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Welcome to Clash of Steel!

Featured battle : Pearl Harbour

Part of Second World War

Date : 07 December 1941

In a surprise attack, at 07:55 on Sunday 7th December, aircraft from the Japanese First Air Fleet under Adm. Nagumo attacked Oahu Island and the ships of the US Pacific Fleet. The defenders were taken completely unawares (war had not yet been declared, due to 'administrative problems') and as a result 4 US battleships, the Arizona, Oklahoma, West Virginia and California were lost along with 11 other ships while all four remaining battleships were damaged and more than 250 aircraft destroyed or damaged. The Japanese lost 29 of more than 300 attacking aircraft and 5 midget submarines. However, the US carriers were at sea so were not involved, and the dock and harbour facilities were quick to recover, both factors which made a difference to the American response in 1942.

Featured image :

The Battle of the Standard. Battlefield Monument

The Battle of the Standard. Battlefield Monument

A monument placed at the side of the Great North Road a few mines north of Northallerton and in front of the battlefield itself.

Gallery updated : 2018-09-21 16:58:22

Featured review :

The Civil War in Yorkshire, Fairfax vs Newcastle

Cooke, David
Good new work covering the Yorkshire battles of the Civil War and the struggle between the Earl of Newcastle and Lord Fairfax. Also includes a section giving suggested walks around several of the battlefields and plenty of photographs.
Pen and Sword, 2004

Reviewed : 2011-09-30 00:00:00