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D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor
You know a book is a good read when you finish it and wish you had another 500 pages to go. Such was the case when I finished Anthony Beevor’s treatment on the Normandy Invasion(D-Day: The Battle for Normandy). Beevor’s previous two works dealt with the Eastern Front both of which I read. One dealt […]
Don’t drink and sing
The Royal Canadian Police picked this guy up. Moral of the story: Don’t drink and sing, even if you get the words right. If you listen to the whole thing your ears probably hurt.
Originally posted on Missional Meanderings:
If you want to imagine what life is like in North Korea, think ‘Hunger Games’ minus the games. (HistoryMakers.com) It is estimated by Voice of The Martyrs that there are about 100,000 Christians who secretly, very secretly worship and follow Jesus, their Lord. That is only 0.5% of the population. …
THE BRITISH EVACUATE BOSTON
THE BRITISH EVACUATE BOSTON. The American Revolution has long been an interest of mine. I think Washington is a very interesting character. The Brits had one of the finest armies in the world and Washington had one of the worst, especially early on. This reblog tells of early attempts to form the “Continental Army.” They […]
Speed of Sound
Fascinating vid featuring the speed of sound. Recently I finished a book that involved the Cold War and America’s development of high-altitude spy craft. The still of the SR-71 was especially interesting to me.
A friend sent me this fascinating link titled “Elke’s Warning.” Elke was born in 1942 under Hitler. The part of Germany she lived in was known as East Germany and was under Soviet control until 1989. The video is well worth watching. It paints in broad strokes the direction the US is heading under Obama. […]
Band of Brothers_Baseball Scene
With baseball season about to start I happened to think of one my favorite scenes from Band of Brothers. It’s the baseball scene where the men of Easy Company learn of the end of the war. The narrator is their former Lieutenant Winters who briefly describes what happened to his surviving men after the war. […]
An Uncle My Wife Never Knew
James F. Robinson is the name of my wife’s uncle. Like the uncle I did not know my wife did not know her uncle either. James died September, 19th, 1944 at the age of 24. He is buried At Henri-Chappelle American Cemetery in Belgium. His service record indicates a bronze star and purple heart. He […]
A Near Run Thing
I was thinking of the Gadsden Flag today as the Supreme Court hears arguments about the constitutionality of Obama Care. More specifically, the ability to require citizens to buy anything. Whether or not health care for everyone is a good idea is irrelevant. What is at issue is the power of the government. If the government can compel you to […]