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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.  

Originally posted on the Common Constitutionalist:
Ancient artifacts thought to be early gaming pieces will have to be reclassified after new research which claims they were actually used to wipe bottoms. The flat, disc-shaped Roman relics have been  in the collection at Fishbourne Roman Palace in Chichester, West Sussex, UK, since  the Sixties. Up until now…

Star of Bethlehem, Real?

Fascinating combination of history and astronomy. Link to HotAir where I got the story

The Iron Brigade at Gettysburg-Book Review

“Where has the firmness of the Iron Brigade at Gettysburg been surpassed in history?” Asked Rufus Dawes in a letter from Marietta, Ohio to an 1884 reunion of his Lemonweir Minute Men at Mauston [WI]. “Two thousand muskets were carried into battle and for four long hours these men breasted the billows of rebellion until […]