Argentina in World War II
The history of Argentina during World War II is a complex period of time beginning in 1939, following the outbreak of war in Europe, and ending in 1945 with the surrender of Japan. German influence in...
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United Officers' Group
The United Officers' Group (Spanish, Grupo de Oficiales Unidos) or GOU was a nationalist secret society within the Argentine Army which staged a coup d'état in 1943 to overthrow President Ramón Castil...
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Revolution of '43
The 1943 Argentine coup d'état, also known as the Revolution of '43, was a coup d'état on June 4, 1943, which ended the government of Ramón Castillo, who had been fraudulently elected to office, as pa...
Ñandú (vehicle)
The Ñandú is a light general purpose 4×4 vehicle. It was developed in Argentina by DGME in the 1940s for employment by her army. Only 4 prototypes existed.
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HMNZS Achilles (70)
HMNZS Achilles was a Leander-class light cruiser which served with the Royal New Zealand Navy in the Second World War, the second of five in the class. Originally constructed by the Royal Navy, she wa...
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No. 164 Squadron RAF
No. 164 Squadron of the Royal Air Force was a fighter squadron during the Second World War composed of Argentine volunteers.
No. 164 Squadron RAF was originally founded on 1 June 1918, but never r...
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Ballester-Molina
The Ballester-Molina is a pistol designed and built by the Argentine company Hispano Argentina Fábrica de Automotores SA (HAFDASA). Between 1938 and 1940, it bore the name Ballester-Rigaud. The Balles...
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DGFM flamethrower
The DGFM flamethrower was a flamethrower of Argentine origin manufactured by Dirección General de Fabricaciones Militares.
HMS Cumberland (57)
HMS Cumberland was a County class heavy cruiser of the Royal Navy that saw action during the Second World War.
Cumberland served on the China Station with the 5th Cruiser Squadron from 1928 until ...
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Maureen Dunlop de Popp
Maureen Adele Chase Dunlop de Popp (26 October 1920 – 29 May 2012), née Dunlop, was an Argentine-born British pilot, who through her dual nationality flew for the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) d...
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HMS Ajax (22)
HMS Ajax was a Leander-class light cruiser which served with the Royal Navy during World War II. She became famous for her part in the Battle of the River Plate, the Battle of Crete, the Battle of Mal...
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Thomas Traill
Air Vice-Marshal Thomas Cathcart Traill CB, OBE, DFC (6 August 1899 – 1 October 1973) began his military career as a midshipman in the Royal Navy. He transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in 1917 and ...
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German submarine U-530
German submarine U-530 was a Type IXC/40 U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine during World War II. She was laid down at the Deutsche Werft in Hamburg on 8 December 1941 as yard number 345, launched o...
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John Godwin (Royal Navy officer)
Temporary Lieutenant John Godwin, RNVR (13 December 1919 - 2 February 1945) was a British soldier. Born and brought up in Argentina, he took part in a raid named Operation Checkmate on Axis shipping n...
SS Ussukuma
The Ussukuma was a German passenger ship named after a location in the central highlands of German East Africa (now Tanzania). She had a crew of 107, could carry 264 passengers and was powered by stea...
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Richard Walther Darré
Richard Walther Darré (born Ricardo Walther Oscar Darré; 14 July 1895 – 5 September 1953), was one of the leading Nazi "blood and soil" (German: Blut und Boden) ideologists and served as Reichsministe...
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Rolf Weinberg
Rolf Weinberg (6 March 1919 – 23 June 2011) was a Second World War veteran who fought with the Free French Forces. He was the highest decorated Jewish officer in the Free French, having been awarded t...
German cruiser Admiral Graf Spee
Admiral Graf Spee was a Deutschland-class heavy cruiser (originally termed Panzerschiff or armoured ship, sometimes referred to as "pocket battleship") which served with the Kriegsmarine of Nazi Germa...
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Hans Langsdorff
Hans Wilhelm Langsdorff (20 March 1894 – 20 December 1939) was a German naval officer, most famous for his command of the Panzerschiff (pocket battleship) Admiral Graf Spee during the Battle of t...
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The Battle of the River Plate (film)
The Battle of the River Plate is a 1956 British war film by director-writer team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, starring John Gregson, Anthony Quayle and Peter Finch. In the United States ...
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German submarine U-977
German submarine U-977 was a World War II Type VIIC U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine which escaped to Argentina after Germany's surrender. The submarine's voyage to Argentina led to many legends ...
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FMA AeMB.2
The FMA AeMB.2 Bombi was a bomber aircraft developed in Argentina in the mid-1930s. It was a low-wing cantilever monoplane of conventional configuration. It was fitted with fixed tailwheel undercarria...