Monthly Archives: December 2012

Goals for 2013

Well 2012 is now coming to an end. It was a good year over all. If I have one complaint is not getting done all that I wanted to. Maybe this year I will do better. Goals for 2013 Play … Continue reading

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HBO’s The Pacific

I do not know if it is the weather or what, but with the snow we received today, I thought it was a good time to site down and watch the first two shows of HBO’s The Pacific. (I bring … Continue reading

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British Submarines of World War I

When you think of submarines during any war you think of Wolfgang Petersen’s Das Boot or Cary Grant in Destination Tokyo. Rarely do we think of the British Empire using submarines, and never more effectively than in World War I. … Continue reading

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Home Before the Leaves Fall

I have always considered Osprey Publishing the gateway drug for the hobby. Normally you hear of the period from a friend or a TV show and the next thing you do is see if there is an Osprey to cover … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

I would like to wish you all a most very Merry Christmas. 2012 was a great year for my studies, the blog and my greater hobby. I look forward to seeing what Santa brings tomorrow and enjoy time with the … Continue reading

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Casualties

3rd Gaza 43,000 Combined Casualties Somme Offensive Approximately 1.1 Million Combined Casualties Hundred Days Offensive, 1918 2.1 Million Combined Casualties Newtown, Connecticut 26 Casualties, 20 of which were Children While I do not normally like to quote such a man … Continue reading

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Learn from History – Dec 7th

Seventy-one years ago became, “a date which will live in infamy”.  For those that are not familiar with that phrase, it was part of President Roosevelt’s speech that happened the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor and other installations … Continue reading

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The MG08

The Maschinengewehr 08, or MG08 was one of the most important weapons of the 20th century. Used both offensively and defensibly in the trenches as well as an aircraft mounted weapon, the MG08 was the primary machine gun for Germany … Continue reading

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