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 a new forcing operation was decided, even more daring than the ...
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The Battle of Tobruk (21-23 January 1941)
The facts of Tobruk are framed in the Compass operation, unleashed by the Western Desert Force of General Archibald Percival Wavell against the Italian troops stationed in Libya ...
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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 years ago, for the history of Italian aviation: it brought the ...
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The "Sassari" brigade between history, legends and anecdotes
In the usual melancholy reorganization of the correspondence of the past year, the eye fell on the booklet "Narrative of the Sassari Brigade", published last June ...
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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 Alexandria, to the detriment of the British fleet in the Mediterranean (...
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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' a helicopter component on board, has gone down in history for the Italian Navy. Built in the historic shipyards of ...
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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 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, ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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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