Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force.

by Daniel Russ on January 12, 2019

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  From Rick Atkinson’s The Guns At Last Light, SHAEF by midsummer had already tripled in size from 1500 Allied officers and men originally envisioned for the headquarters. Now the roster tripled again, to 16,000, they would fill 75,000 square feet of office space. Eventually 1,800 properties around Versailles were commandeered to house 24,000 Allied […]

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This is where we are in the US right now.

by Daniel Russ on January 8, 2019

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After W I promised myself I would stay off politics and stick to military history and affairs. But it’s hard to wrote about Nazis in the past and again the Nazis in the present.   Three Swastikas in 9 Days: Anti-Semitic Incidents on Cornell’s North Campus Stoke Fear Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Armistice Day Headlines

January 4, 2019
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The Nimitz Encounters

December 29, 2018
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Merry Christmas Soldiers

December 25, 2018
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D-Day Details.

December 21, 2018
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    On the way to Normandy, the British were more than generous, adding to the US food allotment 240,000,000 pounds of potatoes, 2.4 million tent pegs, 15 million condoms, 1000 cake pans, 260,000 grave markers, 80 million packets of cookies, 54 million gallons of beer.   The US Army aggregated from overseas and from […]

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Reading from The Guns At last Light. The War in Western Europe 1944- 1945, by Rick Atkinson. Part II.

December 16, 2018

  The saying in England was that the problem with Americans is that they are “over sexed, overfed and over here.”   My father served in the 8th Air Force and was stationed in England in service there of. He told me that in England, women would signal that they were ready for sexual congress […]

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Reading from The Guns At last Light. The War in Western Europe 1944- 1945, by Rick Atkinson.

December 12, 2018
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  This book is brilliant as it paints pictures we rarely imagine. He talks about immensely altered landscape of Europe in the last year of the conflict.   Five years of warfare had left British cities as “Bedraggled, unkempt, and neglected as rotten teeth.” People talked about ‘Before the war” as if it were a […]

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The Hussites.

December 8, 2018
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      The Hussite movement began in the Bohemia, western Czechoslovakia – spread quickly at the hands or shall we say at the mouth of Jan Hus. It spread from Moravia to Hungary and no further. It was a blip in history if not an interesting one. The reason why this movement was important […]

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The Heinkel 111 Zwilling. As If Dr. Seuss Created A German Aircraft.

December 4, 2018
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  Well we all know that WWII provided budgets and motivation for innovation. The fascinating thing is that when you are an armchair military historian, every few weeks you think, “well OK we know about everything you could know about what happened in World War II.” And just then you see something you haven’t ever […]

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Another Tuskegee Airman Makes His Final Flight.

November 29, 2018

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Was Ahmose I Moses? An Opinion By One Of Our Readers, “Iggy”.

November 26, 2018
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The 18th dynasty Pharaoh’s reign coincide directly with the reign of Solomon. The Exodus occurred exactly 480 (479 literal BC years when adjusted for inclusive counting) years before the temple was built by Solomon. I think Kamose was the pharoah of the Exodus. (Google the Kamose stele/s and the English interpretations). And I think AHMOSE […]

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Grant Is Promoted

November 21, 2018
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    March 8th, Tuesday 1864, was a cold and windy day in Washington D.C. Entering the lobby of the Willard Hotel, a short, round shouldered middle-aged man, shabbily appointed, taciturn and otherwise unimpressive stood holding the hand of his 13 year old son.  He stood 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed no more […]

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“Not A Step Back.” Stalin’s Order No. 227.

November 15, 2018
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  The enemy throws new forces to the front without regard to heavy losses and penetrates deep into the Soviet Union, seizing new regions, destroying our cities and villages, and violating, plundering and killing the Soviet population. Combat goes on in region Voronezh, near Don, in the south, and at the gates of the Northern […]

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Furher Directive 25, Hitler’s Orders To Take Yugoslavia.

November 11, 2018
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German Artillery Pounds Yugoslav Positions   The military revolt in Yugoslavia has changed the political position in the Balkans. Yugoslavia, even if it makes initial professions of loyalty, must be regarded as an enemy and beaten down as quickly as possible.               2. It is my intention to break […]

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Happy Veterans Day

November 10, 2018

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“When Barbarossa begins, the world will hold its breath,” Adolph Hitler.

November 5, 2018
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  The world did hold its breath, and with the largest, best equipped, best trained, most motivated army in the world, it seemed like it might just work out.   Oddly, Alfred-Henri-Marie Baudrillart, the  Archbishop of Paris remarked during a sermon that Hitler’ invasion. Of Russia “is a noble undertaking in defense of European culture”.   […]

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1944 Was A Very Bad Year For Germany In Russia.

October 31, 2018
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  By the summer of 1943, German forces in Eastern Russia were headed West in full retreat. Quite a feat when you consider that a retreat of an army sized unit had to be approved by Hitler, something he almost never allowed. In the West, US and UK forces were pushing into the heart of […]

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W’s Brilliant Comments On Senator John McCain

October 27, 2018
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    “He loved freedom with a passion of a man who knew its absence. He respected the dignity inherent in every life, a dignity that does not stop at borders and cannot be erased by dictators,” Bush said. “Perhaps above all, John detested the abuse of power. He could not abide bigots and swaggering […]

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Rudolph Hess And His Very Bad Decision.

October 22, 2018

  Born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1894, on April 26th, Rudolf Hess did not actually reside in Germany until he was a teenager. He grew up the son of a successful businessman in the export industry. It was something his father wanted him to take up but he had no interest whatsoever in that. When […]

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