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by MatthewA
1 year ago
The Olympic-Class Ocean Liners

As emigration from Europe to the Unites States increased prior to World War One, White Star laid down the plans for a new class of ocean liners in 1908 that would be unmatched in scale. They were a triumvirate of ocean liners that each eclipsed 45,000 tons. Those ocean...

History
by HLesley
2 years ago
Remembering Sacrifice: Wilfred Owen and the Poetry of World War One

Remembrance Day originated in the outpouring of grief at the end of World War I, the "war to end all wars". That grief is also reflected in the work of the World War One poets, the greatest of which is Wilfred Owen.

History
by HLesley
2 years ago
Mata Hari: Double Agent or Dupe?

Mata Hari's life was considered scandalously shocking in her day and is now the stuff of legend. She may be the archetype of the sexy female spy, but things are not always what they seem.

History
by MatthewA
2 years ago
The RMS Olympic Ocean Liner

After the sailing of the Lusitania in 1907, which set Blue Riband records, the blueprints for a new class of White Star ocean liners were laid down. These plans placed a greater emphasis on scale, with a triumvirate of ocean liners that would be the largest constructed during...

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by MatthewA
2 years ago
The History of the Lusitania from Contruction to Sinking

Construction of German ocean liners, such as the Wilhelm Der Grosse, in the late 19th century ensured that Germany's ships clinched the Blue Riband ahead of British alternatives. The new breed of German ocean liners reigned supreme in the Atlantic. To return the Blue Riband speed record...

History
by SamanthaDS
2 years ago
The Tragedy of the USS Akron

Constructed during a time period when zeppelin travel, the USS Akron was considered among the crowning achievements of the era before it met a terrible end.

History
by MatthewA
2 years ago
Great World War 2 Aircraft

This was a war where aircraft proved essential. For the first time, bombers were used to great effect on variable military targets such as naval ships, munitions factories and airfields. In addition to this, bombers needed fighter planes in support to gain air superiority. As such, planes used in...

History
by MatthewA
2 years ago
Famous Ships of the Royal Navy

The Royal Navy was the largest navy in the world until its gradual postwar decline. The Royal Navy has been the most vital part of Britain's military which has won countless naval battles, and even in more recent times it spearheaded Britain's victory in the Falklands. As such, Britain...

History
by MatthewA
2 years ago
The History of the Bismarck Battleship

Bismarck was the hero of German unification during the 1870s, and in the 1930s a new Bismarck battleship was laid down. It began construction in Hamburg at the Blohm and Voss shipyard, and was complete by the early 1940s. As such, in 1940 the Kriegsmarine commissioned the Bismarck after sea...

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by MatthewA
2 years ago
Where and how the Allies won the North Africa Campaign

The North Africa Campaign, which lasted from 1940 into 1943, was the primary front for the Western Allies during this period. Without a foothold on mainland Europe, here they hoped to gain a platform from which to invade Italy. Their eventual victory in North Africa was perhaps because it...

History
by MatthewA
2 years ago
A Timeline of the Mediterranean Campaign

The Mediterranean Campaign was the war at sea that involved the Allied and Axis navies in the Mediterranean before the defeat of Italy in 1943. The two primary navies of this campaign were Britain’s Royal Navy and the Italian Regia Marina. However, the German and American navies also provided...

History
by MatthewA
2 years ago
How Britain Took and Lost Tobruk in the North Africa Campaign

Tobruk is a city along the northeastern coast of Libya. When Italy declared war on the British Empire in the 1940s, it became a key Allied base in the North Africa Campaign. It included a deep, and protected, harbor where their warships could be stationed. Tobruk was also in...

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by MatthewA
2 years ago
The Japanese Blitzkrieg in the Pacific War

The Japanese blitzkrieg in the Pacific War was a series of swift advances that Japan's army made soon after Pearl Harbor during 1942. Their blitzkrieg was very effective and gained lots of territory for the rising Japanese Empire. For the Allies, such set-backs extended the war in the Pacific...

History
by MatthewA
2 years ago
The Largest Battles of the Pacific War

The Pacific War, which lasted from 1941 - 1945, had a number of battles. These battles were both at land and sea and varied in size and scale. The largest Pacific War battles involved hundreds of thousands of troops on both sides and lots of warships. The Pacific...

History
by MatthewA
2 years ago
The USA's Victories and Defeats in the Pacific War

America and its allies won the Pacific War from 1941 - 1945. As such, the USA's victories outnumbered its defeats; and only in 1942 did the Americans have any notable defeats. At both land and sea the American navy and army outnumbered and outmatched the Japanese. These are a...

History
by MatthewA
2 years ago
The Role of Truk in the Pacific War

Truk is a collection of hilly islands in the Central Pacific. It is an atoll surrounded by a barrier reef. During the Pacific War, Truk was a part of the Japanese Empire where they established a notable naval base. Before the Pacific War, the Imperial Japanese Navy established...

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by MatthewA
2 years ago
Great American Aircraft of World War Two

The USAAF was undoubtedly the most formidable air force of the 1940s. Once the Americans began to produce military aircraft in increasing numbers after Pearl Harbor it became not only the biggest, but the best air force with some of the most advanced combat and bomber aircraft of the...

History
by MatthewA
2 years ago
Key Dates in the Battle of the Atlantic

The Battle of the Atlantic was perhaps the most essential front for the war in Western Europe during the years 1939 to 1944 at least. This was a battle at sea between the Royal Navy, American Navy and the German U-boats under the command of Admiral Donitz.[1] Donitz was...

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by MatthewA
2 years ago
A Timeline of the Scharnhorst From Construction to Sinking

The Scharnhorst was a battleship that first joined the German navy in 1930s. It was one of the more effective√ā¬†Kriegsmarine warships that fulfilled a number of its missions. The ship remained at sea until 1943, and only then did the Allies defeat this battleship. Construction of this ship...

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by MatthewA
2 years ago
The Battle of El Alamein and its Aftermath

The Battle of El Alamein in 1942 was the most significant battle in North Africa. Overall, it was a WW2 battle that decided the outcome of the desert war. It more specifically refers to the Second Battle of El Alamein as opposed to one that preceded it. The...

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