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Two ships and a decal for German Navy Day
The history of the modern German Navy goes back to the Reichsflotte that was founded on June 14th, 1848 — 175 years ago. Since then it has gone by many names, but now it’s called Bundesmarine and consists of 65 vessels, 56 aircraft, and 17,000 people. Its anniversary will be celebrated in Wilhelmshafen by opening up frigate Hamburg for the public, as well as concerts and competitions.
RN Geniere Is Back for Italian Navy Day
On June 10th, 1918 an Italian MAS 15 torpedo boat, commanded by lieutenant Luigi Rizzo, scouted an Austro-Hungarian dreadnought Szent István — and sank it with only two well-placed torpedo hits. It was a triumph for the Italian fleet, and since 1939 this date is celebrated as Italian Navy Day.
  • 9 June 2023
Vehicles of D-Day for Golden Eagles!
Today the world remembers the valor of the Allies in their daring landing in Normandy as a part of Operation Overlord. The success of D-Day allowed them to liberate France in mere months and hastened the end of World War II. To commemorate the largest landing operation in history, we are temporarily returning for sale for Golden Eagles vehicles that stormed the beaches of Normandy!
Celebrating 500 Years of Swedish Independence!
On June 6th, 1523 Gustav Vasa ascended to the Swedish throne and declared the secession of Sweden from the Kalmar Union. Since then, Sweden has maintained independence for 500 years! And on June 6th, 1809 a constitution was adopted that abolished absolute monarchy and paved the way for modern democracy. So this date is celebrated as the National Day of Sweden for two reasons!
D-Day: Event and Decal
On June 6th, 1944 over 150,000 Allied soldiers landed on the beaches of Normandy under heavy fire from German fortifications. Opening a second front in Western Europe was one of the most important events in World War II and led to the Allied victory in less than a year.
Decal and Destroyer for Canadian Armed Forces Day
The first Sunday of June in Canada is dedicated to celebrating the country’s armed forces. Canada participated in both World Wars, and by 1945 it had the fourth largest air force and fifth largest navy in the world. Since then the Canadian Armed Forces have participated in numerous operations across the world — usually as a part of international coalitions.
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  • 2 June 2023
T129 is Back for the Turkish Air Force Day
The Air forces of the Ottoman Empire were founded on June 1st, 1911, and by the end of 1916 they commanded 90 aircraft. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, paid special attention to the Air Force of his country, and his adopted daughter Sabiha Gökçen became one of the first female pilots of military aircraft. Today the Turkish Air Force enlists over 50 thousand people and has over 500 aircraft.
Legendary SPG for The Swedish Home Guard Day
The Swedish Home Guard was founded on May 29th, 1940, as World War II was heating up. Sweden managed to remain neutral, so the Home Guard never participated in battles. Today 20 000 people are still ready to join the ranks by the Command’s decree — and sometimes help out with rescue missions and police work.
Decal and Discounts for Israel Defense Forces Anniversary
The Israel Defense Forces were created on May 26th, 1948, during the Arab-Israeli War, uniting the existing paramilitary groups. They began with no aircraft and with merely three tanks, but soon evolved into one of the most professional and well-armed armies in the world. In all conflicts involving Israel Defense Forces they emerged victorious.
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  • 26 May 2023
French National Sailor Day Decal and Discounts
The history of the French Navy goes back to the legendary Cardinal Richelieu, who saw the fleet go from humble beginnings to conquering faraway lands across the globe — from Canada to Madagascar. Today the French Navy is amongst one of the largest in the world, with over 180 vessels and 200 aircraft.
US Armed Forces Day
In 1947, President Harry Truman unified various parts of the US Armed Forces under a single chain of command, and in 1950 he dedicated a day to commemorate them all — the third Saturday of May. Now the US Armed forces employ over 1.3 million people: they are the biggest and most advanced in the world.
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  • 19 May 2023
WT ♥ Poland. Happy Constitution Day!
May 3rd is celebrated in Poland as Constitution Day. This historical document was adopted in 1791, way ahead of its time, and for generations. May 3rd was a symbol of Poland’s struggle for independence and prosperity. Join us in War Thunder to celebrate this day!
Koi and Golden Week in Japan
In late April to early May Japan, celebrates several holidays that form the Golden Week. April 29th, the birthday of Emperor Hirohito, is celebrated as Showa Day, May 3rd is the Constitution Day, May 4th is the Greenery Day, and May 5th is the Children’s Day. The latter is celebrated by Japanese families by putting out koinobori — windsocks in the shape of the koi carps that symbolize each member of the family.
Israel Independence Day
On May 14th 1948, Israel declared its independence — and then managed to defend it thanks to its armed forces. This holiday is celebrated on 5 Iyar in the Hebrew calendar, which in 2023 corresponds to April 25-26, from sunset till sunset. On this day, people decorate their houses and cars with Israeli flags and have picnics, the government gives out awards for contributions to Israeli culture, and some military bases open up to visitors.
Italy Liberation Day
By the end of April of 1945, Italy-based forces of the Wehrmacht and Republic of Salo had no supplies or manpower to oppose the Allies, and so on the 29th they capitulated at Caserta. However, it was the 25th of April that became Liberation Day — on this date the National Liberation Committee of Upper Italy called for all guerrillas to rise against the occupying forces and force their garrisons to surrender.
Zimbabwe Independence Day
During the dissolution of the British Empire one of its colonies, South Rhodesia, decided to declare its independence unilaterally. This led to it being unrecognized by other countries during its entire existence. In 1979 it returned under British protectorate, and after elections on April 18th, 1980, it became independent again, this time under the name Zimbabwe.
  • 18 April 2023
Vasily Matsievich’s Birthday
Soviet fighter pilot Vasily Matsievich was born on April 13th, 1913. As a part of 26th Regiment he defended Leningrad from enemy bombers during the blockade, and by June 1942 had made 196 sorties. In 1943 he was awarded the highest award of the USSR — the Order of Lenin, the Gold Star medal and the title “Hero of the Soviet Union”.
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  • 13 April 2023
Day of Aviation and Cosmonautics
On April 12th, 1961 a new era in humanity’s quest for the skies began: for the first time in history a manned craft orbited the Earth. Yuri Gagarin became a legend, and to commemorate his heroic flight, April 12th was declared the Day of Aviation and Cosmonautics. Celebrate it with us in War Thunder!