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.

Exact synonyms: Battle Of Wake Island
Generic synonyms: Amphibious Assault
Group relationships: Second World War, World War 2, World War Ii
Geographical relationships: Wake, Wake Island

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Battle Of Wake

Battle of Kerbala
Battle of Lake Trasimenus
Battle of Lepanto
Battle of Little Bighorn
Battle of Magenta
Battle of Maldon
Battle of Midway
Battle of Monmouth
Battle of Monmouth Court House
Battle of Naseby
Battle of Ontario
Battle of Pydna
Battle of Quebec
Battle of Ravenna
Battle of Rocroi
Battle of Wake
Battle of Wake Island
Battle of Waterloo
Battle of the Ardennes Bulge
Battle of the Bulge
Battle of the Little Bighorn
Battle of the Marne
Battle of the Somme
Battle of the Spanish Armada

Literary usage of Battle of wake

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

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- ..."

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