Operation 'Grapple' : testing Britain's first H-bomb by K. Hubbard, M. Simmons

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At one point, British warplanes attacked an Italian warship carrying 700 British prisoners of war. Arnim hastily cabled British Gen. Harold Alexander, apprised him of the situation, and the attack was suspended. This chivalrous intervention spared several hundred British lives, and afterward Alexander personally thanked the old Prussian. By the time Arnim surrendered 350,000 men on May 12, 1943, the German presence in North Africa vanished forever. He had fought exceedingly well, but, outnumbered and unsupplied by superiors too cowardly to reproach Hitler, the best he could do was to honorably surrender.

Civil War 58 (August 1996): 40–44; Patterson, Richard. ” Civil War Times Illustrated 28, no. 2 (1989): 38–45. Bacon, Nathaniel (January 2, 1647–October 26, 1676) Colonial Rebel acon led the quixotic disturbance known as Bacon’s Rebellion against Virginia’s colonial authority in 1676, a miniature civil war interspersed with campaigns directed against friendly Indians. To this day, scholars are still divided over his intentions and whether or not he should be viewed as a champion of liberty or simply an ambitious demagogue.

Exit Rommel: The Tunisian Campaign, 1942–1943. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1999; Whiting, Charles. Kasserine Pass: Anatomy of Slaughter. New York: Scarborough House, 1984. Arnold, Benedict (January 14, 1741–June 14, 1801) Army General/Traitor enedict Arnold was unquestionably the finest tactical commander in the Continental Army and directly responsible for several important American victories. S. history. Arnold was born into a prosperous family in Norwich, Connecticut, on January 14, 1741. In 1758, he served briefly with the New York militia during the French and Indian War.

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