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In 2005…A Comparison Of Gun Crime In The US and The UK.

by Daniel Russ on September 17, 2012

  In 2005, in the United States, there were 16,740 homicides. So in 2005, every day, 46 people were killed by another person in the United States. That means that roughly every half hour, someone killed someone else.   In 2005, of the 16,740 homicides in the United States, 10,158 were committed with a gun, […]

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The Handley Page 115 Testbed.

by Daniel Russ on September 5, 2012

      The British in the late 1950s were in a race along with everyone else to produce the next generation of jet fighters and bombers. So test aircraft were built for very narrow technological purposes. The Handley page 115 was one such plane. In fact its narrow mission was to compile airflow data […]

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Magnificent Scale Models And Actual Uniforms From The National Maritime Museum Collections, UK.

December 6, 2011

A Collection of 1:48 scale models made in the early 18th century and demonstrating magnificent detailed craftsmanship. Related Posts:In 2005…A Comparison Of Gun Crime In The US and The UK.The Handley Page 115 Testbed.Weird Back To The Cold War Cat And Mouse Games Begin AgainBritish Soldier Throws Back Taliban Grenade, Saves Comrade.Thoughts On The Forgotten […]

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Weird Back To The Cold War Cat And Mouse Games Begin Again

March 26, 2010

“It’s a scene classically reminiscent of Cold War days or a Tom Clancy novel from the same: two weeks ago, Royal Air Force Tornados shadowed a pair of Russian Tu-160 Blackjack heavy bombers as they penetrated British airspace and nonchalantly cruised over the Scottish isles. RAF officials released photos of the intercept today. Apparently, the […]

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British Soldier Throws Back Taliban Grenade, Saves Comrade.

March 9, 2010

“In a tale that sounds like it was taken straight from a Hollywood script, Reuters tells how Rifleman James McKie of the British Army in Afghanistan picked up a live grenade in time and was able to lob it over to protect members of his platoon. The grenade exploded in mid-air, with fragments hitting his […]

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Thoughts On The Forgotten War.

February 6, 2010

This was the first war where jet powered fighters engaged each other in dogfights. Our primary jet fighters were the F-84 Thunderjet, F9F Panthers and Cougars, and the F-86 Sabers. The Chinese flew the Mig-15, and the Yak 9. Heavy and medium bombers were used, particularly the B-29 Superfortress. The helicopter came into its own as a troop mover and a medevac platform, in particular, the Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw made famous by MASH. This was a bad start for prisoners of war in the Cold War as well. The Chinese executed a lot of POWs and innocents thought to be pro America or simply anti- Communist. It was a war where news footage was more present and coverage more complete. But when it ended, a war weary America had no parades for the veterans. It has been named The Forgotten War for a reason. the DMZ stretches across Korea west to east, 4 kilometers wide, utterly and totally militarized.

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UK Royal Navy Articles of War

December 6, 2009

THE ARTICLES OF WAR 1757 All commanders, captains, and officers, in or belonging to any of His Majesty’s ships or vessels of war, shall cause the public worship of Almighty God, according to the liturgy of the Church of England established by law, to be solemnly, orderly and reverently performed in their respective ships; and […]

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