Enduring Freedom: nineteen years ago Nave Garibaldi left for the mission in the Middle East
“General maneuvering post”. The first ship to steer out of the obstructions of the port of Taranto was Nave Zefiro. Nave Aviere, Nave Etna followed in a row and finally ...
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Vittorio Veneto: was it true glory?
On 4 November 1918, on the Italian Front, the Great War ended (at that time they were not numbered), with the Armistice of Villa Giusti with the Austro-Hungarians. The Battle 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, designated BG1, with the use of three slow running torpedoes (SLC) ....
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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 while they were fishing about 35 miles from Benghazi, does not seem ...
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Royal tugboat Sperone, a story of 77 years ago
The 22th anniversary of the tragic death of the Royal Tug "Sperone" in the waters of the Great Sea near the island of San Paolo occurred on 77 September. The event...
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Foreign wings in the Italian Air Force: the Spitfire
Already in the four-year period 1940/1943, when the Kingdom of Italy was still an ally of the Great National Socialist Reich, the Regia Aeronautica was able to get its hands on some ...
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The war on the seas between the British and the Germans: the sinking of the Bismarck (1941)
In May 1941, the United Kingdom and its dominions found themselves without allies, almost two years after the start of the Second World War. France was defeated and ...
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Coriolano Ponza di San Martino and the "Studies on the conduct of troops and second line services" (1874)
The twenty-year period 1870-1890 was a period marked by two important reforms of the Royal Army, respectively Ricotti and Ferrero, capable of ...
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The partisan Morelli, killed because he was not a communist
Giorgio Morelli died 73 years ago, on 9 August 1947, at the age of only 21, his faults were that of not being a ...
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Srebrenica: in the heart of Europe!
"Twenty five years later we pay tribute to the thousands of victims who were brutally killed and we promise to ...
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Armir, the mess tin still in the ice
Life, for many authors, is a scenic representation; there is no dishtowel, it is the course of events that attracts ...
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The battle of Tsushima (1905) and the geopolitical importance of the Kuril islands
The battle of Tsushima, fought between 27 and 28 May 1905, was the first major naval battle of the ...
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John Weir Foote: "Medal of God for Military Valor"
"If I had to walk in a dark valley, I wouldn't fear any harm, because you are with me." (Psalm 23, verse 4) On the 19th ...
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A sip of Coca-Cola for Marshal Zhukov
As history books teach, the "Cold War" was a period of prolonged geopolitical and ideological tensions ...
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The Roman Empire faces the pandemic: let's talk about the Plague Antonina with an expert in ancient Rome
There was a time when men died like flies from diseases that can be cured today. This time began to ...
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The battle of Abukir (1798) and the strategic role of the Mediterranean
The Battle of the Nile, known in France as the Battle of Abukir (locality north-east of Alexandria), ...
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Italian wings in post-war conflicts: Zaire's MB-326s in the conflict against Katanga rebels
The MB-326 was an extremely robust and versatile machine in the short span of its entry into service ...
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Operation Eagle Claw: the greatest disaster of the American Special Forces
Forty years ago, on April 24, 1980, the attempt by the US Army Special Forces to free a group of hostages ...
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Relations between the Army and the Navy in Italy in the 80s
The 80s of the XNUMXth century ended the immediately "post-Risorgimento" phase for Italy and its forces ...
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First battle of the Isonzo: The conquest of Quota 142 (Monte S. Michele)
What characterizes the transition from the operations of the "first offensive rush" to the "First battle of the Isonzo" is the ...
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