Definition of Battle of wake
1. Noun. In December 1941 the island was captured by the Japanese after a gallant last-ditch stand by a few hundred United States marines.
Generic synonyms: Amphibious Assault
Group relationships: Second World War, World War 2, World War Ii
Geographical relationships: Wake, Wake Island
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Literary usage of Battle of wake
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1. Visits to fields of battle, in England, of the fifteenth century by Richard Brooke (1857)
"1 Thomas Courtenay, Earl of Devonshire, a strong supporter of the House of Lancaster, fought at the battle of Wake-field. He afterwards fought at the battle ..."
2. The Popular History of England by Charles Knight (1880)
"Battle of Wake- field.—Death of York.—His son, Edward, wins the battle of Mortimer's Cross.— Second battle of St. Alban's.—Edward proclaimed king. ..."
3. Ancestral Stories and Traditions of Great Families Illustrative of English by John Timbs (1869)
"The battle of Wake- field ensued, in which he lost his life.1 This battle was ... As to the site of the battle of Wake- 1 Although Shakspeare assigns a ..."
4. A History of England: From the First Invasion by the Romansby John Lingard by John Lingard (1840)
"It is : brought forward by bis counsel, 223. • Objections to the duke's claim, ib. A compromise, 224. Battle of Wake- ..."