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  1. Grey Havoc

    Project 1047 Battlecruiser (Royal Netherlands Navy)

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    Dame Vera Lynn passes away

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/18/dame-vera-lynn-dead-aged-103/ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-53091856 Rest In Peace :(
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    Dunkirk - 80th Anniversary

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/02/captain-sir-robin-knox-johnston-royal-naval-association-have/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunkirk_evacuation
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    Major General Percy Hobart

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    Norwegian Campaign (naval element)

    Meant to add 'Operation Wilfred' as a tag as well but ran into the limit.
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    VE Day

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52577473 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52585652 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/05/08/ve-day-2020-75-anniversary-celebrations-live-latest-news/ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/05/07/ve-day-2020-celebrations-pictures/...
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    Owen Submachine Gun

    https://www.forgottenweapons.com/submachine-guns/owen-smg/ https://portal.engineersaustralia.org.au/heritage/owen-submachine-gun
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    Leichter Ladungsträger Goliath

    Thought we already had a thread on the Goliath robot demolition vehicle, aka tracked mine. Oh well. A reasonably good though short overview (though it overlooks the reusable version): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goliath_tracked_mine
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    WWII USN Torpedo Scandal

    https://www.wearethemighty.com/history/ww2-navy-torpedo-problems-mk14?rebelltitem=3#rebelltitem3 https://www.defensemedianetwork.com/stories/torpedo-scandal-rear-adm-charles-lockwood-the-mark-14-and-the-bureau-of-ordnance/...
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    Luftwaffe Ace Erich Brunotte

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    USS Nevada (BB-36)

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    Secret Axis Flights

    (also mentions efforts planned or actually attempted with the Ju 290, Ju 390, and the Ki 77. Overlooks the Me 264 though.) The Rome-Tokyo flight was arguably one of the Regia Aeronautica's finest hours, though unfairly forgotten. https://comandosupremo.com/rome-to-tokyo/
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    CA class Midget submarines (Royal Italian Navy)

    An interesting midget submarine that became a vital part of an even more interesting operation of the Decima Flottiglia MAS that came close to fruition in 1943 (it was ultimately scheduled for December of that year, but events intervened). Development of the CA-class had begun pre-war, in 1938...
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    1942 Raid on Makin Island (The History Guy)

    The Youtube comments are well worth a look.
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    USMC Stinger machine gun

    http://cdrsalamander.blogspot.com/2020/01/fullbore-friday_17.html https://www.guns.com/news/2012/08/15/stinger-light-machinegun
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    Kaiten (Oga base memorial park)

    I thought we already had a thread on these, but I must have been wrong. http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201404060014 IMAGE CREDIT: THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
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    Royal Netherlands Navy fleet tanker program [1939-40]

    At the same time as the Design 1047 battlecruiser project was being worked on, the Dutch need for dedicated naval tankers, especially to support operations around the Netherlands East Indies could no longer be ignored, so what was intended to be a eventual two-ship class was (belatedly)...