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American Mercenaries – Flying Tigers over China

American Mercenaries – Flying Tigers over China

aszu January 14, 2015 0

Sharks’ jaws were painted on their P-40s.  In only seven months of fighting, they had destroyed almost 300 Japanese planes, losing just over 60 of their own, even though significantly outnumbered, often as much

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The Sinking of SS Athenia

The Sinking of SS Athenia

aszu September 27, 2014 0

It was Sunday, 3rd September 1939. 11.00. Great Britain had declared war on Nazi Germany. It was 12.00 on mainland Europe. German counter-declaration came at 12.59. No one on board the german submarine, Unterseeboot

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The True Story of Enigma Cipher Machine

The True Story of Enigma Cipher Machine

aszu September 27, 2014 0

The story of the German cipher machine Enigma received a lot of publicity and became widely known after the movie U-571 was released. The story showed how brave American soldiers captured a German U

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Otto Skorzeny – The most dangerous man in Europe.

Otto Skorzeny – The most dangerous man in Europe.

aszu September 18, 2014 0

Adolf Hitler believed he was the best man for conducting special operations and Allies regarded him as the most dangerous man in Europe.  Probably, his most famous operation was the spectacular deliverance of Benito

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Operation Avalanche – The Battle of Salerno

Operation Avalanche – The Battle of Salerno

aszu August 27, 2014 0

At 11 AM, Major Herbert Duppenbecker watched as a single-engine RAF plane appeared in the sky and slowly circled for no obvious reason.  After a moment, it disappeared. Duppenbecker was in charge of three

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Operation Hydra – The Peenemünde raid

Operation Hydra – The Peenemünde raid

aszu August 27, 2014 0

For a long time Hitler was very sceptical about rocket research taking place at Kummersdorf and later on, at Peenemünde. The things have changed on the 8th of July 1943, when he was shown a

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Unknown History – The Sinking of SS Athenia

Unknown History – The Sinking of SS Athenia

aszu August 25, 2014 0

It was Sunday, 3rd September 1939. 11.00. Great Britain had declared war on Nazi Germany. It was 12.00 on mainland Europe. German counter-declaration came at 12.59. No one on board the german submarine, Unterseeboot

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