April 2014

Rivers As Weapons.

by Daniel Russ on April 30, 2014

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    Battle Of Hydaspes .   A great article in wondersandmarvels.com looks at a specific kind of combat engineering that was rare but incredibly effective. By having armies dig new streams and irrigation channels, life supporting water could be used to flush out enemies or dehydrate them by diverting sources. Lucius Metellus, a Roman […]

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  Beachcombing, blogrolled, here talks about a display of Viking accoutrements over three centuries on display at the British Museum and the stories these historical items tell. The Vikings are of course remembered most for their unbridled and furious savagery. Sinewy armored strainers with long swords and long ships suddenly sprang upon the English coast […]

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Homesick Roman.

April 28, 2014

    An 1800 year old letter home from a Roman recruit to his parents in Egypt, then a Roman province has been found in Egypt. It is written by an Egyptian man, serving as a Roman legionnaire with the Second Legion Adiutrix in Modern Day Hungary.  His name is Polion and he is from […]

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More Great Photos Of Animals At War.

April 27, 2014

    With The US Army In Afghanistan . Courier Dog carries messages between trenches in WWI. . Marines deploy with dogs in Viettnam. . Since antiquity, elephants have served as pack animals for armies. (AP Photo/Horst Faas) . Lt. George A. Custer with dog. Peninsular Campaign, May-August 1862. Selected Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 (Library […]

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Great World War II Print Ads From Gold Star Aces. Pt. III

April 26, 2014

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Great World War II Print Ads From Gold Star Aces. Pt. II

April 25, 2014

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Great World War II Print Ads From Gold Star Aces.

April 24, 2014

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Army Rations From Around The World.

April 23, 2014

Just found this on imgur. ( http://imgur.com/a/S3FA4 )   . The German Army Rations: Sachets of grapefruit. Juice powder to add to water. Italian biscotti. Liver-sausage spread, rye bread, goulash with potatoes. Sour cherry and apricot jams.  . .   Canadian Army Rations: Bear Paws snacks. Salmon fillet with Tuscan sauce or vegetarian couscous. PBJ […]

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Hitler Was So Convinced Of His Superiority, He Failed To Plan For Failure.

April 22, 2014

    . Operation Barbarossa was probably the largest land campaign ever waged. It is possible that the Han invasion of the Yangste valley in the 13th century was larger, but there is no way yet to know for sure and history clouds granular detail. The attack from the Ardennes forest to the port of […]

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Roman Gladiator Training Facility Circa 300, Found Near VIenna.

April 21, 2014

                We have talked about the oddity of history growing more clear the further we travel from it. And once again the adage is proven correct. Ground penetrating radar, satellite imagery and magnetometer readings have unveiled the location of a Roman gladiator training camp in modern day Austria. […]

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The Similarities Between Stalin And Hitler’s Backgrounds are Amazing.

April 20, 2014

  Josef Stalin   Stalin had a stroke in 1953. He was in his workroom at the time. Of course he might have been saved had someone reached him in time. The problem is that he was so feared, so reviled, even disturbing him when he wanted peace was enough to qualify for an extreme […]

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Republican Gov. William Buckingham Admitted Freed Slaves Into The Connecticut Guard. The Reaction Was Just Like Today. Bigots Come Out Of The Woodwork.

April 19, 2014

  In Connecticut, Republican Gov. William Buckingham pressed for the recruitment of blacks, and in a special session on Nov. 13, 1863, the Connecticut General Assembly approved the formation of black infantry units, although not without fiery, racially charged debate. Calling it “the most disgraceful bill ever introduced into the Connecticut Legislature,” Democratic Rep. William […]

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The New Vietnam War Memorial Website Leaves Out Some Important Features. Some Actual Events, For Example.

April 18, 2014

    Nick Turse explains a disappointingly inaccurate revision of history that is an official display and website commemorating the Vietnam War. Not only does it leave out pertinent information, it blatantly proffers events that simply did not happen. The Department of Defense United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration site is a horribly art […]

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Technology Is Starting To Speed Up Faster Than We Can Imagine It.

April 17, 2014

        HG Wells wrote War Of The Worlds in 1897. He described it:   “in some way they are able to generate an intense heat in a chamber of practically absolute non-conductivity. This intense heat they project in a parallel beam against any object they choose, by means of a polished parabolic […]

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More Air Traffic Controllers.

April 16, 2014

      Control tower to a 747: “United 329 heavy, your traffic is a Fokker, one o’clock, three miles, Eastbound.”  United 239: “Approach, I’ve always wanted to say this… I’ve got the little Fokker in sight.” Source: http://www.businessballs.com . Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Air Traffic Controllers.

April 15, 2014

    In the 1970s, a Pan Am 727 flight was waiting for start clearance in Munich overheard the following: Lufthansa (in German): “Ground, what is our start clearance time?” British Ground Controller: “If you want an answer you must speak in English.” Lufthansa (in English): “I am a German, flying a German airplane, in […]

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Forget Iraq. We Should Have Gone After North Korea.

April 14, 2014

While the media was bemoaning everyone’s discovery that our old friend Saddam Hussein was torturing people, we chose to ignore the horrific torture that goes on in North Korea. People are put in the worst possible conditions to suffer endlessly. I cannot write commentary to these drawings. Only let them speak for themselves.     […]

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Clementine Churchill Warns Winston To Mind His Ps and Qs.

April 13, 2014

    Winston Churchill   My Darling, I hope you will forgive me if I tell you something I feel you want to know One of the men in your entourage a devoted friend has been to me & told me that there is danger of your being generally disliked by your colleagues and subordinates […]

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Facebook As The New Place To Post Political Posters.

April 12, 2014

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Facebook As The New Place To Post Political Posters.

April 11, 2014

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