September 2017

Germany In Denmark Was All Business.

by Daniel Russ on September 19, 2017

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Wehrmacht patrolling occupied Denmark WWII     When the Second World War began US soldiers were deployed all over European theaters of operation. Not the least of these was England. While sinewy, young American males were now sauntering about British pubs, English males were deployed all over the world occupying the empire that the sun […]


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What A Ride This Has Been

by Daniel Russ on September 15, 2017

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  It was launched in 1997 it has been flying and working at about 17 000 miles per hour ever since.   All its systems are operational.   It has traversed 10 billion miles, using gravity momentum slings for all these years. It looked at Jupiter, and discovered 7 new moons there. It launched the […]



Great Battle Maps

September 11, 2017
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.     The things that distinguish a great battle are either clarity, beauty, or historical documentary importance.  One of the sacraments of the Internet is the access to things like beautifully curated maps of famous battles, and I picked up a few of them to share from Google and Bing and from my collections. […]

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The Indefatigable Cessna 172

September 7, 2017
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      It is a trope in firearm lore to panegyrize the AK, though it has yet to fade. There is a story often told about the Kalashnikov Assault Rifle, or the AK-47 that is a tale of all things well made. You can bury it in the sand for 5 years, dig it […]

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Rhodesian Light Infantry

September 3, 2017
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  As empires began to delaminate after World War II, Africa fell into a long series of colonial expulsions. Here, indigenous people from around the continent began bucking European invaders and demanding governance under their own purview. In 1965, Rhodesia declared its independence and knew that the new national government needed an army. The Rhodesian […]

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