August 2014

Amazing Photo And Stories I found On Flickr.

by Daniel Russ on August 31, 2014

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  Most likely Tuskegee Airmen in front of  an AT-7, the training version of the C-45  (Hawk 914 commented) . Cologne Cathedral During WWII  “I found this photo along with 19 others tucked inside a book that was sold for $1at a library booksale, where people donated books for the sale. I’m sure the original […]

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Dien Bien Phu.

by Daniel Russ on August 29, 2014

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  French Paratroopers Deploy to Dien Bien Phu During the Pacific Campaign in World War II, the Viet Minh were led by Ho Chi Minh into a deadly grinding guerrilla campaign against the Japanese occupiers. Vo Ngyuen Giap was a young man organizing rebel insurgents to harass the Japanese which bought him favor with Ho […]

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The Eclipse of Thales Ended A Five Year Conflict.

August 27, 2014

      . Herodotus was a Greek historian who lived in Halicarnassus in the fifth century BC. He has been called “The Father of History”. He writes that a war was brewing between the Medes and the Lydians in what is today Turkey. The story goes that Cyaxares the Great, the King of the […]

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An Odd, But Cool Obsession.

August 25, 2014

  I found this collection of Junior Air Wings that airlines would giveaway to children that was gathered by  a man named Cameron Fleming, and he is a copywriter at Ogilvy & Mather, New York. I loved these photos and wanted to share them with you. Sources:  http://www.obsessionistas.co.uk           Related Posts:Stay Tunes […]

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The Incredibly Low Landing Patterns Of Airliners At Maho Beach Airport on Sint Maarten

August 23, 2014

  It’s a mastery why planes have to approach this low, but the noise must be deafening. Just look at the people wincing. What a great way to use tourism to kill tourism.                             Source: Slate Magazine, Josef Hoflehner and his son Jakob Hoflehner. […]

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Russia Deploys Unsupervised Robot Guards.

August 19, 2014

  Dmitry Andreyev of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces announced recently that  five Russian missile bases will now be patrolled and guarded by armed robots. Izhevsk Radio Plant was the firm that developed the 2000 pound tracked vehicle. It uses a laser rangefinder and radar sensors. It travels around 35 miles per hour over rough […]

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French World War I Postcards.

August 17, 2014

  Recently an associate of mine, Mike Alberts, revealed that he had in his possession hundreds of postcards from his grandfather who served as an infantryman in the German Army in World War I. They are amazing and we are currently trying to get them translated. Many are the postcards that were pre printed for […]

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Mid East Protesters Send Advice To Ferguson Protesters On Twitter.

August 17, 2014

  Amazingly, middle eastern protesters, many being tear gassed and shot at with rubber bullets have been following footage of the St. Louis County Police in Missouri handle rioters. Using social media, Egyptian and Palestinian dissenters have been sending advice to the protester in Ferguson. Egyptian bloggers The Big Pharaoh and Cairo City Limits both commented […]

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General Douglas MacArthur

August 15, 2014

General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) John Gunther wrote, “General MacArthur took more territory, with less loss of life, than any military commander since Darius the Great.” MacArthur was raised in august military tradition, the son and grandson of US Army officers, many who shined while doing battle on both sides of the American Civil War and […]

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And Even More Nose Art

August 13, 2014

      .     .       . .     Related Posts:More Nose ArtDamn Near Pornographic Nose Art IIGermany In Denmark Was All Business.The German War, A Nation Under Arms, 1939 – 1945. Nicholas StargardtThe Lookout Air Raid. The Only Time In World War II When We Were Actually Bombed.

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More Nose Art

August 11, 2014

    .   . .   .   .     Source: Google Exploration   .     Related Posts:And Even More Nose ArtDamn Near Pornographic Nose Art IIGermany In Denmark Was All Business.The German War, A Nation Under Arms, 1939 – 1945. Nicholas StargardtThe Lookout Air Raid. The Only Time In World War […]

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The United States Decides To Stop Manufacturing Anti Personnel Mines.

August 9, 2014

    It has been a long time coming. A muscular military complex added to traditionally dilatory government bureaucracies made it almost impossible to move legislation banning the use of a popular weapon. But land mines kill long after the war is over. Even today somewhere across the world, about 70 people are injured or […]

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Time For More Political Posters

August 9, 2014

        .     .     .         .     . Sources: Facebook   .       Related Posts:Time To Revisit More Political PostersMore Political Posters.More Political Posters.Political Season Facebook Political Posters.Facebook Political Posters Heat Up.

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The Persian Army Of Cambyses II Was Said To Be Swallowed Up In A Massive Sandstorm. Probably Didn’t Happen That Way.

August 5, 2014

  Cambyses II led  Persian warriors, like these depicted in this  frieze in Darius’ palace in Susa. Pergamon Museum / Vorderasiatisches Museum, Germany. Image credit: Mohammed Shamma / CC BY 2.0. The one irrefutable truth about history is that it repeats itself. And although this is a truth, the bad news is that what all too often […]

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Peleliu. A Battle Few Have Heard Of Was Considered The Hardest Fought In The Pacific.

August 3, 2014

    The Japanese Imperial Command was the last organization in Japan to get the message that the United State’s juggernaut advance up the Pacific was not going to end soon. Out of a medieval Samurai value system, the Japanese believed it was incumbent upon them to resist at all costs. It can be argued […]

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Artists Configure Ceramic Poppies To Flow Like Blood from the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI

August 1, 2014

  Artists placed 888,246  ceramic poppies ( I suppose to cover all the casualties of WWI from the United Kingdom in World War I). I found this on thisiscollosal.com, an art blog and Gizmodo. Click to enlarge. Ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper handmade these with over 50 other artists and they are […]

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