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17 August 1941

17 August 1941August MediterraneanRAF bombs Syracuse (Sicily)DiplomacyChurchill visits IcelandHow to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 17 August 1941, http://www.
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Sea Hurricane

The Hawker Sea Hurricane was the sea-launched version of the legendary Hawker Hurricane of Battle of Britain fame. The Mark 1 version of the Hurricane, designed by Sidney Camm, was very much one that needed a runway to take off and land. Camm probably did not give much if any thought about a sea-launched Hurricane.
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Altar for Diana

Roman altar for Diana, goddess of hunting, about 200 CE, marble, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (Copenhagen, Denmark). MAde with ReMake and ReCap from AutoDesk. For more updates, please follow @GeoffreyMarchal...
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Waffen-SS

By 1935, the Leibstandarte regiment had been joined by the Germania and Deutschland regiments. They operated under the Verfugungstruppe, which was a unit of divisional strength. Hitler had made it clear that the Verfugungstruppe was “a standing armed unit exclusively at my disposal.” It was to take its place in the army's order of battle.
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