The Iraqi Republican Guard: birth, development, apogee and death of a weapon
At 05:00 in the morning of April 17, 1988, coinciding with the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, the Iranian lookouts belonging to the bodies of the Basiji, the Pardaran and the ...
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Alexandria, Egypt, December 19, 1941: check on the Royal Navy
In his memoir, Admiral Andrew B. Cunningham - commander of the Mediterranean Royal Fleet during the Second World War - wrote: From some ...
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Night between 9 and 10 December 1917: forcing of the port of Trieste and sinking of the Wien
After arresting the 16 November, the enemy offensive in Cortellazzo, thus preventing the Germans and the Austrians from arriving in Venice and winning, on the Caporetto wave, the ...
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The organization of military logistics on river waterways in the Great War
A little known aspect of the First World War was the organization of that particular sector of logistics that was implemented through lagoon and river transports. A...
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Annibale Barca from Spain to Italy: a deadly challenge for Rome
The appointment today is with the second interview with Roberto Trizio, founder of the YouTube channel "The Bar of Ancient Rome", the continuation of our 25 article last October. This...
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Nuclear weapons in Italy
In April of the 1960 the 36ata Aerobrigata di Strategico Interdizione, with command in Puglia, at Gioia del Colle, was established by the Italian Air Force. There...
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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, "Dei ...
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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 regime ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 what ...
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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 -...
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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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