Russian Battleship Arkhangelsk

3d model battleship Revenge

Battleship of Royal Sovereign class Arkhangelsk Type: Russian battleship of British Royal Sovereign class. History When Italy surrendered in September 1943 the Soviet government immediately laid claim to one-third of the Italian fleet as reparations for the damage done by Italian units in the Black Sea. Although the Allies had little choice and no willingness to make this settlement, they compromised by transferring a number of their own ships on loan, until such time as the surrendered Italian fleet could be apportioned. As part of this deal the Royal Navy made available the old battleship Royal Sovereign, which had been … learn more

War Diary September 21, 1939

Hitler watches the bombardement of Warsaw.

WW2 War Diary for Thursday, September 21, 1939: Poland Artillery bombardment of key points in Warsaw greatly intensified. Neutrals Rumania: Prime Minister Calinescu shot dead by fascists of the Iron Guard. Assassins captured and publicly executed. Luxemburg: Radio Luxemburg closes down. Politics Britain: Government Blue Book published: pre-war diplomatic documents. Occupied Countries Poland: The Heydrich Plan: 600,000 Jews from Danzig and Western Poland to be transported to central Poland and concentrated in urban ghettos.