December 2012

          Nothing Quite Says It’s Over Than Your Enemy’s Flag On Your Capitol.   By the Spring of 1945, the Germans were not just on the run in most theaters of operation, they were running as fast as they could. The game afoot was for the Allied forces in Western Europe, […]

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Roman Jewelry Discovered In Japanese Tomb.

by Daniel Russ on December 29, 2012

Glass Bead Ornament Found In Ancient Japanese Tomb.   In Fifth Century Japan, in what was deemed a “Utukushi” burial mound in Nagaoka, near Kyoto, researchers have discovered something remarable. They a collection of delicate glass beads about fve millimeter in diameter, some in the shape of wheels or flower buds. Scientists in japan say […]

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Don’t Discount The Value Of Having A Pet Monkey When You Go To War.

December 28, 2012

  Don Juan of Austria   Don Juan of Austria was the illegitimate child of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. He rose through the ranks of the Spanish Navy and eventually led a fleet in support of Philip of Spain.   During the Battle of Lepanto, Don Juan had his pet marmoset in tow. […]

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Plane Art. Some Good. Some Incredibly Bad.

December 27, 2012

  Swiss Air Plane Art       Slovakian Plane Art     HLX Plane Art     Germanwings Plane Art     Snoopy Plane Art Sources: Wikipedia   Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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William Tecumseh Sherman Writes About The Weirdness In The Air In The Country Just Before Ft. Sumpter.

December 26, 2012

    General William Tecumseh Sherman   One of the great advantages of the digital age is that the access to printed word has been multiplied a thousand times. For free I downloaded William Tecumseh Sherman’s memoirs. He was quite a prolific writer and  wrote with great eloquence. Here is a passage from Volume 1 […]

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Private First Class Charles Durning, One Of The First Wave Of Troops Onto The Normandy Beach Head, Passes At 89. (February 28, 1923 – December 24, 2012)

December 25, 2012

    Drafted at 21, Durning served with the 398th Infantry Regiment, and supported 3rd Army operations.   He stepped on a German S mine and received wounds in both legs and in his forehead, but was back in uniform in time to take part in the Ardennes Offensive.   He was one of the […]

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The Sznycer SG-VI-D Early Helicopter.

December 23, 2012

  The Sznycer SG-VI-D   The Sznycer SG-VI-D Bernard W. Sznycer developed this three seat single engine helicopter right after the end of World War II. The cabin was enclosed and the tail was an open scaffolding of support struts and tubing. It was propelled by a four bladed rotor. Like so many vertical travel […]

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Churchill Was Inspired By The Finns In The Winter War. So Much So That He Made a Speech About Them.

December 23, 2012

        Churchill as First Lord of Admirality (National Archives).   In 1930, the Soviets invaded Finland and the first Russian army was wiped out by a relatively handful of skilled biathlete like soldiers- skiing and shooting. It took a much bigger Red Army to dislodge the Finns. But the embarrassment was erubescent […]

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The Day A Royal Tutor Tried To Pry Information Out Of Frederick The Soldier King.

December 22, 2012

Frederick The Great     Frederick the Great was talking to his tutor, Christoph Von Kalckstein. Von Kalckstein was trying to pry information away from the Soldier King.     Von Kalckstein: “Your majesty, am I right in thinking there is going to be a war?”     Frederick: “Who can tell?”     Von Kalckstein: […]

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General George S. Patton Surprised Dwight Eisenhower With His Sense Of Humor.

December 20, 2012

   General George S. Patton Allied High Commander General Dwight Eisenhower sent a message to General George S. Patton on March 2nd 1945:  ” Bypass the city of Trier because it would require four divisions to take it.”   Patton answered: “Have already taken it with two divisions, Shall I give it back?”     […]

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Famous Ad Guy Develops Great Assault Gun Ban Graphic.

December 19, 2012

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The Mistel Parasite Aircraft Configuration. Guiding A Bomber With A Fighter.

December 18, 2012

  Mistel Parasite Aircraft Configuration     Mistel was a parasite aircraft experimental program conducted by the Luftwaffe. The object of the project was to fill a bomber with explosives, and bring it into the air attached to a smaller fighter on top of the fuselage. The smaller fighter would guide the bomber into the […]

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Even More WWI Recruitment Posters.

December 17, 2012

              Source: Library of Congress       Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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More WWI Recruitment Posters.

December 16, 2012

            Source: Library of Congress     Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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The Ubiquitous Bicorne Hat.

December 15, 2012

The Bircorne Hat     We see it in every great daredevil swashbuckling movie out of the 1950s. We see it in paintings in history books.   It is the bicorne hat.   The father of the bicorne was the tricorne, or three cornered hat. But the bicorne emerged throughout history as the iconic headgear […]

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Project Tip-Tow.

December 14, 2012

  Project Tip Tow     October 20th, 1950, the United States Air Force continues long term and creative innovations to extend the force projection of piston engine bombers. Perhaps one way to increase the range of strikes on enemies in battle would be for a bomber like a B-29 to tow into theatre two […]

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War Art. Cauliflower Explosions.

December 12, 2012

  Cauliflower Nagasaki       Cauliflower Challenger Disaster       Cauliflower Hindenberg . . . . Source: BoingBoing, Artist Brock Davis . . . Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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OMG! A Homemade Syrian Tank With A Video Game Main Gun Interface.

December 11, 2012

      Wow. It has come to this. A computerized homemade tank made by Syrian rebels. It looks like a Gameboy control. The gunner sits inside and see the target through a video feed. It’s like a real world first person shooter game, like Marathon, except the gun is a cannon and the round […]

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Pearl Harbor was just the opening move in Japan’s own blitzkrieg.

December 10, 2012

  HIJM Taiho Pearl Harbor wasn’t a singular event. It was the opening play in a long series of expansive territorial expropriations by the Imperial Japanese Network. It began in December 1926 when Hirohito took power as Emperor. By then Japan was already occupying Manchuria, a rich source of minerals and timber and other lucrative […]

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By the end of the American Civil War, the US was efficiently provisioning as many troops as we supplied in the First World War.

December 9, 2012

  US Civil War Steam Train     Union Army was a finely tuned machine by late 1863, and Quartermaster General Montogomery C. Meigs had successfully provisioned not only the Army of the Potomac, but Union outfits stretching from Texas in the West to Virginia. Not only that, he was successfully provisioning large complicated Army […]

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