Military

Sketching the War….

   Too often our visions of war are only one-sided.  The terrors of combat, the death and destruction, the ungainly marching of the army across a vast moon-cratered battlefield. While the horrors of war are certainly true, and the effect of them equally as terrible on the men and women that must fight them, there’s … Continue reading »

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Upcoming: Freeman Field, Part II.

Exciting News!  Having previously written about Freeman Field and all of the controversies and history seen on the base, I’m currently working on a freelance piece about this airfield, particularly with reference to all of the Axis material and aircraft research that occurred while it was open.  It’s not due out until later in the … Continue reading »

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Have You Tried OWI?

Back after a brief hiatus, I was doing some research tonight at the LOC Prints & Photographs Reading Room and I’m constantly amazed at the amounts of photographs coming online.  As seen in the example above, there are just thousands upon thousands of photographs that are useful in researching early 20th Century history.  Let’s say … Continue reading »

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Happy Belated Birthday, United States Navy!

Yesterday, it turns out, was the birthday of the United States Navy!  I had been doing some research over at the Navy History & Heritage Command website and found that out. (1) Go Navy! (Even though I’m an Army guy, it’s still good to wish a happy birthday!) In honor of this special day, I … Continue reading »

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The Lusitania: Secrets of the Deep Back From the Dead!

(Source: LOC Prints & Photographs Division) Newsflash!!!! Ammunition found in the Lusitania’s holds!  More to come ASAP!

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“The Big Red One” Now on Sale at Sears!

I was cruising around the ‘net yesterday and found an interesting story on Forbes about the First Infantry Division.  It seems the Army has licensed the use of the insignia and related items for a clothing line to appear at Sears.  Not without controversy, some veteran’s organizations and others are shocked at the deal.  Right … Continue reading »

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Packers On Planes and Pass the KLIM!

(1) Well, I’ve been watching the news with regards to the upcoming presidential election and have been doing some reading about John McCain and his POW experiences.  It looks like the conditions were pretty horrific in general, not to mention the mental state of those behind the bars.  This has made me start to do … Continue reading »

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A Corona, a Discoverer, and the Battle with the Bear!

Hi all, Real quick, I wanted to post up a great topic I’ve been searching, with the promise of more to come!  School will be starting once again and I will be able to post up a bit more regularly. ————————– With the emergence of the Russian Bear this week, the Cold War is seemingly … Continue reading »

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My lawn is dead, but lotsa blog topics are on the way! Stay tuned!

Dear readers, I am still here!  My lawn is dead, but I have so many great history blog topics that I cannot wait to share.  I apologize for the lack of postings, but with summer vacation and camps with the kids, it’s been a pretty busy summer.  Nevertheless, I will be posting up soon with … Continue reading »

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The Middle Eastern Crisis: Action, Inaction and Fallout!

With the failure of diplomacy, the western nations of Britain, France and Israel moved quickly on the issue of the Suez Canal.  Israel moved its forces quickly into Egypt, while in Europe, both Britain and France geared up for the coming conflict and moved warships, troops and aircraft into striking positions. (1) Raiding equipment stores … Continue reading »

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