The armored component of the Russian Liberation Army in WWII
During the Second World War, Hitler's Germany engaged in a merciless struggle with the Soviet Union that largely went beyond the confines of the mere "clash of ...
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The Croatian armored component in World War II
Following the bloody and victorious military campaign conducted in the period between 6 and 18 April 1941, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia was overwhelmed and erased...
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The Slovak armored component in World War II
In 1939 after the partition following the Munich Agreement and the subsequent absorption of the remaining Czech and Moravian lands, Hitler supported the formation of a fascist state...
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The Bulgarian armored component in WWII
The role of Bulgaria in the Second World War has never been the object of particular interest, at least here in Italy, even if on more than one occasion it represented a...
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The Italian armored component on the Russian front
On June 22, 1941, the Armed Forces of the Third Reich began the so-called "Operation Barbarossa", the full-scale invasion of the Soviet Union. During...
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Warships of the Confederate Navy: Battleship Arkansas
I have had a strong interest in the history of the United States of America for several years now; in particular I became more and more passionate about the dynamics and issues...
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Young Italians at the front
I would like to share with you readers again (as already in a previous article) the letter of a young Italian soldier written to his family during his time at the front...
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The Necchi of the Grenadier
In the depths of Oltrepò Pavese, at the foot of the Apennines that unite Lombardy, Emilia, Piedmont and Liguria. That land which was the old Via del Sale and which...
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December 19, 1941: the Company of Alessandria
In the night between 18 and 19 December 1941, 6 raiders of the Navy carried out the enterprise of ...
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Letter from the front
I share with the readers of Difesa Online the letter of an Italian soldier written to his sister during his period ...
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"Warships do not emerge from the bosom of the waves"
The issue of the moral and material usefulness of historical studies must be handled with extreme caution, also because in ...
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A success of pragmatism: a brief history of Racconigi's Italian-Russian agreement
In this short article we will briefly analyze one of the most underestimated agreements in historiography ...
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The Maritime Military Arsenal of Taranto turns 133 years old
The Maritime Military Arsenal of Taranto was inaugurated, in the presence of King Umberto I of Savoy, on 21 August 1889, for ...
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Battle of mid-August, 1942
The history of the operation baptized by the British Pedestal, in Italy passed down in history as the Battle of Mezzo ...
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July 26, 1941 - Attack on the fortress of Malta
During the Second World War the island of Malta was considered a war objective of primary importance ...
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Asylum ships were born 111 years ago
On the proposal of the Minister of the Navy, Pasquale Leonardi Cattolica, the constitution was authorized on 13 July 1911 ...
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The Italian colonial question and the diplomatic clash for control of the Mediterranean (1945-1951)
Among the main issues that presented themselves to the table of the peace treaty between Italy and allied countries, there was ...
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When the Italians met the Russian tanks. The first encounter in Serafimovich's loop (24 July-2 August 1942)
Where the Don draws a bend in the stretch between Satonski and Serafimovich (Russian Fed), the first battle of ...
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The Moskova 1812
Among all the battles fought by Napoleon, that of Borodino, or otherwise called by French historiography ...
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March 28-29, 1941 - The Battle of Cape Matapan
On the afternoon of March 28, 1941, returning from an action in the waters of Gaudo in the south of Crete, the naval team ...
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