SpecForce

THE YEAR IN SPECIAL OPERATIONS: 2010

SpecForce 8 Min Read

Malian soldiers conduct fast rope operations out of an MH-47 Chinook helicopter from the U.S. Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) in Bamako, Mali, May 18, 2010. The military training engagement was part of an AFRICOM-sponsored exercise called Flintlock 10, a special operations forces exercise focused on military interoperability and capacity-building with partner nations in northern and western Africa.…

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The Assault on Levita

The survivors of the enemy convoy sunk on 7 October 1943 were landed on Stampalia, where the LRDG had M2 patrol. A small naval craft (the Hedgehog) dispatched from Leros to bring back ten prisoners of war for interrogation, called with engine trouble at Levita, about twenty miles to the…

Germany SpecForce 12 Min Read

HERBSTNEBEL – Special Forces

Above is one of the rare pictures of this operation. Von Der Heydte is on the right, his arm injury clearly visible. In the center is Von Kayser and to the left is one of the jäger involved in the operation. The stress of the operation clearly shows on Von…

SpecForce 11 Min Read

SOF Grenada

An intense, if also much briefer, conflict awaited America’s special operators in Grenada, a 133-square-mile mound of volcanic ash in the eastern Caribbean. The island was home to 110,000 people, and to the peaks and craters of the volcanoes that had brought it out of the seafloor 2 million years…

RĂ–SSELPRUNG

After 1941, the Balkans provided a much-required supply of natural resources for the Reich. One source, citing post-war reports from the Nuremberg trials, stated the Balkans provided “50% of petroleum, 100% of chrome, 60% of bauxite and 21% of Copper” for the German war machine. To protect both this vital…

SpecForce Warship 4 Min Read

M80 Stiletto

The M80 Stiletto is a recently built naval prototype manufactured by the M Ship Company as an operational experimental platform for the US Navy. It has an unusual catamaran (pentamaran) hull design which makes extensive use of carbon-fibre construction for both strength and stealth. The M80 Stiletto is an American…

German Units Naval SpecForce 19 Min Read

The K-Verbände in Scandinavia

While real enemies assailed German-held Europe from east, west and south, Hitler remained obsessed with the phantom threat to the Scandinavian sector of his Thousand-Year Reich throughout the course of the Second World War. The conquest of Norway and Denmark had secured the Reich’s northern flank and, of more immediate…

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Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) Vehicles

Artist Christophe Camilotte Long Range Desert Group Motto: Non vi sed arte – Not by…

HERBSTNEBEL – Special Forces

Above is one of the rare pictures of this operation. Von Der Heydte is on…

The Assault on Levita

The survivors of the enemy convoy sunk on 7 October 1943 were landed on Stampalia,…

The Brandenburgers

A force of 62 Brandenburgers under the command of Baron Adrian von Fölkersam penetrated far…