World War Two Era (1938-1945)
"Modern Italy, which rightly calls itself 'Winged Italy', has a powerful military air force, whose war value is remarkable, especially nowadays. The construction of a massive air force was accepted as one of the main points of the program already during the construction of a new fascist state by Mussolini himself, who - himself a pilot-airman - pays more and more attention to the air force ... " wrote J.B. Bláha in an article in the June 1936 issue of Aviation. That it was not so famous with the fighting force of Regia Aeronautica, despite the massive fascist propaganda, can be documented on the example of the combat air force.
The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise strike by the Japanese Imperial Navy against the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian Islands on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). Admiral Chuichi Nagum's six aircraft carriers sent two attack waves, numbering a total of 353 aircraft, against the US Pacific Fleet base in Pearl Harbor, Oahu.
The campaign against the USSR under the name "Fall Barbarossa" began planning the Wehrmacht High Command at Hitler's command shortly after the end of the war in France, and on December 18, 1940, the leader signed the campaign plan. Under one sun, there was no place for two so different and yet the same ideologies, and the non-aggression pact was a "Nordic trick" that allowed the Nazis to conquer Western Europe.
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.
The last American soldier killed in action during World War II on the European battlefield.
Charley Havlat was the son of Czech emigrants Antonín Havlát (born in Ronov) and Antonia Havlátová birth name Němcová. Fate has prepared for him an end full of irony.
The anniversary of the outbreak of the Soviet-German war provides an opportunity to recall some moments and ambiguities in the preparation and launch of hostilities. In this case, we will try to generalize certain data concerning tank units and their armament on both sides of the war. Although this topic has been studied in great detail in Russian literature for the last 15 years, we have preserved very outdated information in this field, at best from the early 1990s, at worst even the ideological floppy of Soviet propaganda.
The Coastwatchers, also known as the Coast Watch Organisation, Combined Field Intelligence Service or Section C, Allied Intelligence Bureau, were Allied military intelligence operatives stationed on remote Pacific islands during World War II to observe enemy movements and rescue stranded Allied personnel. They played a significant role in the Pacific Ocean theatre and South West Pacific theatre, particularly as an early warning network during the Guadalcanal campaign.
In recent years, information about the cooperation of the repressive structures of the communist and Nazi regimes has become more and more frequent not only in the borderless areas of the Internet, but has also penetrated periodicals and popular science books. They have also appeared in foreign documentaries and television shows. In order to answer the question of whether it is a false fabrication or a long-hidden reality, it is necessary to become acquainted with the primary sources of this information. Only on the basis of their examination can we find out the truth about the cooperation of the Stalinist and Hitler security forces.
Did the Czech communists and United States diplomacy already know the intentions of the Soviet Union in the winter of 1939?
The Air Force was one of the six main weapons of the Czechoslovak Armed Forces, and in almost 20 years of its existence it has created a fairly exclusive position, recognizable at first glance by the color of military uniforms, a different side weapon and lavish professional badges. The specific position of the weapon was also given a special way of management, when the entire department of the Ministry of National Defense was set aside for them during the peace period. From 1934, the Air Force switched to a three-tier system of command at the level of a ministerial department - provincial headquarters - a military body, in 1936, the artillery of defense against aircraft was also incorporated into this structure.
Development of state emblems on decrees of decorations
The country where the first modern special forces were born was Great Britain. (I emphasize the word "modern"!) In 1940, ten special units were set up for the Norwegian campaign with the mission of preventing the Germans from building submarine bases in Norway. This is how the famous commandos were created. The name was taken over by the British from the Portuguese through the Boers, who used it during the Boer War in South Africa to name their militias ...
The text of the non-concluded agreement between France, England and the USSR. Negotiations on this treaty were preceded by the conclusion of a non-aggression pact between the USSR and Germany.
At the end of the 1930s, the position of the Baltic states deteriorated. Anschluss of Austria, the Munich Conference on "About Us Without Us", the capitulation of France and Great Britain, and the occupation of the rest of Czechoslovakia drew the contours of future developments that were clearly unfavorable to small states, although Hitler officially demonstrated to the world his disinterest in other territorial demands.
Honors and career of a significant participant in both resistance.
On September 1, 1939, a small but industrially important part of Czechoslovakia from Bohumín to Jablunkov on the left bank of the Olza River, which was occupied by Poland and became part of it, did not witness fierce fighting on September 1, 1939. Despite its economic importance, the Poles did not intend to defend it steadily, but preparations for World War II and the course of its first day were recorded in municipal chronicles, Polish historiography, as well as in German war documents.
Details of the decorations of one of the heroes of Second world war
It is amazing what our small country has in common with Finland. Both countries arose as a result of a four-year bloody conflict that forever changed the established order in Europe and caused the disintegration of several monarchies. After the post-war consolidation, both countries survived a short period of calm between the wars, but directly and indirectly threatened by stronger or more ambitious neighbors.