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The Regulars are Coming Out_April 19th, 1775

The Regulars are Coming Out_April 19th, 1775

One of the enduring myths about the American War of Independence is that Paul Revere and William Dawes rode through the New England countryside shouting, ‘the British are coming, the British are coming.” Had they done so it would have been incomprehensible to to the average colonist who thought themselves British and indeed they were. […]

A Brief History of the American_British Alliance

A Brief History of the American_British Alliance

I’m not a particular fan of Twitter. I guess I don’t like counting characters. One of the things I do like is the incredible array of historical pictures one can find there through your follows. This one below popped up in my feed today. The picture symbolizes (to me anyway) the alliance the US and […]

The Red Baron_Movie Review

The Red Baron_Movie Review

We have Netflix and in my queue I have a lot of war movies. I keep them there in reserve so-to-speak for when my wife wants to watch something I have zero interest in. I can then break open the laptop put the head phones on and take a chance on a war movie I […]

Battle of the Chippewa, July, 1814- when Cousin Jonathan finally received some respect

This coming Christmas Eve the United States and Great Britain will be celebrating the end of the War of 1812. It was on December 24th, 1814 that the two powers signed the Treaty of Ghent that ended the conflict. It is unclear at this point whether President Obama and PM David Cameron intend to mark […]

Who was Bar-Kokhba?

Who was Bar-Kokhba?

The Jews fought two major wars against their Roman occupiers. The First Jewish War ended in 70 AD when the Roman General Titus stormed Jerusalem and destroyed what is known as the Second Temple. The temple’s destruction fulfilled what Jesus had prophesied in Matthew 24:1-2. The Second Jewish War was fought during the reign of […]

A Coal War in West Virginia circa 1921

A Coal War in West Virginia circa 1921

A few years ago my wife and I traveled to Virginia for our wedding anniversary. Our destination was the beautiful Shenandoah Valley but to get there we had to travel through another beautiful area, the mountains of West Virginia. West Virginia is coal country. The people (not those struck down by poverty and lack of […]

Wisconsin National Guard Behaving Badly

Wisconsin National Guard Behaving Badly

My dad was proud of military service in WW2. Before he passed away he asked me to get an honor guard for his funeral which I did when he died in 2006. The men that showed up to fire the salute and hand me the flag were professional and courteous. The squad leader gave me […]

The French Army in Mexico and Algeria in the Movies

The French Army in Mexico and Algeria in the Movies

I’ve been down with a knee injury for a number of weeks but it’s allowed me to watch some movies on my Netflix list, the kind of movies that my wife would have zero interest in! Three of them were subtitled; the original’s being in Russian (The Ninth Company), Spanish (Cinco de Mayo: La Batatlla) […]

Afghanistan, Graveyard of Empires_The Ninth Company

Afghanistan, Graveyard of Empires_The Ninth Company

There is one thing about laid up with an injury for a period of time-it provides opportunity to watch your stacked up movies on your Netflix list. So it was one recent Saturday when I finally got to watch the 2005 release of The Ninth Company a Russian production about a paratroop company that served […]

The Hero of the Siege of Delhi

The Hero of the Siege of Delhi

Sometimes when you have too many books you forgot what you’ve bought only to find one lying about later. Such was the case with At All Costs-Stories of Impossible Victories by British historian Bryan Perrett. I had purchased the book at a used book store and laid it on the shelf and forgot about it […]

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