The Kepi.

December 12, 2016
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  The Kepi was the typical combatant head wear on both sides of the skirmish line during the American Civil War. The term was adapted from the French Colonial Expeditionary Forces hat at the end of the 19th century. The Union Army Kepi was typically a wool cap that was blue cloth side and black […]

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Great Photos With No Source

December 8, 2016
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German Sea Plane Circa WWII (Arado 196 ?)     Germans Hold Up What They Think Is  Unit Flag Of A Defeated Battalion     Spent Katyusha Launcher               Save Related Posts:And Even More Amazing PhotosMore Amazing PhotosPerfectly Timed Military Photos From RooseveltsMore Odd Photos Relating To CombatGreat Photos […]

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The Siege Of Jadotville. Review.

December 4, 2016
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  The United States, and NATO member nations, and the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact armies were all appropriating all the economic resources each empire would need to prevail in the middle of the twentieth century. Not wanting to openly presume upon the land and mines and minerals of indigenous people, the purloining was executed […]

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NASA Creates Travel Posters For A Wonderful Imagined Future.

November 29, 2016
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You have to see these. NASA really knows how to inspire people.                     Source: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/visions-of-the-future/ Save Save Save Save Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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The Varangians : Royal Guards And Mercenaries.

November 25, 2016
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  When Vikings migrated eastwards they went as traders, or they went as raiders. When they happened upon a settlement they gambled whether it would be better to do business or do warfare. That said, one of the things that mercenaries look for is employers. If they came upon rich people with a poor army, […]

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CNET Shares Magnificent Photos Of The World War II Battleship Missouri

November 21, 2016

The Surrender Deck Where Japan Submitted To The Authority Of The Allies   Officer’s Mess     Captain’s Quarters   16 Inch Guns Facing Aft     The Gun Trigger   Plumbing   Crew Bunks   Officer’s Offices Related Posts:USS Missouri Fires 15 Inch Guns

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Stuxnet, Attorneys, And The Trinity Moment For Cyberwarfare.

November 17, 2016

Stuxnet was the first opening salvo in the cyberwarfare environment that mattered. It is one of the most sophisticated weapon systems ever devised and it is the Trinity event in war. Like the atomic bomb, the first use of the weapon sparked an arms race and nuclear technological development that has yet to subside. After […]

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Amazing Historic Photo Cache on CNN

November 13, 2016
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I found this amazing cache of photos on CNN blogs posted in 2012.  I cut and pasted the entire photo and the description together. I love the Samurai, the soldiers laying cards and the dashing portrait of Zapata.                 Source: http://cnnphotos.blogs.cnn.com/ Save Save Save Save Save Related Posts:Stay […]

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Happy Veterans Day.

November 11, 2016

Save Related Posts:Happy Veterans Day.Happy Veterans Day. And Thank You Veterans.

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Consolidated B-32 Dominator

November 9, 2016
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      The Consolidated B-32 Dominator oddly was not just a fallback should the B-29 fall behind in production, it ironically became the plane that couldn’t keep up.     The Consolidated B-32 Dominator was one of those projects with a promising start and an abrupt end.the level of spending in the US government […]

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German Panzers Had No Idea The Can Of Whoop Ass New US Tanks Were Bringing.

November 4, 2016
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  Imagine for a second that a couple of divisions of heavy German tanks were linked up strategically in a wagon wheel formation around Berlin. Imagine also that these tanks included the Panzer Mark VI Tiger 1 and the panzer Mark VI King Tiger. And The Panzer mark V Panther. You can bet that the […]

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Not Exactly The V-22, But Incredibly It Was Conceived In 1943.

October 31, 2016
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  The experimentation that distinguished German engineering in World War II is still being felt and these aviation designers were among the most creative. Oddly the first tilt rotor aircraft design was created by Focke Achgelis. It was called the Fa .269. In the fifities, this would have been labeled a convertiplane, that is a […]

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Was The Zaschka Helicopter The World’s First Almost Working Rotorcraft?

October 26, 2016
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  It always amazes me how advanced the earliest aircraft designs were. I would say this is one of the first helicopters that ever worked. It only worked vertically in ascent and descent. It was just 1928 but poor Englebert Zaschka realized that what he created was incredible as first flight was only 25 years […]

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Irish Bare Knuckle Boxing Program In The Works.

October 22, 2016
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IPSM Stockholm Renderings Of Cool FW -190 Paint Schemes.

October 18, 2016
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The Lookout Air Raid. The Only Time In World War II When We Were Actually Bombed.

October 14, 2016
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   Nabuo Fujita Bombed An Oregon Forest, Then Returned To Ask For Forgiveness   The I-25 submarine was a built by the Imperial Japanese Navy and it featured a surprise that even submarines today don’t have: retrievable folding airplanes. The 1-25 was a Japanese B-1 type submarine with a complement of 95 men, and an […]

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Aerfer Ariete

October 10, 2016
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        The Aerfer Ariete, or Ram, was a twin engine single seat jet fighter prototype made for the Italian Air Force. Two models were made in 1958, both based on a previous single seat fighter configuration called the Arfer Sagittareo.   It was powered by a Rolls Royce Soar RS2 engine and […]

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Reflections On The Opium Wars.

October 6, 2016
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  The Opium Wars were ignited over trade balances, but burned effulgent over imperial power. Chinese manufactured porcelain and silk were in high demand throughout the United Kingdom. Even in British protectorates or garrisons across the world there was always a British upper class that surrounded themselves with fine things. Things like silk. Things like […]

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Great Krabi Krabong Demonstrations

October 2, 2016
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  Krabi Krabong is a Thai weapons based martial art. It is related to Silat and other ancient Siamese traditions. It features two swords and a panoply of staffs, clubs and tonfa like weapons worn on arms. Here are some great videos demonstrating the flowing complicated maneuvers.           Save Save Save […]

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Religion And Genocide.

September 27, 2016
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The Battle For Jerusalem   It is telling that religion is a place where often the insane find solace for crimes that could never be justified in any reasonable way. Here we look at a few horrific moments in history and the quotes by clerics, up to their knees in blood, that are unintentionally and […]

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