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Thread: The Corfu channel incident of 1946, an early incident of the cold War.

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    The Corfu channel incident of 1946, an early incident of the cold War.

    A watershed case in the development of International law, with both the Royal Navy and Albania in the Wrong.


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    Now, this is interesting. Did you know that the US and Germany were fighting at sea before a declaration of war, 8 months before at the first instance, and that a US ship was sunk with over 100 lives lost, once again before war was declared between Germany and the USA. I didn't.The title , from the history guy, is - USS Greer, USS Kearney USS Reuben James, and the undeclared war. Now there is an ad for his sponsor, but get thru that, and it is an interesting piece of history.



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    Another interesting story about the Mexican contribution to the allied cause in WW2. The Mexican expeditionary Air Force.



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    The Battle of Brisbane, WW2. Spoken of in hushed tones by my Fathers generation. He used to say the Americans were over paid, over sexed, and over here. Add to that the Australians had been fighting in the middle east and New Guinea while the Americans twiddled their thumbs [ his words] , it was bound to boil over.


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    Sir John Monash, the AIF and WW1. It's refreshing to hear an American talk about Australia, and get it right.


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    Sometimes courage doesnt roar, sometimes it's the little voice at the end of the day, that says " I'll try again tomorrow."

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    The SS Ohio, and the siege of Malta. WW2.


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