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Posted by Pete Ward on 9 August 2015 09:41:11 BST In Military History, Featured
The Battle of Savo Island took place on August 8-9, 1942. In response to the US landings at Guadalcanal the Imperial Japanese Navy mobilized a task force of seven cruisers and one destroyer with the aim of disrupting further Allied landings...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
Posted by Pete Ward on 18 June 2015 08:30:00 BST In Military History, Featured
75 years ago today Winston Churchill gave one of the most famous speeches in modern history, commonly titled 'This was their finest hour'. Speaking in front of the House of Commons the British Prime Minister gave a passionate speech as the dark cloud of war loomed over Britain...Continue Reading