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April 2017

WWII – The 75th Anniversary

April 1942 – British Air Operations in Europe 

RAF Bomber Command attacks continue to increase in intensity this month. There are also almost daily offensive fighter sweeps over occupied France. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary

April 1942 – The Eastern Front

In the course of the month, German forces fighting in Russia receive considerable aid from their allies. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary

April 1942 – Battle of the Atlantic

With the USA’s entry into the war, the U-Boat campaign off the American coastline continues to score important successes.  Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary”

Korea at War: 1950 to ?

Most people don’t realise that the Korean War, which began on the 25th of June 1950 with the invasion of South Korea by Communist North Korea, did not end with the signing of an armistice on the 27th July 1953. The armistice only allowed for a ceasefire, the creation of a Demilitarised Zone, and the return of prisoners of war. So technically North and South Korea have never signed a peace treaty, and are still at war.

15th century BC Battle of Megiddo

The 15th century BC Battle of Megiddo between Thutmose III and a coalition of Canaanite vassal states. There is debate about the exact year of this battle with 3 common suggestions being 1457, 1479 and 1482 BC. This battle is particularly important as it is considered the first battle to have been recorded with any acceptable level of detail.

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Nixon and North Korea

Tensions between the US and North Korea are not new. In fact a drunk president Nixon almost launched a tactical nuclear strike against the North Koreans in April 1969.

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46 BC Caesar defeats Scipio and Cato to win the battle of Thapsus

On this day April 6 46 BC the Republican forces of the Optimates led by Metellus Scipio fought against the forces of Julius Caesar outside the African city of Thapsus (modern day Tunisia). Continue reading “46 BC Caesar defeats Scipio and Cato to win the battle of Thapsus”

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