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Operation Barbarossa WWII , Overlay

Operation Barbarossa WWII , Overlay

Operation Barbarossa (Unternehmen Barbarossa) was the German codename for Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II that commenced on June 22, 1941. It was to be the turning point for the fortunes of Hitler's Third Reich in that the failure of Operation Barbarossa arguably resulted in the eventual overall defeat of Nazi Germany. The Eastern Front which was opened by Operat...
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Hanau, 6-7 January 1945

Hanau, 6-7 January 1945

Hanau: 482 aircraft - 314 Halifaxes, 154 Lancasters, 14 Mosquitos - of Nos 1, 4, 6 and 8 Groups. 4 Halifaxes and 2 Lancasters lost. The attack was aimed at that part of Hanau in which an important junction in the German railway system was situated. The local report says that many bombs did fall in this area but also states that a large proportion of the bombing was scattered in the south - into...
No rating yet10/24/2005771Google Earth Logo
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Nuernberg 2-3 January 1945

Nuernberg 2-3 January 1945

Nuremberg: 514 Lancasters and 7 Mosquitos of Nos 1, 3, 6 and 8 Groups. 4 Lancasters were lost and 2 crashed in France. Nuremberg, scene of so many disappointments for Bomber Command, finally succumbed to this attack. The Pathfinders produced good ground-marking in conditions of clear visibility and with the help of a rising full moon. The centre of the city, particularly the eastern half, was d...
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Seven Years War (map overlays)

Seven Years War (map overlays)

The Seven Years' War (1754 and 1756–1763) pitted Great Britain, Prussia, and Hanover against France, Austria, Russia, Sweden, and Saxony. Spain and Portugal were later drawn into the conflict, while a force from the neutral United Provinces of the Netherlands was attacked in India.

The Seven Years' War may be viewed as a continuation of the War of the Austrian Succession. During ...
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War of the Spanish Succession (map overlays)

War of the Spanish Succession (map overlays)

The War of the Spanish Succession (1701–1714) was a major European armed conflict that arose in 1701 after the death of the last Spanish Habsburg king, Charles II. Charles had bequeathed all of his possessions to Philip, duc d'Anjou (Philip V), a grandson of the French King Louis XIV. The war began slowly, as the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I fought to protect his own dynasty's claim to the Span...
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Thirty Years War (map overlays)

Thirty Years War (map overlays)

The Thirty Years' War was a conflict fought between the years 1618 and 1648, principally in the Central European territory of the Holy Roman Empire, but also involving most of the major continental powers. It occurred for a number of reasons. Although it was from its outset a religious conflict between Protestants and Catholics, the self-preservation of the Habsburg dynasty was also a central m...
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Hundred Years War (map overlays)

Hundred Years War (map overlays)

The Hundred Years' War is the name modern historians give to what was actually a series of related conflicts fought over a 116-year period between the Kingdom of England and France, beginning in 1337 and ending in 1453.
Includes:
The Battle of Crecy
The Battle of Poitiers
Rating of 410/22/20051,132Google Earth Logo
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Napoleonic Wars - Italian Campaign (map overlays)

Napoleonic Wars - Italian Campaign (map overlays)

During July and August 1796, Austria sent a fresh army under Wurmser into Italy. Wurmser attacked toward Mantua along the east side of Lake Garda, sending Peter Quasdanovich down the west side in an effort to envelop Napoleon. Napoleon was forced to abandon his siege of Mantua to meet the threat, and attacked the two armies in detail, defeating Quasdanovich at Lonato on August 3 and Wurmser at ...
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Persian Wars - Battle of Salamis (map overlay)

Persian Wars - Battle of Salamis (map overlay)

The Battle of Salamis was a naval battle between the Greek city-states and Persia, fought in September, 480 BC in the straits between Piraeus and Salamis, a small island in the Saronic Gulf near Athens, Greece.

The Greeks had 371 triremes and pentekonters (smaller fifty-oared ships), effectively under Themistocles, but nominally led by the Spartan Eurybiades. The Spartans had ver...
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Napoleonic War - Battle of Ratisbon (Regensburg) (map overlays)

Napoleonic War - Battle of Ratisbon (Regensburg) (map overlays)

Pursuing the Austrians after the victory at Eckmuhl, Napoleon Bonaparte found the garrisoned old city at Ratisbon was a defensive shield for Archduke Charles' escape across the Danube.

Wanting to keep his sword at the backs of the Austrians, Bonaparte had no time for a siege and so gave Marshal Jean Lannes the task of storming the city.

