his bodyguard. Alexander wanted to takeover two of his fatherís projects - unify the Greek city-states and use their military power to attack the Persi...
Battle of the GranicusBattle of IssusBattle of Gaugamela

Second Punic War
218 BC-201 BC

Second Punic War

Second Punic War, often called the Hannibalic War, was conflict between Carthage and the Roman Republic. In 218 BC Carthaginian commander Hannibal begun his famous offensive towards the Rome, but realizing the Roman power on the seas he chose not to attack directly on the Apennine Peninsul...
Battle of Cannae

Gallic Wars
58 BC-50 BC

Gallic Wars

Gallic Wars was series of campaigns of Roman Republic, led by Julius Caesar, against numerous Gallic tribes. The Romans tried to invade the land towards the English Channel and expend their borders, but mainly the target for Julius Caesar was to gain the political power within the empire a...
Battle of Alesia

Great Roman Civil War
49 BC-45 BC

Great Roman Civil War

Internal conflict within Roman Republic between two factions: Julius Caesar and his supporters (called the Populares) and Roman Senate (the Optimates). Senators were trying to overpower the Julius Caesar and stop his aspirations to become the single ruler of the republic. The conflict star...

Three Kingdoms period
220-280

Three Kingdoms period

Period in Chinese history when three provinces have rebelled against the central power of the emperor at the end of Han dynasty. States of Wei, Shu and Wu for 60 years were simultaneously the centers of power in China. Of course this lead to brutal wars between them, that sometimes involve...
Battle of Red Cliffs

Polans Wars
990-1018

Polans Wars

In times before Kingdom of Poland the pagan tribes of Polans were under constant attacks from the neighbours (Christian Germany and Czech) or fighting with each other. The Piast dynasty begun to merge the lands in more organized and united nation, but still as pagans they were fighting for...
Battle of Cedynia

Consolidation of Sweden
1000-1250

Consolidation of Sweden

The timeframe of consolidation of Sweden is still disputed - it is unclear at what point Swedes were forming the united country and at what point the process has ended. During the Middle Ages the area was consisted of self-governing provinces and there were local conflicts between the nobl...
Battle of LenaBattle of Gestilren

Crusades
1095-1291

Crusades

In 1095 Pope Urban II started the movement that aimed regain Christians control over Jerusalem and holy places in Middle East. To do that he twisted the rules of Christianity - since that point it wasnít a sin to kill other people, it was only sin to kill Christians. The movement was at th...
Battle of MontgisardSiege of KerakBattle of HattinSiege of Jerusalem

First Baronsí War
1215-1217

First Baronsí War

First Baronsí War was internal English conflict between King John I, known as King Landlack, and the English barons that tried to force him to make political reforms that would reduce the power of the ruler and gave more liberty to free people (especially the nobles themselves). After rais...
Siege of Rochester

First War of Scottish Independence
1296-1328

First War of Scottish Independence

After king Edward I of England have claimed feudal suzerainty of Scotland the leaders of Scots (like Andrew Moray and William Wallace) have revolted. The conflict was going on for over 30 years, even though the English side hade significant advantage, in both numbers and technology used by...
Battle of Stirling BridgeBattle of FalkirkBattle of Bannockburn

Polish-Teutonic War
1409-1411

Polish-Teutonic War

War between allied Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania against the Teutonic Knights. The Teutinic Knights were brought to this region in order to help local Christian towns attacked by pagan hordes from the east, but the Knights did more thatn that - they have built castles, str...
Battle of Grunwald

Ottoman-Habsburg Wars
1526-1791

Ottoman-Habsburg Wars

A series of conflicts between Ottoman Empire and Holy Roman Empire lead at that time by the Habsburg dynasty. The conflicts were going on for over 200 years being inspired by religious and political reasons. Ottoman Empire, after conquering Middle East and lands around Mediterranean Sea, w...
Battle of Vienna

Eighty Years War
1568-1648

Eighty Years War

Also known as Dutch War of Independence, it was a revolt of Seventeen Provinces (part of Habsburg Netherlands) against the religious hegemony of Philip II of Spain, the sovereign of the Habsburg Netherlands. Due to his military superiority Philip II easily regained most of the territory, b...
Siege of Haarlem

Russian Sad Times
1598-1613

Russian Sad Times

When Russian czar Feodor died the time of "sad times" (smutnoye vremia) started, when several people tried to take over the power over Russia. False Dmitriy I, who gathered some support, asked Poland for military help to establish his position as czar. Small Polish forces made the "interve...
Battle of Moscow

