Events for December 2017
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Start of the Soviet war in Afghanistan27th December 1979
This nine-year conflict involving the Soviet Union, supporting the Marxist government of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan at their own request, against the Islamist Mujahideen Resistance. The Afghan government was also supported by India, while… Read more...
Adolf Hitler becomes Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the German Army19th December 1941
When Adolf Hitler assumed power, he granted his war minister, Werner von Blomberg, the title of Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. However, in 1938, Hitler took the title of Commander-in-Chief himself and assumed personal command… Read more...