October 2013

Wilhelm Canaris.

by Daniel Russ on October 31, 2013

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        Hitler perhaps more so than any tyrant before him survived by creating competing police organizations. These volatile and lethal organizations were navigated by only the most experienced politicians. The path to success was among the paranoid and dynamic forces was anfractuous and fraught with death at any turn.   January 1, […]

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The Short Lived Chaotic Dacian Empire.

by Daniel Russ on October 30, 2013

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  Decebalus, King Of Dacia   In 43 AD, Claudius invaded Britain, eyeing the island nation as a source for wealth and of course the glory of battles won and expanded Roman territory. It had been a century since Julius Caesar added thousands of miles to the Roman Empire. Claudius got what he never wanted, […]

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The Reising M55

October 29, 2013

    Entrepreneur and ordinance engineer Eugene Reising sniffed the air and thought it  redolent of war. He hit the drawing board and began designing a submachine gun. This was not his first rodeo either. He was an assistant and protégé to the gun manufacturer John M. Browning. His pedigree included design influence on the venerable and […]

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The Military Industrial Complex Had A Worrisome Day.

October 28, 2013

  We are the worlds largest exporters of weapons. If the conspiracy theorists are correct, it’s a big problem when one of our key allies decides to deploy a competing missile defense system. Our chief military industrial component is the Raytheon Lockheed Martin partnership that creates the formidable Patriot missile system. And to that point, […]

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Public Domain World War II Content.

October 27, 2013

Pilot and Bombadier chatter during raids on Germany.     This is amazing on board radio chatter between a Lancaster bomber pilot on his way to a target. On the way there, his waist gunner shoots down a German fighters.         Source: YouTube.   . Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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The Europeans Are Demanding Privacy Assurances From The US Government That Even We Don’t Ask For Ourselves.

October 26, 2013

. . Angela Merkel     You have to feel a little bit for Barack Obama. Here he is administering the world’s largest police state, and an intelligence apparatus that is apparently beyond the reach of even the president. He did not put it into place. And on his watch, a whisteleblowing intelligence operative unveiled […]

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Amazing Ship Art. Click To Enlarge.

October 25, 2013

. . . . . . . . . . . . . Sources: arts-wallpaper.com . Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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The Life And Death Of John Byng.

October 24, 2013

    Vice Admiral John Byng   The Admiral Who Was Shot For Losing Battle.   John Byng was a man of high birth, as they say. Born and raised in plentitude, well schooled, and of royal blood, he became a star officer of the Royal Navy.  He first participated in battle at the age […]

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At The Battle Of Hydaspes, Alexander Schooled the Hindu King Porus at Deception.

October 23, 2013

            By the time he was 29 years old, Alexander the Great was the emperor of Greece, the emperor of Persia by virtue of defeating Xerxes on the plain of Arbella, and the Pharoah of Egypt, and was now knocking on the door of India. His was a warrior’s heart. […]

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The Greek Trireme

October 22, 2013

.     The Trireme (Greek trieres) was the man powered war ship designed to be travel significant distances and ram and sink enemy ships. The Trireme also moved under sail power as needed, sometimes both.     Each Greek naval vessel was 120 feet long and attended to by 170 rowers arranges in three […]

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Can You Tell Me What This Is?

October 21, 2013

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Future Combat Imagined.

October 20, 2013

    A young woman, a flight  officer has been alerted to go to Flight Deck. There she immerses herself in a bath like receptacle that fits around her body. She plugs herself into a neural interface, and does it wirelessly.   She will push no buttons. Thinking out a series of codes, the UAV […]

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The Kinross Incident.

October 19, 2013

      Donald Keyhoe – UFO researcher, ex-Marine and director of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) – an early advocate of the concept that UFOs were extraterrestrial spacecraft visiting Earth on reconnaissance and sampling missons, was particularly intrigued with cases where aircraft interacted with the objects. He was especially fascinated with […]

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In Early Rome Celtic Mercenaries Had No Fidelity To Anyone, Even Their Own Tribesmen.

October 18, 2013

    Brennus, Celtiberia Chief Most of Western Europe from the 5th Century BC to the 1st Century was a pastiche of  fiefdoms and tribal bands and clans and allegiances. The Gauls or the Celtic people, as the Romans referred to them were a widely diverse group that for some reason, began raiding Roman Imperial […]

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Why Barbarossa Was Doomed To Failure.

October 17, 2013

    Probably the biggest reason Operation Barbarossa failed was an old military problem that even Hitler wouldn’t remember and couldn’t allow to get in the way of a quick victory: an attenuated supply line. Much of the steppes and valleys between the Baltic Sea and Bucharest were large semi sandy areas with partially paved […]

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In World War II, The Soviet Union Made An Astonishing Comeback In Aviation In Just Two Years.

October 16, 2013

  Lavochkin LA-5   Certainly the common thread in the early days of World War II was the fact that both the Russians and the Americans were entirely outmatched by the Luftwaffe and the Imperial Japanese Air Forces. By the time the Russians in their lumbering I-153 Seagulls met the ME-109s and the Focke Wolfe […]

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The Mexican Infantryman’s Musket At The Alamo Was A Cheap Knock Off.

October 15, 2013

    .   .   The Mexican Army of the 19th century wore single breasted jackets with dark blue and had red collar and red cuffs. Jackets  and pants in the summer were cotton and in the winter they were wool. The Mexican soldado fired a late 18th century pattern musket designed in Britain […]

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Commander Scott Carpenter, Pilot Of Friendship 7, Dies.

October 14, 2013

  Commander Scott Carpenter . Navy Commander Scott Carpenter, born on May 1st, 1925, died on October 10th this last week. He was the fourth American astronaut in space. I his youth he wanted to fly and tried to become a combat pilot and participate in the Second World War. However combat ended and after […]

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Incredible Panoramic Photos From The National Archives. Click To Enlarge.

October 13, 2013

. Amazing black and white and panoramic at that! This photography is truly beautiful and historic and free to access on the National Archives. . American Expeditionary Force Fort Dix, new Jersey. 1919 . White Trucks  At Fort Riley, Used In The Battle Of Verdun . 57th Infantry Fort McKinley 1919 Source: National Archives. Related […]

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The Heliograph. A Signaling Device Used By Armies For Over 150 Years.

October 12, 2013

. . . . . A heliograph wireless solar signaling device that uses sunlight reflected in flashes in a mirror     British and Australian armies until the 1960s, and were used by the Pakistani army as 1975      The sender aligned the heliograph to the target by looking at the reflected target in […]

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