The Owen Gun

by Daniel Russ on July 26, 2017

          Evelyn Owen’s first indigenous UK homemade weapon built in 1938 Chambered in .22 Short. He constructed a drum magazine from an automobile crankshaft’s harmonic balancer. The magazine/cylinder held 44 .22 short cartridges. A grammaphone spring powered the magazine. It featured a thumb trigger and eventually was abandoned for a simpler design, that […]

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Grant Had A Vision How To Win.

by Daniel Russ on July 22, 2017

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    Ulysses S. Grant was an odd fellow. Quite smart, and scholarly, and rather petite in person, and meticulously dressed if not from time to time, slightly threadbare . “He’s a little’un” quipped a hotel guest when Grant checked in in 1865 in Richmond. He unimpressed people, kept his tongue and when he spoke […]

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The GM-15 (Gummimaske) 1916. Germany’s First WWI Gas Mask.

July 18, 2017
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  The Germans made the GM-15 gas mask in large numbers in 1916, as it was the prototype design of a gas mask system that allowed a soldier to fight an breathe whilst located in clouds of noxious and lethal chemicals. It was the first in a series of gas mask which were manufactured for […]

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Excerpt From Astronomers Who Think They May Have Found Other Civilizations.

July 14, 2017
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  Sloan Digital Sky Survey Discovery of peculiar periodic spectral modulations in a small fraction of solar type stars E.F. Borra, E. Trottier (Submitted on 10 Oct 2016) A Fourier transform analysis of 2.5 million spectra in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey was carried out to detect periodic spectral modulations. Signals having the same period were […]

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The M3 Lee Tank.

July 10, 2017
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      The M3 Lee tank had problems for cure. It was over 10 feet tall, which made it an easy target. The armor was not welded, rather it was riveted which made it vulnerable to tank round, even those not suited for penetration. It had an unusual twin gun mount, one was 75mm […]

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This Is What Democracy Looks Like.

July 4, 2017
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Shelby Foote on Ulysses S Grant.

July 2, 2017
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This was Shelby Foote’s description of Ulysses S Grant who checked in that day to meet the Commander in Chief and engage in their first strategic conversation.   Late afternoon off a raw gusty day in early spring – March 8th, a Tuesday, 1864 – the desk clerk at Willard’s hotel, two blocks down from […]

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The Incredibly Bewildering Relationship between Shias and Sunnis On a Dept of Energy Map.

June 29, 2017
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The Incredible Cassini-Huygens Mission

June 25, 2017
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  It began almost 20 years ago. This mission is one of the most successful space exploration programs in the history of all exploration. It has traveled almost 7 million miles. About halfway through its mission it launched another probe it had been carrying; this was the Huygens module that landed on the largest moon […]

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Round Three of What Is This Picture”

June 21, 2017
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Of course Civilian Military Intelligence Group exists on 4 platforms. One of them is Google+. There a blogger named Dylan posts from I No Longer Use The Internet. I do not know where he finds these photos but they are behind the line German and Russian shots taken during WWI or WWII. Here we go […]

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Yet Another Round of “What Is This Photo?”

June 17, 2017
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Of course Civilian Military Intelligence Group exists on 4 platforms. One of them is Google+. There a blogger named Dylan posts from I No Longer Use The Internet. I do not know where he finds these photos but they are behind the line German and Russian shots taken during WWI or WWII. Here we go […]

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Another Round of “What Is This Photo?”

June 13, 2017
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Of course Civilian Military Intelligence Group exists on 4 platforms. One of them is Google+. There a blogger named Dylan posts from I No Longer Use The Internet. I do not know where he finds these photos but they are behind the line German and Russian shots taken during WWI or WWII. Here we go […]

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The Paintings of Amos Bad Heart Bull.

June 9, 2017
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        Born about 1868 or 1869, Amos was just eight when George Armstrong Custer led a column of US Army Cavalry against the Sioux Village at Little Bighorn. He was the son of Bad Heart Bull, nephew of Red Cloud, the famous leader of the Oglala Sioux. Following the killing of Crazy […]

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Real Boomerangs

June 5, 2017
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It’s just a flat hard airfoil, and for centuries, it was a go to tool for bringing home dinner. Man we have it easy these days. Here are some actual aboriginal boomerangs and some actual Aborigines and some instructional video. Enjoy.                       Save Save Related […]

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The Colt Revolving Rifle.

June 1, 2017
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Colt Ring Loader   Colt Revolving Rifle   The Colt Revolving Rifle was an attempt to capitalize on the success of the cylinder operated Colt Navy Revolvers. Everyone was looking for a multiple shot format that worked the best. Why not then just create a long gun version of the revolver action? The Revolving Rifle […]

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More Photo ID Guesswork

May 28, 2017
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  Again, I remind you I am guessing   Marines. Japan. maybe Okinawa, Rooting out dug in enemy.   PR Shot, Russians Counter attacking Germans     Italy. Nazi infantry unit mans an MG-42.     El Alamein, Bernard Montgomery, leaders of the 8th Army surveilling battlefield on top of a Matilda tank.     […]

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Guessing What These Photographs Are.

May 24, 2017
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  Folks, these are guesses.     PR Photo. Elbe Germany. A Russian officer and a US Officer each share the workings of the weaponry they are holding. A PPSh submachine gun, A Colt 1911 .45 caliber, and a Luger are examined.     Germany April 1945. Hitler Youth Corp carrying panzerfausts into Berlin to […]

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The Kamov-22 Soviet Fixed Wing Rotorcraft Hybrid.

May 20, 2017
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            Its Moniker was “The Hoop”, anointed so by NATO during the competitive Cold War projects between the East and the West. The idea was one of many rotorcraft/fixed-wing hybrids. This on was famous for its nickname “Vintokryl” or ‘screw wing’.   The Ka-22 was supposed to be faster than […]

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Previously Classified Atomic Bomb Footage

May 16, 2017

  Recently the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory released previously classified films of atomic bomb tests conducted by the US in the 1950s. Some of the footage is astonishing in its beauty and symmetry. Some of these explosions are air bursts, some are filmed in slow motion and some are underground tests.   I have attached […]

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B2 Bomber Pics From Pinterest

May 12, 2017
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