July 2011

Post image for I Uncovered This Strange Story From Vietnam By Robert L. Pollock.

I can’t help but be fascinated by accounts coming from credible witnesses about unusual phenomena. This page was no exception. Enjoy. It’s weird. “In early 1968, during the TET Offensive I was a Loadmaster on a C-130 cargo aircraft attached to the 834th Air division. My crew and I had departed Da Nang enroute to […]

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Post image for Abraham Lincoln’s Grand Strategy Of The Summer Of 1863.

  July 1863 was a bad month for the Confederacy. Timid tempestuous Union Army Commander Scott McClellan had been fired, and replaced with a feisty unapologetic and aggressive new combat commander that had put the Army of the Potomac and the Union army to the west in good fighting order. Shelby Foote once quipped that […]

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Astounding Silent Gun Camera Footage From WWII

July 29, 2011

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The Battle of Adrianople. 378 AD.

July 28, 2011

Arriving Gothic cavalry poured in from behind at this unfortunate timing and the Roman order of battle on their right flank crumbled. The Romans retreated to the base of the hill where the Goths were assembled and there they were surrounded and all killed. Other portions of the Roman line held for a time and made headway. But 4 PM, the rest of the Gothic cavalry poured in and routed the Romans. As many as 25,000 Romans may have been killed. Valens, himself was abandoned by his guards and died on the battlefield.

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“Don’t Be A Sucker In Germany.”

July 27, 2011

This Book was published and given to occupying American soldiers as a warning about the true nature of the German people and the nature of the resistance. It is truly one of the most bigoted, racist, prejudiced pieces of literature ever published. It is astonishing, yet strangely understandable in light of the desperate and bloody […]

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Boudica.

July 26, 2011

The Queen of the Iceni was betrayed and brutalized by the Romans. So she put together an army and smashed a Roman Legion, and burned three Roman occupied cities.   Boudica, was “possessed of greater intelligence than often belongs to women”, that she was tall, had hair described as reddish-brown or tawny hanging below her […]

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The Day A Mitchell B-25 Medium Bomber Careened Into The Empire State Building.

July 25, 2011

    Empire State Building On Fire After B-25 Impact   It was a foggy day in New York City on a Saturday morning, July 28th, 1945. Clouds festooned skyscrapers over the island in thick layers. Although it was a Saturday, a new six-day workweek brought on by the World War helped appoint many offices […]

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US Industrial Might In World War II By The Numbers

July 24, 2011

There is no more incredible story in industry than the output of US workers and factories in World War II. I have written extensively about this. The manufacturing numbers we put out were a first for industry and have barely been bested. There is a thick historical context that runs throughout these numbers as well. […]

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Winston Churchill’s Touching Tribute To Neville Chamberlain.

July 23, 2011

There is perhaps no character more vilified than the former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain who signed the Munich Accords with the Nazi High Command. His intentions were pure, and no one at the time knew that Hitler was using this as a ruse simply to buy time before he attacked everyone. Hell Stalin was […]

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The Big Killer In The Civil War Was Not The Bullet. It Was Disease.

July 22, 2011

The causes of death in the Civil War were not limited to soft lead bullets entering and shredding tissue, or cannon fire. The American Civil War was a tragedy of technological imbalances. The science of weaponry far outweighed the science of medicine at the time. Military tactics also did not reflect the advantages that the […]

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A Union Colonel Writes To His Parents Before A Battle.

July 21, 2011

Head Quarters, First Zouaves, Camp Lincoln: Washington, D.C., May 23, 1861 My Dear Father and Mother—The Regiment is ordered to move across the river tonight. We have no means of knowing what reception we are to meet with. I am inclined to the opinion that our entrance to the city of Alexandria will be hotly […]

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Mussolini’s Delusions. Hitler’s Disillusionment.

July 20, 2011

Mussolini was totally insane by the time Hitler decided to partner with him. He was in the latter stages of syphilitic megalomania, a disease he first contracted as a young man. Like Goering, he simply could not tell the truth to Hitler. The 70 aircraft a month Italy was able to produce became 500 aircraft. […]

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And Now For Something Distinctly Feminine.

July 19, 2011

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19th Century Cane Shotguns.

July 18, 2011

Ah the Europeans, in particular the 19th century French aristocrats who first created a panoply of hidden firearms. Barrels and bullets or shot shells all decoratively ensconced in anything from 19th Century Imperial ring guns to pipes that fired a bullet to walking canes that acted as swords or guns.   Above: This 19th Century […]

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What If The Sniper In Saving Private Ryan Fired A Round Down The Barrel Of The King Tiger?

July 17, 2011

(The following discussion is fascinating to me if not a complete answer, since I still don’t know if a sniper round would have cooked off an 88mm round with a head on hit). As a former M1A1 Abrams tank crewman, please accept that I do have knowledge of the inside of one of these things.  […]

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Very Cool Photos of Women Building Weapons During World War II.

July 16, 2011

    Source: X- Planes, Blogrolled here, and Flickr     Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Fantastic Black And White Photos Of American Indians From George S. Curtis

July 15, 2011

  Source: MHQ Blog rolled here Related Posts:Stereotypes About The Indians In The West Still Persist.

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The 38 Minute War.

July 14, 2011

  On August 27th, 1896 a war was fought between the United Kingdom and the Zanzibar archipelago government in the Indian Ocean east of Tanzania. Sultan Hamad Bin Thuwaini died, and that was bad because he was friendly to the British merchants trading around East Africa. His successor was Sultan Khalid bin Barghash, a decidedly […]

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Funniest Kung Fu Movie Over-Dubbing I Have Ever Seen

July 13, 2011

Just to take a little humor break. Just had to show this to you. Of course this was a movie, if I am not mistaken, by Run Run Shaw who made these Kung Fu movies in a few days and they were wildly popular all over Asia. The British of course knocked out the audio […]

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Irene Wieder Russ, Survived Nagyvarad Concentration Camp, Auschwitz, And Ollendorf Has Passed At The Age Of 87 in Atlanta.

July 12, 2011

Born in Felsozsolca, Hungary, Irene was one of nine children born to Herman and Chaya Adel Wieder. Herman Wieder was a Chassidic rabbi and the central Jewish leader of Komådi, Hungary. In 1943, Nazi’s incarcerated Irene and her family in concentration camps spread through Eastern Europe. Her sister Jaffa survived, as did her brother David, […]

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