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Battle of the Falkland Islands

Fought December 8, 1914, in the South Atlantic, the Battle of the Falklands was a British naval victory over a German force that had recently defeated a British naval squadron at Coronel. Outgunned by the larger and faster British task force that included two battlecruisers, the Germans lost two armored cruisers and two light cruisers in the engagement. German Admiral Graf Maximilian von Spee was killed.

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Wilson’s Creek: Bull Run of the West

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The Dogs of War

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Defending the USS Lexington: Action Off Bougainville

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Me-262: The Beginning of the Jet Fighter Age

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