Italian wings in post-war conflicts: the case of Siai Marchetti SF-260 around the world
Although it was born in the early sixties as a development of another propeller plane, the F.8 Falco of the engineer Frati who will also design this different model for ...
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Monaco 1972: The dawn of counter-terrorism
In 1970, King Hussein of Jordan came to an inevitable rupture with the Palestinians whose presence within the Kingdom had become uncomfortable and cumbersome. The Organization ...
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San Gottardo terminus: the death of General Albert von Berrer
The morning of 28 October 1917 is a prime example of how in the war the fortunes can suddenly turn upside down, in spite of any precaution you may have taken. In...
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The hijacking of the Achille Lauro
In the mid-80s, an official statement from the Ministry of the Interior of the Italian Republic, whose owner was then Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, announced that the Forces of ...
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Dare the inosable, the "Beffa di Buccari" of 10 February 1918
After the forcing of Trieste, and the sinking of the battleship Wien, at the beginning of 1918 it was decided to carry out a new forcing operation, even more daring, by ...
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Lebanon 2006: Operation Rain in Summer, a strongly asymmetric conflict
Over the past few years, the various conflicts that have broken out in the world have hardly seen a balance between the belligerents. Balance means risk of defeat, so ...
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Italian wings in post-war conflicts: the South African MB326 in the "Bush war"
Put into service in the early 60s, the MB326 of the then Aermacchi immediately found good success in terms of sales abroad due to its undoubted ...
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SAS, Operation Nimrod: London 1980
It is the late afternoon of a bank holiday Monday when, at number 16 of Princes Gate, the seat of the Iranian embassy in London, some explosions and the crackling of automatic weapons ...
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A hero of everyday life. A life at the service of the country. The adm. Vittorio Patrelli Campagnano
"Teacher, never cathedratico, never distant or isolated in the rigid confines of his doctrine, essential teacher, simple ...
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1956, Operation Musketeer: the last colonial enterprise of the Europeans
At the seizure of power in Egypt, by the Arab nationalist party, headed by Gamal Abdel Nasser, he ...
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Italian wars in the post-war conflicts: the Argentine MB339 of the Malvinas / Falkland conflict
The MB339, as well as its MB326 progenitor, albeit to a lesser extent, had a good success in sales abroad ....
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The pretorians of the Führer
The SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, was undoubtedly the most important division of the Waffen-SS in the ...
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1967: Jerusalem liberated
Shortly after 9.30 am on Tuesday 6 June 1967, Israeli Colonel Mordechai Gur, commander of the 55th Brigade ...
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When Italian military policy was not (wholly) enslaved to the French one
The relations between the Italian and French High Commands, during the Great War, constituted the first example of ...
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Italian wings of post-war conflicts: the Portuguese G91s in the colonies
In May 1964, the commander-in-chief of Portuguese Guinea, General Arnaldo Schultz, also with functions of ...
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Churchil the innovator: the invention of "water tanks"
Churchill was one of the greatest politicians of the 20th century. Acclaimed as much as mistreated, we owe him the ...
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December 18, 1941, the Night of Alexandria, a legendary feat
December 18, 1941 - Eastern Mediterranean - 18.40 pm, the Italian submarine Scirè arrived at the established point, at ...
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Saddam's flash war in the 1980: the beginning of the conflict and the first battles
After a long series of border skirmishes that had contributed considerably to raising the tension between the two ...
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Operation Bastille, the Rhodesian Entebbe
The situation in Rhodesia - in 1980 it will take the name of Zimbabwe - at Easter 1979, was extremely critical. The...
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The battle of Tapso
The battle of Tapso was a military battle, the 7 February of the 46 ac (according to the Gregorian calendar), ...
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