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Matapan

Cape. a cape in S Greece, at the S central tip of the Peloponnese: the southern point of the mainland of Greece
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Though the British Navy won the Battle of Matapan against Italy and sunk the German battleship Bismarck, the United Kingdom could do little as the Nazis invaded Greece, Yugoslavia, Crete, and, finally, Russia.
He was in control of Valiant's searchlights as it fought an Italian cruiser in the battle of Cape Matapan when he spotted an unexpected second enemy vessel nearby.
Mediterranean Sea2###1,144,800###2,965,800###4,688###1,429###15,197###4,632###Off Cape Matapan, Greece
(48) By that stage radar had already proved its value in night action at Matapan, and it was radar, not shipboard spotter planes that was to be decisive in the sinking of the Japanese battleship Kirishima at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on November 15, 1942, and of the German Scharnhorst at the Battle of North Cape on December 31, 1943.
It bombarded the African and Italian coasts and took part in the Battle of Cape Matapan off Greece on March 28, 1941, sinking three enemy destroyers.
Admiral Sir Dudley Pound had sunk the German cruiser Wiesbaden at the battle of Jutland in 1916; Brooke had closed the gap left by the sudden surrender of the Belgians during the retreat to Dunkirk in 1940; Air Chief Marshall Sir Charles Portal had won a Military Cross in the Great War and could fly every plane in existence; Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham had launched the successful naval air attack on the Italian fleet at Taranto in November 1940 and inflicted a major defeat on it in March 1941 at Cape Matapan oft the Greek coast.
Asi, por ejemplo, podemos citar palabras, que vienen del arabe, como Matapan, o de origen espanol, como Abadengo, o Sabatinas.
Five minutes' fighting off Cape Matapan drives the Italian navy from the Mediterranean for the rest of the war.
This barren, mountainous peninsula stretches all the way to Cape Matapan, the southern tip of mainland Europe.
Other than a victory for the fleet at the Battle of Cape Matapan, where theItalian fleet was so badly damaged it was never considered a serious threat again, that was a desperate time.
He next tells of the hunting-down of the battleship Bismarck in the North Atlantic after she had sunk the Hood, and then of the decisive defeat of the Italian fleet off Cape Matapan. He fits the story of Admiral Fraser's destruction of the Scharnhorst off North Cape in its proper chronological place, between accounts of the battles for Guadalcanal and for the Philippines.