Weekly War Diary and current Reports

Last week 75 and 100 years ago and current World War Reports:

Diary January 19, 1944

Russian patrol south of Novgorod.

WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, January 19, 1944: Eastern Front Northern Sector: NOVGOROD CAPTURED BY RUSSIANS. Air War Mediterranean: Wing-Commander Lance Wade, American-born RAF fighter ‘ace’ (25 victories) killed in flying accident over Italy; aged 28. learn more

Diary January 19, 1919

SPD election campaign 1919

World War One Diary for Sunday, January 19, 1919: Germany: National Assembly elections (30 million of 35 million over 20 years vote) for 421 deputies. North Russia: Red Sixth Army attacks 2,000 Allies in 37° of frost at Shenkursk (on… learn more

Avro Manchester

3d model Avro Manchester

British heavy strategic night bomber Avro Manchester. History, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model. Avro Manchester Type: RAF heavy strategic night bomber. History: Rolls-Royce’s decision in 1935 to produce a very powerful engine by fitting two sets of Peregrine… learn more

Diary January 18, 1944

market place in Dammen (near Oslo) at the beginning of 1944

WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, January 18, 1944: Home Fronts Britain: Churchill returns from North Africa. learn more

Diary January 18, 1919

arrival peace delegations versailles

World War One Diary for Sunday, January 19, 1919: France – PEACE CONFERENCE OPENS at 1530 hours in Quai d’Orsay, Paris, 48 years to day since German Empire’s proclamation at Versailles: Clemenceau unanimously elected Chairman with 27 countries represented by… learn more

FT-17

3D model of FT-17

French light infantry tank Renault FT-17. History, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model. Renault FT-17 Type: Light Infantry Tank. History: The little Renault FT-17 was without a doubt one of the most successful of all the World War one… learn more

Diary January 17, 1944

Omar Nelson Bradley

WW2 War Diary for Monday, January 17, 1944: Home Fronts USA: Lieutenant-General Omar N Bradley appointed to command US Army in the Field, under Eisenhower. Mediterranean Italy: British 10th Corps of 5th US Army crosses river Garigliano. learn more

Diary January 17, 1919

HMS Calypso

World War One Diary for Friday, January 17, 1919: Baltic States: Rear-Admiral Cowan’s cruiser Caledon and 3 destroyers arrive at Libau, Latvia. Britain: 538,912 troops demobilized so far. learn more

Fletcher destroyer class

destroyer McNair (DD.680)

US destroyers of Fletcher class. History, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model. Fletcher class (119 ships plus 62 ‘Later Fletchers’). Type: US destroyers, built 1940-45. History: Within the conditions of the disarmament agreements, the US Navy had been limited… learn more

Diary January 16, 1944

formation of B-17 Flying Fortress

WW2 War Diary for Sunday, January 16, 1944: Air War Germany: B-17 Fortress attack Messerschmitt factory at Klagenfurt (Austria). Pacific New Britain: Americans defeat final Japanese counter-attack on New Britain. learn more

Diary January 16, 1919

Election campaign Germany 1919

World War One Diary for Thursday, January 16, 1919: Germany: German government signs new Armistice terms at Trier (until February 17); she is to give up many farm implements and her merchant fleet; Allies reserve right to occupy Strasbourg defences… learn more

Russian destroyer Silny class

Gordy class destroyer

Destroyer Silny class of the Soviet Red Navy in World War II. History, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model. Gordy and Silny class (29 and 19 ships). Type: Russian destroyer class, built 1936-1943. History: The realization that the Italian… learn more

Diary January 15, 1944

French tank destroyers M10 Wolverine

WW2 War Diary for Saturday, January 15, 1944: Mediterranean Italy: 5th US Army captures Monte Trocchio. Germans pull back over river Rapido. Neutrals Argentina: Earthquake destroys city of San Juan (c.1,600 killed). learn more

Diary January 15, 1919

Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg

World War One Diary for Wednesday, January 15, 1919: Germany: Hiding Spartacist leaders Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg (body found in canal on June 1) arrested and shot dead in Berlin en route to prison by officers of the Guard Cavalry… learn more

Battleship Tirpitz

Battleship Tirpitz in Norway

Battleship Tirpitz. History, development, service, specifications, pictures and 3D model of the German warship. Battleship Tirpitz of Bismarck class. Type: Battleship. History: Similar in nearly all ways to her sister-ship battleship Bismarck, the service of battleship Tirpitz was, to every… learn more

SdKfz 124 Wespe

3D model Wespe

German self-propelled gun SdKfz 124 leFH18 on Panzer II ‘Wespe’ (‘Wasp’). Wespe (SdKfz 124, leFH18 on Panzer II) Type: Self-propelled light field howitzer on tracked carriage. History: The Wespe (Wasp) was designed by Alkett early in 1942, and was chosen… learn more

Battle Results

Results and statistics about 15 battles of World War One. The following tables provide highly aggregated approximate figures for 15 battles of World War One with German participation; ten on the Western Front, and five on the Eastern Front against… learn more

Diary January 14, 1944

T-34 Model 1943

WW2 War Diary for Friday, January 14, 1944: Eastern Front Northern Sector: FINAL RUSSIAN COUNTER-OFFENSIVE AT LENINGRAD. 1,000 guns and 17 warships of Baltic Fleet pour 500,000 shells into Finnskoyo-Koirovo sector. Central Sector: Russians capture 5 towns in Byelorussia. Air… learn more

Diary January 14, 1919

Armed workers at Dortmund

World War One Diary for Tuesday, January 14, 1919: Germany: Dortmund rioting. Italy: Nitti’s resignation causes ministerial crisis, Prime Minister Orlando leaves Paris. learn more

M3 Grease Gun

3d model of the M3A1 Grease Gun.

US sub-machine gun M3 Grease Gun. US M3 Grease Gun Type: Sub-machine gun. History: The American M3 ‘Crease Gun’ was the equivalent of the British Sten, German MP40 and Russian PPSh, for it was designed for mass production. It was… learn more

Military Ranks

Von Rundstedt

Military ranks and designations in the Second World War in international comparison. Promotions in the German Army Promotions in the German Army before the First World War took place after the years of service and were extremely slow compared to… learn more