English Civil War
1642-1651

English Civil War

English Civil War was series of conflicts between the English Parliament and King Charles I. The basis for the conflict was the way Charles I saw his role as a king - as divine given power to decide over the land and laws, while Parliament was trying to introduce the constitutional monarch...
Battle of EdgehillBattle of Naseby

Seven Years War
1754-1763

Seven Years War

The first actual world war - although only European countries were involved in the conflict their influences on colonial lands made the war affect Europe, North America, Central America, the West African coast, India and the Philippines. Also the war is know under different names in differ...
Saint Francis Raid

American War of Independence
1775-1783

American War of Independence

In 1770s the relations between Great Britain and its colonies in North America were tensed on many levels. Long period of wars in Europe left British economy in difficult situation. The simple solution was to rise the taxes in the colonies, but the as can be expected Americans were not hap...
Battle of Long IslandBattle of TrentonBattle of CamdenSiege of Yorktown

Napoleonic Wars
1803-1815

Napoleonic Wars

A series of local wars declared against Napoleonís French Empire by opposing coalitions (that included United Kingdom, Austria, Russia, Ottoman Empire, Prussia, Spain and others). After French Revolution Napoleon Bonaparte made use of the newly reorganized army to stop Austria from invadin...

Polish November Uprising
1830-1831

Polish November Uprising

November Uprising of 1830 (also known as PolishĖRussian War or the Cadet Revolution), was an armed rebellion of Polish insurgents against the Russian Empire. At that time Poland as a country didnít formally exist since its area was annected by the three empires around - Russia, Prussia and...

Texas Revolution
1835-1836

Texas Revolution

After Mexican dictator Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna forced new laws that made the government more centralized it provoked secession movements in several Mexican states, including Texas. The Texians (residents of Mexican Texas) began to look forward to independence. The militia force through...
Battle of the AlamoBattle of San Jacinto

Crimean War
1853-1856

Crimean War

Conflict between the Russian Empire and an alliance of the French Empire, the British Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and the Kingdom of Sardinia. It was one of the wars, where the strategic or tactical wins were less important than the prestige and internal political reasons - Russian Empire ...
Battle of Balaclava

American Civil War
1861-1865

American Civil War

The American Civil War was a conflict between the southern and the northern states of United States of America. The conflict aroused around the legislation that abolished the slavery in the northern states. The southern states that were concetrated on agricultural production rather than in...
First Battle of Bull RunBattle of FredericksburgBattle of ChancellorsvilleBattle of Gettysburg

Second Schleswig War
1864

Second Schleswig War

Second conflict between Denmark and joined forces of Prussia and Austria over the control of the duchies of Holstein and Lauenburg, due to the succession disputes over the Danish king dying without leaving an heir acceptable to the German Confederation. In 1863 Denmark has passed the Novem...

American Indian Wars
1876-1877

American Indian Wars

Series of conflicts between European countries, that were bringing their settlers to America, and the native Indians that were trying to stop the invasion on their land. After the North American colonies gained independence in 1776 the situation hasnít changed much - the United States of A...
Battle of the Little Bighorn

Anglo-Zulu War
1879

Anglo-Zulu War

The confrontation between imperial English forces (one of the greatest armies in the world) and Zulu warriors armed mostly with wooden spears. Sounds like David versus Goliath, but actually it wasnít. The cause of the conflict was rather simple - English wanted to take over the Zululand an...
Battle of IsandlwanaBattle of Rorkeís Drift

Mahdist War
1881-1899

Mahdist War

British colonial war against the Sudanese religious leader Muhammad Ahmad bin Abd Allah, who had proclaimed himself the Mahdi of Islam (the Guided One) and lead his followers to revolt against the British and even took over the city of Khartoum after almost a year-long siege. It took Briti...
Siege of KhartoumBattle of Omdurman

World War I
1914-1918

World War I

Called the war that will end all the wars. Well... it didnít. The ide was rather simple - after long list of was between European countries creating two powerful alliances would cancel out any ideas anyone could have to start a new war. Sounds logical - any local conflict could mean that a...
Christmas TruceBattle of GallipoliBattle of the SommeBattle of Passchendaele

Polish-Soviet War
1919-1921

Polish-Soviet War

Conflict between Poland and Soviet Union (also Ukraine) over the land of today Ukraine and Belarus. After regaining the independence Poland was trying to restore the border from past, which means that land in Western Ukraine up to towns of Lwow, Vilnius and Tarnopol should be Polish. After...
Battle of Warsaw

Second Moroccan War
1920-1926

Second Moroccan War

Second Moroccan War (also known as Rif War) was rebellion of the Rif region Berbers (led by Abd al-Karim) against the colonial power occupying the area - Spain and France. Due to the Treaty of Fez in 1912 Spain gained the control over the Northern Morocco. In 1920 Spanish commissioner, Gen...

