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  • STCC

    👤Branislav Juhász 🕔26.02.2020

    In 1928 started a French general Etienne development program for a special type of vehicle called a "defensive role of the tank" (char darrêt), which should have a weight of from 45 to 55 tonnes. The main idea was to create a heavily armored and armed vehicle, which should strengthen the Maginot line as the mobile protection against enemy armored technique.

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  • 👤Radek Enžl 🕔06.05.2010

    The 10th of May 1940 began the operation Paula - the German attack against the countries of western Europe. German troops burst in, inter alia, also on the territory of France. One of those who met the invaders with weapons in hand, were also Czechs and Slovaks. The successful deployment of the czechoslovak airmen in the battle of France is widely known. However, it is often unjustly forgotten to the members of the ground troops - and they intervened in the fighting, and they died. In the first part of the article do we learn about the creation, organization, composition and armament of the czechoslovak ground troops in France.

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  • 👤Radek Enžl 🕔06.05.2010

    Czechoslovak divisional infantry in the battle of France took part in heavy retreat battles. Soldiers practically constantly marched, a place of rest dug trenches and fought. Several times narrowly escaped by retreating to the loops of the German encirclement. Despite the loss to maintain discipline and combat readiness. It is incredible what they had to those men at that time to endure and what they did.

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  • 👤Radek Enžl 🕔05.05.2010

    Annex to the article about the combat performance of the Czechoslovak infantry units in the battle of France. The list is not limited only to soldiers who fell in the fight, but it also includes all the fallen and the dead czechoslovak troops by the end of 1940. Many died even before the outbreak of fighting, others on the contrary after their termination (the consequences of the war hardships it no doubt had their part), some even their own hands. Yet I don't want to separate. All of these men perished as a czechoslovak soldiers - and so they should also be remembered.

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  • Georges Felix Madon - French fighter ace of Great War

    👤 🕔06.01.2020

    Biography of one of the longest-serving and most experienced pilots of the French fighter force, and with 41 confirmed victories one of the most successful.

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  • The Franco-Italian War (10.6. - 25.6. 1940)

    👤 🕔09.06.2020

    The fact that Mussolini in defiance of the Steel pact with Germany did not enter the war in September 1939 cannot be attributed to his peaceful ways, but the unpleasant fact of Italy and her army wasn't ready to go to war and the Italian economy thanks to the generous support of the nationalist in Spain teetering on the very edge of national bankruptcy.

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  • CAESAR 8x8

    👤Martin Smíšek 🕔07.06.2020

    Self-propelled there howitzer CAESAR 8x8 has been selected as the replacement for the outdated howitzer vz. 77 DANA introduced in the arsenal 13th Artillery Regiment.

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  • 👤Michal Rak 🕔23.12.2008

    During the Second World War gained more than one thousand two hundred pilots of the RAF the status of fighter ace. Names like Malan, Bader, Johnson, Caldwell, or Deere knows about everyone who cares at least a little bit about aviation. However, only one of them has the right to boast that he was the first – Edgar James "Cobber" Kain.

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  • 👤Michal Rak 🕔09.03.2005

    Biography of a Czech fighter pilot, a participant of the Battles of France and Britain and the most successful czechoslovak pilot on the most advanced French fighter D.520.

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  • 👤Miroslav Šnajdr 🕔18.05.2011

    During the first 24 hours of operation Overlord (from 21.00 5. June 1944 to 6. June), the Normandy landings, the aircraft of the USAAF and the RAF made a total of 25.275 sorties, of which 15 004 accounted for the direct support of the ongoing invasion. Only thing the all-powerful Luftwaffe was able to do during the first 24 hours of the landing was only 319 sorties carried out by aircraft of Luftflotte 3. In addition, only a smaller part of them was directed directly over the invasion beaches.

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  • Smith &Wesson Safety Hammerless (New Departure), or dangerous "Lemon Squeezer"

    👤Radek Enžl 🕔20.05.2020

    The story of a revolver with unusual construction elements at the time. However, what seems unusual to us today was considered progressive at the time. The commercial success of this weapon and its followers today testifies to the creative invention of Daniel Wesson almost 150 years ago ...

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  • Churchill address to the nation after the evacuation of Dunquerke 4.6.1940

    👤Radim Kapavík 🕔13.01.2004

    Our efforts will not stop or falter. We will fight to the end. We will fight in France and in the seas and oceans; we will fight in the air with increasing force and confidence. We will defend our island at all costs; we will fight on beaches, landing sites, in fields, in the streets and in the hills.

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  • BVP-1M

    👤 🕔06.04.2020

    The BVP-1M is an infantry-fighting vehicle taking advantage of the improved chassis and seating of the BVP-1, in conjunction with a new turret and weapon system.

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  • Wight A.D. Type 1

    👤Richard Aubrecht 🕔29.02.2020

    The british attempt of armored anti-ship float plane from the period of the first world war.

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  • The occupation of Norman Islands the lesser known part of British history

    👤Ivan Halás 🕔17.01.2005

    On the first day of July 1940, with the entry of German troops on British soil, a four-year occupation of the British Isles began. However, it was not, as Hitler wished, the occupation of Great Britain itself, but only the occupation of the archipelago of the British Channel Islands.

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  • Naval airmen of His Majesty against the Blitzkrieg (1. part)

    👤Miroslav Šnajdr 🕔15.02.2015

    Hitler's Germany on May 10, 1940 launched its Western Offensive ( Westfeldz), leading to the occupation of the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, the collapse of France and the expulsion of the British from the continent. The critical phase of the fighting was intervened in many accounts of the events of the time by the wrongfully neglected men of the British Fleet Air Arm - His Majesty's naval pilots.

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  • Naval airmen of His Majesty against the Blitzkrieg (2. part)

    👤Miroslav Šnajdr 🕔19.02.2015

    On the evening of May 20, the first soldiers and vehicles from the German 2nd Panzerdivision, belonging to the Heeresgruppe A, penetrated the coast of the English Channel near Noyelles-sur-Mer. Only 11 days have passed since the start of the German offensive on the Western Front, and the fatal rupture of the French defense on the Meuse near Sedan took place just a week ago. Allied troops fighting in Belgium, as well as their rear, based in northwestern France, now remained cut off from the rest of the French army in the south.

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  • Uniform of Red Army (1919-1924)

    👤Luděk Kratochvíl 🕔04.04.2020

    After the October Revolution in 1917, on November 8, 1917, a draft declaration was proposed to the Soldiers of the Revolutionary Army, the abolition of the former ranks, the titles and decorations of the Russian Army. This proposal was confirmed on December 15, 1917 by the Council of People's Commissars, and thus the Revolutionary Army was deprived not only of badges, ranks and decorations, but also uniform uniforms.

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  • M4A6 Sherman

    👤Sallet 🕔18.11.2019

    Like the M4A4, the M4A6 had an extended body, which allowed the installation of an air-cooled, star-shaped, diesel Caterpilar RD-1820 engine.

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  • Mathias Rust – German, which helped to suspend the command of the Soviet army

    👤Marek Čech 🕔27.04.2020

    By his flight to Moscow, the naive man gave Mikhail Gorbachev a reason for an extensive purging under the command of the Soviet army.

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