Two well supported attempts wer...
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American Civil War - First Manassas (Bull Run) (Overlays)

American Civil War - First Manassas (Bull Run) (Overlays)

The First Battle of Bull Run, referred to as the First Battle of Manassas in the South, (July 21, 1861), was the first major land battle of the American Civil War. (The difference in the two names results from the difference in naming conventions used by each side in the war. Confederates named battles for the nearest town or city; the Union named battles for the nearest physiographical feature...
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American Civil War - Lees Defeat at Appomattox (Overlays)

American Civil War - Lees Defeat at Appomattox (Overlays)

On April 1, 1865, Major General Philip Sheridan's cavalry turned Lee's flank at the Battle of Five Forks. The next day Grant's army achieved a decisive breakthrough, effectively ending the Siege of Petersburg. Lee abandoned Petersburg and Richmond and headed west to Appomattox Station, where a supply train awaited him. From there he hoped to move south to join with Joseph E. Johnston's army in ...
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American Civil War - Peninsula Campaign (Overlay)

American Civil War - Peninsula Campaign (Overlay)

The Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War was a major Union offensive operation launched in southern Virginia in March through July of 1862. The operation, commanded by Major General George McClellan, was a roundabout amphibious attempt to capture Richmond by circumventing the Confederate Army in northern Virginia. The operation began with the conveyance of Union Army troops down the Pot...
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Mimoyecques V-Weapon Site, 1944

Mimoyecques V-Weapon Site, 1944

Date: 3-26-44, Aircraft: B-17G #42-40017 (MS-W) "Assend Charlie" 535th BS, Altitude: 22,200
Target: Mimoyecques, France
"Believed to be a construction works for one of Germany's secret weapons".
Probably the V3 giant rocket assisted howitzer at Fortress de Mimoyecques
Rating of 310/20/20051,139Google Earth Logo
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RAF bombing Morlaix, 1943

RAF bombing Morlaix, 1943

Morlaix Viaduct, 29 January 1943

12 Bostons bombed a railway viaduct at Morlaix and 2 of 12 Venturas dispatched bombed a steelworks at Ijmuiden. 1 Boston lost.
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RAF bombing of Cherbourg September 1942

RAF bombing of Cherbourg September 1942

12 Bostons of 107 Squadron bombed the whaling factory ship Solglint in Cherbourg harbour; the ship was set on fire and gutted. No Bostons lost.
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RAF bombing of the Gnome-Rhone factory, Paris

RAF bombing of the Gnome-Rhone factory, Paris

29/30 May 1942
77 aircraft - 31 Wellingtons, 20 Halifaxes, 14 Lancasters, 9 Stirlings, 3 Hampdens - to the Gnome & Rhone factory, 4 Wellingtons and 1 Halifax lost.
Later photographic cover showed little or no damage to the factory, A local report says that 38 houses were destroyed and 49 damaged, with 34 French people being killed and 167 injured.
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Dieppe, 8 May 1942

Dieppe, 8 May 1942

6 Bostons to Dieppe port and railway yards; none were lost.

Thx for the helping overlay from Captain Hornblower.
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Naval Harbour Chatham 1939

Naval Harbour Chatham 1939

1. 16 Destroyer, 1100 -1300 ts.
1a. Destroyer "Broke"-Class, 1480 ts.
2. Minesweeper, 830 ts.
2a. Minesweeper, 710 ts.
3. Heavy cruiser "York", 175 m long, 17,4 m beam, 8250 ts.
4. Guardboat "Kingsfisher"-Class, 510 - 530 ts.
5. Light Cruiser "Emerald", 7500 ts.
6. Light Cruiser "D"-Class, 4850 ts.
7. Light Cruiser "Calypso"-Cla...
Rating of 3.33333333310/20/2005804Google Earth Logo
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RAF bombing Kiel 1942

RAF bombing Kiel 1942

28/29 April 1942
88 aircraft - 62 Wellingtons, 15 Stirlings, 10 Hampdens, 1 Halifax. 5 Wellingtons and 1 Hampden lost.
54 aircraft claimed good bombing results in bright moonlight but against strong Flak and fighter defences. Post-raid photographs reported 'no new damage' but the Kiel records show that damage was caused at all 3 shipyards, to the hospital of the Naval Academy and ...
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Paris-Poissy 1942

Paris-Poissy 1942

2/3 April 1942
40 Wellingtons and 10 Stirlings carried out successful bombing of the motor factory . 1 Wellington lost.
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Dunkerque, 1940

Dunkerque, 1940

You can see landingships for Operation Sealion, the invasion of England.
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Hamburg, 1940

Hamburg, 1940

German attempts to camouflage parts of Hamburg, 1940
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Road and Rail Bridge at Zutphen Destroyed, 1944

Road and Rail Bridge at Zutphen Destroyed, 1944

Destroyed by the RAF.
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Kemps Dam, 7 October 1944

Kemps Dam, 7 October 1944

The Kembs Dam. This was another No 617 Squadron special operation. The Kembs Dam on the Rhine, just north of Basle, held back a vast quantity of water and it was feared that the Germans would release this to flood the Rhine valley near Mulhouse, a few miles north, should the American and French troops in that area attempt an advance. The Squadron was asked to destroy the lock gates of the dam. ...
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