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Poltava 1709
A battalion of Russian fusiliers of the Belgorodsky Regiment put up a heroic defence of the triangular-shaped third redoubt astride the main road leading north from Poltava. One thousand Russian musketeers in the third redoubt stalled the attack of t
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D-day: The Airborne Invasion
“Mush” is an enormous British airborne training exercise, which is spread over three days across Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. The vast majority of the paratroopers are unaware that this is the preparation for Operation Overlord. “Tong
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Were D-day’s Airborne Landings Almost ‘Futile Slaughter’?
On paper at least the Allied airborne landings supporting D-Day were simple enough. The idea was to protect the flanks using two American divisions to the west and one British division to the east. The only problem with this was that nothing had been