May 2009

“Stonewall” Jackson     During the Civil War, night attacks were uncommon. But after Stonewall Jackson had started the Battle of Chancellorsville so late in the day  the sun had set through the thick woods before he could finish the job. The evening after the first day’s battle, Jackson and his aides were reconnoitering a […]

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A Soviet anti-aircraft artillery unit moved in front of the RAF field at Gatow and fired incendiary bullets at British aircraft in and around Gatow.

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The First African American Combat Pilot Was Not A Tuskegee Airman.

May 30, 2009

His SPAD had an image of a dagger through a heart and the saying: “Taut Song Qui Est Rouge…”

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Gaius Marius, Rome’s Eisenhower in the First Barbarian War.

May 29, 2009

But when they barbarians retreated back through the gap, the 6000 Roman regulars hidden there cut off the escape. It was a classic envelopment and a few hours later the entire Ambrone people were done for, the Teutons had been decimated, and the Cimbri had no idea.

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