November 2010

The Sopwith Camel.

by Daniel Russ on November 30, 2010

The Sopwith Aviation Company built 5490 of these single rotary engine World War I biplane fighters. Twin Vickers .303 machine guns were mounted directly in front of the cockpit and the firing mechanism was synchronized with the propeller so as not to shoot it off. First flown in 1916, the Camel was credited with1290 enemy […]

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$250,000,000.00 Per Plane

by Daniel Russ on November 29, 2010

  OK, An F-22 is missing on its way back to Elmendorf AFB in Alaska. According to AP the 1.75 billion would mean seven more Raptors. Tell me, does it ever make sense to spend a quarter of a billion dollars on a single fighter plane? Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Democrats, Obama Failed by Abandoning Core Consumers

November 28, 2010

This has been a handy couple of weeks to be in the world of marketing, because you understand implicitly what the whole world of politics is still marveling at incredulously: how two years after a historic victory the Democrats were routed so piteously. You’re advantaged and probably astonished, too — not to mention horrified — […]

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Aerocars

November 27, 2010

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People Posing As Division Insignia, From Hammer Museum

November 26, 2010

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

November 25, 2010

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Photo Of The Day

November 25, 2010

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Flying Cars

November 24, 2010

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More On The Allied Bombing Of Germany

November 23, 2010

Firestorm, the documentary is one of those gems you find on Netflix, the greatest movie distribution outlet ever. Firestorm was directed by Michawl Kloft and Kevin Brownlow, and it bravely tells the story of the bombing, and in particular, the firebombing of Germany by England and by the US from the points of view of […]

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“Run Away….Run Away!!!!” The Feigned Retreat.

November 22, 2010

In the mid 13th century the Mongols were still an immensely powerful military and political force, but like all empires, and empires by definition expand, the Mongols were running into the limits of their own expansion. After Leignitz, the Mongols would never come this far west again. That said they defeated an army that represented […]

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Sergeant Alvin York

November 21, 2010

Alvin Cullum York (December 13, 1887 – September 2, 1964)       During World War I, a man with mixed emotions about killing became a killing machine and a  national hero. Praised for his godliness and piety, Alvin York refused to fight at first because he had claimed conscientious objector status. Born in rural […]

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In Flight Fare

November 20, 2010

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March 4th, 1865, Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address Was An Exercise In Restraint And Piety. He Wanted No More War.

November 19, 2010

AT this second appearing to take the oath of the Presidential office there is less occasion for an extended address than there was at the first. Then a statement somewhat in detail of a course to be pursued seemed fitting and proper. Now, at the expiration of four years, during which public declarations have been […]

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What Our Soldiers Eat – MREs Opened

November 18, 2010

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Why We Chose Hiroshima And Nagasaki.

November 17, 2010

A. The range of the aircraft which would carry the bomb. B. The desirability of visual bombing in order to insure the most effective use of the bomb. C. Probable weather conditions in the target areas. D. Importance of having one primary and two secondary targets for each mission, so that if weather conditions prohibited […]

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Raw WWII Gun Camera Footage

November 16, 2010

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The Tatar Yoke. Shifting Power Struggles In The 13th Century.

November 15, 2010

  Mongol Warrior The Tatars swooped out of Central and North Asia on horseback and in clouds of dust, the din of conquerors about to vitiate whatever recovery Germany had attained over the previous century”s bloodshed. Now comes a conqueror who was able ro win the loyalty and respect of the most powerful tribal nomads […]

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Viet Cong Guerilla Thoughts On Vietnam’s Insurgency And The Late Response Of The Bao Dai Government.

November 14, 2010

Support for anti communist Diem and an attempt to reunify Vietnam was taken by a South Vietnamese government that was behind in military preparedness, and frankly thinking. The Viet Cong conducted an insurgency and the South Vietnamese forces that were not under the purview of western military advisors were not up to snuff. They could […]

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The Rosetta Stone

November 13, 2010

The Rosetta Stone a fragment of a larger stone that contains a decree made in Memphis, Classical Egypt, in 196 BC by Ptolemy V. The reason it is in a military history blog is because it was discovered by a French officer of La Grande Armee, one Lieutenant Pierre-François Bouchard who noticed it was an […]

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Reading Thucydides.

November 12, 2010

Thucydides writes about the Peloponnesian inhabitants before the wars that raged prominently and primarily between Athens and Sparta. He writes that in many ways the Peloponnesian wars united the Greeks in ways that no other activity ever has. No common denominator existed between them all except of course their language and their lifestyle. There was […]

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