Military History

King Armored Machine Gun Car US_postcard

King Armored Machine Gun Car US_postcard

I found this postcard in an antique store in Indiana. I’ve not seen anything like it in my limited searches. It appears to be a US manufactured King armored car. The King Armored Car was manufactured by the Armored Motor Car Company (AMC). It was the first American armored vehicle, and was ordered by the United States Marine Corps in 1915 for […]

WW2 American Army Postcards

WW2 American Army Postcards

On a trip southward through Indiana I picked up these three postcards at an antique store. All three deal with men in the US Army either right before our entry into World War 2 or during. I selected them over others because they have writing on the back and were clearly sent to friends or […]

The Oeffag Albatros D III

The Oeffag Albatros D III

I’ve been a bit busy as of late and have not posted on this blog for a while. I hope to back soon but in the meantime I hope my readers will enjoy this guest blog from my friend Paul, a bit of an authority on WW1 airplanes. Enjoy!   An often overlooked theater in […]

Morgenrot_Morning Glow

Morgenrot_Morning Glow

The 26th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment was a “German” Regiment raised for the Union during the American Civil War. It was nicknamed “The Sigel Regiment” after Franz Sigel himself a German immigrant from Baden. Twelve regiments of Germans were raised in 1862 from areas in the north with heavy German immigrant populations. The 26th Wisconsin was […]

Poilou_WW1

Poilou_WW1

A series of French pictures salvaged from Liberty’s Victorious Conflict          

Doughboys in WW1

Doughboys in WW1

I am salvaging pictures from my heavily damaged Liberty’s Victorious Conflict book that was published in 1918. The three b & w pictures below are from late 1918 and the counter offensive the allies launched after the German spring, 1918 Michael Offensive failed.   America was ill-prepared for WW1 and lacked equipment across the board. […]

The Story Behind the Marine Rescuing Two Babies.

The Story Behind the Marine Rescuing Two Babies.

The below picture turned up on my FB feed the other day. I was intrigued by the photo as it struck me as iconic even though I had never seen it before (and I’ve seen many a photo of the Vietnam War.) I was so intrigued I tried to track down the original via a […]

A Curious Trail to Canada’s Newfoundland Regiment in the Battle of the Somme

A Curious Trail to Canada’s Newfoundland Regiment in the Battle of the Somme

My wife and I are moving to another home, a home smaller than the other and that means a lot of stuff has to go. Toward that end we’ve emptied two attics and one storeroom not to mention the rest of the house. Many of the boxes contained items from our son’s school days. He […]

Pen and Sword_Images of War_Book Review

Pen and Sword_Images of War_Book Review

I enjoy going to rummage sales, antique stores and second-hand book stores in the hopes of finding that rare jewel of a book that fits my interests and is a bargain. Such was the case a week ago on a trip to Half-Price Books when I turned in three boxes of books for the princely […]

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 […]

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