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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.

Death of the Graf Spee

Death of the Graf Spee

By Michael D. Hull
When German dictator Adolf Hitler loosed his troops into Poland on Friday, September 1, 1939, he hoped that a lightning conquest would result in a negotiated peace with Great Britain and France.
Hitler’s previous territorial moves during the appeasement years had failed to provoke the two nations into   More »



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