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Admiral Graf Spee - Corsair in the South Seas

Although Admiral Graf Spee was built as the last in its class, his story is probably the most famous of the three German pocket battleships. Firstly, because she was the first to take part in war operations, but also because she was blown up in front of the inhabitants of the capital of the neutral country. Perhaps the fact that her captain's command and gentlemanly way of fighting gained respect and recognition on the part of the Allies also contributed to their extent. He sank a total of 9 ships with a displacement of over 50,000 tons without losing the life of a single British sailor.

🕔︎ 04.01.2006 👁︎ 36.826

Attack on Crimea

When General von Manstein took over the 11th Army on September 17, 1941, he realized that the forces he had from the German highest command could not be enough for the current conquest of Crimea and the attack on Rostov. He therefore decided to occupy Crimea first, as it was a constant threat to the entire right flank of the German advantageous front. In the direction of Rostov, only contact with the retreating enemy was to be maintained.

🕔︎ 18.04.2004 👁︎ 23.548

Battle of Crécy

The Hundred Years' War was a series of great conflicts between England and France that lasted almost 120 years. The first battles broke out in 1337 and, after a short break, resumed from 1345, with most of the battles taking place on French soil.
🕔︎ 01.03.2003 👁︎ 43.326

City of Ghosts

Operation Barbarossa's plan envisaged the creation of three large formations, each of which was to attack in one of three strategic directions. Army Group North was to advance through the Baltics and conquer Leningrad. The Army Group Center was to destroy the main Soviet forces and advance directly to Moscow. Finally, the South Army Group was to advance as far as possible to Ukraine and destroy enemy ties. We will look to the north, where in the end everything turned out completely differently than the German command imagined.

🕔︎ 22.02.2004 👁︎ 26.577

How to live in Basra

He was accompanied by this letter-description of how our soldiers live in Basra. Think of it as an overview of the whole situation there for at least a partial understanding of what it looks like there and what is happening there.
🕔︎ 19.05.2003 👁︎ 15.756

Naval battles of antiquity

It might seem that the great naval battles took place in modern history. However, the opposite is true. The first navies already existed in the oldest slave states, and the first mention dates back to the Ancient Egyptian Empire around the 4th millennium BC. These fleets were initially used to transport slaves, booty and troops, and most of the fighting took place on land. Only from about the 13th century BC there are classic naval battles. However, a larger number of reports have been preserved for us since the beginning of the 5th century BC, mainly thanks to the Greeks.
🕔︎ 01.03.2003 👁︎ 29.589

Steamroller

Apparently no one will tell me that when Germany invaded the Soviet Union, the best-trained and led army clashed with the worst but largest army in the world. Surely there are hundreds of examples that can confirm this. I bring two of them. In the first of them is the memory of a German soldier of the 6th Army, who was one of those who tasted senseless counterattacks by the Red Army in the autumn of 1941.
🕔︎ 07.03.2004 👁︎ 17.923

Strange foreign regions

"There are hardly a few people in Western Europe who have a slightly realistic idea of the situation in Russia, the customs of the people there and their way of life."
Max Simon, Lieutenant General SS
🕔︎ 15.03.2004 👁︎ 12.805

Terrorism

Every religion - and Islam, because of its boundless adherence to old values and the lack of a democratic tradition in the area in which it occurs, in particular - can be misused to promote certain political goals and to defend the inhumane ways in which they are achieved, including cold-blooded murder ...
🕔︎ 20.01.2001 👁︎ 172.130

The battle of Hastings

The mighty Normandy invasion fleet reached the English coast at Pevensey, a few miles west of Hastings, around nine o'clock in the morning on September 28, 1066. Duke William of Normandy was the first to come ashore.
🕔︎ 17.12.2002 👁︎ 43.053

The fall of fortress

World War II in the Pacific began on December 7, 1941 with a Japanese attack on the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Habor. At the same time, Japanese troops landed in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Borneo, the Malay Peninsula and Guam. The struggle for Malaysia and Singapore, to which this article is devoted, lasted two months, although the British were optimistic that they would resist in Malaysia for at least a year ....
🕔︎ 29.02.2004 👁︎ 21.260

The Sponeck case

In my previous article, we dealt with the situation in Crimea at the end of 1941. Let's take a closer look at General Sponeck's decision and the consequences of that decision.
🕔︎ 10.04.2004 👁︎ 17.647

The table of ranks

Comparison table of ranks of 23 states and types of troops
🕔︎ 29.03.2003 👁︎ 133.237

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