Vertical aerial photograph, taken 27 October 1941.
The larger ship docked at the Navy Yard (in the right side of the image) is USS Canopus (AS-9), with two destroyers flanking the nearby pier. Six motor torpedo boats (PT) are tied up to the pier in upper right center.
The Temple of Apollo was constructed by the Greeks ca. 570 B.C. and is Sicily's oldest Doric temple. Since ancient times it has been used as a Byzantine church, an Islamic mosque, a Norman church and a Spanish barracks.
Vertical aerial photograph of Ford Island, taken 22 October 1941.
The USS Saratoga (CV-3) is moored in the lower right center, on Ford Island's northwestern side. Three battleships and an oiler are moored along "Battleship Row", on the island's southeastern side. Another battleship is alongside 1010 dock, in the top center.
Noto (south-eastern Sicily) was rebuilt after 1693 on or beside towns existing at the time of the earthquake which took place in that year. Keeping within the late Baroque style of the day, it also depict distinctive innovations in town planning and urban building.
The landings took place in extremely strong wind conditions, which made the landings difficult but also ensured the element of surprise. Landings were made on the southern and eastern coasts of the island, with the British forces in the East and the Americans towards the West.
Four airborne operations were carried out, landing during the night of the July 9-10 July, as part of th...
When the City of Syracuse first started to install traffic signal lights in the 1920’s, they put one at a busy intersection on the hill, the corner of Tompkins Street and Milton Avenue. Some Irish youths, incensed that anyone would dare put the “British” red above the “Irish” green broke the light continually until the city relented and let the green remain on top. Today at the intersection, a ...
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