June 2009

British Army Ad.

by Daniel Russ on June 30, 2009

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Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi Copywriter: Jason Fretwell Art Director: Nik Studzinski Save Related Posts:British Military Spot.Czech Army Recruitment AdFootprintsMilitary AdvertisingUnusual Foreign And Domestic World War II Recruitment And Propaganda Posters.

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by Daniel Russ on June 29, 2009

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We’ve Been Waiting For You

June 28, 2009

This TV spot was creaqted by GSD&M in Austin, Texas about 4 years ago. Demian Fore and Carole Hurst were the Art Director and Writer, and Baker Smith was the Director.

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The Battle of Isandlwanda, When A Stone Age Army Defeated A Modern Army.

June 27, 2009

The landscape of the battlefield around Isandlwanda was not unlike the landscape of Waterloo. It was a series of rolling hills and undulating creeks and timberlines, almost like Grandma Moses painting. Entire armies could hide over a hill, and on the morning of 23rd Januray, one did.

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Did Hitler Have A Stealth Fighter?

June 26, 2009

The answer promises to revealed when you watch “Hitler’s Stealth Fighter” this Sunday, June 28, at 9 p.m on the National Geographic Channel. The show follows a team from Northrop Grumman Corp who build a Horten 229 flying wing replica to determine if it had stealth capabilities three decades before the United States. The German-built […]

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The Okha, Or “Cherry Blossom” Was The World’s First Guided Missile.

June 25, 2009

All told, the Okhas hit seven ships and sank to of them. The entire kamikaze program was largely successful, causing 18,000 casualties among US Naval personnel, although by then it was just too little too late.

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The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight.

June 24, 2009

The gun didn’t work very well. It had to vent air through the barrels to allow the curves flight which in turn cut down muzzle velocity. Hitler took one look at it and asked that it not be developed further.

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Colonel Ed McMahon USMC (Ret.) Decorated Combat Pilot Dies.

June 23, 2009

He joined the United States Marines and flew 85 combat missions, particularly in a Cessna 0-1 Bird Dog spotter plane. He won six air medals and retired a Colonel. The California Air National Guard gave him a commission as a General.

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Sting Of The WASP

June 22, 2009

During the build up and the fighting in WWII, the US had to ration everything, rubber, copper, and pilots. Every pilot who could fly and fight had to be in theater, so women pilots here freed up pilots to fight there. It was the shortage of manpower in WWII that opened the door for women […]

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More War Posters

June 21, 2009

Related Posts:Guernica, Picasso and the Nazis.The Lookout Air Raid. The Only Time In World War II When We Were Actually Bombed.Georgy Zhukov Didn’t Just Survive The Worst Of Hitler. He Survived The Worst Of Stalin.The T34 Calliope.The Land Mattress

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A Battlefield That Had To Battle Developers.

June 21, 2009

A campaign that resulted in the first ever Congressional re-appropriation of public lands from a developer.

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When The Indian Air Force Bested The US Air Force

June 20, 2009

This is about an event that happened around 5 years ago. I remember reading about it and suddenly seeing it disappear. It was as if you could no longer find the information on Cope-India 2004, the Dis-similar Air Combat Training (DACT) aggressor exercise between the United States Air Force and the Indian Air Force. During […]

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The Knife Sold Only To Soldiers.

June 18, 2009

When John Ek went before the War Department and asked from high carbon steel, they were skeptical. They needed high carbon steel for tank barrels. He took one of his knives, went to the car, pulled off a hub cap and filled his hand with car grease, grabbed the knife and thrust it into the floor so securely none of them could pull it out.

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The World’s First Signal Corps.

June 17, 2009

They have crushed Empires with the most deadly weapon known to any army: information.

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The Revolution Will Be Tweeted. Social Media and the Mideast.

June 17, 2009

My feeling about the US news media is that it is essentially dead. What was once an enterprise about journalism in all its glory was purchased and packaged into a syrupy, sugary strain of actual information that I call infotainment. When Twitter scoops the New York Times and ABC and NBC and CBS in Iran […]

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Military Anecdote of the Day

June 16, 2009

After the Citroen wrecked, De Gaulle and his wife emerged unscathed and calmly brushed shattered glass off of their sleeves.

De Gaulle calmly remarked: “They were terrible shots.”

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A Moment of Grace at the Battle of Borodino

June 16, 2009

A wounded soldier cried out. Napolean ordered a stretcher for him.

“It’s a Russian sir,” one of his aides commented.

Napolean commented “After a victory there are no enemies, only men.”

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The Strangest Combat Aircraft Ever Built.

June 15, 2009

The main characteristic of the asymmetrical designs of Dr. Vogt was a starboard mounted flight deck and cabin and a port mounted engine. Often there as only one aft horizontal stabilizer that extended off the port tail and there was literally no starboard aft horizontal stabilizer.

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Guernica, Picasso and the Nazis.

June 15, 2009

Once, Nazi officers came into his apartment in Paris and saw a photograph of Guernica. The painting itself is 11 feet tall and 24 feet wide. The officer remarked, “This painting, you did this.”

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Military Anecdote of the Day

June 13, 2009

“Sir,” a press aide mentioned, “that’s not your helicopter.” The aide pointed in another direction, “That’s your helicopter.”

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