author={Amnon Sella},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={555 - 583}
  • Amnon Sella
  • Published 1978
  • Journal of Contemporary History
Since the beginning of the second world war there have been four surprise attacks which have made a world-wide impact on politicalmilitary thinking: ’Barbarossa’, Pearl Harbour, the Six-Day War and the October War. Despite some differences, these four present noteworthy similarities and can be considered as a group. In general terms the intention of a surprise attack is to shock and paralyze the political-military system, in the hope that any recovery will at best be slow. If it is successful… Expand
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The landscape of the naval battle at the Egadi Islands (241 B.C.)
The final battle of the First Punic War between Rome and Carthage, the battle of the Egadi Islands, took place in 241 B.C. Finds of multiple bronze warship rams, helmets, and amphoras, destined for aExpand


Battle of britain.
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