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Posted on Jan 27, 2007 in Armchair Reading, Front Page Features

ACG WebOps (27 January 2007)

Jim H. Moreno

Welcome to WebOps, Armchair General’s weekly recon of links to military history news, articles, websites, and more. Military history news this week takes us around the world for a look at an ancient ship, cave, wall, and grave, along with a couple of major headlines about the Holocaust, and more. Clicks away!

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Ship from 8th Century Found in Mediterranean – LiveScience.com

A ship from the 8th century discovered off Dor Beach in the Mediterranean is thought to be the only vessel from that era ever found in the region.

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Major study aims to protect Ireland’s battlefields – Yahoo! News

DUBLIN (AFP) – The government launched a comprehensive study of 83 historic battlefields scattered across Ireland where Irish, British, French, Spanish and other European forces fought.

Grenadier Guards appoint first black officer in 350 years – Yahoo! News

LONDON (AFP) – The Grenadier Guards, the celebrated 350-year-old British military regiment, have appointed the first ever black officer in their history, the defence ministry has confirmed.

Museum celebrates Black History Month – Air Force Link

DAYTON, Ohio (AFNEWS) — As part of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force‘s celebration of Black History Month in February, several exhibits in the Air Power Gallery feature contributions from prominent black Airmen in Air Force history.

Argentina May Reveal Dirty War Secrets – Newsday.com

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina on Friday authorized officials to reveal state secrets if called to testify in human rights trials, a move intended to speed up prosecution of atrocities committed during the country’s 1976-1983 military dictatorship.

Sacred Cave of Rome’s Founders Discovered, Archaeologists Say – National Geographic News

Archaeologists say they have unearthed Lupercale—the sacred cave where, according to legend, a she-wolf nursed the twin founders of Rome and where the city itself was born.

U.N. condemns denials of Holocaust; Iran demurs – Reuters.ca

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. General Assembly condemned on Friday denials of the Holocaust in a U.S.-drafted resolution responding to a Tehran conference dominated by speakers questioning the extermination of 6 million Jews in World War Two.

Nazis retain their place in history – The Times Educational Supplement

Lessons on the two world wars, the Holocaust, slavery, and the British Empire will be compulsory under a new curriculum published next month, The TES can reveal.

Bill to probe WWII roundup of Japanese in Latin nations – CNN.com

HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) — A U.S. senator has introduced a bill to investigate the relocation, internment and deportation of Latin Americans of Japanese ancestry during World War II and the late 1940s.

Civil War museum may leave capital – TimesDispatch.com (video)

Museum of the Confederacy officials are considering moving the world’s largest collection of Civil War artifacts to Lexington.

Last US defector in North Korea – BBC News

In the 1960s four US soldiers separately defected to North Korea, and were little heard from again. Now one – the last known former American GI left in the country – has spoken for the first time to British documentary-makers.

Antonine Wall nominated as World Heritage Site – Reuters.co.uk

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has nominated the Antonine Wall in Scotland, the furthest northwest boundary of the Roman Empire, as a World Heritage Site, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport said on Tuesday.

Military history back on the radar at UW-Madison – The Daily Cardinal

This spring, the UW-Madison history department will welcome a new professor. The position is for U.S. military history, a professorship that has been open for 15 years and is being filled just six months after a conservative journal said: “Wisconsin doesn’t actually want a military historian on its faculty.”

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