The many lives of the Iowa class battleships
Built as part of the naval programs of the 1939 (BB 61 Iowa and BB 62 New Jersey) and the 1941 (BB 63 Missouri and BB 64 Wisconsin), Iowa originally had a displacement ...
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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 for about 13 years. However the suffering for the population ...
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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 was the case for hospital trains, vessels to be used in rescue activities ...
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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 drank Polish blood with the Cossack and his heart burned" and "march from Italy ...
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Khalkhin Gol: the first battle of the Second World War
Since, in the second half of the nineteenth century, Japan appears on the world scene, its geopolitical aims put it in open contrast with regional interests ...
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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 Defense), illustrates to the Senate of the Italian Republic the ...
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1972, Operation Po
"Two torpedo boats and a hovercraft of the Italian Navy, involved in the Pavia-Venice-Pavia raid, on the banks of the Po on Sunday brought thousands of people from Pavia ...
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26 July 1941, attack on Malta: the sacrifice of Theseus Tesei
The island of Malta - in the post-war narrative of the Second World War - represents a sort of impregnable stronghold, capable of frustrating refueling attempts ...
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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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4 July 1776: Unanimous declaration of 13 United States of America
When in the course of human events, the need arises for a people to dissolve the political ties that have tied it to a ...
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The battle of Pantelleria: a historic Italian victory
The clash of Pantelleria was a culminating moment of the so-called "Mezzo Giugno" battle, held in a ...
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Operation BG7: the last action of the Xᵃ MAS against Gibraltar
After the end of the African Campaign, with the surrender of the 1ᵃ Army of Masses, the 10 July 1943 the Allies ...
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16 June 1918: the Arditi of the 9th ward reconquer the Col Moschin
On the morning of 15 June 1918, during the first hours of the Battle of the Solstice (also called the Battle of ...
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Premuda, 10 June 1918, the very first light of dawn, the reason for the Navy day
Spring of the 1918, the fate of the Italian war is poised. After two years of frontal attacks the Austrians ...
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6 June 1944, D-Day: the 12ᵃ Panzer Hitlerjugend Division in Normandy
On the morning of 6 June 1944, by order of the Supreme Army Command (Oberkommando der Wehrmacht, OKW), the 12ᵃ ...
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22 May 1941: the long night of the torpedo boat Lupo
Seventy-eight years ago, in the Aegean Sea, the Royal Torpedo Boat Lupo, with frigate captain Francesco Mimbelli in command ...
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Hirohito, the last living god
For us Westerners it is certainly hard to admit that an entire people for two thousand six hundred years could have ...
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"At the head of the army"
On the evening of 15 June 1815 ended an era in which the god of war had triumphed over the fields of half of Europe ...
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