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Big Boom! A Desperate Race for Intelligence!

(1) Putting conspiracy aside for just a moment, the facts remain that post-World War II, the United States found itself in a desperate race with the Soviet Union on many fronts. One of the most important was atomic weapons. Each of the players struggled to stay on top, with new technologies and strategies to keep … 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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Blown! The Bridge, The Spy, and “The War To End All Wars”

Well, I’m back.  This summer is shaping up to be a busy one, probably your summer is also.  It seems there is never enough time to finish all that needs to be done and my poor blog is suffering.  Thank you dear reader for hanging in there and continuing to stop by.  I have so … Continue reading »

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Tries, Spies, and Lies: Washed Up Into Operation Mincemeat!

By 1943, the Allies had already set in motion the coming destruction of the Axis powers. With the collapse of the African front, and the main invasion of Europe not scheduled until 1944, the next series of planned operations centered on the invasion of Sicily. “Operation Husky”, as it was called, would enable control of … Continue reading »

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Tries, Spies, and Lies: The Art of Deception and the Invasion of Sicily!

(1) Hello Dear Readers! It’s been another crazy weekend here with the family and activities, so I didn’t get to post up my newest topic yet, but rest assured, it’s gonna be good!  I’ve got about half the research done, and I keep turning up new facts. Involving the invasion of Sicily during  World War … Continue reading »

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No whiskey, no tires, no gas, but spies, lotsa spies! Here we go again!

I can’t help but get a chuckle sometimes when folks today complain about the regulation of the government on our daily lives. Granted, they do have a point, but from my perspective, compared to daily life during the World War II, it’s nothing…… Imagine everyone today having ration cards, no cars being produced, few, if … Continue reading »

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The ENORMOZ VENONA Intercepts, Secret Agents, and the “peacefully atomic” postwar years.

(1) It’s easy to look back at the fifties and see a time of big-finned cars, teenagers, and that “evil” Elvis Presley. It’s also quite fashionable to satirize and poke fun at the tone of McCarthyism and Communist spy hysteria that swept the country during those years.   However, no matter how we feel today, … Continue reading »

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