August 2012

World War II Training Films.

August 10, 2012

This Is The Film Kill Or Be Killed     Weapons Training     Weapons Training Films       Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Brilliantly Funny Review Of Chow In Kabul Military Dining By Andew Sand, Wrtiting For The NYT.

August 9, 2012

  June 14, 2012, 12:57 pm   I’ve risked my life in Afghanistan for a plate of French cheese. While not as arduous as serving in rural Afghanistan, the prison like conditions on Kabul bases — no family, long hours, repetitive food and confined spaces — often drive service members to extremes to escape the […]

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Someone In Uniform Is Asking “Was This All Worth It?”

August 8, 2012

    Great debate in the New York Times about a discussion that few of us can even have outside of West Point without being accused of treason. By the time this article posts, two months will have passed. But this debate is timeless and I am encouraged that someone in uniform is asking “Was […]

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Must See Video As NASA Puts A Car Sized Robot On Mars

August 7, 2012

Go to 3:30 And watch as they learn the Rover is on MARS.   Related Posts:We Are The New Martians.The Mars Science Laboratory “Curiosity” Rover.Very Cool Curiosity Rover Mission AnimationA Reminder That We Abandoned Three Cars On The Moon.Great Lunar Roving Vehicle Schematics And Prototypes

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Cheng I Sao, A Widowed Prostitute Who Ran The Most Successful Pirate Fleet The World Has Ever Seen.

August 7, 2012

  In the early 19th century, pirates thrummed through the intricate waterways from the South China Seas to the Sulu Sea and west as far as the Bay of Bengal. A successful pirateer known as Cheng, also Zheng Yi, married a beautiful young Cantonese prostitute known as Ching Shih. It was an unusual marriage given […]

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A Project To Track Every Bomb We Have Ever Dropped.

August 6, 2012

  MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Six years ago it seemed a zany idea when Lieutenant Colonel Jenns Robertson , 45, a bespectacled Minnesota native with an outsized gee-whiz quality even by military standards, began a rather unusual hobby: documenting a century of US air power — bomb by bomb. Robertson asked: “What if […]

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No Knights Did NOT Have To Be Lifted On Their Horses Because Their Armor Weighed So Much.

August 5, 2012

  It was during the filming of Henry, that the Master of the Armories at the Tower of London, Sir James Mann, had an absolute fit. He was acting as technical advisor to the filming of this famous movie and wanted to show King Henry in Knights armor that was so heavy he had to […]

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What An Art Director Or Set Director Knows About Making A Movie About The Civil War.

August 4, 2012

  Their clothes didn’t always fit well.   The massively operose task of training, arming, clothing and feeding and then sending hundreds of thousands of people into the bloody jars of war is as daunting as actual combat. Perhaps even more so. Imagine just the task of having two governments where the previous week there […]

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The Panzerfaust Was So Good, We Captured Them In Large Numbers And Carried Them Into Battle.

August 2, 2012

    The Nazi’s made six million lightweight, portable, single shot, disposable anti tank guns that made short work of Allied armor. The round was 3.9 inch, or 100mm. It was a recoilless rocket propelled shape charge that was deadly at close range. You don’t see many of these in the movies, but apparently around […]

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Private Gore Vidal, United States Army, Passes Away.

August 1, 2012

  Eugene Luther Gore Vidal (October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012). He attended and graduated the Philips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. Afterwrds in 143 he joined the United States Army, He was stationed in the Aleutian Islands fduring the Second World War and served as  a first mate on a ship berthed in Dutch […]

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