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On This Day - January 25

1942Ultimatum (P34)HMS Ultimatum torpedoes and sinks the Italian passenger ship Dalmatia L. south-west of Capo dell'Armi.
1943Unruffled (P46)HMS Unruffled torpedoes and sinks the Italian tanker Teodolinda off Hammamet, Tunisia.
1964Tanganyika Rifles45 Royal Marine Commando land at Dar-es-Salaam to suppress the mutiny in Tanganyika Rifles.
Lastest Comments
04.01.21 on page Pussers Mushy Peas
Steve Anstey wrote:
    Your recipe for Pussers Peas brings back wonderful memories of the mushy peas my grandmother always used to make in the 50's and 60's. They were always a must-have accompaniment to the evening's cooked meal that she would always have simmering between 2 dinner plates for my grandfather when he retur...
13.12.20 on page Thunderbolt (N25)
Alix Griffiths wrote:
    My Grandfather told me that he was amongst several Allied soldiers who escaped from Crete and were taken by boat to the Thunderbolt after the island fell. They were taken to Alexandria by the submarine. He called it the Thetis/Thunderbolt. ...
09.12.20 on page XE6
Bruce Enzer wrote:
    Bruce Edward Enzer was my uncle. Think he was a sub Lieutenant in XE2. Prior to his fatal posting to Australia, he had been involved in the Operation Postage Able (COPP recon for D-Day) in X-20. Before then he was in X-10 who were involved in an abortive mission to attack the Scharnhorst.....
12.11.20 on page B6
John Kirman wrote:
    George Kirman, my grandfather left a 9 year old son Ernest and as a result now has 7 direct descendants. My father Ernest, then an orphan, was raised by his grandparents....
28.10.20 on page Affray - Subsmash Commentary
Paul Vincent wrote:
    For the record Ray Vincent ch. 27 didn’t exist but Roy Vincent did. He was my uncle and had brother my Grandad so not an only child as referred to in the book. His parents were in their mid 40’s at this time so not elderly as referred to in the book. He joined to earn an extra 1/2 Crown as he w...