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Happy Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to spend a romantic evening together in your favorite game, give out gifts and compliments, and, of course, get new decals in War Thunder.
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  • 14 February 2023
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National Foundation Day in Japan
According to legend, Jimmu, the first Emperor of Japan ascended to the throne 2683 years ago on the first day of the first Lunar month — that was February 11th, 660 BC. After the Meiji Restoration, the Emperor decreed this day a national holiday; it was temporarily banned after WWII, but was brought back in the mid-1960s. On February 11th Japanese temples hold festivals, buildings are decorated with flags, and the royal family addresses the nation.
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  • 10 February 2023
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Victory in Stalingrad Day
The Battle of Stalingrad began in the summer of 1942: both German and Soviet command considered the city to be of critical importance. In autumn the Red Army during Operation Uranus successfully encircled the Wehrmacht forces near Stalingrad. Axis powers failed in their attempt to break through, and on February 2nd, 1943 field marshal Paulus went against Hitler’s orders and surrendered. This victory became one of the most important events of WWII.
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  • 2 February 2023
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Australia Day
On January 26th, 1788, the British First Fleet landed at Sydney Cove, proclaiming British sovereignty over New South Wales and the founding of Sydney. Nowadays January 26th is the main state holiday — Australia Day. Congratulations to all our Australian players!
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  • 26 January 2023
Happy Lunar New Year!
On January 22nd the East welcomes the arrival of the new year: the year of the rabbit! Congratulations to everyone who celebrates! Let us light up the lanterns, launch fireworks into the sky — and, of course, give out gifts!
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  • 18 January 2023
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Swedish Armed Forces Day
The history of the Swedish Armed Forces goes back half a millennium, when Gustav Vasa led a rebellion against Denmark, secured Sweden’s independence and became its king. On January 14th, 1521, sixteen young men were chosen to be Gustav’s life guards. And even today, the Life Guards are one of the largest units in the Swedish Armed Forces.
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  • 13 January 2023
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New Year with War Thunder!
Christmas frost outside - it is time to decorate the Christmas tree and happily wait for the New Year. These winter days are the time of Christmas miracles, fun and gifts. Miracles we will leave to Santa but the fun and gifts will be provided by us!
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  • 22 December 2022
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80th anniversary of the “Normandie — Niemen” regiment
On November 25th, 1942, an agreement was signed between the USSR and France concerning forming a French aviation squadron on the eastern front. It was named “Normandie” after the French province whose coat of arms — a red shield with two golden lions — became the basis for the squadron’s insignia.
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  • 25 November 2022
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Polish Independence Day
At the end of 18th century Poland was partitioned, its territories annexed by nearby empires. But at the end of WWI Russia bowed out of the war, while Austria-Hungary and Germany capitulated. It allowed Poland to regain its freedom in 1918 — and it celebrates its Independence Day on November 11th, the anniversary of the end of World War I.
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  • 11 November 2022
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People's Liberation Army Air Force Day
Soon after the People's Liberation Army of China was formed, it created its own Air Force on November 11th, 1949. At first it consisted mostly of Soviet aircraft, but now it boasts a wide range of Chinese-made aircraft and is among the three largest air forces in the world.
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  • 11 November 2022
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Italian National Unity and Armed Forces Day
On November 3rd, 1918, Austria-Hungary capitulated in World War I, its territorial concessions allowing Italy to complete its reunification that began way back in the middle of the XIX century. Thus November 4th, the day that the armistice went into effect, is celebrated as National Unity and Armed Forces Day. Italians were celebrating it before Mussolini’s rise to power, during his premiership and after where it’s the only holiday to have remained in effect for the past century.
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  • 4 November 2022
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Happy Anniversary War Thunder!
We celebrate a wonderful date - November the 1st is the 10 year anniversary of War Thunder!
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US Navy Birthday
On October 13th, 1775, at the very beginning of the American Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress passed a resolution to create a Navy whose goal was to attack British ships near the American coastline. This first fleet was disbanded after the war, but the date remained in history, and now, while the US Navy is the largest in the entire world, it celebrates its birthday on October 13th.
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  • 13 October 2022
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German Unity Day
32 years ago, on October 3rd 1990, Germany was reunited after several decades of separation. We congratulate our German players during one of the main national holidays!
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National Day of the People's Republic of China
Every year, on the 1st of October, the central squares in China will be decorated with compositions of fresh flowers, Chinese lanterns, dragon figures and see folk festivals and performances on the streets that will continue for several days in the “golden week”. This day marks the main public holiday in China.
  • 30 September 2022
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US Air Force Birthday
World War II proved air superiority to be crucial, so on September 18th, 1947 US Air Force became a separate branch of the country’s armed forces. Today it’s the largest air force in the world with more than 320 000 troops, 5 000 aircraft and 400 ICBMs.
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  • 16 September 2022
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Battle of Britain Day
On September 15th, 1940, the Luftwaffe performed its largest air attack on Great Britain, wanting to destroy the Royal Air Force. The Germans sent 620 fighters and 500 bombers to London, hoping to draw out and defeat the RAF. And yet RAF pilots held off and in the end downed twice as many enemy aircraft as the Luftwaffe did. Having failed in the sky, Germany scrapped its plans of invading the UK.
  • 15 September 2022
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Victory in Asia Day
On August 10th, 1945, the day following the Nagasaki bombing, Japan accepted the Allies’ conditions for surrender. On August 15th Emperor Hirohito addressed his nation in an unprecedented broadcast, and on September 2nd an official surrender ceremony took place. This date is considered to mark the final end of World War II.
  • 2 September 2022