Pola 1918, two raiders against a fleet
In these days the news, not very widespread by the national media, of a group of professors of the Marco Polo high school in Venice that, in the name of an elusive pacifism, has ...
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When Rome was a military superpower
From this month we begin a long lasting collaboration with the founder of the YouTube channel "The Bar of Ancient Rome", Roberto Trizio: we will have the opportunity to hear about it ...
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Eugenio Zanoni Volpicelli
He was an orientalist, and polyglot, he translated "The Divine Comedy" by Dante and the book by Cesare Beccaria, "Delitti e delle pene" in Chinese and Japanese. Served in ...
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Enduring Freedom, 7 October 2001: a naval operation
The main feature of the war led by the American-led coalition in Afghanistan against the Taliban regime - following the attacks in New York and ...
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China's war against sparrows: when Beijing lost its mind and almost died of hunger ...
Social media is a strange beast: write a historical-political editorial on Greta Thunberg and accuse you of not having mentioned the sources. As if the story of the hot period ...
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The captain-songwriter and the general who avoided the third world war
It might seem like a joke from the series: "there are two Englishmen, an American, a Spaniard, three Russians, etc ..." but the events that happened at the 12 June 1999 at the airport "...
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Technological innovations during World War II
War, whatever they may say, is one of the typical activities of human societies. The cruelty of war is at least as undeniable as the fact that it exercises on man a ...
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18 September 1811: how the firemen (Sapeur-Pompier) of Paris were born
It seems that Napoleon I was not very satisfied with the performance and professionalism of the so-called "Guarde-pompes", a civil body created in 1716, so in 1810, a ...
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The Garibaldi: the first naval missile ballistic unit
Launched in the 1933, the Garibaldi cruiser with a displacement equal to 11.000 tons at full load was the unit (...
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The many lives of the Iowa class battleships
Built as part of the 1939 naval programs (BB 61 Iowa and BB 62 New Jersey) and 1941 (BB 63 Missouri and BB 64 ...
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Forty years ago the Navy saved the Vietnamese refugees
The 30 April 1975 the communist forces of North Vietnam enter Saigon, putting an end to a conflict that lasted from ...
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1915-1918, ambulances and water hospitals
At the end of the nineteenth century, the Italian Red Cross did not miss the opportunity to set up, as it did for trains ...
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The story they do not tell you: when a Polish colonel inflicted the first defeat on Nazi Germany
It will be for the history of national anthems in which the two countries cite each other ("the eagle of Austria the Polish blood ...
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Khalkhin Gol: the first battle of the Second World War
Since when, in the second half of the nineteenth century, Japan appears on the world scene, its geopolitical aims ...
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The Guglielmo Marconi, or when Andreotti wanted to let Italy enter the nuclear club
The 3 July of the 1959 the Honorable Giulio Andreotti, newly installed in Palazzo Baracchini (headquarters of the Ministry of ...
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1972, Operation Po
"Two torpedo boats and a hovercraft of the Italian Navy engaged in the Pavia-Venice-Pavia raid have ...
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26 July 1941, attack on Malta: the sacrifice of Theseus Tesei
The island of Malta - in the post-war narration of the Second World War - represents a sort of stronghold ...
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The Japanese aircraft carrier submarines of the Second World War: the SSBN ante litteram
The Imperial Japanese Navy, during the Second World War, succeeded in building a submarine model ...
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The Indochinese wars and the "jungle killers"
The 20th century was, if possible, the worst century in the history of Indochina, a former French colony that occupied the ...
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Košare 1999: the last resistance of the Yugoslav army in Kosovo
Between 24 March and 10 June 1999, with the operation called "Allied Force" (but in the military wording ...
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