June 2011

Sheriff’s Audio Recording Of 1981 UFO

June 10, 2011

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Friend Of Mine Found This Film His Dad Made Of VJ Day.

June 9, 2011

  65 Years Ago my Dad shot this film along Kalakaua Ave. in Waikiki capturing spontaneous celebrations that broke out upon first hearing news of the Japanese surrender. Kodachrome 16mm film: God Bless Kodachrome, right? I was able to find an outfit (mymovietransfer.com) to do a much superior scan of this footage to what I […]

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Fighting On Two Fronts, The Wehrmacht Knew The Writing Was On The Wall.

June 8, 2011

By the end of 1942, Hitler commanded an Empire that stretched East to West from the Pyrenees to the Ural Mountains. In two years time Germany was on the verge of defeat. Eisenhower realized that Germany was terribly attenuated and a second front in Normandy had put the Wehrmacht in jeopardy.  All Hitler’s available troops […]

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It’s Steven Seagal Day. Here’s Some Great Aiki Jutsu Courtesy Hollywood. Darkly Lit And In French.

June 7, 2011

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Curious World War I Technology

June 6, 2011

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Signal Corps

June 5, 2011

The Signal Corps almost didn’t happen. In 1859, United States Army surgeon A. J. Myer began experimenting with a system of long distance lineof sight communication called wigwag. Wigwag signalers used torches at night and color flags during the day to communicate. Like many new technologies, this was controversial and legislators battled incessantly over whether […]

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Corporal James Arness, Film Star, Decorated War Hero, Dies.

June 4, 2011

  “Arness wanted to be a naval fighter pilot, but he felt his poor eyesight would bar him. His height of 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 m) ended his hopes, since 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) was the limit for aviators. Instead, he was called for the Army and reported to Fort Snelling, Minnesota in March […]

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Dramatic Footage Of Afghan Insurgents Planting IED That Detonates Suddenly

June 3, 2011

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Bando, Burmese Martial Art

June 2, 2011

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Deserters In The Civil War

June 1, 2011

  There were a million ways to desert. When an army of say 75,000 men is marching somewhere, you could slip into the woods as if to relieve yourself. Perhaps you could wait until a platoon or so passes by and you can work your way with the same trick to the end of the […]

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