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US Supplied The French After Normandy

by Daniel Russ on September 25, 2020

The French relied on America for logistical support after the Normandy invasion. From pork free rations for Muslim soldiers to French-English dictionaries. Americans were bringing a lot to the French battlefield: 1,100 tanks, 215,000 infantry rifles, 17,000 tons of corned and frozen beef. They brought 20 million Atabrine anti-malarial tablets. 7 million packets of pipe […]

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The Amazing Cluster That Invading Sicily Became

by Daniel Russ on February 25, 2020

    From Rick Atkinson’s Day of Battle. “Ships wallowed like treasure laden galleons on the Spanish Main. The American convoys alone carried more than 100,000 tons  of supplies.  5,000 tons of crated airplanes, 7000 tons of coal, 19,000 tons of signal equipment the expedition manifest was Homerian in scale and variety. 6.6 million rations, […]

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78 Years Ago Today

December 7, 2019
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Japanese Strike US 7th Fleet In Pearl Harbor Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Marine Corps Silent Drill Team 2019

June 20, 2019
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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huGez7dAKS8&t=585s   Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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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.

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 Odd Beauty of Military Boneyards

July 10, 2018

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Korea Is Not Just The Forgotten War. It Is The Odd War.

June 28, 2018
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Marines at Yudam-Ni Douglas McArthur fell into a trap engineered by Mao Tse Tung and his combat planners. The Korean War began on the 25th of June 1950 and ended on July 27th 1953. It was a bloody back and forth struggle between local, poor and mostly uneducated masses and the United Nations combined force […]

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D-Day Invasion Maps

June 6, 2018
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The Slug Fest That Began At Pearl Harbor.

June 3, 2018

  Nothing paints a struggle quite like taking a moment to look at casualty and lost lists. There was never a more brutal fight between two nations like there was between Japan and the United States. The environments were fetid, swampy, inundated with natural predators and configured to hide indigenous defenders. Both soldiers were filled […]

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The Model 48 Charger

February 22, 2018
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From Wikipwedia: General characteristics Crew: 2 Capacity: 6 paratroops in utility/cargo bay[8] Length: 34 ft 10 in (10.62 m) Wingspan: 30 ft 1.25 in (9.1758 m) Height: 13 ft 7 in (4.14 m) Wing area: 216 sq ft (20.1 m2) Empty weight: 4,457 lb (2,022 kg) Gross weight: 10,460 lb (4,745 kg) Fuel capacity: 258 US Gallon (977 L) internal[8] Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada T74-CP-8/10 turboprop, 650 hp (480 kW) […]

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Deployed During Christmas

December 25, 2017

  5,200 in Iraq 2,000 in Syria 28,000 in South Korea 60,000 U.S. Central Command area of operations and aboard ships. 710 in Kosovo. 3,100 in Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa 505 in Niger. 34,300 in Germany 8,300 in the United Kingdom 44,500 in Japan. 20,000 National Guardsmen are operating far from their homes […]

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D-Day Through German Eyes by Holger Eckhertz – A Review

June 1, 2016

  Dieter Eckhertz, German WWII journalist did extensive interviews with German soldiers who were defending Normandy Beach on June 6th 1944. His son, Holger just recently published these. Here for example is testimony from Second Lieutenant L.T.J. Wergens, an artillery Battery Officer assigned to the 716th Infantry Division, an amalgam of Balkan, troops and older […]

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Almost 4 Million Fought In The Soviet Japanese War, a Battle Few Have Ever Heard Of.

March 17, 2015

By April of 1945, the Russians were at Hitler’s doorstep in the bloody smoking streets of Berlin. Russian tank battalions were forcing back a desperate and hopeless yet fanatical army of Nazis hoping to come out of the Second World War with something to show for it. All over Europe, German units were surrendering their […]

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Peleliu. A Battle Few Have Heard Of Was Considered The Hardest Fought In The Pacific.

August 3, 2014

    The Japanese Imperial Command was the last organization in Japan to get the message that the United State’s juggernaut advance up the Pacific was not going to end soon. Out of a medieval Samurai value system, the Japanese believed it was incumbent upon them to resist at all costs. It can be argued […]

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“I Don’t Know What You Been Told” – Military Cadence Songs

December 2, 2013

  It is the phenomenon of working songs that gave birth to military cadence songs. The call out and respond structure keeps a leader a band of people together in real time. Perhaps the comedy of the sings or the fact that they are sung together that bonds people. Perhaps they bond no one. They […]

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Two Marine Generals Fired.

November 9, 2013

    Marine Corps Commandant General James Amos   On September 14th, 2012, 15 Taliban operative disguised in American uniforms, stormed Camp Bastion Using small arms, mortars, RPGs, suicide vests and grenades the 15 men attacked and destroyed six AV-8B Harriers from the Marine Attack Squadron 211, based in Yuma, Arizona. Marines have less than […]

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Unusual Foreign And Domestic World War II Recruitment And Propaganda Posters.

September 24, 2013

              Source wiki . Related Posts:More great WWII Propaganda PostersGerman World War II Propaganda Posters.Georgian Army Recruitment VideoNewest Marine Corps CommercialFairly Hilarious Indian Military Recruitment Video Features Bollywood Like Sound Track.

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Great World War II Marine And Army Ranger Recruitment Posters.

September 23, 2013

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What They Carried. The US Infantryman In World War II.

May 16, 2013

  When the Japanese attacked the US military installation at Pearl Harbor, the US wasn’t really ready for war. In fact, we were plainly under equipped, under dressed, out matched in almost everyway by a typical German or Japanese soldier. What the United States of America was ready for on December 7th, 1941, was industrial […]

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