September 2015

World War II Secret Weapons

by Daniel Russ on September 28, 2015

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Nazi Experimental Tank Sled Tractor Canopy On Tank Panzer Mine Clearer Radio Controlled Tanks The Christie Amphibious Tank 1932 Balloon Festooned Tank Save Related Posts:The HMS Habbakuk. A Proposal For A Massive Aircraft Carrier Made Of Ice.The World’s First Signal Corps.The Dogs Of War.Holy Fire Hazard! America’s Secret Plan To Burn Japan To the Ground […]

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The Italian Turkish War

by Daniel Russ on September 23, 2015

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  Italian Alpini and Libyan corpses   Perhaps it was the patina of the being a descendant of the once ascendant ancient Roman Army. The Italian leaders in the early 20th century had an inflated view of the reach of their own armies. The Italians, firmly in the European industrial movement, watched warily as other […]

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The Russo-Japanese War.

September 18, 2015

      The Japanese had long since begun the process of modernizing their island nation from a medieval atavistic Samurai nation to a 20th century country. Swords and arrows were replaced with rifles and machine guns, horses were replaced with tanks and signal flags and fires were replaced with radio. At the beginning of […]

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Invading Southeast Asia, The Japanese Had Help

September 14, 2015

Japanese POWs Capitalism tends to create enemies of those not born into its frameworks. It creates nationalists who look at their own country in a new light. The idyllic lifestyle enjoyed by Malaysian rice farmers was sorely missed when British and French and Dutch entrepreneurs bought large farms and began hiring locals and working them […]

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Caligula, Claudius and Nero

September 10, 2015

    The last three emperors on the Julian-Claudian Dynasty are known for the louche behind the scenes behaviors and the tawdry nefarious machinations that took place at the highest levels of the administration. Through a prism darkly lit by their more extreme behavior these three have been called the worst emperors in the Roman […]

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Nichola Kristof Reminds Us What Is Really Dangerous. – From The NYT.

September 7, 2015

  ■ More Americans die in gun homicides and suicides every six months than have died in the last 25 years in every terrorist attack and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq combined. ■ More Americans have died from guns in the United States since 1968 than on battlefields of all the wars in American […]

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Stalingrad

September 4, 2015

  23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943. Stalingrad’s worst luck was that it was named after Josef Stalin. It was a perfect town in Russia, a gem on the Volga River and an industrial center. So on August 23rd, 1942, Hitler ordered the German 6th Army under Von Paulus to lay siege to Stalingrad. […]

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Wide Sweep Of World War II Part Two

September 1, 2015

    Intelligence Makes The Difference     Intelligence exchanges between the United States and the United Kingdom made all the difference. Sir Henry Tizzard, an English Chemist and Inventor, also the Rector of the Imperial College had been curating technologies that would help the United States build jets, faster prop planes, detect submarines and […]

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