February 2015

Shaka Zulu and the Velvet Bean.

by Daniel Russ on February 28, 2015

I found an interesting story on this horticultural blog:   Mucuna Pruriens In it I found an account that was amazing to me. It is not unknown history that an orphan named Shaka Zulu was taken in by a Nguni cheiftan. And it is well known that Shaka Zulu grew up to be a natural […]

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  This is Rome around the time of Trajan in 117 AD. This was Rome at its largest, and you can see from the  overlay that to the Northwest was Britannia and to the East was Egypt, Constantinople and the Levant. It is important to remember that it took about a month to go from […]

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Ft. Driant, Built In The 16th Century. It Has Never Been Taken. Not Even By Patton And The 3rd Army.

February 23, 2015

    Hand to Hand Combat. US troops of the 5th Army in street fighting at Metz.   September 27, 1944 P-47s under James Doolittle out of the 19th Tactical Air Command were awakened and growling on the runways inside US Occupied France. The Battle of Metz was about to begin. Metz is a historic […]

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British Colonial Marines Were Comprised Of Freed Slaves.

February 19, 2015

. .It’s amazing what people will do for their freedom. It’s amazing what taking someone’s freedom away will do to change them. Suffice it to say that the horrific journey from free man to uniformed soldier for the Corps of Colonial Marines was one of the least expected transformations ever.  These freed or runaway American […]

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July 17,1944. 57,000 German POWs Are Marched Through The Streets Of Moscow.

February 16, 2015

The Battle of Bagration. June 22 1944 – August 19 1944 Soviets Are Pushed Out of Byelorussia. Paraded Through the Streets of Moscow. . It was another one of those behemoth military campaigns that few have ever heard of, but was a pivotal point in the largest war in history. Bagration was the systematic removal […]

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This Is The Size Of The A-10’s Gun.

February 13, 2015

The GAU 8 is a 30 mm hydraulically driven seven-barrel Gatling-type cannon that is typically found installed in the anti tank plane the USAF flies nown as the A-10. Soon to be decommissioned.     Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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February 10, 2015

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Review of Fighting On The Frontlines, Season 1, “War Wagons”

February 8, 2015

Warthogs “War Wagons”     If ever there were a bellwether for the fall of empire it’s this arcane show, one of hundreds showcasing Coalition soldiers in the occupation of Afghanistan. Like so many shows, it is well produced, and the cameras are actually there when the crack of AK-47s sound overhead, the whizzing past […]

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More Amazing War Photos.

February 5, 2015

 Douglas A20B ‘Boston’ in USSR. 8th Soviet Guards bomber regiment.  . 3rd Infantry Division Dining On The Way Into Germany . Finnish Officer With Two Orphaned Owls . A German Wehrmacht soldier of Panzer-Grenadier-Division Großdeutschland lets a kitten play with the magazine belt of an MG-34 recoil-operated air-cooled machine gun in the compartment of a […]

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Old Military Equipment Has Second Life On Russian Playgrounds.

February 2, 2015

Soviet Armor On Playground . . . . . . Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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