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Allied Invasion Of Sicily
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and Canada:[8] 2,721 KIA 7,939 wounded 2,183 MIA United States:[8] 2,811 KIA 6,471 wounded 686 MIA Italy:[9] 4,678 KIA 32,500 wounded 152,933 MIA/POW Germany:[9] 4,325 KIA 13,500 wounded 10,106 MIA/POWv t eBattle of the MediterraneanMalta Club Run¹ Malta Convoys¹ Axis Convoys² Espero ¹² Mers-el-Kébir Calabria¹² Cape Spada Hurry ¹ Cape Passero¹ MB8 ¹ Taranto Strait of Otranto² White ¹ Cape Spartivento¹ Excess ¹ Convoy AN 14¹ Genoa Abstention Souda Bay Matapan Tarigo ² Crete ² Substance ¹ Halberd ¹ U-boat Campaign Duisbu
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United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Latin) (de facto) "Out of many, one" "Annuit cœptis" (Latin) "He h
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Canada
Coordinates: 60°N 95°W / 60°N 95°W / 60; -95CanadaFlagMotto: A Mari Usque Ad Mare  (Latin) (English: "From Sea to Sea")Anthem: "O Canada"Royal anthem: "God Save the Queen"[1]Capital Ottawa 45°24′N 75°40′W / 45.400°N 75.667°W / 45.400; -75.667Largest city TorontoOfficial languagesEnglish FrenchEthnic groupsList of ethnicities74.3% European 14.5% Asian 5.1% Indigenous 3.4% Caribbean and Latin American 2.9% African 0.2% Oceanian[2]ReligionList of religions67.2% Christianity 23.9% Non-religious 3.2% Islam 1.5% Hinduism 1.4% Sikhism 1.1% Buddhism 1.0% Judaism 0.6% Other -[3]Demonym CanadianGovernment Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy[4]• MonarchElizabeth II• Governor GeneralJulie Payette• Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau• Chie
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Fridolin Von Senger Und Etterlin
Fridolin von Senger und Etterlin
Fridolin von Senger und Etterlin
(4 September 1891 – 9 January 1963) was a general in the Wehrmacht
Wehrmacht
of Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
during World War II.Contents1 Biography1.1 World War II 1.2 Later life2 Works 3 Awards 4 Notes 5 ReferencesBiography[edit] Fridolin Rudolph von Senger und Etterlin was born on 4 September 1891, in Waldshut near the Swiss border. In 1912, he became a Rhodes scholar at Oxford and acquired fluency in French and English. World War I interrupted his education in August 1914, and he was commissioned a lieutenant in the reserves. Senger remained in the postwar Reichswehr as a cavalry officer
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Wolfram Freiherr Von Richthofen
World War ISpanish Civil WarWorld War IIWestern Front:Invasion of Poland Battle of the Netherlands Battle of Belgium Battle of France Battle of Britain German invasion of Yugoslavia Battle of Greece Battle of CreteEastern Front:Operation Barbarossa Crimean Campaign Case Blue Battle of StalingradItalian Campaign:Operation Husky Allied invasion of ItalyAwards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak LeavesSignatureWolfram Freiherr[Notes 1] von Richthofen (10 October 1895 – 12 July 1945) was a German field marshal of the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) during World War II. Born in 1895 into a family of the Prussian nobility, Richthofen grew up in prosperous surroundings. At the age of eighteen, after leaving school, he opted to join the German Army rather than choose an academic career, and joined the army's cavalry arm in 1913. On the outbreak of the First World War, Richthofen fought on the Western Front, winning the Iron Cross Second Class
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Rodolfo Graziani
Italo-Turkish War World War I Pacification of Libya Second Italo-Abyssinian War World War IINorth African Campaign Italian Campaign Marshal
Marshal
Rodolfo Graziani, 1st Marquis
Marquis
of Neghelli (Italian pronunciation: [roˈdɔlfo ɡratˈtsjaːni]; 11 August 1882 – 11 January 1955), was a prominent Italian military officer in the Kingdom of Italy's Regio Esercito
Regio Esercito
(Royal Army), primarily noted for his campaigns in Africa
Africa
before and during World War II. A dedicated fascist, he was a key figure in the Italian military during the reign of Victor Emmanuel III. Graziani played an important role in the consolidation and expansion of Italy's empire during the 1920s and 1930s, first in Libya
Libya
and then in Ethiopia. He became infamous among the other colonial powers for repressive measures that led to high loss of life among civilians
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Mediterranean U-boat Campaign (World War II)
The Mediterranean U-boat
U-boat
Campaign lasted approximately from 21 September 1941 to 19 September 1944 during World War II. Malta
Malta
was an active British base strategically located near supply routes from Europe to North Africa. As a result, Axis supply convoys across the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
suffered severe losses, which in turn threatened the fighting ability of the Axis armies in North Africa. At the same time the Allies were able successfully to keep their North African armies supplied. The Kriegsmarine
Kriegsmarine
initially aimed, unsuccessfully, to isolate Malta
Malta
but later it concentrated its U-boat
U-boat
operations on disrupting Allied landing operations in southern Europe
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Battle Of Cape Spartivento
The Battle of Cape Spartivento, known as the Battle of Cape Teulada in Italy, was a naval battle during the Battle of the Mediterranean
Battle of the Mediterranean
