Aerial photo, Taranto, Italy. 1940
The 1940 British attack on the Italian naval base at Taranto was a significant victory for the British as it had strategic implications that went far beyond that time and place.
Among Britain’s objectives was the preservation of Malta as an operational hub in the Mediterranean. The Italians needed to preserve the battleships, cruisers and destroyers that supported Italian ground operations in North Africa, while also threatening British logistics in the Mediterranean theater.
This military showdown manifested at Taranto on Nov. 11, 1940, that night, 21 Fairey Swordfish biplanes, launched from the Royal Navy carrier HMS Illustrious. Some aircraft were armed with torpedoes, others carried bombs. The torpedo attacks sank one Italian battleship and heavily damaged two others, and a heavy cruiser and several destroyers took bomb hits. It was an impressive victory for a vintage aircraft that was affectionately dubbed the “Stringbag” for the motely variety of weapons and other gear it could carry.

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Aerial photo, Taranto, Italy. 1940 The 1940 British attack on the Italian naval base at Taranto was a significant victory for the British as it had strategic implications that went far beyond that time and place. Among Britain’s objectives was the preservation of Malta as an operational hub in the Mediterranean. The Italians needed to preserve the battleships, cruisers and destroyers that supported Italian ground operations in North Africa, while also threatening British logistics in the Mediterranean theater. This military showdown manifested at Taranto on Nov. 11, 1940, that night, 21 Fairey Swordfish biplanes, launched from the Royal Navy carrier HMS Illustrious. Some aircraft were armed with torpedoes, others carried bombs. The torpedo attacks sank one Italian battleship and heavily damaged two others, and a heavy cruiser and several destroyers took bomb hits. It was an impressive victory for a vintage aircraft that was affectionately dubbed the “Stringbag” for the motely variety of weapons and other gear it could carry.  

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Aerial photo, Taranto, Italy. 1940
The 1940 British attack on the Italian naval base at Taranto was a significant victory for the British as it had strategic implications that went far beyond that time and place.
Among Britain’s objectives was the preservation of Malta as an operational hub in the Mediterranean. The Italians needed to preserve the battleships, cruisers and destroyers that supported Italian ground operations in North Africa, while also threatening British logistics in the Mediterranean theater.
This military showdown manifested at Taranto on Nov. 11, 1940, that night, 21 Fairey Swordfish biplanes, launched from the Royal Navy carrier HMS Illustrious. Some aircraft were armed with torpedoes, others carried bombs. The torpedo attacks sank one Italian battleship and heavily damaged two others, and a heavy cruiser and several destroyers took bomb hits. It was an impressive victory for a vintage aircraft that was affectionately dubbed the “Stringbag” for the motely variety of weapons and other gear it could carry.

#ww2 #WW2 #wwii #WWII #worldwar2 #secondworldwar #warhistory #history #veterans #mediterranean #axishistory #veteran #greatestgeneration #neverforget #maps #malta #germany #northafrica #wehrmacht  #uk #aerialphoto#aerialphotography #militaria #cartography #combat #culture #royalnavy #alliedhistory #planes Instagram Photos | videos | post

Aerial photo, Taranto, Italy. 1940 The 1940 British attack on the Italian naval base at Taranto was a significant victory for the British as it had strategic implications that went far beyond that time and place. Among Britain’s objectives was the preservation of Malta as an operational hub in the Mediterranean. The Italians needed to preserve the battleships, cruisers and destroyers that supported Italian ground operations in North Africa, while also threatening British logistics in the Mediterranean theater. This military showdown manifested at Taranto on Nov. 11, 1940, that night, 21 Fairey Swordfish biplanes, launched from the Royal Navy carrier HMS Illustrious. Some aircraft were armed with torpedoes, others carried bombs. The torpedo attacks sank one Italian battleship and heavily damaged two others, and a heavy cruiser and several destroyers took bomb hits. It was an impressive victory for a vintage aircraft that was affectionately dubbed the “Stringbag” for the motely variety of weapons and other gear it could carry.  

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