By April of 1945, the Allied push across the Pacific had summarily turned the tide of the war against Imperial Japan. With her surface fleet and naval air forces virtually decimated through attrition from previous campaigns and battles, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) attempted one final, desperate push against the Allies at Okinawa with the very symbol of the navy and Japan itself, the Yamato battleship. Unfortunately, they were up against the massive Allied naval forces approaching Okinawa.
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Ever wondered about the differences between a ship-of-the-line and a frigate? Do you know the differences between a blue, white, or red admiral? Why was
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Here is one of those strange stories that makes the rounds on the internet every so often. During the Vietnam War the U.S. undertook a
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