A history of Operation ‘Dragoon’, the Allied invasion of southern France in August 1944: details of the forces involved and the German withdrawal.
We continue the history of Operation Avalanche, in which the Allied Forces descended on mainland Italy on 9/17 September 1943 to seize control.
We present a history of Operation ‘Avalanche’, the first Allied strategic landing on the Italian mainland, just south of Naples on the west coast, on 9/17 September 1943.
An account of Operation ‘Compass’ – the first major Allied victory in the Western Desert in North Africa during WWII – with details of accomplishments on the battle field as well as British and Italian losses.
An account of Operation “Forager”, the Allied seizure of the northern part of the three largest Mariana islands from Japan, between June and August 1944.
Details of the planning and execution of Operation ‘Shingle’, an Allied attempt to break the stalemate in southern Italy.
Details of Unternehmen ‘Sportpalast’: a German attempt to intercept Allied arctic convoys during March 1942
The order of battle and details for the allied forces’ assault on Iwo Jima.
Switch to guerrilla tactics By the end of February, the Japanese were in control of most of Dutch Timor and the area round Dili in the north-east. The Australians remained in the island’s south and east, however. The 2/2nd Independent Company was trained for stay-behind operations and had its own engineers and signallers, although it …
The Battle of Timor resulted in the Japanese seizure of the island of Timor, on which the colonial powers were the Netherlands and Portugal, to the north-west of Darwin in the Australian Northern Territory. The Japanese invaded the island on 20 February 1942 and were resisted by a small Allied force. This Sparrow Force comprised …