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  • Akizuki

    The most powerful and largest class of Japanese destroyers in World War II.

  • Asashimo - the last of his class

    A monograph of the last surviving Japanese Yugumo class destroyer.

  • Battle of Midway

    A naval battle fought by aircraft, which marked a major turning point in the war in the Pacific.

  • Fighting for the Solomon Islands - Guadalcanal, part 1.

    At the Arcadia Conference, which took place shortly after the outbreak of the Pacific War, it was stated that the first task for the US military would be to deal with Germany, but far from all senior US officers were of this view. Probably the most important opponent of the defensive strategy in the Pacific was the Commander-in-Chief of the US Navy, Admiral E.J. King. King could not speak openly against the concept of war, accepted by the highest places, it would become unbearable for President Roosevelt as Commander of the Navy. That is why he chose the so-called defensive-offensive strategy in the Pacific. According to this theory, it was not possible to give the enemy time to settle firmly in the newly acquired territories of the South Pacific and build strong naval and air bases there.

  • Fighting for the Solomon Islands - Guadalcanal, part 2.

    On August 7, 1942, in the morning, the Japanese, informed of the American landing on Tulagi and Guadalcanal, decided how to strike the American expeditionary forces. Area Commander Vice Admiral Gunichi Mikawa acted immediately. He hastily assembled a group of six transport ships in the port of Rabaul on the island of New Britain, on which he had several hundred men and supplies embarked, and in the insufficient escort of one destroyer, the group quickly sent to Guadalcanal.

  • Fighting for the Solomon Islands - Guadalcanal, part 3.

    Tokyo's headquarters initially considered the Allied landings in southern Solomon an episodic affair as part of its strategic interests in the Pacific. The situation changed the moment the Americans opened Henderson Airport in a short time, because at that moment Tokyo realized that if Guadalcanal lost permanently, the local air base would significantly weaken Japanese positions throughout the area.

  • Fighting for the Solomon Islands - Guadalcanal, part 4.

    On September 1, 1942, landing craft from the bowels of the transport ship Betelgeuse, which had just arrived from the Noumeé base in New Caledonia at the behest of Vice Admiral Ghormley, commander of the South Sea region, began transporting 390 men from the 6th Sea Bee Battalion, material, two bulldozers and six 127mm offshore guns to the shores of Guadalcanal Island. Many Marines, who helped with the landing or just watched at the dock, watched with interest as soldiers emerged from the boats, who were not exactly young and many already with hair blooming with gray and radiating the confidence of experienced men ...

  • Fubuki - Storm for naval warfare

    The new special destroyers of the Japanese Imperial Navy surpassed their competitors from all over the world not only with strong artillery armament but above all with a deadly torpedo weapon ...

  • Hacuharu - Early Spring

    Early spring. Thus, the poetic name was given to the Japanese class of new modern 1st class destroyers, lighter and smaller than the dreaded Fubuki class vessels, yet no less deadly and armed ...

  • How Pz.Kpfw I., the first German tank, was born

    Even before the Nazi domination of German politics in 1932, Heinz Guderian succeeded in addressing high places in Berlin with his concept of a mobile war as opposed to the static battles of World War I. However, Guderian's concept necessarily required concentrated formations of armored vehicles to be his mainstay.

  • Yugumo - bloody dawn

    The high demands placed by the Japanese Imperial Navy on vessels of this class required a high tax. None of the vessels of this class survived the end of the war ...

  • Minekaze - The culminating wind

    The Minekaze-class destroyers were the first ships of their kind to be designed and built by Japan's own forces. The quality of the construction was also confirmed by the post-war assignment of one unit to service in the Navy of the Republic of China, despite the age.

  • Mucuki - the first carrier of long spears

    A class of destroyers, which were the first in the history of the Japanese Imperial Navy to have the dreaded 610mm torpedoes, nicknamed "long spears", the destructive power of which was convinced by the crew of many Allied vessels ...

  • Nízuki - destruction in the battle of Colombangara

    On July 5, 1943, another Tokyo Express sailed from the port of Buin to transport reinforcements to decimated Japanese troops in northern Solomon. On the island of Kolombangara, however, an enemy operational alliance of Rear Admiral Ainsworth's cruisers was already waiting ...

  • Sokolovo 1943

    After the Battle of Stalingrad and the subsequent surrender of the 6th Army, led by Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus, the Red Army launched a large and not very well-thought-out offensive, heading to the cities of Kursk, Kharkov, Rostov-on-Don. The Wehrmacht responded with a strategic withdrawal from Kuban and tried, under Manstein's command, to stabilize the entire front. On February 15, 1943, the Red Army conquered Kharkov. In the front line, there was a promontory in the area around Kharkov, which the Red Army was not able to adequately cover. During morning of 22.02.1943 the XXXXVIII. tank corps set out for Kharkov from the south and the II. Waffen SS tank corps bypassed from the southwest. During March, the city was back in German hands. And just during the German offensive, during the defense of the entrusted section of the front, was the baptism of fire of the 1st Czechoslovak Independent Battalion, incorporated at the time in the 3rd Panzer Army Voronezh Front, under the command of Colonel General Golikov.

  • Brief history of the 1st Mountain Division

    The division, which was a model for all subsequent mountain divisions of the German army, including the SS, was founded on April 9, 1938 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.


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Navy Medal

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