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Articles by Ivano Massari:

La Decima: Italian Pigs, Manned Torpedoes and Kamikaze-Style Speedboat Attacks

Under the rule of Benito Mussolini, an Italian frogman unit called La Decima was created. The unique group consisted of men capable of the most…

Wolf Packs – The Battle of the Atlantic, at a given signal, the U-boats simultaneously launched their torpedoes at multiple targets & then slipped away

Silver streaks on the dark water. Terrifying explosions ripping across the night sky. Silent marauders slipping away and a few hundred thousand tonnes of shipping,…

Montgomery Was Shot Twice During WWI – And Other Things We Might Not Have Known About Him

Bernard Montgomery, who was to become one of the most outstanding of British military leaders, was born in London in 1887.  His grandfather was General…

Audie Murphy, Highly Decorated US Soldier Who Went On To Have Successful Hollywood Career

One of the most highly decorated American soldier of World War II, Audie Leon Murphy, was born on the 20th June 1925.  His life story…

La Decima: Italian Pigs, Manned Torpedoes and Kamikaze-Style Speedboat Attacks

Under the rule of Benito Mussolini, an Italian frogman unit called La Decima was created. The unique group consisted of men capable of the most…

A Monument To the Bravery of Ordinary German Soldiers – The Battle For Monte Cassino

On the 15th February 1944, 1400 tons of high explosives were dropped by the Allied forces advancing upon Rome, on the Benedictine monastery of Monte…

Montgomery Was Shot Twice During WWI – And Other Things We Might Not Have Known About Him

Bernard Montgomery, who was to become one of the most outstanding of British military leaders, was born in London in 1887.  His grandfather was General…

The Siege of Malta Part 3 – Waiting For The Relief Forces and The Fall of St Elmo

Continues from Malta – The Greatest Siege in History Part 2- Defending St Elmo from the Ottomans   The garrison of Fort St Elmo now faced…

Malta – The Greatest Siege in History Part 2- Defending St Elmo from the Ottomans

Continues from Series: Malta – The Greatest Siege in History Part 1 … On the 18thMay, 1565, the massive Ottoman armada anchored off the coast of…

Series: Malta – The Greatest Siege in History Part 1

In the annals of warfare one reads of the clash of arms, the pitting of warrior against warrior, of tales of heroism, of endurance and…

Erwin Rommel – Desert Fox – The Bold and the Brave

Erwin Rommel, the man who was to become one of the greatest and most honored of generals both by his enemies and his friend, was…

The amazing Audie Murphy – Troubled American Medal of Honor War Hero and Epic Hollywood Star

One of the most highly decorated American soldier of World War II, Audie Leon Murphy, was born on the 20th June 1925.  His life story…