April 2020

Why Combat Boots? Natalie Hayes Writer’s comment: My roommates, Deborah and Mondana, asked why I would write an essay on combat boots. I am not the military type. Nor am I a gangster or a punk-style dresser. I do not even own a pair of combat boots, although I find them quite appealing now. The […]

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Of Rape and War

by Daniel Russ on April 25, 2020

    From “The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (The Liberation Trilogy Book 2)” by Rick Atkinson.     “Another chaplain cited specifics: a fifteen-year-old girl raped by eighteen colonial soldiers; a twenty-seven-year-old raped by three soldiers; a twenty-eight-year-old raped by five. An American artillery battalion commander described an Italian […]

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The M-18 Hellcat

April 20, 2020
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        When the Tank Destroyer Force was organized in 1941, thye were looking for something light and fast and a heavy hitter. The M 18 was the last of a long line of guns that the US field commanders felt would be better on the battlefield not as a front line vehicle, […]

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Great Naval Weaponry Footage Against Somali Pirates

April 15, 2020

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F-18 Carrier Take Off & Landing Pilot POV

April 10, 2020

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Ernie Pyle’s Greatest Post

April 5, 2020
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The Death of Captain Waskow           AT THE FRONT LINES IN ITALY, January 10, 1944 – In this war I have known a lot of officers who were loved and respected by the soldiers under them. But never have I crossed the trail of any man as beloved as Capt. Henry […]

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