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.
Category Archives: World War II
Operation ‘Ironclad’ – The British descent on Northern Madagascar (5/7 May 1942)
An account of Operation ‘Ironclad’, the British seizure of Diégo Suarez on the north coast of Madagascar on 5 May 1942, followed by the campaign to seize the island.
Warships – Destroyers and Escorts (Part 6)
In the last of our series on Destroyers and Escorts, we look at the confrontations between American and Japanese forces in the Solomons and Guadalcanal during WWII.
Operation ‘Compass’ – The first major Allied victory of the War in the Western Desert
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.
Operation ‘Taifun’ – The German failure in front of Moscow
An account of the failed attempt by the Germans to take Moscow during World War II, with details of the army groups involved and battle front movements
Operation ‘Supercharge’ – The Breakout from El Alamein
An account of the ‘Operation Supercharge’, the 2nd Battle of El Alamein of November 1942 in which British and Commonwealth forces, led by Lieutenant General B. L. Montgomery’s 8th Army, defeated German and Italian forces under Rommel.
‘Longsuit’ and the Bloody Battle for Tarawa
A detailed account of the battle by American forces to reclaim the Tarawa atoll in the Gilbert Islands from Japanese control during World War II – as part of a bigger plan to reclaim Japanese-seized areas of the South-West Pacific and the Central Pacific.
The Start of Italy’s European Disaster – ‘Emergenza G’ and The Invasion Of Greece (part 2)
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.
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.