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Found: 12 Copies of Yank Magazine

Recently I found 12 Yank Magazines (The Army Weekly) in an antique mall. The price was reasonable and I purchased all twelve having not seen a single issue in any antique mall in all of our stops over the years. (Most antique malls seem to cater to girlie stuff which says something about who spends […]

Feldpost – A letter from the Eastern Front, June 1942

Originally posted on Gott mit uns! German Military History 1848-1945:
A couple of weeks ago I acquired a collection of letters dating from World War 2. There are billions of similar letters around, but these are special. We are looking at the correspondence of two brothers. One, Walther, is a young professional soldier who his…

World War One Postcards

I picked up a couple of postcards at an antique shop. Both have WW1 themes and I found that rare in my limited experience. Both have obvious mistakes. Here they are: The first postcard features American soldiers with their distinctive campaign hats practicing with a “Maxium Machine Gun.” The Small Arms Defense Journal indicates that […]

Caricature and Politcal Correctness

Originally posted on My Take:
The free dictionary defines caricature as: A representation, especially pictorial or literary, in which the subject’s distinctive features or peculiarities are deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic or grotesque effect. The use of caricature to mock political leaders enjoys a time-honored tradition especially in the English-speaking world. Below is a…

ISLAMIC ZEAL CRASHES AGAINST THE WALLS OF CONSTANTINOPLE (AND A DARK AGES SUPER WEAPON!)

If you think the tumultuous history between the west and militant Islam is something new guess again.

The Most Powerful Warships of Today

The UK’s Telegraph ran the following picture story: The World’s Largest and Most Powerful Destroyers and Aircraft Carriers. The impetus for the article appears to be the recent news that Japan recently launched its first aircraft carrier since the end of World War 2. The ship is marketed as a “destroyer” to fit into Japan’s […]

The Matchstick Fleet_ Amazing!

A friend sent me a link to a website I was unfamiliar with. It’s the Internet Craftsmanship Museum page on a fellow by the name of Philip Warren. The title of Mr. Warren’s page is The Matchstick Fleet. Mr. Warren has constructed over 450 ships using only matchsticks and matchboxes for his models. He started […]