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Okinawa Kamikaze story

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
This is an odd story that involves a flight instructor, his family, and a single-minded request. The whole thing was so strange, in fact, that the Japanese government censored it at the time. Hajime Fujii was born on August 30, 1915, in Ibaraki Prefecture as the oldest of seven children.…

Killing the Custer Myth

Killing the Custer Myth

Thousands of rounds of ammunition were fired into the tents of the sleeping Indians and when it was over 173 men, women and children had been massacred.

H.M.S. Aboukir

H.M.S. Aboukir

Illustrated London News October 21, 1914 Dead on the Filed of Honor: Naval and Military Officers who have been killed on active service In the October 3, 1914 issue of my London Illustrated News there is a two page photograph record of the British Army and Navy officers killed in combat in the preceding month. […]

The Last Indian War-The Nez Perce Story_book review

The Last Indian War-The Nez Perce Story_book review

β€œWar” said Yellow Wolf of the Nez Perce,” is made to take something not your own.” That simple statement summed up what is now referred to by author Elliot West as The Last Indian War. West is referring to the war against the Nez Perce of what is now Idaho in 1877. The statement could […]

How red poppies came to be given out on Memorial Day

Originally posted on The Cotton Boll Conspiracy:
In Flanders Fields In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset…

Winston Churchill and Islam

Winston Churchill and Islam

Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. Winston Churchill

Life Magazine ANZAC Cover, Feb. 1941

Life Magazine ANZAC Cover, Feb. 1941

The oldest wartime Life Magazine I have in my small collection is from February, 1941. That’s at least 10 months before the US entered WW2 and so the articles in Life that deal with the war do not have the American focus they would a year later. In this particular issue (February, 24, 1941) the […]