Chile, 11 September 1973: the day of the coup
The Chilean coup is the violent outcome of a match, the most important moves of which were all made by the conspirators before the last one, on 11 September 1973. They are ...
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The story of Caprilli - how strategic interests changed the face of horse riding forever
I assume that most of you readers of this article have, at some point in your life, witnessed a show jumping competition (at least on TV) and ...
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June 18, 1815: the beginning of the end
This year, remembering the Battle of Waterloo has a completely different flavor. It is the year of the bicentenary of Napoleon's death and, in effect, celebrating the day when ...
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12-16 June 1942. The battle of "Middle of June"
June 1942: the Regia Marina has for months been engaged in fighting the British convoys bound for Malta. Malta, a British strategic base, is now on its last legs, a situation ...
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Falkland: a forgotten conflict
Almost 40 years ago, in 1982, for a little over ten weeks, the newspapers of the world focused on a conflict that broke out on the other side of the world, for the possession of a ...
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The War in the Pacific: The Battle of the Midways (1942)
Between 4 and 7 June 1942 near the Midway atoll the myth of the unbeatenability of the Japanese empire was shattered. From then on, the fortunes in the Pacific would change ...
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The Savoy Cavalry in the land of Russia
In memory of my father Angelo, who died in 2009 just before my nephew was born, and to all the men of the Savoia Cavalleria. Starting from the spring of 1941, the Savoia ...
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Attack on the Suda Bay: 80 years ago the feat of the men of the 10 ^ Flotilla MAS
"Everything was entrusted to us. A man with his boat hurled at insane speed against a large ship: a human torpedo." The director couldn't have described it better ...
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Heroic defeat, the forgotten myth of the facts of arms of the Giarabub Oasis
Eighty years ago the battle near the Libyan oasis in the heart of the desert ended with inexorable defeat ...
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The wicked Albion
In the previous piece, a month ago, we were left with the question: why the Italian prisoners in the hands of ...
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Brigata Marina San Marco, the "Lions" of Venice for 102 years
The history and tactical functions of the marines are very ancient, so much so that they can trace their predecessors ...
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The Royal Navy in the Russian Campaign: on the Black Sea and Lake Ladoga
On 4 June, some assault units of the RegiaMarina carried out their first war action. This is the ...
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Japanese intelligence in the Second World War: Operation Z
The attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 can be considered, to all intents and purposes, one of the most grandiose ...
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The Tagliamento Legion on the Russian front
I have always been interested from the "historical" point of view in the Russian Campaign, also in memory of my father who ...
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From Tobruk to Zonderwater
The "Premier Mine", owned by the diamond company Petra Diamonds, located in the city of Cullinan, 40 km. to...
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103 years ago the Buccari mockery
Today is the anniversary of one of the most memorable feats of the Navy. At the beginning of 1918 it was decided ...
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The Battle of Tobruk (21-23 January 1941)
The facts of Tobruk are framed in Operation Compass, unleashed by General Archibald's Western Desert Force ...
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The best gift ever brought by the Befana!
January 6, 1982. It is not a mistake, the date is correct, that of the Epiphany. An Epiphany with a great gift, that of 39 ...
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The "Sassari" brigade between history, legends and anecdotes
In the usual melancholy rearrangement of the correspondence of the past year, the eye fell on the file “...
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18-19 December 1941: the Alexandria Company
In the night between 18 and 19 December 1941, 6 raiders of the Navy carried out the enterprise of ...
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