December 2018

The Nimitz Encounters

by Daniel Russ on December 29, 2018

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Merry Christmas Soldiers

by Daniel Russ on December 25, 2018

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D-Day Details.

December 21, 2018
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    On the way to Normandy, the British were more than generous, adding to the US food allotment 240,000,000 pounds of potatoes, 2.4 million tent pegs, 15 million condoms, 1000 cake pans, 260,000 grave markers, 80 million packets of cookies, 54 million gallons of beer.   The US Army aggregated from overseas and from […]

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Reading from The Guns At last Light. The War in Western Europe 1944- 1945, by Rick Atkinson. Part II.

December 16, 2018

  The saying in England was that the problem with Americans is that they are “over sexed, overfed and over here.”   My father served in the 8th Air Force and was stationed in England in service there of. He told me that in England, women would signal that they were ready for sexual congress […]

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Reading from The Guns At last Light. The War in Western Europe 1944- 1945, by Rick Atkinson.

December 12, 2018
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  This book is brilliant as it paints pictures we rarely imagine. He talks about immensely altered landscape of Europe in the last year of the conflict.   Five years of warfare had left British cities as “Bedraggled, unkempt, and neglected as rotten teeth.” People talked about ‘Before the war” as if it were a […]

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The Hussites.

December 8, 2018
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      The Hussite movement began in the Bohemia, western Czechoslovakia – spread quickly at the hands or shall we say at the mouth of Jan Hus. It spread from Moravia to Hungary and no further. It was a blip in history if not an interesting one. The reason why this movement was important […]

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The Heinkel 111 Zwilling. As If Dr. Seuss Created A German Aircraft.

December 4, 2018
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  Well we all know that WWII provided budgets and motivation for innovation. The fascinating thing is that when you are an armchair military historian, every few weeks you think, “well OK we know about everything you could know about what happened in World War II.” And just then you see something you haven’t ever […]

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