September 2011

9/11. Anonymous Poem

September 10, 2011

atta did not flounce or despair his aplomb hung like his neatly folded blazer over his left arm his back straight and his cellphone and his passionate intensity are all buried in full in steel and concrete and who can guess where he ended neatly cooked into the viscera of his enemies Related Posts:This 9/11 […]

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Shinden J7W1 Kyushu

September 10, 2011

    Shinden J7W   This single engine forward canard pusher prop design was in production in Japan by the war’s end. Production stalled ( excuse the pun) due to materials shortages in the war. It was to wield four 30mm cannons.  Maximum speed was the same at the P-51 Mustang, 450 mph.     […]

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The Douglas 1186

September 9, 2011

I bring this to you reminding us of a time when the military industrial complex talking points included nuclear annihilation through the use of high speed, high altitude bombers. The US was developing high speed 70,000 feet bombers that would invade Russian or Chinese territory and then drop a bomb on a city and out […]

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WWII Camoflaged Aircraft Factory

September 8, 2011

“During WW II Lockheed (unbelievable 1940s pictures). This is a version of special effects during the 1940’s. I have never seen these pictures or knew that we had gone this far to protect ourselves. During World War II the Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant to protect it from […]

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The MC-1. The Soviet Union’s First Tank.

September 7, 2011

  MC-1 Tanks were Russia’s first real entry into the new armored battlefield vehicles. First referred to as the T-18, the finished products were assigned to Red Guard infantry units as the MC-1. It’s first appearance on the battlefield would not be forgotten by Russian commanders. Chinese White Guard units panicked at the sight of […]

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Battlefield Part II.

September 6, 2011

Getting to the battlefield cost Napoleon one of his biggest defeats. La Grande Armee marched into Moscow with 450,000 men and returned across the Brezhina River with 40,000. Much of the death was simply the Russian winter. The serfs the French mistreated on the way in destroyed most of his army in the way out. Napoleon was literally run out of the country on his horseback. His men starved or succumbed to pneumonia or typhoid. The cost to American troops of just getting to the battlefield was also rather high. They don’t make movies about the troop transports that slipped beneath the waves in rough seas. They don’t talk about a wooden glider that crashes and killed every raw recruit aboard. But this happens. The price of war is not paid in dollars. The price of war is death.

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Dancing With The Troops.

September 5, 2011

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Battle. (Difficulties Getting Soldiers To Battlefields).

September 4, 2011

He often found himself stuffed into the back of some flatbed truck covered in olive green tarp riding along bumpy roads from encampments to ship yards or airports. Ten of thousands of freshly trained recruits were stuffed on troop transport ships that were often as not moribund passenger liners taken out of mothballs and barely sea worthy much less comfortable. There might be room only to sit, and sit around men, who like you are carrying every single thing they were supposed to fight with when they made it to the front. This might go on for a week in the dreadful conditions more redolent of Andersonville prison than a military mission. For many of these men, it meant that this was the first time on a ship of any sort. That meant that the floor of the ship would soon become click with vomit from men who were fighting to keep their food down and not die of dehydration, and sleep a few hours at that.

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Rosie The Riveter Won WWII.

September 2, 2011

One of the great misconceptions about World War II one discovers in the United States, is the notion that the United States single handedly won the war. As a member of one of the largest industrialized nations in the world, one of the fields where we lack is history. Six in ten Americans cannot name […]

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Fabulous Film Made In Germany In World War II Revealing Experimental Weapons Production.

September 1, 2011

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