Operation ‘Postmaster’

Occurring on 13 January 1942, this was a British seizure of Axis shipping in Santa Isabel harbour on the neutral Spanish island of Fernando Pó (now Bioko in Equatorial Guinea) in the Gulf of Guinea off the west coast of Africa. The operation was undertaken by the Special Operations Executive’s ‘Maid Honor’ Force, so-named for …

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.