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Operation Desert Storm

by 50MINUTES.Com

In August 1990, Kuwait was invaded by Iraq, shortly after the beginning of the second Gulf War. Afraid that the situation would become explosive once again, the UN launched Operation Desert Storm on 17th January...


The 1948 Palestine War

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On 15th May 1948, David Ben-Gurion formally proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel. Immediately after the Israeli Declaration of Independence, the neighboring Arab nations came together and decided...


The Battle of Algiers

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In the summer of 1956, Algiers was rocked by a series of terrorist attacks orchestrated by the FLN against the center of French power in Algeria. The aim of this violence was to fight against the colonial stronghold...


The Battle of Kursk

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After the crushing defeat suffered at Stalingrad, Adolf Hitler more than ever needed to lead an attack that would reassure the German people and restore his prestige. To do this, he chose the Kursk region, and...


The Battle of Stalingrad

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On 23rd August 1942, the German army truly believed in its own superiority and had no idea of the fate that awaited them in Stalingrad. However, faced with the unwavering resistance of the Red Army during their...


The Battle of the Atlantic

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At 9:00pm on 3rd September 1939, the longest campaign of the Second World War began. The challenge for the Germans was of the utmost importance: gaining supremacy in the Atlantic Ocean and preventing the British...


The Battle of the Marne

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Before 4th August 1914, the Allied armies had not managed to gain any victories over the vicious German troops. However, on 6th September, everything changed and hope was restored once again with the Battle...


The Cold War

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After the Second World War, Europe was a disastrous scene. The two victors of the war, America and the USSR, were ideologically and economically opposed. Therefore, an inevitable confrontation occurred between...


The Iran-Iraq War

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On 22nd September 1980, Saddam Hussein attacked the Shatt al-Arab and proclaimed dominance over the territory. This pivotal event launched the two countries into a slow and unmoving war. After eight years of...


The Normandy Landings

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It was at dawn on 6th June 1944, at 6:00am, that the Normandy Landings of World War II took place. The Allied soldiers landed on the beach of Normandy and set out to seize strategic points in order to finally...


The Six-Day War

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On 5th June 1967, the Israelis launched a new attack against Egypt following the blockade of the Strait of Tiran. Within three hours, the Egyptian air force was completely destroyed. This action caused outrage...


The Titanic

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When the Titanic liner set sail from Southampton on 10th April 1912, the passengers on board had no idea of the terrible fate that awaited them four days later. Everything was put in place for an unforgettable...


The Yom Kippur War

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On 6th October 1973, the Egyptians and Syrians attacked the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights, which had fallen into the hands of the Israelis. One of the most dramatic conflicts of the Arab-Israeli hostilities,...


Affairs of China: A Survey of the Recent History and Present Circumstances of the Republic of China

by Eric Teichman

First published in 1938, this book aims to be a 'true and objective' account of China's recent history and its present circumstances at the time, drawing on the author's thirty years of experience as a member...


The Well Of Loneliness

by Radclyffe Hall

Radclyffe Hall (born Marguerite Radclyffe Hall on 12 August 1880 – 7 October 1943) was an English poet and author, best known for the novel The Well of Loneliness. The novel has become a groundbreaking work...


The Young Visiters

by Daisy Ashford

“The Young Visiters”(1919) is a short “society novel” written by Miss Daisy Ashford at the age of nine. Its child's view of high society (dukes and earls having ‘levies’ and residing in the ‘Crystall...


Vietnam What? English edition

by Gianni Ruffo

Three years of the Vietnam War. Three years of American history from 1965 to 1968 in nine chapters full of details and peculiar anecdotes. This book about the Vietnam War, written by an Italian, who is bound...


From Rail to Road and Back Again?: A Century of Transport Competition and Interdependency

by Colin Divall & Ralf Roth

The coming of the railways signalled the transformation of European society, allowing the quick and cheap mass transportation of people and goods on a previously unimaginable scale. By the early decades of the...


The Wilson-Johnson Correspondence, 1964-69

by Simon C. Smith

Less than a year after the assassination of President Kennedy brought Lyndon B. Johnson to the White House, Harold Wilson became British Prime Minister. Over the next four years, the two men governed their countries...


Veteran MPs and Conservative Politics in the Aftermath of the Great War: The Memory of All That

by Richard Carr

Between 1918 and 1939, 448 men who performed uniformed service in the First World War became Conservative MPs. This relatively high-profile cohort have been under-explored as a distinct body, yet a study of...