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by MatthewA
4 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
4 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...

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by MatthewA
4 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...

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by MatthewA
4 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
4 years ago
Great Military Aircraft of the 20th Century

Since the first Wright Brother planes took to the skies, military aircraft quickly become essential for aerial combat, reconnaissance and bombing roles. The great planes of the 20th century have dominated the skies in various conflicts. These are a few of the great military aircraft of the 20th century. ...

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by MatthewA
4 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
4 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 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
4 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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by egdcltd
4 years ago
Margaret Jones: Massachusetts' First Witch Executed before the Salem Hysteria

Some years before the mass hysteria of the Salem Witch Trials (in the late 17th Century) one hapless woman, working as a midwife and healer, was put to death for witchcraft.  Hers was the second execution of its type in the New World and the first in the Massachusetts Colony.

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by MatthewA
4 years ago
The Battle of Cape Matapan and its Aftermath

The Battle of the Mediterranean largely involved the Royal Navy and Regia Marina in the Mediterranean Sea from 1940 to 1943. As Italy's army invaded Egypt in 1940, a new front opened in North Africa. During this period, naval superiority in the Med was essential for both sides to...

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by MatthewA
4 years ago
How the Allies Defeated Fascist Italy

Fascist Italy entered the war in 1940 when its troops advanced into Egypt. The Italians were expanding their empire in the Mediterranean. That was the plan at least, but Britain was not defeated. Defeating Italy may have only been a subsidiary military objective, but for the Allies in the...

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by MatthewA
4 years ago
The History of the Imperial Japanese Navy in the 20th Century

The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) was the navy of the Japanese Empire.[1] In the first half of the 20th century, it was one of the largest and most advanced navies in the world. However, the Pacific War ensured the demise of the IJN and dissolution of Japan's empire.  In...

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by MatthewA
4 years ago
The Pearl Harbor Airstrike and its Aftermath

Pearl Harbor was the result of a culmination of events in the Pacific. Deteriorating US-Japanese relations in the period from 1931 to 1941 put the two nations on a path to war, which started at Pearl Harbor. In 1931, the Japanese military occupied parts of China. A larger scale invasion...

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by MatthewA
4 years ago
An Overview of Operation Forager

Operation Forager was the combined Allied operation in the Marianas and Palau from June to November 1944. The operation included various battles at Saipan, Guam and Peleliu. It was an operation primarily targeting the seizure of new airfields for further air campaigns over the Japanese home islands and the...

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by MatthewA
4 years ago
The Battle of Singapore

The Battle of Singapore was a battle in the Pacific War between Japanese and British armies in 1942. It marked one of the high points of the war for Japan, and ultimately demonstrated the weaknesses of Britain's military in the Pacific. The events that led to the Battle of...

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by MatthewA
4 years ago
The Battle of Leyte Gulf

The Battle of Leyte Gulf, in 1944, was the largest naval encounter in the war. The Imperial Japanese Navy had already had increasingly large losses in battles such as the Battle of Midway and the Philippine Sea, which wiped out their carrier fleets. However, as the Americans targeted Leyte...

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by MatthewA
4 years ago
The Battle of River Plate and its Aftermath

The Battle of River Plate was one of the first naval battles of WWII in 1939 between the Kriegsmarine and Royal Navy. As it included one pocket battleship and three cruisers it was not an especially large sea battle, but during a period of relative military inactivity it was a...

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by Mara Clemente
4 years ago
Adolfina Villanueva: Black Puerto Rican Woman victim of police brutality

About Adolfina Villanueva Osorio and her battle against the system that finally took her life over her only place to be. Adolfina died fighting for what was rightfully hers. Today her memory fades away from most residents of her natal community in Loíza. This year, a special event takes place so Loíza residents many of them for the first time, will be made aware of the life and achievements of Adolfina Villanueva.

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by egdcltd
4 years ago
History Behind February's Black History Month

Black History Month, recognized in February annually, celebrates the accomplishments of noted people of African descent. However, it should be understood that the month's recognition isn't about exclusion of other races or separatism. It is about learning.

History
by egdcltd
4 years ago
Julius Rosenwald's Little Black Schoolhouses

The world of philanthropy can spawn some truly interesting characters, such as Jewish business tycoon, Julius Rosenwald. Crossing cultural and ethnic lines he created a foundation that funded schools to educate Americans of African descent at a time in America when the average person thought blacks weren't worth educating.

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