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The Raid on Taranto 1940

Event Type: Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 1/4/2019
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 11:00 AM
Description:
 The Battle of Taranto took place on the night of 1112 November 1940 between British naval forces, under Admiral Andrew Cunningham, and Italian naval forces, under Admiral Inigo Campioni. The Royal Navy launched the first all-aircraft ship-to-ship naval attack in history, employing 21 obsolete Fairey Swordfish biplane torpedo bombers. The success of this attack augured the ascendancy of naval aviation over the big guns of battleships. Duane E. Shaffer is the presenter. This program is open to the public, no registration required.
   Sanibel Public Library
Location: Meeting Room 4
Presenter: Duane Shaffer, Media Specialist