ACG WebOps (10-16 December 2006)
Opinion – Editorial
Yet another article in a long list of articles this year on the importance of teaching the world’s youth about their military history, this time with a focus on America’s Civil War.
Books – Movies – TV
Here’s a short press release about a new book on the prolific military history of the Cessna Model 172 Skyhawk.
"Recent works focusing on the personal writings of the Japanese who died for their country provide Americans a chance to learn, perhaps for the first time, who these soldiers actually were."
TV news piece about military historian Stewart Portela on the release of his second book, "Footsteps in the Sand".
Notable writers and authors were asked to "recommend titles they find particularly illuminating" by the New York Times Sunday Book Review. Here’s their list.
Blogs – Netcasts
Viktor Anatolyevich Bout is military historian George Hageman’s subject this week. Don’t know who Viktor Bout is? Catch the movie Lord of War with Nicolas Cage.
Robin Rowland echoes the lament of many military historians in this blog: "If someone is going to either support, or criticize the military, or both, it is wise to have a knowledge of military history." Amen, brother.
"This is a long post. You can go directly to the last sentence without any loss of meaning." So says the author of this blog, Oliver Kamm. But, to do so would I think cause the reader to miss out on Kamm giving Media Lens and those who collectively write about some form of military history without knowing or citing the facts the what-for.
This entry in a strangely named blog charges off a series looking at the tactics of cavalry throughout military history.
This blog continues the lengthy and interesting series looking at guerrilla warfare.
Provo, Utah resident Alex Esplin pens this blog, and here he looks at two possible military historical origins of the Christmas song Silent Night.
Recent addition to the Military History Encyclopedia on the Web.
"Although over 4 years old, it is a great way to start your day off, Civil War style." I agree!
This link comes courtesy of ACG website member The Cooler King via his post in the Vietnam War forum section. Thanks, dude!
Stay Alert, Stay Alive!
Jim H. Moreno
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