02/10/19 | History
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 the events that happened at the 12 June 1999 at the airport "...
30/09/19 | History
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 at least as undeniable as the fact that it exercises on man a ...
18/09/19 | History
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-pompes", a civil body created in 1716, so in 1810, a ...
17/09/19 | History
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 (together with the Duca degli Abruzzi) larger than the class ...
11/09/19 | History
The many lives of the Iowa class battleships
Built under the naval programs of 1939 (BB 61 Iowa and BB 62 New Jersey) and 1941 (BB 63 Missouri and BB 64 Wisconsin), the Iowa originally had a displacement ...
05/09/19 | History
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 for about 13 years. However the suffering for the population ...
04/09/19 | History
1915-1918, ambulances and hospitals on the water
At the end of the nineteenth century, the Italian Red Cross did not miss the opportunity to set up, as was the case for hospital trains, vessels to be used in rescue activities ...
01/09/19 | History
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 drank Polish blood with the Cossack and his heart burned" and "march from Italy ...
29/08/19 | History
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 ...
27/08/19 | History
The Guglielmo Marconi, or when Andreotti wanted to let Italy enter the nuclear club
The 3 July of the 1959 the Honorable Giulio Andreotti, newly installed in Palazzo Baracchini (headquarters of the Ministry of ...
10/08/19 | History
1972, Operation Po
"Two torpedo boats and a hovercraft of the Italian Navy engaged in the Pavia-Venice-Pavia raid have ...
26/07/19 | History
26 July 1941, attack on Malta: the sacrifice of Theseus Tesei
The island of Malta - in the post-war narration of the Second World War - represents a sort of stronghold ...
22/07/19 | History
The Japanese aircraft carrier submarines of the Second World War: the SSBN ante litteram
The Imperial Japanese Navy, during the Second World War, succeeded in building a submarine model ...
16/07/19 | History
The Indochinese wars and the "jungle killers"
The 20th century was, if possible, the worst century in the history of Indochina, a former French colony that occupied the ...
10/07/19 | History
Košare 1999: the last resistance of the Yugoslav army in Kosovo
Between 24 March and 10 June 1999, with the operation called "Allied Force" (but in the military wording ...
04/07/19 | History
4 July 1776: Unanimous declaration of 13 United States of America
When in the course of human events, the need arises for a people to dissolve the political ties that have tied it to a ...
27/06/19 | History
The battle of Pantelleria: a historic Italian victory
The clash of Pantelleria was a culminating moment of the so-called "Middle of June" battle, which took place in a ...
18/06/19 | History
Operation BG7: the last action of the Xᵃ MAS against Gibraltar
After the conclusion of the African Campaign, with the surrender of the 1st Army of Messe, on 10 July 1943 the Allies ...
16/06/19 | History
16 June 1918: the Arditi of the 9th ward reconquer the Col Moschin
On the morning of June 15, 1918, during the early hours of the Battle of the Solstice (also called the Battle of ...
09/06/19 | History
Premuda, 10 June 1918, very first light of dawn, the reason for the Navy day
Spring of the 1918, the fate of the Italian war is poised. After two years of frontal attacks the Austrians ...