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battle field.

1. small town/village
2. in 1944

3. among the defenders there were paratroopers (not bastogne)
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Italian Frogmen but from much closer a ship the Olterra was docked at Algeciras right across from Gibraltar was a covert base. The British suspected but had no evidence.

"We never found any proof of the part played by the Olterra in this affair. From British Naval Headquarters on Gibraltar we could see, with the naked eye, the Olterra’s superstructure above the exterior mole at Algeciras. The possibility that the Olterra might be associated in some way with the attacks of human torpedoes did not escape us, but there was never the least visible evidence to suggest the actual nature of her participation..."

[Borghese, Valerio (1995). Sea Devils: Italian Navy Commandos in World War II. Naval Institute Press. p 244]

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What commando unit was based 'within sight' of its principal target for an extended period? And what was the 'Name' of its base of operations which remained undetected in plain sight?
The Italian Frogmen assaults on Gibraltar, from Tangier?
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The Brits made a bloody good movie on how they stopped them, wasnt made up was it??[:'(]

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battle field.

1. small town/village
2. in 1944

3. among the defenders there were paratroopers (not bastogne)
4. most attackers where paratroopers
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Carentan....

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04/06/42 Submarine HMS Urge (17 N) returned to Malta from patrol in the Tyrrhenian Sea, having sunk the Light Cruiser RN Giovanni delle Bande Nere, shelled a merchant vessel, and blown up what SIGNIFICANT mobile ground target?

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04/06/42 Submarine HMS Urge (17 N) returned to Malta from patrol in the Tyrrhenian Sea, having sunk the Light Cruiser RN Giovanni delle Bande Nere, shelled a merchant vessel, and blown up what SIGNIFICANT mobile ground target?

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I read once about a sub that was supposed to have destroyed a tank on shore! No idea if that is true or if the Urge was involved, but it fits your question so I will go with that.
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04/06/42 Submarine HMS Urge (17 N) returned to Malta from patrol in the Tyrrhenian Sea, having sunk the Light Cruiser RN Giovanni delle Bande Nere, shelled a merchant vessel, and blown up what SIGNIFICANT mobile ground target?


A tank would not be a SIGNIFICANT mobile ground target.



This is the only clue I'm giving.

There is an old myth that Mussolini make the them run on time.

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04/06/42 Submarine HMS Urge (17 N) returned to Malta from patrol in the Tyrrhenian Sea, having sunk the Light Cruiser RN Giovanni delle Bande Nere, shelled a merchant vessel, and blown up what SIGNIFICANT mobile ground target?


A tank would not be a SIGNIFICANT mobile ground target.



This is the only clue I'm giving.

There is an old myth that Mussolini make the them run on time.

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Well Mussolini made the trains run on time - but why a train would be significant and not a tank is beyond me [&:]
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It was an attempt to keep you from choosing tank. Since trains are larger and therefore more significant than tanks.
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I can't remember if this has been asked yet so forgive me if I'm being redundant.

What did the term "blow Job" refer during WWII?

Hint: It's not sexual.
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I can't remember if this has been asked yet so forgive me if I'm being redundant.

What did the term "blow Job" refer during WWII?

Hint: It's not sexual.

1. It refered to a type of aircraft.
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I can't remember if this has been asked yet so forgive me if I'm being redundant.

What did the term "blow Job" refer during WWII?

Hint: It's not sexual.

1. It refered to a type of aircraft.

2. The aircraft in question was a 2 engined fighter
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I can't remember if this has been asked yet so forgive me if I'm being redundant.

What did the term "blow Job" refer during WWII?

Hint: It's not sexual.

1. It refered to a type of aircraft.

2. The aircraft in question was a 2 engined fighter
This sound familiar but, alas, I have no idea.
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The British Vampire jet fighter
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As its a WWII question I'll say Meteor
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ME 262
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Name "The Worlds largest tank ever produced"

Height: 18 meters
Weight: 40 tonnes

Designed to overcome petty obstacles at 17km per hour.
Research discontinued in 1916 due to lack of funding.




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ME 262
pauldernyck is correct. US pilots called them blow jobs because they blew past you.
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