Monthly Archives: May 2014

Murphy’s Laws of Combat

Originally posted on Maiden on the Midway:
Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than you are. No battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy. Friendly fire ain’t. The most dangerous thing in the combat zone is an officer…

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Factual Friday

Welcome to Factual Friday! Today’s topic: tanks! I found a pretty great website that talks about tanks – click here to view some facts about this motorized weapon. First tank used in battle: British Mark I (pictured above): World War … Continue reading

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The History Channel’s “The World Wars”

Did anyone watch the recent mini-series on the History Channel titled “The World Wars”? I did and I was severely disappointed. This mini-series was just a tad over 2 hours each night for three nights starting on Memorial Day. I … Continue reading

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“The Hinge Factor: How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History”

“The Hinge Factor: How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History” by Erik Durschmied I finished this book awhile ago and part of the delay in posting about it was that it was not all that memorable. I had somewhat high … Continue reading

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Update

Just a quick update on books, Factual Fridays, and “The World Wars”: I’ll be posting a review of “How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History” by Erik Durschmied tomorrow. Currently, I’m reading two books: “For Whom the Bell Tolls” by … Continue reading

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MEMORIAL DAY

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Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
WWII Memorial poem at Arlington Cemetery ? TODAY IS MEMORIAL DAY.  WE HONOR HEROES, WHETHER THEY DIED IN GLORIOUS BATTLE OR IN A SAD ACCIDENT.  THEY ARE HEROES, NOT BECAUSE THEY DIED BUT BECAUSE THEY…

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How to Observe Memorial Day

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