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Stand Your Ground

Stand Your Ground

One character from the War of Independence that I’ve found interesting, even intriguing, is Captain John Parker. Captain Parker’s main claim to fame comes from his role as the Captain of Colonial Militia for the area around Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts. Parker was a militia captain served served in the French and Indian War in […]

A Christmas Carol, Life Magazine, December 25th, 1944

A Christmas Carol, Life Magazine, December 25th, 1944

Long before A Christmas Carol was a movie it was a radio play. Lionel Barrymore played Scrooge for many years on Christmas Eve starting in 1934. In 1944 a movie studio gathered the radio play actors and staged scenes for Life Magazine. The issue with A Christmas Carol came out on December 25th, 1944. At […]

Falklands Flagship to be Scrapped

Originally posted on War and Security:
The Indian aircraft carier INS Viraat, previously HMS Hermes, made her last journey to the breakers yard at Alang, India in September 2020 and is now being scrapped: see this video report from the British ITV network. She was laid down during World War II as HMS Elephant and…

Victory Mail

Victory Mail

During WW2 in the US there was such a thing as VMAIL which stood for Victory Mail. It was patriotic and it’s purpose was to unite the country in supporting the various arms of the military. Postcards were common for personal correspodence and on occasion a whole portfolio could be sent. The pics below are […]

Jack Scruby Figures American War of Independence

Jack Scruby Figures American War of Independence

Here’s a link to my one of my other blogs for those interested in military history, wargaming and miniature collecting. (Jack Scruby Figures American War of Independence) Link to Historifigs.com where Jack Scruby figures can still be purchased.

Barbarians at the Gates

Barbarians at the Gates link to my other blog. While ghouls prowled the streets feasting on the dead, an army of Goths waited for their kinsmen to open the gates. The 410 Sack of Rome soon began.

Does Possessing Freedom Presuppose the Will to Fight?

Does Possessing Freedom Presuppose the Will to Fight?

Originally posted on Reflections:
What do you think about when you hear the word?war? You probably think of armed conflict, bloodshed, and death—and lots of it. That is the nature of warfare.?It’s also why war?presents one of the most challenging issues to address from an ethical standpoint. Given this difficulty, most Christians have adopted just…

On Renaming Army Bases

On Renaming Army Bases

I was doing a little research for a blog post on the 21st WI Infantry-a unit that fought in the American Civil War. I found out they were mustered in at Camp Bragg in Fond du Lac County. The name of the camp intrigued me since a fellow by the name of Braxton Bragg was […]

A More Perfect Union

A More Perfect Union

The Battle of Gettysburg ended on July 3rd, 1863. On July 4th, 1863 the river city fortress of Vicksburg fell to Union General US Grant. The loss of both battles meant the beginning of the end for the Confederacy. Had Lee won at Gettysburg and Vicksburg held out longer it’s entirely possible that one of […]

U. S. Grant and N. B. Forrest

U. S. Grant and N. B. Forrest

One of the more disturbing aspects of the woke Cancel Culture is judging people (and history) of the past by contemporary woke social justice standards. This is troubling because as Victor Davis Hansen puts it; Once a cultural revolution gets going, there can be no contextualization of the past, no allowance for human frailty, no […]