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Note to My Blog Followers

I’ve made an effort to to combine my hobby blog with my History Stuff that Interests Me blog. Word Press makes it easy to import a blog but not actually let you list two separate blogs on the same blog site. To do that I had to add a Category titled Last Man Club with […]

Remembering one of 10 million, 100 hundred years later

Originally posted on The Cotton Boll Conspiracy:
One hundred years ago today Capt. Theodore Dubose Ravenel Jr. was killed in fighting on the Western Front. Sadly, he died just one day before the end of the Great War. Even sadder, given the confusion of war, his family did not find out for some time afterward,…

Who was Gunther Grunau?

Who was Gunther Grunau?

The above picture on the left shows Gunther Gronau at age 14 holding an American flag. The picture on the right shows Mr. Gronau in 1939. This side-by-side picture and most of the ones below appeared in the July 24th issue of Life Magazine. The pictures were not part of a feature article that Life […]

Okinawa Kamikaze story

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
This is an odd story that involves a flight instructor, his family, and a single-minded request. The whole thing was so strange, in fact, that the Japanese government censored it at the time. Hajime Fujii was born on August 30, 1915, in Ibaraki Prefecture as the oldest of seven children.…

Killing the Custer Myth

Killing the Custer Myth

Thousands of rounds of ammunition were fired into the tents of the sleeping Indians and when it was over 173 men, women and children had been massacred.

British 1st Airborne Recce Races to Arnhem

The pictures are from a recent war-game. The captions tell the story. I just love the looks of the reece unit. Figures and vehicles by my friend JZ. The 121st Independent Pathfinder battalion does their job securing the landing zone. Wehrmacht General Kussin (area commander) is ambushed. Airborne Recce moves out after landing in Horsa […]

H.M.S. Aboukir

H.M.S. Aboukir

Illustrated London News October 21, 1914 Dead on the Filed of Honor: Naval and Military Officers who have been killed on active service In the October 3, 1914 issue of my London Illustrated News there is a two page photograph record of the British Army and Navy officers killed in combat in the preceding month. […]