Explore Free French, Toulon, and more!

Explore related topics

Aerial view of Toulon, France, 28 Nov 1942; note smoke rising from burning ships-When Allied forces arrived in North Africa to team up with the Free French Forces to beat back the Axis occupiers, and French naval crews, emboldened by the Allied initiative, scuttled the French fleet off Toulon, in southeastern France, to keep it from being used by those same Axis powers, Hitler retaliated.

[Photo] Aerial view of Toulon, France, 28 Nov 1942; note smoke rising from burning ships

Aerial view of Toulon, France, 28 Nov note smoke rising from burning ships Source Imperial War Museum Identification Code C 3293 Added By C.

HMS Nelson and her sister Rodney were the Royal Navy's only 16 in battleships: completed in the mid 20s after the Washington Treaty, they were cut down from a larger design, losing their fourth (stern) triple turret, and considerable engine power besides. Instantly recognisable, they were never fast, but always formidable.

HMS Nelson and her sister Rodney were the Royal Navy's only 16 in battleships: completed in the mid 20s after the Washington Treaty, they were cut down from a larger design, losing their fourth (stern) triple turret, and considerable engine power besides. Instantly recognisable, they were never fast, but always formidable.

Photo

Cruiser Dupleix aflame at Toulon, France, circa 27 Nov 1942

Vue aérienne de l’entrée au grand bassin Vauban de la base navale de Toulon du porte-avions Charles de Gaulle. © S.Chenal / Marine Nationale

Vers un porte-avions Charles de Gaulle tout Rafale

Vue aérienne de l’entrée au grand bassin Vauban de la base navale de Toulon du porte-avions Charles de Gaulle. © S.Chenal / Marine Nationale

August 1944: Wreck of the Strasbourg at Toulon, France.

August Wreck of the Strasbourg at Toulon, France.

Mers el Kebir. 3th of July 1940. Le drame de "La Bretagne". Many Breton coastal families have lost a parent this day.

of July Le drame de "La Bretagne". Many Breton coastal families have lost a parent this day.

Pinterest
Search