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, with inexorable defeat, the battle near the Libyan oasis in the heart of the Cyrenaica desert, called al-Jaghbūb in Arabic ...
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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 the British were not released after September 8, 1943, date of ...
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Brigata Marina San Marco, the "Lions" of Venice for 102 years
History and tactical functions of the infantrymen are very ancient, so much so as to trace their predecessors even in the "milites classiarii" of the Roman fleet. For...
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The Royal Navy in the Russian Campaign: on the Black Sea and Lake Ladoga
On June 4, some assault units of the RegiaMarina carried out their first action of war. These are the Italian flotilla in the Black Sea, MAS, CB mini submarines, ...
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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 greatest intelligence operations that took place during the ...
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The Tagliamento Legion on the Russian front
I have always been interested from a "historical" point of view in the Russian Campaign, also in memory of my father who participated in it with the "Savoia Cavalleria", writing articles ...
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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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59 years ago the Luigi Rizzo frigate, the first ship of the Navy with a flight deck
The Luigi Rizzo frigate, the first ship to 'host' on board a ...
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Enduring Freedom: nineteen years ago Nave Garibaldi left for the mission in the Middle East
“General maneuvering post”. The first ship to head out of the obstructions of the port of Taranto was Nave Zefiro. There...
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Vittorio Veneto: was it true glory?
On November 4, 1918, on the Italian Front, the Great War ended (at the time they were not numbered), with the Armistice of ...
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October 30, 1940: Gibraltar, mission BG2
In the autumn of 1940 the submarine Scirè was designated for the first attack mission against Gibraltar, ...
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Gulf of Sirte 1986: the US Navy crosses the "Death Line"
The story of the 18 seafarers of Mazara del Vallo, kidnapped by the Haftar coast guard last September 1st ...
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Royal tugboat Sperone, a story of 77 years ago
The 22th anniversary of the tragic disappearance of the Royal Tugboat "Sperone" in the waters of ...
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