The Battle of Kolombangara
During the week of 6 July, the U.S. had landed troops on New Georgia to attack Munda and had recently placed Marines on New Georgia's northern shore to seize Bairoko.
Strengthening of the ARC
After the end of the Korean War on July 27, 1953, and with brief Colombian participation in it, General Gustavo Rojas Pinilla (former president of the Colombian Republic during the period 1953-1957) decides to initiate a plan to strengthen the nation's armed forces.
The Tugboats of D-Day
During World War II there we many acts of bravery showed from both sides of the conflict; from Oberleutnant Franz Stigler’s heroic act of escorting a crippled B-17 back to allied airspace and the evacuation of Dunkirk to the great naval battles at Midway and Guadalcanal. As well as these feats there were many great warships such as KMS Bismark, HMS Hood and USS Barb, the only submarine in history to sink a cargo train, to name a few. However, one ship, or better type of ship, is often overlooked – the humble Tugboat.
HMCS Haida, the “fightingest” ship in the Royal Canadian Navy
The Battle of Ushant, also called The Battle of Brittany, was a naval conflict which occurred on the night of June 8-9, 1944, between a destroyer flotilla with units from Britain, Canada and Poland, and a destroyer flotilla from Germany. This battle occurred three days after the landings at Normandy (D-Day).
HMS Zubian: Frankensteins Monster
Before going into how the Zubian came about - and how she got her name - we must first discuss two separate Tribal-class destroyers serving in the Royal Navy during the First World War: Nubian and Zulu.
Jean Bart: The Defender Of Casablanca
Jean Bart - named after the famous 17th century French privateer - was the second Battleship of the Richelieu-class to be constructed. Laid down in late 1936 in Saint-Nazaire; by the time of the French surrender in mid-June 1940 it was barely three-quarters completed, with only one of its two main battery turrets operational. Under these circumstances, Jean Bart, along with its sister ship Richelieu and a large portion of the Marine Nationale, were ordered to leave France and take refuge in the country’s African colonies.