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Andrew George Latta McNaughton

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Second World War.

(1887–1966).

Born in Moosomin, Saskatchewan, McNaughton, after studying electrical engineering at McGill, joined the university as an instructor. He also pursued a career in the...

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battle of Taranto

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War — British History.

1940.

On 11 November 1940, 21 Swordfish aircraft from HMS Illustrious launched a torpedo attack at night on the Italian fleet at anchor off Taranto. Two aircraft were lost but...

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battle of the River Plate

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War — British History.

1939.

A German ‘pocket battleship’, Graf Spee, heavily armoured, with 11‐inch guns, sinking British merchant ships in the South Atlantic, was attacked on 13 December 1939 by three...

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James Layton Ralston

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Second World War.

(1881–1948),

popular and courageous Canadian First World War battalion commander who was appointed Canada's minister of national defence in July 1940. He was a great supporter of...

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Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War — United States History.

During the first half of the twentieth century, African American intellectuals frequently invoked the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, or Soviet Union, to criticize racism in the United...

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