Chinese Civil War
1927-1950

Chinese Civil War

The civil war between the forces loyal to the government of the Republic of China and forces of the Communist Party of China. The fights started in 1927 and lasted until 1950, ceased only during the Japanese invasion in 1936 and World War 2. Just when the World War 2 has ended the united f...

World War II
1936-1945

World War II

Largest conflict in history of human kind and for many people the only war in history that could be justified. Two countries set to develop on a military basis - Germany and Japan - were overcrowded with limited sources of natural resources, so they both started to expand their territories...
Battle of NankingInvasion of PolandBattle of WesterplatteBattle of the AtlanticWinter WarBattle of the River Plate

First Indochina War
1946-1954

First Indochina War

The Vietnamese war for independence from French colonial influences started in 1946 with the import duty dispute between the Viet Minh government and the French. The Viet Minh tried to take over the port in Haiphong, but French forces managed to repel them with help of their naval forces. ...
Battle of Dien Bien Phu

1948 Arab-Israeli War
1948-1949

1948 Arab-Israeli War

The conflict in the Middle East that was building since the end of World War 2 - the Israelis were planning to establish their country in the Palestine claiming that this land belonged to them in history. Local Arab countries were strongly against giving away any part of their territory. T...
Battle for Jerusalem

Korean War
1950-1953

Korean War

War between the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the Democratic Peopleís Republic of Korea (North Korea) that dragged many other countries into it (United Nations on ones side, USSR and China on the other). The North Korea army attacked their neighbour and used the surprise factor to pu...
Battle of Pohang-dongBattle of InchonBattle of Pork Chop Hill

Cold War
1953-1991

Cold War

Cold War wasnít actual war, it was a tension between USA (and their allies in NATO) and Soviet Union (and their allies known as Warsaw Pact). The whole world seemed to be divided into two sides: communist side and democratic side. The mutual distrust and paranoia pushed both sided to the b...
Cuban Missile CrisisSoviet nuclear false alarm

Vietnam War
1955-1975

Vietnam War

Vietnam War followed the First Indochina War. The two sides of conflict were communist North Vietnam (supported by China) and South Vietnam (supported by France and later by the United States). Americans were self-confident that the air superiority and the equipment advantage will give the...
Battle of Ia DrangBattle of Hue

Soviet-Afghan War
1979-1989

Soviet-Afghan War

Soviet-Afghan War was a 10-year-long conflict initiated by the invasion of Soviet Army on the country. At that point Afghanistan, since the monarchy have collapsed due to coup, turned into country full of chaos with many factions fighting for power with communist party People's Democratic ...

First Lebanon War
1982-2000

First Lebanon War

One of several conflicts in the Middle East since forming the Isreali country in 1948. After Lebanese Civil War and the following incidents Israeli have invaded the southern Lebanon aiming to push the forces away from their borders. In tactical scale the operation was success, but in large...

Gulf War
1990-1991

Gulf War

Also known as Operation Desert Storm. After Iraq have invaded Kuwait in 1990 United Nations have authorized coalition force formed by 34 nations to make a military intervention against Iraq in response to Iraqís annexation of Kuwait. The coalition, led by USA, prepared operation that pushe...

Somali Civil War
1991-????

Somali Civil War

Still ongoing civil war in Somalia that started when a coalition of local clan-based groups ousted the nationís long-standing military regime. The fights between different clans and later between the national army and islamic insurgent groups still are going on despite the UN and United St...
Battle of Mogadishu

Yugoslav Wars
1991-1999

Yugoslav Wars

Series of conflicts triggered by the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1991. The Yugoslavia as a single country was formed in 1918, after the World War 1 ended. It was a artificial country formed out of several prior independant countries (Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia) that later expanded by annexi...
Srebrenica massacre

War in Afghanistan
2001-2014

War in Afghanistan

After the 9/11 attacks in America United States invaded the Afghanistan in search for the al-Qaeda leaders that were behind the attacks. At that point Afghanistan was torn by civil war that was going on for long years and there was virtually no central power that would keep the peace in th...

Iraq War
2003-2011

Iraq War

The armed conflict in Iraq that consisted of two phases: the invasion of Iraq by international forces led by the United States (2003) and long second phase of occupation of Iraq that was suppose to give local government time to build up their army and gain control over the ares. The first ...
Battle of Nasiriyah

Five-Day War
2008

Five-Day War

Also known as the Russo-Georgian War or August War, the Five-Day War was a conflict between Russia and Georgia that took place in August 2008. Russian forces have invaded the debatable areas of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, who were officialy demanding Russian help to stop the local people b...
Occupation of Gori

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