In 1814 the conflict between the British East India Company and the Kingdom of Nepal escalated into the Anglo-Nepalese war. Nepal lost after 2 years of fierce resistance, causing the British unexpected heavy casualties.
In 1625, the English commander Sir Edward Cecil (1572-1638) had set up a fleet of around 115 ships and over 15,000 seamen. The goal was the wealthy Spanish city of Cadiz. Once arriving at the bay of Cadiz, Cecil decided to attack Fort Puntel, which was supposedly protecting Cadiz.
The Russo-Japanese war (1904-1905) is a major 20th century war, which is often overlooked because of the much larger conflicts (i.e. World War 1, World War 2) that happened later. The basic reason for the war between Russia and Japan was a mutual interest in controlling Korea and Manchuria.
In December 1944, World War 2 was tipping in favor of the Allied Forces. During that time, the American general McAuliffe was commanding the 101st Airborne Division. The Germans were launching one of the last massive counterattacks in the Battle of the Bulge.