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Posted on Sep 17, 2007 in Armchair Reading, Front Page Features

ACG WebOps (16 September 2007)

Jim H. Moreno

Welcome to WebOps, Armchair General’s weekly recon of links to military history news, articles, websites, and more. This week’s edition has links to the website of Harold Holzer, who is one of America’s premier scholars on Abraham Lincoln, an HNN writer ponders the drinking habits of Ulysses S. Grant, and the Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast is seeking public thoughts about launching another podcast series. Clicks away!


Monroe County History Room gets $700 grant – Tomah Journal

The Monroe County Local History Room and Monroe County Historical Society have jointly received a Mini-Grant for $700 from the Wisconsin Historical Society.


Wellington company battles over Napoleon exhibit – (audio)

A Wellington company with the rights to display some of Napoleon’s belongings sued a sports apparel company for breaking a $1.1 million deal to exhibit the artifacts in China.


The Day I Sank a Nazi Battleship – North-West Evening Mail

Archie Johnstone took part in a mission to defeat the pride of the German Navy in 1944.

Then a 30-year-old, he flew as a bomb aimer with the legendary Dambusters Squadron, which scored a direct hit on the battleship Tirpitz as it tried to hide in a Norwegian fiord.

History buffs take passion to the next level at Fort Dobbs – Statesville Record & Landmark

From a re-enactor’s perspective, the differences between the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War are more nuance than substance.

Was Grant a Drunk? – History News Network

Since rising to prominence early in the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant has been the subject of a sometimes contentious and often overheated debate as to the extent of his liquor consumption, and the effect it exerted on his career.

Blogs – Netcasts

Warsaw Uprisings – Contemnit Procellas – Military History Podcast

Warsaw is the capital of Poland. It’s motto is "Contemnit Procellas", which means "it defies the storms". It is a fitting motto because Warsaw continues to be the site of many uprisings, rebellions, and power shifts.

Conrad Russell – Investigations of a Dog

Conrad Russell’s The Causes of the English Civil War (1990) is part of his magnum opus which was intended to be read alongside The Fall of the British Monarchies (1991). The former book is an outline of his argument, while the latter is a detailed narrative containing more evidence to back up the arguments.

Markham And Reilly – The Premium Edition… Survey – The Napoloen Bonaparte Podcast

As our regular listeners know, for some time now David and I have been thinking about doing a new podcast series in addition to the current Napoleon 101 series. One of the challenges we have with producing a new series, however, is time.


Harold Holzer – Lincoln Scholar

WebOps is a weekly report linking to military history news and articles published in mainstream online media. Excerpts are taken exactly as they are on the noted source websites; quotation marks are not used. The hyperlinks are added by me as I can find them. Please visit the Armchair Forums to discuss the topics in WebOps. If you just can’t wait until Sunday for the next WebOps, plug yourself into the new Armchair General WebOps feed and get each link as its posted!

Stay Alert, Stay Alive!

Jim H. Moreno