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Originally posted on Gott mit uns! German Military History 1848-1945:
A while ago I wrote some lines on Twitter about germany’s youngest soldier to be killed in World War 1*. No one seemed to have heard about him. The same probably applies to Caspar René Gregory, its oldest volunteer. As he was a fascinating character…

Link to New {other} Blog

Church, State, Faith and Culture I’ve started another blog titled above to better categorize my interests.  Check it out if it appears to interest you.

Originally posted on Gott mit uns! German Military History 1848-1945:
On my shelf there is a pile of machine-typed letters I “inherited” in 2009. They  were passed on to me by a member of the association of former “Poznan Fighters” (Verband der ehemaligen Posenkämpfer) and were written by former Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe soldiers between 1964…

Lesson from History-Selling Stalin and the use of Image Propaganda

On June 22nd 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Communist Soviet Union. Prior to that date the two dictatorships were in alliance. In 1939 they had divided Poland between them and most of the western democracies would have viewed both dictatorships as evil aggressors. That changed on June 22nd 1941 on the premise of the enemy […]

Change Ahead

Readers and occasional visitors to this blog might have noted a change in the blog’s title. It used to be Stuff That Interests Me and now it’s History Stuff That Interests me. The reason I changed the title is because I’m seeking to change the emphasis of this blog to more history and less politics […]

Remembering – My family in both World Wars – Friedrich Wolf, KIA 18th of January 1945

Remembering – My family in both World Wars – Friedrich Wolf, KIA 18th of January 1945. I just want to call attention to this excellent German military history blog by my friend Rob.

Bagpipes in the Great War

I’ve always loved the pipes and found this interesting WW1 film about the bagpipes in war. Does not look it’s available on DVD.