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BBC's 50th anniversary episode is global hit, with takings placing it third in US after Gravity and Hunger Games: Catching Fire<p>Doctor Who's 50th anniversary episode The Day of the Doctor has made more than $10m (£6m) in box office takings in its first three days being aired in cinemas around the …
On this day, 10 July 1911, the Commonwealth Naval Forces of Australia were renamed the Royal Australian Navy by King George V. From that day the Citizen Naval Forces became the Royal Australian Naval Reserve and RAN vessels officially carried the prefix His/Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS). Also from this date, at the stern of Australian ships, the Royal Navy’s White Ensign replaced the Australian Blue Ensign (until 1967 when the Australian White Ensign was introduced) and the Australian Commonwealth flag flew at the bow. http://www.navy.gov.au/media-room/publications/semaphore-december-2002 http://www.navy.gov.au/media-room/publications/semaphore-january-2007-0
The Jolly Roger, a sign of victory, is flown each time a submarine returns home from a successful wartime patrol. This tradition started over 100 years ago, at a time when submarines were quite unpopular. One of the most vocal opponents, Admiral Arthur Wilson, described submarines as "underhand, underwater and damned un-English", and declared that any Submariner captured during wartime should be 'hanged as a pirate.' So when a submarine, HM E9, sank the first enemy warship sunk in World War 1, she returned triumphantly into the harbour with her periscope raised and a black flag with the skull and crossbones flying proudly - a cheeky 'dig' at Admiral Wilson. Discover Something New at All Things Military If you would like to learn more about Submarines and life as a Submariner.. Head on over to our good mates at RAN Submarine Recruiting..
Kamikaze attack on the USS Yorktown. Pacific Ocean Date: 1945 The Kamikaze ("Divine wind") were suicide attacks by military aviators from the Empire of Japan against Allied naval vessels in the closing stages of the Pacific campaign of World War II, designed to destroy warships more effectively than was possible with conventional attacks. Numbers quoted vary, but at least 47 Allied vessels, from PT boats to escort carriers, were sunk by kamikaze attacks, and about 300 damaged. During World War II, nearly 4,000 kamikaze pilots were sacrificed. About 14% of kamikaze attacks managed to hit a ship. Kamikaze aircraft were essentially pilot-guided explosive missiles, purpose-built or converted from conventional aircraft. Pilots would attempt to crash their aircraft into enemy ships in what was called a "Body Attack" in planes laden with some combination of explosives, bombs, torpedoes and full fuel tanks; accuracy was much better than a conventional attack, and the payload larger. A kamikaze could sustain damage which would disable a conventional attacker and still achieve its objective. The goal of crippling or destroying large numbers of Allied ships, particularly aircraft carriers, was considered to justify sacrificing pilots and aircraft. These attacks, which began in October 1944, followed several critical military defeats for the Japanese. They had long lost aerial dominance due to outdated aircraft and the loss of experienced pilots. On a macroeconomic scale, Japan experienced a decreasing capacity to wage war, and a rapidly declining industrial capacity relative to the United States. The Japanese government expressed its reluctance to surrender. In combination, these factors led to the use of kamikaze tactics as Allied forces advanced towards the Japanese home islands. The tradition of death instead of defeat, capture, and perceived shame was deeply entrenched in Japanese military culture. It was one of the primary traditions in the samurai life and the Bushido code: loyalty and honour until death. Discover Something New - All Things Military
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Cauliflower brings the thickness meat usually offers and, sautéed in oil, adds a hearty crunch to every bite. The following sandwich also adds a layer of yogurt, which throws out a tart kick, and golden raisins, which lend a slight sweetness. Pine nuts round out the flavors, culminating in a …Food