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Sunday Photo - The Akutan Zero

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On 10 July 1942 a wrecked Mitsubish A6M Zero was spotted on Akutan Island. The crew of the Catalina that spotted the downed Japanese fighter plane circled the crash site for several minutes, noting its position on the map, before returning to the Dutch Harbor...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Battle of Cape Esperance

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On the night of 11 October 1942 the Japanese had planned an operation to bombard Henderson Field, an important Allied airfield on Guadalcanal...Continue Reading

Tippecanoe 1811 - The Prophet's battle

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Today marks the anniversary of the death of Tecumseh, leader of the Shawnee people and head of Tecumseh's Confederacy. A little less than two years earlier his brother, the Prophet Tenskwatawa, launched an attack on the Americans at the Battle of Tippecanoe, a crucial conflict in Tecumseh's wars...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Battle of the Bloody Ridge

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The Battle of the Bloody Ridge was fought from 12-14 September, 1942. It saw the Allies, mainly consisting of men from the United States Marine Corps, successfully beat back the attacking Japanese. Behind them was Henderson Field, an important airfield that the Allies had captured earlier in the Guadalcanal campaign...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Battle of Savo Island

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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
June 25 1944 saw the Allies launch an attack against Fort du Roule, which sat on a rocky hill overlooking Cherbourg. The defences of the 19th century fort had been substantially reinforced from 1942-44, with an elaborate set of gun casemates carved into the cliff-face. It would be a difficult obstacle for the Allies to overcome, but if they wanted to take the crucial port they had no choice...Continue Reading

Free Downloadable D-Day Backgrounds

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Today marks the 71st anniversary of the D-Day landings, the largest seabourne invasion in history. To commemorate this monumental event we at Osprey have created 3 desktop backgrounds for you to enjoy...Continue Reading

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