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Cuban muscle, Soviet logistic History of Cuban intervention in Angola is relatively well documented, as is the Angolan Civil War. Without going into too much details, it evolved into usual proxy war in the Cold War era, where US and USSR had their favorites on the ground, but wanted to limit their involvement and potential losses, as the region was not ...


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With a numerical superiority and a technical inferiority, would the Russians have done better to opt for a battle of attrition instead... perhaps using a line abreast formation? They tried. At 12:15 in response to sighting real live Japanese torpedo boats, Rozhestvensky ordered his First Division battleships into line abreast. Imperator Aleksandr III turned ...


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It does, even without detail, appear to be a photo of a captain in Italian Army service circa WW1 or perhaps shortly thereafter. The star on the collar is pretty typical, the three plain stars, without any apparent surrounding embroidery, are captain's rank insignia. Wikimedia:Uniforms of Italy show the collar stars. Wikipedia:Military Ranks of the King of ...


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There appear to be about 10 or so recorded instances of Decimation, but Decimation is a specific kind of Fustuarium which involves drawing lots instead of just punishing the guilty. There are also variations of it that could involve different levels of punishment like crucifiction or whippings, or lottery's of different odds than 1:10 like centesimation ...


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The British SOE trained and infiltrated two Czech agents to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich in 1942. And while Czech citizens paid a terrible price for that act, a truly nasty Nazi had been eliminated.


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One of the last significant cavalry charges was the Charge of the Savoia Cavalleria at Izbushensky August 24, 1942 when the Italian Reggimento "Savoia Cavalleria" (3°) performed a charge against the Soviet 812th Rifle Regiment near Избушенский (Izbushensky). In the early morning, Italian scouts discovered Soviet troops preparing a surprise attack. ...


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This uniform is from the 1902 regulations effective in 1903. The cap is a dead giveaway, an improvement over the 1895 regulation cap, the 1902 was a further step towards the modern army uniform. For the 1895, see page 93 from Repository.si.edu Can’t seem to find a photo of print of the 1902 undress/garrison uniform except in the new khaki, but here is a ...


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