Operation Marita

German armed forces make short work of the Allied defense of Greece.

Map of Operation Marita

Greece comes under attack on the same day as Yugoslavia, yet that country's quick demise, sets up the conquest of Greece. The war in the Greek NE is over by the third day, so the Commonwealth forces fall back, yet the Greeks in Albania are loath to follow their example.

The Battle of Taranto

The Battle of Taranto took place on the night of 11–12 November 1940 during the Second World War. The Royal Navy launched the first all-aircraft ship-to-ship naval attack in history, flying a small number of obsolescent biplanetorpedo bombers from an aircraft...

Flame Fougasse

In readying the southern British coast for invasion, besides the usual pillboxes and barbed wire,...

British Sea Forts

These Sea Forts helped keep a look out for incoming raiders. Three were located near Liverpool and...