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Versailles to Rhineland

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This was going to be ‘Versailles to Munich’. But, I decided Austria and the Sudetenland deserve their own piece since they were the first moves beyond Germany’s legal borders. And each was handled quite differently by Hitler and everyone else involved.

That will be the next Hub when I am done with it. ;-)

Here, I try to help the…

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The Battle of Britain: How it was won

The Battle of Britain was won by the RAF in no small part, due to a number of prewar factors born of wisdom and foresight unparalleled even by the RAF’s chief enemy, the mighty Luftwaffe.

When Winston Churchill spoke of ‘so many, owing so much, to so few’, the ‘few’ is obviously the pilots of RAF Fighter Command. What’s not so obvious today is that the ‘many’ were not just the people of the…

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D-Day: The story behind the story

Note: apologies for the long delay in writing/posting. My grandmother’s medical situation is as tough as it was unexpected.

This is piece I wanted to do on the subject of D-Day. gpcox, especially will like this one. ;-)

We all know the stories of D-Day and how absolutely vital that operation was to the defeat of the Nazis and what might have happened had it failed. But, as with all such massive…

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Foreign Warship On Bosphorus (Part 5)

Foreign Warship On Bosphorus (Part 5)

Kevin Brent:

France’s spy ship returned to the Black Sea. Whether they’re spying for NATO or Putin, is anyone’s guess…lol

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A-759 Dupuy de Lôme . Photo: Ahmet Böler. Used with permission.

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A-759 Dupuy de Lôme . Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

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A-759 Dupuy de Lôme . Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with permission.

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A-759 Dupuy de Lôme. Photo: Yörük Işık. Used with…

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Turkey Requests MK 48 Torpedoes From USA

Turkey Requests MK 48 Torpedoes From USA

Kevin Brent:

Smart move considering the change in balance of naval power in the Black Sea.

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On 12 May 2014, the State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Turkey for MK 48 Mod 6 Advanced Technology All-Up-Round (AUR) Warshot torpedoes and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $170…

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TCG Gazal On The News

TCG Gazal On The News

Kevin Brent:

The excellent condition of this vessel after 72 years, says a lot about the Turkish Navy. I have seen younger, more modern vessels transferred to other navies by the USA, that did not fair anywhere near as well as TCG Gazal.

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A-587 TCG Gazal in exercise with a MEKO 200 Track I class frigate. Photo: Hürriyet

The Turkish daily Hürriyet ran a photo reportageo…

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