Today In History

5 years 7 months ago - 5 years 7 months ago #367 by Nikita
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February 25, 1942


The battle of Los Angeles


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5 years 7 months ago - 5 years 7 months ago #368 by Nikita
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February 26, 1916



Four days after the outbreak of the battle of Verdun, elements of the German 24th Brandenburg Regiment (6 Infantry Division, III Armeekorps) achieve to seize Fort Douaumont .


Fort Douaumont before the battle


Due to the French military doctrine at the time, who no longer believes in standing defensive fortifications and favor the offensive, Douaumont is occuped only by 57 French soldiers without external communications, who are quickly captured.

The capture of this major spot, ideally located on the right bank of the Meuse river, five kilometers North-East from the city of Verdun, will provide to the Germans an observatory, a shelter and a defensive pivot of the highest order. The consequences will affect the entire Battle of Verdun and the psychological impact on the French troops will be considerable. Fort Douaumont will be taken over by the French elements of RICM only on October 24, so two months before the end of the slaughter of Verdun.

General Philippe Pétain, French commander of the Battle of Verdun, will say that Fort Douaumont costed 100 000 deads to France.



Fort Douaumont at the end of 1916
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5 years 7 months ago - 5 years 7 months ago #369 by Nikita
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March 4, 1970



The seismograph of Nice records a blast off the cape Camarat, in the Mediterranean Sea: The French submarine Eurydice (S644) , Daphné class, has just disappeared with all hands, entailing in the death his 57 crew members. The blast was felt up to the port of Toulon. It's not about an explosion but about an implosion, approximately 600 meters deep, immersion of hull destruction.



The wreck of Eurydice was spotted and photographed by Mizar, specialized device of the U.S. Navy. The cause of the wreck is not clearly established, the most likely hypothesis is a collision with the Tunisian cargo Tabarka, on which were detected recent tracks of scratches on its hull.




Lieutenant de vaisseau Bernard de Truchis de Lays
Lieutenant de vaisseau Jacques Petit
Lieutenant de vaisseau Alain Lagadec
Enseigne de vaisseau Alain Briand
Enseigne de vaisseau Marc Robert
Enseigne de vaisseau Bernard Georges des Aulnois
Lieutenant-mécanicien Khatak (Pakistan)

Premier maître mécanicien Gérard Le Paih
Premier maître mécanicien Georges Cedrini
Maître électricien Yves Daniel
Maître détecteur René Ruel
Maître détecteur Alain Guiguen
Maître missilier Serge Piegay
Maître mécanicien Gérard Lannuzel
Maître mécanicien Bernard Denommey
Maître mécanicien Denis Pluchon
Maître mécanicien Marceau Viennot
Second maître électricien Jean-Claude Popieul
Second maître électricien Noël Devainon
Second maître détecteur Alain Duchanois
Second maître détecteur Michel Rozanes
Second maître radio Gilles Merle
Second maître missilier Yves Labreuille
Second maître Yves Castaing
Second maître Noël Joson
Second maître Jean-Claude Julien

Quartier-maître électricien Yvon Guis
Quartier-maître électricien Robert Bauer
Quartier-maître électricien Alain Capua
Quartier-maître électricien Daniel Szalkowski
Quartier-maître électricien Jean-Claude Tolza
Quartier-maître électricien Didier Franzina
Quartier-maître électricien Roger Biondo
Quartier-maître détecteur Francois Furgaux
Quartier-maître missilier Jean-Pierre Godefroy
Quartier-maître missilier Philippe Béranger
Quartier-maître missilier Victor Demisson
Quartier-maître missilier Jean-Claude Marchal
Quartier-maître missilier Rigaud Bourcheix
Quartier-maître radio Jean-Louis Lemarquer
Quartier-maître radio Jean-Marc Philip
Quartier-maître détecteur Patrick Simiand
Quartier-maître infirmier François Borca
Quartier-maître commis Roland Dufour
Quartier-maître mécanicien René Sala
Quartier-maître mécanicien Daniel Couturier
Quartier-maître mécanicien Dominique Plouvin
Quartier-maître mécanicien Jean-Louis Pidal
Quartier-maître mécanicien Pierre Romane
Quartier-maître mécanicien Michel Gorin
Quartier-maître mécanicien Jean-Luc Gautreau
Quartier-maître mécanicien Alain Moulinas
Quartier-maître mécanicien Gilles Robert
Quartier-maître cuisinier Robert Lebacle
Quartier-maître Alain Malinowski
Quartier-maître Marcel Guanel
Quartier-maître DASM Gérard Jeunesse




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5 years 7 months ago #370 by Nikita
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March 16, 1978



The crime of the Amoco Cadiz ...



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5 years 6 months ago #371 by Serkses
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23 March Polish Hungarian Freindship Day.

"Commander of our Division said to Germans, to not to try to use Hungarian soldiers against Polish, beacouse Hungarian soldier will never shoot to any Polish soldier"- Lt. Zoltan Beke, August 1944

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5 years 6 months ago #372 by Nikita
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March 26, 1939


77 years ago, in Spain, the Republican army was losing her last fight in Madrid. The Spanish Republic, born in the polls, abandoned by the so-called great democracies of Europe, bent under the boot of fascism. Six days later, the dictator Franco broadcasted his último parte. Spain sank into a darkness that will last 36 years.


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