October 2012

Fascinating But Horrifying Gun Camera Footage From Focke Wulfe 190s Shooting Down Allied Bombers.

October 12, 2012

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Vintage Ammunition Packaging.

October 11, 2012

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The Platt LePage XR-1. The US Air Force’s First Prototype Rotorcraft.

October 10, 2012

    The Platt LePage XR-1 was the winner of a design competition for a contract for the United States Air Force. This was the very first helicopter flown by the USAF, actually the USAAF. The prototype here flew in 1941 and was retired from flight testing in 1945. Malfunctions, a test flight crash and […]

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Military Anecdote Of The Day. The Abolitionist In England.

October 9, 2012

Henry Ward Beecher   Henry Ward Beecher was a firebrand abolitionist and provocateur. On a trip to England in an attempt to rally British support for the Northern cause, Beecher ran into hecklers. The British were probably enjoying the schadenfreude when the rebellious “colonies” were imploding in a bloody civil war. They were also enjoying […]

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Erich Von Manstein Thought Hitler Was An Idiot.

October 8, 2012

Erich Von Manstein   He was born Fritz Erich Georg Eduard von Lewinski, the tenth son of a Prussian Plutocrat. His mother’s younger sister and her husband Lieutenant General Georg von Manstein were unable to produce children and so they adopted Erich. He had biological and adoptive parents in the same household. Erich Von Manstein […]

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Irena Sendler Secretly Spirited 2500 Jewish Children Out Of Nazi Occupied Warsaw. She Died This Month At 98.

October 7, 2012

  Irena Sendler   She hid Jewish children in coffins and shipped them away from the Nazi occupied portions of Poland where Jewish children were targets of opportunity. She and her organization Zegota would convince Jewish parents walled up in the Warsaw Ghetto to let her remove the children, sedate them and then smuggle infants […]

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Arms And Armor Is Now Permanent Display Featured At The Met.

October 6, 2012

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Could Be One Of The Funniest Most Ironic Videos I Have Ever Seen.

October 5, 2012

  What better commentary about people killing other people in the name of God. Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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The Kayaba Ka1 Auto Gyro, Japan’s First Helicopter.

October 4, 2012

    The Kayaba Ka-1 autogyro was the first armed machine of the autogyro/helicopter family to have been used in warfare. After seeing the 1939 US Kellet KD-1 single engine two seat auto gyro, the Japanese were keen to develop this as an artillery spotter. The Kayaba engineering team bought the American autogyrine and reverse […]

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False Sourcing. The Unfortunate Ubiquity of Think Tanks.

October 3, 2012

    NPR featured an article that exposes a supposed Israeli plan to attack Iran before the United States elections. What shocked me about Tom Gjelten’ s story was that the meat of it was anecdotal information feeds from think tanks and policy wonks, “friends in the Israeli government…” the typical false sourcing that has […]

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The Serpent Brass Horn.

October 2, 2012

Thomas Key manufactured musical instruments. Woodwinds to be sure, saxophones, brass horns and flutes. In the early 19th century Thomas Key was listed as instrument maker “to their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales, Dukes of York, Kent, Cumberland and Cambridge.” The Brass Horn was found in military bands for two hundred years, although primarily […]

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The Dark Side Of Thomas Jefferson

October 1, 2012

  Thomas Jefferson by Rembrant Peale   Thomas Jefferson is once quoted as describing slavery as an “execrable commerce …this assemblage of horrors,” a “cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights of life & liberties. Yet the new book by John Chester Miller, “The Dark Side of Thomas Jefferson” reveals that […]

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