October 2010

8th Battalion 4th Field Artillery, Vietnam 1971

by Daniel Russ on October 31, 2010

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American Civil War Political Cartoons

by Daniel Russ on October 30, 2010

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Moon Shots

October 29, 2010

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Civil War Historical Markers

October 28, 2010

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The Amazing Clever Japanese Fu-Go Fire Balloon Bombs.

October 27, 2010

  On November 3rd, 1944, Japanese forces launched 9000 balloons carrying 15-kilogram incendiary bombs from Honshu Island east of the Japanese mainland, over the Pacific Ocean over the Western United States. These were called Fu-Go bombs and were considered revenge for the Doolittle Raids. Over a thousand of these landed in the US in 16 […]

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Rare Footage Of Direct Artillery Fire. Haunting, Silent Color Film From Vietnam

October 26, 2010

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War Balloons

October 25, 2010

The Civil War marked the first use of aerial reconnaissance with the advent of the hot air balloon. Balloonists John LaMountain and Thaddeus Lowe received a commission from the Union Army to create the Balloon Corps that was organized by Lincoln under the auspices of the United States Togographical Enginering Corps. The idea, oddly, belonged […]

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HMS Astute, Stuck In Mud In Scotland, Now Freed.

October 24, 2010

youtube] The HMS Astute is considered by many to be the most advanced nuclear submarine in the world. It carries torpedos and Tomahawk Cruise missiles. It has a crew of 98 servicemen and officers and has a 25 year nuclear battery. It also makes it’s own air and clean water, so it can stay submerged […]

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Anne Frank Died Here

October 24, 2010

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Annunciation? Or UFO?

October 23, 2010

History Channel Ufologists say this image is evidence of a UFO and a laser beam. I have a very open mind and certainly is seems to play into modern UFO iconography. What do you think? Related Posts:File This Under Had To Share.The Kinross Incident.What They’re Driving. Click To Enlarge.Supposed ET Briefing For Ronald Reagan Part […]

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Lidiya Gudovantseva, Soviet Sniper, Killed 76 Nazis

October 22, 2010

She was 18 years old when she decided that she wanted to join the Great Patriotic War against Germany. She said, “We feared that we would not be able to shoot and kill someone.” She probably had the exact same concerns that every soldier in any war had, whether they will be able to kill […]

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Nuba

October 21, 2010

    In what is modern day South Africa, men gather and wrestle in the tradition of a millennium old martial art called Nuba Wrestling. Some traditions claim there is  stick fighting component to Nuba Wrestling, most practitioners and historians consider it more of a sport that requires only slamming someone to the ground. No […]

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Tahtib, Egyptian Stick Fighting

October 20, 2010

Dating back to the 2nd millennium BC, the Egyptians either created a dance that became a martial art, or more likely, like many martial arts, it was a secret combat form hidden inside a dance. It was a ritual stick fighting art that used a three-foot wooden pole and looks a bit like Kendo, Jodotsu, […]

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Politics, PR, Propaganda And The Peltast. A Modern Look At David And Goliath.

October 19, 2010

      The Bible is rich in military history, in fact many parts of it are nothing but military history. The battles between ancient Israel and other tribes in the Land of Canaan and in the Mesopotamian Valley are recorded in meticulous details. Scholars believe that the unitary monarchy of ancient Israel was a […]

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Vietnam War Political Cartoons

October 18, 2010

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History Carved In Stone

October 17, 2010

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The Empire Strikes Back: Doolittle’s Raid.

October 16, 2010

Crews were chosen and planes were chosen by Colonel James Doolittle and assembled at Eglin Field in Florida were they trained. Sixteen B-25s were altered, made lighter by removing non-essentials (yes, that meant the liaison radio was removed.) Some gun turrets were taken out and fake twin 50s were put into the after gun turret […]

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Roman Generalship

October 15, 2010

It was Marius who formalized the structure of the Roman army, or as my friend Matt McDougal says, “He consul proofed it.” He certainly did. No ancient army was as effective or as tenacious or as brutally efficient as the Roman Army. The victories celebrated by Roman consuls after the first century BC should be […]

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The Real Last Battle Of The Battle Of 1812

October 14, 2010

There was a series of battles that took place after the Battle of New Orleans that fall into that category of skirmishes fought without the knowledge of treaties. One of our readers was kind enough to point out that the actual last battle of the Battle of New Orleans occurred at the mouth of the […]

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Ironclad Surprise.

October 13, 2010

Confederate States of America Major General Earl Van Dorn had cooked up a plan to launch a surprise attack on the Union river forces trying to wrest control of Vicksburg from the Confederates. A sizeable fleet lay to the north of the of town of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Forces stationed there enjoyed high hills and overlooks […]

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