Vittorio Veneto firing on British ships, Battle of Cape Spartivento, 27 Nov 1940

Caption     Vittorio Veneto firing on British ships, Battle of Cape Spartivento, 27 Nov 1940 ww2dbase
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Photos on Same Day 27 Nov 1940
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1. Anonymous says:
22 Nov 2009 08:02:22 PM

This photo of Vittorio Veneto firing her main guns shows her as she was ment to be seen, as a warship ment to impress her enemies and encourage her allies. Best shot of an Italian Battleship I've ever seen.
2. Anonymous says:
27 Nov 2013 09:31:34 AM

Rare to actually see the Italian fleet come out of port and engage the enemy.
3. E.Bagnasco says:
30 Dec 2017 05:37:23 PM

Photo taken during a fire exercice in the Gulf of Taranto on August 1940: Littorio followed by Vittorio Veneto.

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