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Posted by Pete Ward on 21 July 2015 07:50:22 BST In Military History, Featured
On 21 July, 1918 the American town of Orleans, Massachusetts found itself the target of a German attack. A U-boat opened fire on some merchant vessels, with several shells landing on the nearby Nauset Beach, This gave the town a unique claim to fame - it was the only piece of United States soil attacked by the enemy during World War I...Continue Reading
Posted by Pete Ward on 21 June 2015 09:00:00 BST In Military History, Featured
On the 21 June 1945 the last remnants of Japanese resistance at Okinawa fell, bringing the Battle of Okinawa to a close. The ferocious fighting had lasted for 82 days, and included the largest amphibious assault of the Pacific War, huge kamikaze attacks and an incredible number of soldiers...Continue Reading