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The Soviet SU-100 Assault Gun.

by Daniel Russ on August 18, 2013

          The phenomenon known as the assault gun came and went with World War II. It was an original idea. OK, not every gun could be built on a tank. But you could take the gun, the business end of most tanks, and mount it on any chassis that would carry […]

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We Are The New Martians.

by Daniel Russ on March 28, 2013

  Mariner 4 flyby photo 1965   No heavenly body in our solar system has entranced us like the Red Planet Mars. From the time that Giavanni Schiaparelli saw canals on Mars through his primitive telescope, to today, we are drawn ineluctably to the romance of this place. That said, here are some interesting statistics […]

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The Corkscrew Tank.

October 25, 2012

    Here is one of the funniest success stories I have ever read in military technology. The Russians were extremely creative, if not always elegant. I mean there was no fahrfegnugen in a Russian tank. Essentially a poor country, their engineering was embedded with a deep sense of practicality. The Russians were also painfully […]

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The Rape Of Germany.

August 29, 2010

Stalin wanted the Russian Army to take Berlin by April 30th, 1945, in time for May 1st 1945, or the Mayday Celebration. The 150th Rifle Division of the Red Guards had come within a few hundred yards of the Reichstag and other government and administrative buildings. Smoke filled the air. Bodies rotted in the streets. […]

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When The Tiny Nation Of Finland Defeated The Soviet Union (Audio Podcast)

April 18, 2010

click here for audio USSR/Finnish War Related Posts:When Finland Defeated The USSR.The Astonishing Number Of Russian Casualties In WWII.Germany In Denmark Was All Business.The German War, A Nation Under Arms, 1939 – 1945. Nicholas StargardtThe Lookout Air Raid. The Only Time In World War II When We Were Actually Bombed.

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When Finland Defeated The USSR.

March 19, 2010

When borders were falling like flies in the late 1930s in Europe, a conflict was sparking between Russia and Finland. No love was lost between these two people who not only despised each other, they avoided each other. The Russian felt the Finns were on land that should be Soviet and the Finns patted themselves […]

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The Astonishing Number Of Russian Casualties In WWII.

March 10, 2010

Stalingrad Soviet Soldiers Fire Back At Germans  .   When we talk about warfare we often have little to compare it with but Hollywood. But even Hollywood has barely depicted the the largest combat operation of all times: Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet union.  Sometimes what becomes a battle and what remains a […]

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Soviet Cold War Propaganda Posters

October 19, 2009

What the propagandists from the other side said of us. Sources: http://englishrussia.com Related Posts:The Amazing World War I Propaganda Art Of Louis Raemakers.The Soviet SU-100 Assault Gun.We Are The New Martians.US War Time Rationing PostersThe Corkscrew Tank.

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Francis Gary Powers Was Born 80 Years Ago Today

August 17, 2009

  An F-84 Thunderjet pilot in the Korean War, Powers was tapped by the CIA to fly reconnaissance missions in a high altitude spyplane. The U-2 is still flying today although it is going to be replaced with the Global Hawk. It can reach 70,000 feet and during the late 1950s, the Golden Dragon could […]

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