Sunday, May 14, 2017

The Explorers' Club, № DXLIX

Operation AXIOM: The World War
14-15 May 1917: The Battle of the Straits of Otranto—A squadron of the Austro-Hungarian Imperial & Royal War Navy (kaiserlich und königlich Kriegsmarine) under the command of Miklós Horthy raided the Otranto Barrage, sinking over a dozen anti-submarine drifters & two destroyers, & interdicting a munitions convoy, temporarily lifting the Entente blockade 'twixt the Adriatic & Mediterranean Seas.

Lest we forget.

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