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  • Writer's pictureGeorge Castrioti

April 1st, 1999 - The Battle for Dallas

Conflict: Texas-Israeli War (1994-1999)

Combatants: Americans & Israelis vs. Texans

Location: Texas Republic

Outcome: American/Israeli victory

Following the abduction of the US President by agents of the Texan Republic, American and Israeli mercenary forces launched a two-pronged advance on the Dallas metropolitan area. The Israeli armor passed through the Arlington region meeting only light resistance, but the Americans out of Texarkana encountered artillery barrages and canon fire from the Texan warship Judge Roy Bean.

Israeli Centurion Tank by an unknown photographer

Happy April Fools' Day!

See The Texas-Israel War: 1999 by Jake Saunders and Howard Waldrop for more information on this fictional engagement.

Actual battles which took place on April 1st:

  • Battle of Saintes in 1351 - An English victory over the French during the Hundred Years' War.

  • Battle of Gurdas Nangal in 1715 - Mughals defeated the Sikhs in the Punjab.

  • Battle of Puerto de Piñones in 1811 - Mexican rebels defeated the Spaniards during the Mexican War for Independence.

  • Battle of Mocoulli in 1824 - Royalists defended the islands of Chiloe from a Chilean rebel invasion.

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