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Cossacks and a Zepplin _Stereotypic slide

Cossacks and a Zepplin _Stereotypic slide

Down below the first two pics is my latest find from an antique store in Delavan, WI. The stereotypic  image portrays Russian Cossacks shooting down a German Zeppelin. There is no way to date the image but it would have to be either WW1 (1914-1918) or post-war. Although the eastern front in WW1 receives little attention […]

The Burning of the White House and the Star Spangled Banner

Originally posted on War and Security:
On 2 June 1814, 2,500 men from Wellington’s army under the command of Major General Robert Ross, like many of his men a Peninsular War veteran, left Bordeaux, arriving at Bermuda on 25 July. Another battalion of 900 men was then added to Ross’s force. Ross’s force and its…

Doughboys Arrive in Great Britain 1917

The US entered World War One in April of 1917 but it would take a year before the doughboys arrived in numbers to make a difference in France. At the start of the war the US Army was tiny but by the end of hostilities on November 11th, 1918 over 4 million men had volunteered […]

Lundy’s Lane and the Niagara Front in 1814

Originally posted on War and Security:
Major General Jacob Brown, commanding the US Left Division, failed to follow up the US victory at Chippawa on 5 July The Niagara Front Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_the_Niagara_Frontier,_1869.jpg 1812. He allowed the defeated British, commanded by Major General Phineas Riall, to retreat to Fort George near the mouth of the River…

Beyond Redemption? Part 2 Nuremberg

Originally posted on My Take:
I recently finished author Tim Townsend’s Mission at Nuremberg-An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis. During the reading of the book a flood of Scripture came to my mind in the different sections of the book. Some were the Scriptures quoted in the book but many were…

Beyond Redemption? Part 1

Originally posted on My Take:
This is part one of a series derived from my reading of Mission at Nuremberg, An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis by Tim Townsend.  For those with an interest in theology and history I cannot recommend this book enough. To say that it is thought-provoking would understate…