What is ironic about the numerous battles that took place at marne?
The Battle of the Marne, September 1914 (early WWI), which took place along the Marne River in France between Paris and the German border. This battle was between the French and British forces against the German forces. The allied forces were able to push back the German offensive that had targeted Paris.
Battles in New York took place in 1776 at Brooklyn Heights, Harlem Heights, and White Plains. Battles in New Jersey took place in 1776 at Trenton, in 1777 at Princeton, and in 1778 at Monmouth. Battles in Pennsylvania took place, in 1777, at Brandywine and Germantown. And General George Washington's last battle took place in 1781 at Yorktown, Virginia.
Did The battles of Lexington and Concord take place before the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia?
The battles of Lexington and Concord took place before the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia?
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern's deaths were particularly ironic, because they, the betrayers, were betrayed instead. The duo tried to betray their childhood friend, Hamlet, thinking that it would be an easy feat. However, unbeknownst to them, Hamlet had already come up with a plan, rewriting the letter so that they would be killed in his place while he escaped. Thus, they that were willing to sacrifice their friend, were sacrificed in his place. Ironic indeed.
The first battles were the Battle of Lexington and Concord, but they weren't really battles. The first two major battles were probably the Battle of Bunker Hill and Long Island. Most likely, there were tiny battles that aren't as well known as these that took place between them. The first battles of the Revolutionary war were Lexington and Concord. :)