A history of Operation ‘U’, the Japanese offensive against Imphal and Kohima in north-east India in 1944, with details of the major battles and consequences for the Japanese as well as the Allies.
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Operation ‘Vigorous’ – The British Malta Supply Convoy of June 1942
An account of Operation Vigorous, the British Malta supply convoy of June 1942 with details of the tactical decisions, forces and ships involved, and results.
Operation ‘Morgenluft’ – The Battle of the Kasserine Pass
Operation ‘Morgenluft’ was a German operation in southern Tunisia undertaken in concert with ‘Frühlingswind’, slightly farther to the north, on 15/22 February 1943. The operation was designed firstly to check the anticipated link of Lieutenant General K. A. N. Anderson’s Allied 1st Army and General Sir Bernard Montgomery’s British 8th Army, an event which would …
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Operation ‘Dragoon’ – The Allied invasion of Southern France
A history of Operation ‘Dragoon’, the Allied invasion of southern France in August 1944: details of the forces involved and the German withdrawal.
‘Rösselsprung’ – The German attack on the PQ.17 convoy
An account of ‘Rösselsprung’, the German air and sea onslaught against the Arctic convoys, PQ.17, making for ports in the northern USSR in July 1942.
Operation ‘Rheinübung’ – a German naval foray into the North Atlantic and the loss of the battleship Bismarck
An account of the Operation Rheinübung, the German sortie into the north Atlantic during WWII, and the sinking of the battleship Bismarck.
Army organisation in World War II
An outline of the main categories into which the armies of the major combatant nations of World War II were organised for operational purposes.
Operation ‘Stalemate II’ – The US capture of Peleliu (Part 2)
We continue with the history of Operation Stalemate II, giving details of the decisive battles which resulted in the US capture of Peleliu during World War II.
Operation ‘Stalemate II’ – The US capture of Peleliu (Part 1)
The first part of a history of Operation ‘Stalemate II’, the US capture of Peleliu in the Pacfific during World War II.
Operation ‘Avalanche’ – The Allied descent on mainland Italy (Part 2)
We continue the history of Operation Avalanche, in which the Allied Forces descended on mainland Italy on 9/17 September 1943 to seize control.