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On 24 July 1927 the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing was inaugurated by Field Marshal Lord Plumer. Situated in Ypres, Belgium, the memorial is dedicated to British and Commonwealth soldiers killed in the Ypres Salient of World War I and whose graves are unknown...Continue Reading
On 17 July 1918 the RMS Carpathia was torpedoed by the German submarine U-55. Two torpedoes were initially fired, with one penetrating the engine room, killing five crewmen...Continue Reading

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
On 15 May 1940, following the devastating ‘Rotterdam Blitz’, the Netherlands officially signed a surrender with Germany. The previous afternoon Henri Winkelman had issued a proclamation to his army ordering them to surrender...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - Robert E. Lee's Farewell

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On 10 April 1865 Confederate General Robert E. Lee gave a brief and eloquent farewell to the Army of Northern Virginia. The Appomattox campaign had ended in Union victory, with Lee’s army exhausted and outnumbered...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - William Tecumseh Sherman

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Today marks the 125th anniversary of the death of legendary American General William Tecumseh Sherman, famed for his military strategy during the American Civil War whilst at the same time criticized for his 'scorched earth' policies...Continue Reading
On 7 February 1943 Operation Ke saw the last remaining Japanese forces evacuated from Guadalcanal...Continue Reading
On 27 December 1922 the Japanese aircraft carrier Hōshō became the world’s first commissioned ship that was designed and built specifically as an aircraft carrier. It was initially used for testing, providing the Imperial Japanese Navy with valuable lessons in early carrier air operations...Continue Reading
On 20 December 1915 the last ANZAC troops were evacuated from Gallipoli after spending almost 8 months on the peninsula...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - Battle of the River Plate

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On 13 December 1939 three British cruisers engaged Admiral Graff Spee in the first naval battle of the Second World War. The German Panzerschiff had been commerce raiding since the war began, and the Royal Navy had sent a number of hunting groups out to track it down. Eventually HMS Exeter, Ajax and Achilles found it close to the South American coast...Continue Reading

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