September 2014

The Sultana.

by Daniel Russ on September 30, 2014

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  The Sultana, overloaded, poorly repaired, burns in the night   At the end of the Civil War, millions of POWs on either side were being returned home. Not wanting to miss a chance to finally leave the horrid south, a side-wheel steamboat, the Sultana, left port on April 21st, 1865 with about  2,427 men onboard […]

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Random Images I Come Across

by Daniel Russ on September 28, 2014

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  I come across a lot of pictures and sometimes I just share the photos. .   Inside a C-17 on a TV shoot . Unidentified Soviet Rotorcraft Concept . WAC training gunners . Save Save Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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The Night Goldsboro, North Carolina Was Almost Vaporized.

September 26, 2014

  .   January 1961. The Cold War is on fire, effulgent, clandestine, and deadly. The nuclear Triad, the three ways we intended to deliver atomic weaponry consisted of the hardened land silos, submarines, and of course the Strategic Air Command, nuclear weapons in the bomb bays of bombers that stayed in the air around […]

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More French World War I Postcards

September 24, 2014

  Translation: Forget the Prussians. We Must Live Well In Our Own Home . . . . Our Dear Father, As You Conquer, We Love You With All Our Hearts . I Promise To Be Brave And Valiant .Source: Slate Magazine . Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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La Binz.

September 22, 2014

    They called her La Binz. Dorothea Binz (March 16, 1920 – May 2, 1947) was the SS supervisor for the women’s encampment at Ravensbrück Concentration camp. In 1939, she began working there as a maid and in the kitchen. She especially liked to supervise the torture and execution of prisoners she chose at […]

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Knuckle. A Review.

September 20, 2014

      Documentarian Ian Palmer directed one of the strangest, most fascinating films I have ever seen: Knuckles. Not unlike today’s much celebrated Rodriguez work, Boyhood, the entire documentary was chronicled over a period of more than 12 years. I could not tear myself away from this film. You watch this film like you […]

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The Deltaviex

September 18, 2014

  . . SNASCO, the “Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales” built the Deltaviex as a supersonic testbed in the 1950s.  They were looking to build a jet that could roll with some other technology than ailerons. From Multijets.com, my rough translation from French: “The DELTAVIEX made ​​its first flight in 1954 with Robert […]

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The Fleetwing F4 Sea Bird.

September 16, 2014

      The Fleetwings F4 Sea Bird was an amphibious utility aircraft designed in 1934-5 by James C. Reddig for the design company Fleetwings Inc. It was unusual because the engine was configured well above the fuselage on a wire framed scaffolding that supported the nacelle. Only six of these planes were built though […]

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Time To Revisit More Political Posters

September 14, 2014

  From time to time we remember that Political Posters have not disappeared. They have in fact multiplied in social media.   .   .     .     .   .   .  Sources: Facebook   . Related Posts:Time For More Political PostersMore Political Posters.More Political Posters.Political Season Facebook Political Posters.Facebook Political Posters […]

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The Aricebo Message.

September 12, 2014

  Aricebo   Whomever or whatever receives the message will live at the edge of the Milky Way, some 21,000 light years from our tiny solar system. The neighborhood has around 330,000 stars in a globular cluster designated M13. The message will likely reach it’s destination long after we have also shed the bonds of […]

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Humphrey Bogart In The Navy.

September 10, 2014

      .Screen Star and romantic lead Humphrey Bogart joined the United States Navy in 1918 after the Armistice and sailed across the Atlantic ferrying troops back home. It is there, during a brawl at a prisoner transfer he is said to have received his characteristic scar on his lip.  “At eighteen, war was great […]

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Empires rubbed up against each other in the aftermath of Salamis. Thus rapidly advancing military technology.

September 8, 2014

  Alexander’s Empire   Many consider the Battle of Salamis as the most important battle in the western hemisphere. Of course if Persia had prevailed, there may never have been a Western history at all. Or so the argument goes. Western history would have never seen the Roman Senate, the Coliseum, Roman law and Roman […]

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The Nashorn.

September 6, 2014

    . In February 1942, Alkett arms of Berlin designed a tank destroyer the Nashorn. Nashorn means Rhinoceros. The 494 Nashorn anti tank destroyers became one of the effective armored weapons the Germans produced. Hitler really wanted a low profile tank destroyer like the jagdpanzer series, but he liked the super Navy 88mm gun, the […]

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Yekaterina Budanova. Soviet Fighter Ace.

September 4, 2014

  Yekaterina Budonova, Soviet Fighter Pilot Posing In Front Of Her Yak-1 . Yekaterina Budanova was born in Smolensk. Prior to World War II, the death of her father sent her to find work as a nanny. At the age of thirteen her mother sent her to Moscow to work in an aircraft factory. There […]

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The Changing Face Of Warfare. Isis Fires Off Tweets And Instagrams In Their Jihad.

September 2, 2014

  ISIS is an example of the changing face of warfare that I have written about here at Civilianmiliyaryintelligencegroup. Future war will not manifest as massive set piece battles and long staged invasions. The new warfare is extremely rapid, light, nimble, and strikes with good intelligence and little warning. In the minds of many westerners […]

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