May 2014

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    Mary Chesnut was a southern white aristocratic writer who kept a copious diary during the American Civil War.I have been sharing excerpts from this historical treasure all week. Went up to my old house…The Trapiers live there now. And in those drawing rooms where the children played “Puss ‘N Boots” where we have […]

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Mary Chesnut’s Civil War Diary.

by Daniel Russ on May 30, 2014

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      Mary Chesnut’s diary of the American Civil War is a slice of history like little is bound to find .his South Carolina author painted life during the war as a  Southern White Aristocrat’s wife. It is fascinating to say the least.   These negroes were rewarded by their owners. Now if slavery is as disagreeable […]

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Excerpt From Mary Chesnut’s Civil War

May 29, 2014

      Mary Chesnut (March 31, 1823 – November 22, 1886) was a South Carolina writer who kept a famous diary of the entire American Civil War from her perch in the South, and brings a refreshing and spirited account of it all.   Dr. Gibbs said he was at a country house near Manassas […]

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In The Soviet Union Around World War II, Genocide Was De Rigueur.

May 28, 2014

  Joseph Stalin was perhaps the most paranoid of absolute monarchs. Although he hated royalty and the bloodlines that bestowed power on people by happenstance, he was far more powerful than all the Tsars counted as one. During the 1930s, he wielded enough power to make life long enemies and decided to eliminate each of […]

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The Northrup XP-56 Black Bullet.

May 27, 2014

    It was 1943 when Northrup began experimenting with the idea of a ground to altitude interceptor that had no horizontal tail, only a tiny vertical tail, and the wing itself was half the width of the plane. Making a flying wing would solve problems of drag on too many surfaces. Development was slowed […]

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The DIY Armored Personnel Carrier Built By The Polish Underground.

May 26, 2014

Built in 1942, the Kubus was a Chevy 157 truck with steel plates welded to protect it from small arms fire. It was meant to carry 20 some odd resistance fighters into battle. It did not have the power or protection to successfully serve as an assail platform. The Poles were fearless and attacked Nazi […]

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The Forster Flag.

May 25, 2014

            Samuel Forster was a Colonial Revolutionary who designed the first actual indigenous American Flag. It was appropriately called the Forster Flag. Minutemen in April 19th, 1775 carried this flag and it was seen at Concord and Lexington. There ware only 35 of these silk flags known to have existed. […]

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The Blyskawica, A Uniquely Designed And Manufactured Sub Machine Gun By The Polish Underground.

May 24, 2014

The Blyskawica or Lightning Gun was the Polish Army’s first successful sub machine gun of World War II. It was a knock off of the British Sten and the German MP-40. It was created in the context of a series of invasion and occupation of Poland by the Nazis and the Russians. Seweryn Wielanier and […]

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WWI 3D Stereoscopic Pictures. Click to Enlarge

May 23, 2014

  These stereoscopic pictures are very very rare and 100 mod them were recently auctioned in England. The interesting stories surrounding these photos taken at Ypres and the Somme are actual and some are staged. Some of them were used to give the notion that the war was going very well.     WWI Stereoscope […]

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Conservatives Don’t Want Australian Textbooks Teaching Gallipoli.

May 22, 2014

  Periscope and rifle, Gallipoli 1915 In 1788, Australia was an island continent alone with its indigenous people. Polynesians, Indians and Chinese explorers  knew of it and used its resources,. The ever expanding British Empire which was unsuccessful in the Americas was not unsuccessful elsewhere. In Australia, for example, an invasion by British and a […]

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In Pope John Paul II’s Home, Lies The Gun Used In The Attempt To Murder Him.

May 21, 2014

      This is the Browning HP 9mm pistol used by Ali Agca in his attempt to assassinate Pope John Paul II  on May 13 1981. This display is in the home of Holy Father John Paul II in Wadowice, Poland on April 7, 2014,   sources: AFP PHOTO/JANEK SKARZYNSKI, Artdaily.com   Related Posts:Stay […]

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The Slums Of Rome, Jesus and Occupy Wall Street.

May 20, 2014

  Jesus and the Money Changers – El Greco   Around the time of Claudius, Roman historian Seutonius described his life in Rome.   “Now consider the dangers of the night in Rome. The tiles fall off of the roofs, and crack you in the head. Drunks spoil for a fight. Suddenly you are confronted […]

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Margaretha Geertruida “Margreet” Zelle MacLeod. Or Mata Hari. Or Agent H-21.

May 19, 2014

    Mata Hari Margaretha Geertruida “Margreet” Zelle MacLeod (7 August 1876 – 15 October 1917) had a stage name: Mata Hari. It means literally Eye of the Day and refers to the sun. She was born and raised in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, the oldest of four. Her father was an affluent retailer and investor who was […]

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Great 1950s Experimental Military Designs From Popular Mechanics.

May 16, 2014

                Related Posts:More Cool NASA Apollo Photos Shared By Popular MechanicsOld Popular Mechanics War Technology

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Nazi Listening Devices.

May 15, 2014

      Like the acoustic phones of other nations, this was what Nazis tried to detect Allied bombers with. I would love to hear what an incoming bomber sounds like on a device like this. . Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Too Good Not To Share. Click To Enlarge Chart On Lobbying Policy.

May 14, 2014

  Source: The Nation Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Did Shapur Really Have Emperor Valerian Taxidermied?

May 13, 2014

   Roman Emperor Valerian Used As A Footstool For The Persian King.   Lucius Caecilius Firmianus Lactantius was a Christian historian and writer who served Constantine I. Lactanius was also virulently anti-Persian. He was so anti-Perisan that some historians believe his description of the death of the Emperor Valerian at the hands of the Persian […]

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A Fascinating Evaluation of the T-34 and KV-1 at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds.

May 12, 2014

    KV-1   Apparently the Soviets gave us a couple of production models to examine in 1942. As it turns out. The T-34 had many advantages, it was easy to produce and cheap. Well, you get what you pay for. More of these tanks died on the battlefield because they were poorly made than […]

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Grab And Load Click To Enlarge Wallpaper.

May 11, 2014

  F-14 Tomcats . F-35 Lightning II . B-2 Spirit In Lead, Two F-117A Nighthawks Behind . Mirage 2000 . F-22 Raptors. . Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Public Official Can’t Discuss Leaks, Even After They’ve Been Leaked.

May 10, 2014

          The Obama’s Administration’s Office of Director of National Intelligence doesn’t so much deliver a missive, as it clearly lays out an existing policy regarding whether government agents can cite news items about intelligence leaks. This means they can’t reveal leaks that have already been revealed in public and social media […]

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