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8 June 1944

8 June 1944War at SeaGerman submarine U-373 sunk off BrestGerman submarine U-970 sunk off El FerrolWestern FrontThe two Allied armies in Normandy meet up near Port-en-Bessin, merging all the beachheads into one.ItalyBadoglio arrives in RomePacificUS forces intended for the invasion of Saipan reach Eniwetok and KwajaleinHow to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 8 June 1944, http://www.
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Official Records of the Rebellion

p.135: SPLIT 3: SOME NOTES ON UNLOADING LANDING CRAFT As it is frequently overlooked, it may be proper to state precisely what gang-planks are required under such circumstances. We prepared the following: Four gang-planks, built so that a carriage or anything else could be taken from the deck of a vessel up to the gunwale; four about 20 feet long, reaching from thence to the canal barges; four more about 30 feet long, reaching from thence to the flat-boats; four more about 14 feet long, reaching from thence to the pontoon bridges or rafts; four more about 12 feet long, reaching from thence to the shore.
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Pollux III AKS-4 - History

Pollux III(AKS-4: dp. 13,910; 1. 459& 39;2& 34;; b. 63& 39;0& 34;; dr. 26& 39;5& 34;; s. 17 k.;cpl. 199; a. 1 5& 34;, 4 3& 34;; cl. Castor).The third Pollux (AK~4) was laid down hy the Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Kearney. N.J. as SS Nancy Lykee 2 October 1941, Iaunched 5 Februiry 1942, acquired by the Navy 19 March, transferred to the Robbins Dry Dock and Repair Co.
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Warsaw Pact

On May 15, 1955, representatives of the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, and Romania meeting in Warsaw, Poland, signed the multilateral Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance, officially designated the & 34;Pact of Mutual Assistance and Unified Command,& 34; and more popularly known as the Warsaw Pact.
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Central Powers face rebellion on the home front

As the First World War draws to a close, angry rebels in both Germany and Austria-Hungary revolt on November 3, 1918, raising the red banner of the revolutionary socialist Communist Party and threatening to follow the Russian example in bringing down their imperialist governments.By the last week of October 1918, three of the Central Powers—Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire—were in talks with the Allies about reaching an armistice, while the fourth, Bulgaria, had concluded one in September.
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