Category «War»

Israel and its 3 Wars: 1947, 1967 and 1973

Israel has fought and won three major wars in its existence.

1947: On November 30 1947, Arab gunmen, in the first shots of the war, ambushed two Jewish buses near Petah Tikva, killing seven passengers.
1967: In May 1967 Jordan placed Jordanian forces under Egyptian command, and Iraq also joined the alliance, and Egypt mobilized its forces for an attack on Israel. In response to the apparent mobilization of its Arab neighbours, early on the morning of June 5, Israel staged a sudden preemptive air assault.
1973: On October 6, 1973, Egyptian and Syrian forces launched a coordinated attack against Israel on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.

The Abdication of King Edward VIII

Why did King Edward VIII Abdicate?

On 20 January 1936, Edward (born 23 June 1894), the son of King George V, ascended the throne as King Edward VIII.

King Edward VIII abdicated on 11th December 1936, due to the fact that he wanted to marry an American commoner who was also a divorcee. Simpson was also suspected of passing information to her former lover, the NAZI Joachim von Ribbentrop, who at one stage convinced Hitler that he had Edward’s support.

Nuclear Weapons by Country in 2017

How Many Nuclear Weapons does each Country have in 2017

Russia and the USA still account for nearly 93 per cent of all nuclear weapons in the world, and are reducing these numbers each year. However, although the total numbers have reduced, the number of nuclear weapons in the world has increased since 2014.

  • USA has reduced the total from 7,300 in 2014 to 6,800 in 2017, and decreased deployed warheads from 1,920 to 1,800
  • Russia has reduced the total from 8,000 in 2014 to 7,000 in 2017, but increased deployed warheads from 1,600 to 1,950
  • The rest of the world has, combined, increased the total from 1,000 in 2014 to 1,135 in 2017, but reduced deployed warheads from 450 to 400.

Australian Involvement in the Vietnam War

Australia had supported the French-sponsored government of Emperor Bao Dai in Vietnam.
In 1954 the Viet Minh defeated the French, ending the French presence in the region. (The Viet Minh was formed in China in May 1941 by Ho Chi Minh)
In 1955 The US took over from the French in aiding the Saigon Government.
In 1957 The Australian Prime Minister Menzies reaffirms support to South Vietnam’s President Ngo Dinh Diem.
The war then happened, and Australia followed up with its commitment of support, along with other countries.

U.S. Military Fatalities in Afghanistan

As at October 18th, 2016, the US casualty figures according to iCasualties.org, were:
2,386 U.S. military deaths in the War in Afghanistan.
1,834 U.S. military deaths were the result of hostile action.
20,049 American service members have also been wounded in action during the war.

Why did the USA enter World War II

Why did the USA enter World War II?
That is a question that I hear every now and again. With some people saying that the USA should not have joined in a European war.
Most of the US did not actually want to join a European War, and they avoided it for as long as possible.
However:

Reims 1945, 7th May

On the 7th May 1945, Germany signed an unconditional surrender at the Allied headquarters in Reims, north-eastern France.  This officially ended World War II …

The Spitfire

The Supermarine Spitfire A British fighter aircraft during World War 2, most commonly a single-seater, but some models were 2 …