The second part of the account of ‘Emergenza G’, the disastrous invasion of Greece by Italy in WWII, with details of the conflict, and the human and material costs.
Category Archives: Military History
The Start of Italy’s European Disaster – ‘Emergenza G’ and the Invasion of Greece (part 1)
An account of ‘Emergenza G’, the disastrous invasion of Greece by Italy in WWII, with details of the conflict and the human and material costs.
Operation ‘Menace’ – The British and Free French Attempt To Take Dakar
An account of Operation ‘Menace’, the unsuccessful British and Free French attempt to take the port of Dakar in French West Africa (now Senegal) in August-September 1940. With details of the military forces, cruisers, destroyers and other equipment involved.
Operation ‘Pedestal’ -The Final Major Supply Convoy to Malta
The dramatic story of ‘Operation Pedestal’ – to deliver oil supplies to Malta by the tanker SS Ohio, one of the most important British supply convoy operations of World War II.
The Cruiser (part 6): The Axis Powers & the Postwar World
A history of the cruisers of the Axis powers – namely Germany, Italy and Japan. Also the new directions in building war ships and missiles after WW2 in the United States and on the other side of the now fallen Iron Curtain.
The Cruiser (part 4): US heavy cruisers
A history of US heavy cruisers of World War II and after. The different categories of the cruisers and how they came about.
The Cruiser (part 1): classic multi-role warship
Introducing the Cruiser warship, from its inception in the mid- to late-19th century, through to its adoption by Germany at the beginning of the 20th century, up to the end of World War I.
Hawker Tempest – a late-generation British piston-engined fighter (Part 2)
The second of two posts on the British Hawker Tempest fighter plane, tracing its development from mid-1943 onwards, through to its final operational service for Pakistan in 1954.
Hawker Tempest – a late-generation British piston-engined fighter (Part 1)
The first of two posts on the British Hawker Tempest fighter plane, one of the very few warplanes to have been both designed and placed ins ervice during the course of World War II.
Operation ‘Forager’ – the US forces move into the Mariana Islands
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.