July 2017

The Owen Gun

by Daniel Russ on July 26, 2017

          Evelyn Owen’s first indigenous UK homemade weapon built in 1938 Chambered in .22 Short. He constructed a drum magazine from an automobile crankshaft’s harmonic balancer. The magazine/cylinder held 44 .22 short cartridges. A grammaphone spring powered the magazine. It featured a thumb trigger and eventually was abandoned for a simpler design, that […]

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Grant Had A Vision How To Win.

by Daniel Russ on July 22, 2017

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    Ulysses S. Grant was an odd fellow. Quite smart, and scholarly, and rather petite in person, and meticulously dressed if not from time to time, slightly threadbare . “He’s a little’un” quipped a hotel guest when Grant checked in in 1865 in Richmond. He unimpressed people, kept his tongue and when he spoke […]

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The GM-15 (Gummimaske) 1916. Germany’s First WWI Gas Mask.

July 18, 2017
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  The Germans made the GM-15 gas mask in large numbers in 1916, as it was the prototype design of a gas mask system that allowed a soldier to fight an breathe whilst located in clouds of noxious and lethal chemicals. It was the first in a series of gas mask which were manufactured for […]

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Excerpt From Astronomers Who Think They May Have Found Other Civilizations.

July 14, 2017
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  Sloan Digital Sky Survey Discovery of peculiar periodic spectral modulations in a small fraction of solar type stars E.F. Borra, E. Trottier (Submitted on 10 Oct 2016) A Fourier transform analysis of 2.5 million spectra in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey was carried out to detect periodic spectral modulations. Signals having the same period were […]

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The M3 Lee Tank.

July 10, 2017
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      The M3 Lee tank had problems for cure. It was over 10 feet tall, which made it an easy target. The armor was not welded, rather it was riveted which made it vulnerable to tank round, even those not suited for penetration. It had an unusual twin gun mount, one was 75mm […]

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This Is What Democracy Looks Like.

July 4, 2017
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Shelby Foote on Ulysses S Grant.

July 2, 2017
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This was Shelby Foote’s description of Ulysses S Grant who checked in that day to meet the Commander in Chief and engage in their first strategic conversation.   Late afternoon off a raw gusty day in early spring – March 8th, a Tuesday, 1864 – the desk clerk at Willard’s hotel, two blocks down from […]

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