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Taranto 80

Taranto 80

For centuries the fighting effectiveness of the Royal Navy was dominated by the battleship but, on the night of 11-12 November 1940, the historic and daring attack by 20 Swordfish aircraft from the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious against the Italian Battle Fleet at Taranto, not only changed the course of WW2 in the Mediterranean but changed the future of naval warfare forever.

Taranto – The Impact and Long View of History

The Final Run In!

Appreciating the Situation

80th Anniversary of the Naval Air Attack on Taranto