June 2012

Fatima Comments On Valens.

by Daniel Russ on June 30, 2012

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In my post about Adrianople , a reader named Fatima responded. This is fascinating. Valens was a suprisingly good administrator, and no better or worse than most of his generation of “Romans” at generaling, but by the time of Adrianople, the Roman army, especially the Balkan units, was a poorly organized hodgepodge of differently equipped […]

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      A fascinating book by Tsuyoshi Hasugewa, an author, linguist and historian discussed why the Japanese finally threw in the towel on August 15th 1945.     In Glenn Greenwald’s article in Salon, there is a discussion about the various theories on why the Japanese surrendered. The winning traditionalist narrative since WWII has […]

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A Website For UFO Abductees.

June 28, 2012

  I found this website out of Australia and it has chilling accounts of people who have for the most part, for most of their lives, been taken aboard vessels and experimented on.   I was working down at the forest department. I was trimming trees down for fire protection. Stacking them up and burning […]

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Shuriken, Throwing Stars, And Cool Knives.

June 27, 2012

                    Source: Amazon, Ebaumsworld, Awesomecoolpics.com     Related Posts:Shuriken

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More Great Articles From Modern Mechanix.

June 26, 2012

        Source: http://blog.modernmechanix.com Related Posts:Future Combat Systems Imagined In Modern Mechanix War Material Articles From Modern Mechanix. Click To Enlarge.Creepy Imagined Atomic Bomb Attack On Atlanta During Training Mission In 1950s Magazine.Cold War Magazine Articles On Weapon Technology.

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When the British Mandate In Palestine Was About To Expire, Both Arabs And Jews Began An Arms Race.

June 25, 2012

  Haj Amin was a thorn in the side of the Occupied Enemy Territory Administration. He was a sleek, charismatic man, soft spoken and known to engender confidence and authority. Once the British wished to mundify Palestine of him and his influence. Yet when he returned from a short prison term exiled to trans Jordan […]

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Amelia Earhart’s Distress Calls Were In Fact Picked Up. Just Not Acted Upon.

June 24, 2012

“The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), sheds new light on what may have happened to the legendary aviator 75 years ago. The researchers plan to start a high-tech underwater search for pieces of her aircraft next July.   “Amelia Earhart did not simply vanish on July 2, 1937. Radio distress calls believed to […]

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The Carro Veloce L33 Italian Light Tank.

June 23, 2012

    About 2500 of these machine gun platforms were made and they saw action during the Italo Abyssinian wars and they advanced with the Royal Italian Army when the Italians officially entered the Second World War. They were armed with forward and backward facing 20mm machine gun. Both guns could penetrate lightly armored vehicles. […]

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Photos From The Czech Secret Police

June 22, 2012

    So Read this comment: “They were spying full-time on average citizens, hoping to catch them in a situation that could lead to a swift arrest and a lengthy incarceration in some dank, hidden cell. With their cameras secreted in a suitcase or under a coat, the agents had no idea what was being […]

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The BAC Strikemaster.

June 21, 2012

  The BAC Strikemaster was just an armed version of the Hunting Jet Provost trainer. As often happens with trainers, they make great light utility aircraft, and COIN and utility strike aircraft. There were only 167 of these uparmed trainers but they saw action inlmost every theatre they appeared in: New Zealand, in Oman at […]

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The Sanjiegun. Three Section Staff

June 20, 2012

  The staff or pole that water carriers balanced water on, or the cane that older people walked with was a ready weapon in medieval China. In Japan the staff was called a bo. In China, it was called a gun. The three sectioned staff was comprised of three staves of equal length, typically about […]

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Pizarro And Atahualpa.

June 19, 2012

Francisco Pizarro Gonzalez     Pizarro must have been the quintessential charismatic. He managed to sail across a vast ocean, make contact with people who had never seen Europeans, and all but ruin a thousand year old empire. In the meantime he enriched himself, acted as a tyrant leveraging his Toledo swords and armor to […]

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“That When A Lady Lifts Her Skirt, She Shoots A Horrid Yankee.” The Story Of Confederate Women’s Urine And The Manufacture Of Gunpowder.

June 18, 2012

  One of the memes about the Civil War that frequently circulates is that the South was dirt poor and the North was fairly affluent. This was mostly true. It followed then that most of the industry, especially the extremely technical industries like chemical manufacturing, or steel working would be in the industrial northeast. So […]

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William Ewart Fairbairn ‘s Film Called “Gutter Fighting”.

June 17, 2012

In my last post about William Ewart Fairbairn Created A New Martial Art we showed a training film Fairburn made that is newly available. Here is another one he called “Gutter Fighting”. It recommended all out brutality. Kill or be killed. Fairbairn understood the psychology of close quarters combat and realized that inculcating a kind […]

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William Ewart Fairburn Created A New Martial Art.

June 16, 2012

    There are few people like William Ewart Fairburn. He was a fighter. Engaging in combat must have been in his blood because allegedly he survived hundreds of them. Which brings me to the first hurdle whilst uncovering this amazing man’s life. Sometimes people author their own myths. And sometimes those personal myths ensorcell […]

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Lyrid Meteor Shower Footage From Space.

June 15, 2012

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EPIC. The Vomit Gun.

June 14, 2012

It is the pursuit of lethality that sometimes leads to milder ways of projecting force; if only because we are always looking for the weaknesses in others and how to exploit those weaknesses. That said,  weapons just to discombobulate an opponent are scant.  Enter the Electromagnetic Personnel Interdiction Control. Apparently all this does is scramble […]

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Cold War Missile Silo Homes.

June 13, 2012

      In the 1960s, Americans and the United States military and public information establishment went underground to find protection from the looming threat of Soviet nuclear missiles. Nuclear missile silos were built all over north America. These structures were massive seven to ten story launch facilities that held a rocket, a warhead, targeting […]

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The Amazing Lillian Boyer. Wing Walker.

June 12, 2012

  Lillian Boyer was born on June 16, 1901 in Hooper Nebraska. She died on February 1st 1989 in San Diego. From 1921 to 1929 Lillian Boyer walked out on top of a wing on a Curtiss JN-4 “Jenny” Army Trainer biplane while aloft. She was working as a waitress when a friend invited her […]

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Political Posters Redux.

June 11, 2012

  Another dip into the reappearance of political posters, only in digital form and on social media platforms, instead of buildings.             Related Posts:Political Season Facebook Political Posters.Facebook Political Posters Heat Up.More Political Posters On Facebook.Time To Revisit More Political PostersTime For More Political Posters

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