To The Editors and Artists of Early Science Fiction, The Future Is Violent, Dangerous and Scary.

February 28, 2019
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These are covers of Astounding Science Fiction from the 1930s, where the future was thrilling, but utterly dystopian.                 Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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The Red Ball Express. Provisioning The Army. And More Amazing Numbers

February 23, 2019

Daily requirements for each soldier who invaded Normandy: 33.3 pounds of gas, and oil, grease and airplane fuel. Each man needed 8 pounds of ammunition and tons of heavy ordinance, and 7  pounds of food. This is just the beginning. Infantry divisions were allotted for Overlord: 1600 M-7 grenade launchers, and then replace them at […]

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The Horrors of Allied Bombing.

February 18, 2019
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  In the Spring of 1945 a massive effort was made to wipe out Germany’s last oil capacity. 500 Allied attacks on 130 targets reduced oil manufacturing to a fraction of its original capacity.   The Allied strategic bombing initiative would leave 7 million Germans homeless, 400,000 dead and who even knows how many injured? […]

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The Monroe Bomb

February 13, 2019
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    The Monroe Bomb was a propaganda leaflet distribution device dropped from Allied heavy bombers. Named after it inventor: Capt. James Monroe during World War II. Thousands of pieces of leaflets with messages in whatever languages were spoken below were inserted into a laminated paper cylinder with a detonator and a delay, and then […]

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Footage of Bruce Lee At a Long Beach Karate Tournament

February 8, 2019

In this video, Bruce Lee demonstrates his interpretation of Kung Fu- Jeet Kun Do. He also goes over the one in punch and other iconoclastic training ideas. Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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When The Nazis Tried To Adopt Brazil.

February 4, 2019
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  It has long been known that Nazis wandered post-war into the remote regions of South America, befriended by fascist governments and military dictatorships. In the film ‘Boys From Brazil’ the idea was to clone Hitler and reestablish the Third Reich in South America. Brazil was intended to become the new fertile ground for Nazism. […]

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12/11/44

January 31, 2019
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  Germany has effectively lost Balkan states Romania and Bulgaria and Finland. Also Belgium and Luxembourg. Finland’s access to good Baltic Sea ports was a devastating development for Reich forces trying to keep Europe. Hungary, Yugoslavia and Albania were on the verge of falling.  Nazi forces dug in at Alsace were proving hard to displace. […]

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R & R.

January 25, 2019
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  For the brass in Europe after the Nazis were displaced, life was wonderful. Fine wines, champagne, beef, cigars, pipe tobacco, sugar, milk, farm fresh eggs, perfumes, fountain pens, stationary, and Zippo lighters. Many US senior staff, Generals, Colonels and so forth partook in lavish hunting trips bagging partridges, geese and quail. On the corner […]

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Tacitus. Histories

January 21, 2019

Here is an excerpt from Book I. This is fascinating.   Fortune was already, in an opposite quarter of the world, founding and making ready for a new dynasty, which from its varying destinies brought to the state joy or misery, to the emperors themselves success or doom.1 Titus Vespasianus had been dispatched by his […]

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ET Phone Home

January 17, 2019

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 […]

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Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force.

January 12, 2019
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  From Rick Atkinson’s The Guns At Last Light, SHAEF by midsummer had already tripled in size from 1500 Allied officers and men originally envisioned for the headquarters. Now the roster tripled again, to 16,000, they would fill 75,000 square feet of office space. Eventually 1,800 properties around Versailles were commandeered to house 24,000 Allied […]

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This is where we are in the US right now.

January 8, 2019
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After W I promised myself I would stay off politics and stick to military history and affairs. But it’s hard to wrote about Nazis in the past and again the Nazis in the present.   Three Swastikas in 9 Days: Anti-Semitic Incidents on Cornell’s North Campus Stoke Fear Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Armistice Day Headlines

January 4, 2019
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  Source: HistoricalFirearms.com Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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The Nimitz Encounters

December 29, 2018
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Merry Christmas Soldiers

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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