'If they won't come out, we'll blast them out' - Cunningham
"If they won't come out of Taranto", Admiral Cunningham is reported to have declared, "we shall blast then out". That, indeed, is what the Royal Navy did on November 11, when the ‘planes of the Fleet
In the Fleet Air Arm's attack on Taranto on November 11, 1940 a ship of the Littorio class was left with her forecastle under water and a heavy list. Above is the "Littorio", one of four capital shi
One window left, for shuttered gloom
Lies fast on many a folded eye.
Yet still within my shadowed room
The trees, the flowers, the open sky
Lay healing hands upon a mind
Of quietude by war bereft
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