Canada Kicks Ass
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PluggyRug @ Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:04 am


xerxes @ Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:16 am

The first footage from the final resting place of the USS Johnston has been released.

The ships looks in relatively good shape in spite of the ravages of both time and war. The bridge especially is surprisingly intact considering the directs hits it took.


bootlegga @ Tue May 04, 2021 9:54 am

This opens up all kinds of possibilities...


bootlegga @ Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:14 pm

Drone refuels U.S. Navy fighter jet in midair for the first time


Scape @ Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:28 pm

Russia 'building first fully stealth warship'


bootlegga @ Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:43 am

This is from 2017, but it's still a good fit for this thread - Inspiration for blockbuster Dunkirk an unsung Montreal hero

The real-life hero of this summer’s blockbuster movie Dunkirk, which portrays the valiant effort of naval officers and civilians to evacuate more than 300,000 Allied soldiers trapped by the Germans during the Second World War, was a Canadian who grew up in Montreal and attended McGill University.

Yet the name of James Campbell Clouston, who is credited with saving close to 200,000 soldiers as German planes bombed and strafed the pier while he calmly ushered troops onto ships for five days, is never mentioned in the film and remains largely unknown in Canada.


raydan @ Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:06 pm



xerxes @ Wed Nov 03, 2021 6:06 pm

UK Royal Marines dominated US Marines in a desert-battle simulation, prompting them to surrender less than halfway through, report says

US Marines were driven into submission by their British counterparts during a training exercise held deep in the California desert last week, according to a report in Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper.

The paper reported the group of Royal Marines employed new tactics that helped them get the better of the American troops, who were on home soil.

According to The Telegraph, Exercise Green Dagger involved the two nations facing off against each other in a competition in which the sides were tasked with taking out one another's assets.

The Royal Marines "dominated" the US in the five-day simulation, it said, with US forces asking for a "reset" less than halfway 8O through.

At one point, the Royal Marines had taken out or disabled almost all the US assets, The Telegraph said.

The Royal Navy told Insider that the victory was decisive.

In a statement, it said the mock battle "concluded with a last-minute 'enemy' assault which was repelled, leaving allied forces in control of over two thirds of the entire 'battlefield.'"

The navy said the British commandos "won decisive battles early on and gained ground from their enemy, but, with the US Marines pushing into allied territory, Royal Marines and their allies carried out raids behind enemy lines to stop further counterattacks."

The UK forces celebrated online in the aftermath.

A tweet on Saturday by 40 Commando, a subdivision of the Royal Marines, said UK forces triumphed in "an epic close quarters finale."


No one tell Bart. I doubt he would take it well.


Scape @ Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:47 am


Scape @ Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:34 pm


bootlegga @ Wed Dec 08, 2021 4:02 pm

80 years ago today, the Empire of Japan attacked Hong Kong, and the battle cost the lives of over 2,000, another 2,000+ injured, and thousands more captured. That included hundreds of Canadians killed or injured, and just over a thousand captured. The POWs then suffered tremendously while in Japanese POW camps.


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