December 2014

    “At night I was sleeping profoundly, when the deep boom of the signal cannon startled and awoke me. Another followed and I sprang from my bed, drew on my slippers and robe and went out on the veranda. Our fiends were already there. The river was illuminated by large fires on the bank, […]

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‘Tommy’

by Daniel Russ on December 29, 2014

It’s over nine feet tall. It weighs over a ton. And it sits, quite literally, on the Seaham seafront building in County Durham. It is called 1011 and it is about PTSD, so says its creator Ray Lonsdale. Locals were put off by it and decided to limit it’s display to just three months. Later […]

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The Rammtiger.

December 26, 2014

    Hitler approved a prototype ramming tank designed to  bring buildings down. This idea emerged as war planners looked for tools that would eliminate the deucedly difficult task of penetrating urban defenses as they were experiencing in Stalingrad. The Rammtiger was developed by Porsche on the VK4501 chassis. The Rammtiger featured a steel hardened […]

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British Science Fiction Cover Artwork Gives US An Early Vision For The Shape of Future Conflict.

December 23, 2014

  British Science Fiction paperback artwork from the 1930s through the 19502 give us an idea what the first futurists thought war would look like. It’s odd how uncreative so much of it is, especially the large tentacled creature that holds a rifle more suited for a human being.   Source: DarkRoastBlend.   Big guns, […]

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Name This Tank

December 21, 2014

      .   . Lancaster Armored Car? . M-24 Chaffee . Some Sherman Iteration? . M-48 Patton . BT-7? . Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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The Bumpy Ride of Apollo 7

December 19, 2014

When John Kennedy set the end of the decade as the goal for a man on the moon, much of the technology to get them there did not exist. It was a difficult climb powered not just out of national pride, but a true race to space and dominance in the control of air and […]

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Vindolanda, The Green Zone Of Ancient Rome.

December 16, 2014

Vindolanda   A castrum was a Roman auxiliary garrison. Vindolanda was such a fortification south of Hadrian’s Wall in northern England near the current day town of Bardon Mill. Since the 16th Century, Britains have been aware of the ruins of this place. However in the early 19th century an altar was discovered there and […]

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Almost 250,000 Underage Soldiers Fought In World War I.

December 13, 2014

  German Teenager Infantry WWI   There is an interesting article by Amber Hildebrandt in CBC News Canada about a boy names Roy Clarence Armstrong, a 17 year old who lied about his age to fight in World War I. Apparently 20,000 Canadian youth lied about their age to enlist in the First World War. […]

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Are Combat Deaths Receding?

December 11, 2014

    Angolan Children Troops (Getty Images)   .I think about the fact that in a single evening, the Germans dropped 1000 tons of ordinance on Stalingrad and killed  an estimated 40,000 Russian men, women and children. In an 8 day and 8 night raid beginning on July 24th, 1943, 42,600 residents of Hamburg died […]

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Great World War II Photos

December 9, 2014

  Two US soldiers examine a Panzer Mark 7 King Tiger. Henschel Type. 1944, Battle of the Ardennes, when the Wehrmacht had to abandon tanks because they had no more gas. Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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World War I described As A Bar Fight.

December 7, 2014

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Mechanics And Handicraft Magazine On New High Technology Tanks

December 5, 2014

    Related Posts:Bannockburn, June 24th, 1314Tank Boneyards

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African Americans Serving In World War II. Great Photos.

December 2, 2014

African American Women in Signal Corps, World War II   . African American Nurses Arrive In Britain, World War II   . Penny Wallace Meredith • 2 years ago Willa Beatrice Brown, a peioneering aviator, was born on January 22, 1906 in Glasgow, KY. She was the first woman commissioned as a lieutenant in the […]

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