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The Battle of Cape Matapan

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Despite the name Battle of Cape Matapan, the actual fighting was not on Cape Matapan but out to sea in several locations.

The First Pearl Harbor

RAF torpedo bomber Fairey Swordfish

The bombing of Taranto was made possible by the arrival of Illustrious in August. Newly commissioned, she was the best carrier in the Royal Navy.

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The Rise and Fall of Italian East Africa and the Battle of Keren

Keren

The first phase of the Keren battle is characterized by the stubborn and brilliant Italian resistance on the Dongolaas ravine, and on the surrounding peaks and valleys.

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