in the Second World War, fought between naval forces of the British Royal Navy and the Italian Regia Marina
Regia Marina
on 27 November 1940.Contents1 Origins 2 Battle 3 Popular culture 4 Order of battle4.1 Regia Marina 4.2 Royal Navy5 See also 6 Notes 7 References and external linksOrigins[edit] On the night of 11 November 1940, the British incapacitated or destroyed half of the Italian fleet's battleships in a daring aerial assault as they lay at rest at Taranto
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Operation Hurry
Operation Hurry
Operation Hurry
was the first British operation in a series that have come to be known as Club Runs. The goal of the operation was to fly twelve Hawker Hurricanes from HMS Argus to Malta, guided by two Blackburn Skuas.Contents1 Background 2 Movement 3 Footnotes 4 ReferencesBackground[edit] On 11 June 1940, Italy began the Siege of Malta, the first step in their plan to gain control of the Mediterranean
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Battle Of The Espero Convoy
The Battle of the Espero Convoy
Convoy
was the first Second World War surface engagement between Italian and Allied warships. It took place southwest of Crete
Crete
on 28 June 1940, after a force of seven cruisers and 16 destroyers, preparing to escort three Allied convoys to Alexandria, were informed of the presence of an Italian flotilla of three destroyers. The Italian warships were bound from Taranto
Taranto
to Tobruk, carrying an anti-tank army unit to North Africa.Contents1 Background 2 Prelude 3 Battle 4 Aftermath 5 Order of battle5.1 Allies 5.2 Italian6 Citations 7 ReferencesBackground[edit] On 10 June 1940, Italy declared war on Britain and France
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Malta Convoys
The Malta
Malta
convoys were Allied supply convoys of the Second World War. The convoys took place during the Siege of Malta
Malta
in the Mediterranean Theatre. The civilian population and the garrison required imports of food, medical supplies, fuel and equipment; the military forces on the island needed reinforcements, ammunition and spare parts. British convoys were escorted to Malta
Malta
by ships of the Mediterranean Fleet
Mediterranean Fleet
and aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm
Fleet Air Arm
and Royal Air Force, during the Battle of the Mediterranean (1940–1943)
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Club Run
Club Run
Club Run
was an informal name for aircraft ferry operations from Gibraltar
Gibraltar
to Malta
Malta
during the Siege of Malta
Malta
in the Second World War. Malta
Malta
was half-way between Gibraltar
Gibraltar
to Alexandria and had the only harbour controlled by the British in the area. Malta
Malta
had docks, repair facilities, reserves and stores, which had been built up since the cession of the island to Britain in 1814. Malta
Malta
had become an important staging post for aircraft and a base for air reconnaissance over the central Mediterranean.[1] The Axis powers
Axis powers
Italy and Germany made several attempts from 1941 to 1942 to either force the British military authorities on the island to surrender or to destroy its effectiveness as a military base
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Battle Of Cape Passero (1940)
The Battle of Cape Passero
Battle of Cape Passero
(1940), was a Second World War naval engagement between the British light cruiser HMS Ajax and seven torpedo boats and destroyers of the Italian Regia Marina, southeast of Sicily, in the early hours of 12 October 1940. It took place in the aftermath of a British supply operation to Malta.Contents1 Background 2 The engagement2.1 Torpedo boat
Torpedo boat
action 2.2 Destroyer
Destroyer
action3 Aftermath 4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksBackground[edit] In October 1940, the Mediterranean Fleet
Mediterranean Fleet
mounted a resupply operation to Malta
Malta
from Alexandria, designated MB6. The convoy had four cargo ships escorted by two anti-aircraft cruisers and four destroyers
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Operation MB8
Operation MB8
Operation MB8
was a British Royal Navy
Royal Navy
operation in the Mediterranean Sea during 4–11 November 1940. It was made up of six forces—totalling two aircraft carriers, five battleships, 10 cruisers and 30 destroyers, including much of Force H—protecting four supply convoys.[1] It consisted of several phases: Operation Coat, Operation Crack, Convoy
Convoy
MW 3, Convoy
Convoy
ME 3, Convoy
Convoy
AN 6 and the main element, Battle of Taranto (Operation Judgement).[2]Contents1 Operation Coat 2 Convoy
Convoy
MW 3 3 Convoy
Convoy
ME 3 4 Convoy
Convoy
AN 6 5 Operation Crack 6 Operation Judgement 7 See also 8 Notes 9 ReferencesOperation Coat[edit] Operation Coat was a reinforcement convoy from Britain to Malta, carrying troops and anti-aircraft guns
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Battle Of Taranto
Decisive British victory[1]Italian Naval Capabilities crippledBelligerents United Kingdom ItalyCommanders and leaders Andrew Cunningham Lumley Lyster Inigo CampioniStrength21 biplane torpedo bombers 1 aircraft carrier 2 heavy cruisers 2 light cruisers 5 destroyers 6 battleships 9 heavy cruisers 7 light cruisers 13 destroyersCasualties and losses2 killed 2 captured 2 aircraft shot down 59 killed 600 wounded 1 battleship lost 2 battleships heavily damaged 1 heavy cruiser slightly damaged 2 destroyers slightly damaged 2 aircraft destroyed on the groundv t eBattle of the MediterraneanMalta Club Run¹ Malta
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