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Posted on Jun 3, 2007 in Armchair Reading, Front Page Features

ACG WebOps (3 June 2007)

Jim H. Moreno

Welcome to WebOps, Armchair General’s weekly recon of links to military history news, articles, websites, and more. This week includes info about a new BBC TV military history program, a look at two Civil War books, and the recent discovery of a World War One veteran’s camp. Clicks away!

News

Researcher finds site of WW1 vets’ tent city – The Sentinel Online

What a delicate operation it must have been for surgeon Charles Albert Lubrecht. Several times, the Army captain almost ended up in a stockade in breach of military protocol. But his story is part of a quirk in local history involving a rest camp for soldiers, a nine-hole golf course and the generosity of a local shoe tycoon.

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Work continues to account for 88,000 servicemembers still missing from past wars – Fort Hood Sentinel

The Families of more than 88,000 fallen troops continue to suppress the “what if” thoughts in the backs of their minds as they await news of what happened to their loved ones who were taken prisoner of war or were listed as missing in action since World War I. The vast majority are World War II veterans, but about 1,200 still are unaccounted for from the Vietnam War. Hundreds more, much like Michael Schafernocker, were known to be dead, but their remains have not yet been found.

Snow boys on military history – The Sun Online

SWINGOMETER king Peter Snow never thought he would present a show alongside his 28-year-old son Dan, but that’s what’s happened with BBC2’s forthcoming 20th Century Battlefields.

Articles

The Roman Military Diet – about.com: Ancient / Classical History

We’ve been led to think that ancient Romans were mainly vegetarian and that when the legions came into contact with the European barbarians they had trouble stomaching the meat-rich food.

Who are the American Gold Star Mothers? – Veterans Today

A History of one America’s Most Respected Veterans Services Organization

D-day: The Sixth of June 1944: The Largest Sea Borne Invasion in Military History – Associated Content

With Adolph Hitler’s Stranglehold on the Entire European Continent Tightening It’s Grip, the Invasion of Normandy HAD to Be a Success. This is the Story of that Great Military Campaign

Blogs – Netcasts

American academia in retreat on military history – Covenant Zone

Rich Lowry offers an article today at Town Hall, suggesting that such knowledge and the life lessons one can learn therefrom, may be becoming a thing of the past.

Great Moments in Military History – Bark Bark Woof Woof

Get Your NC History Fix!!! – Dallas Report

Eleven wars in one exhibit gallery. For the first time, visitors to the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh will see artifacts from the American Revolution to the war in Iraq in one exhibit.

First Crusade: Siege of Antioch – about.com: Military History

June 3, 1098 – After an eight-month siege, the city of Antioch (right) falls to the Christian army of the First Crusade.

Vickers Wellington – Military History Blog on the Web

We start June with twelve articles on the Vickers Wellington, the most important British bomber during the first half of the Second World War.

The Shenandoah Spy – Civil War Bookshelf

Author Francis Hamit recently sent me his new novel, The Shenandoah Spy, and it was full of surprises.

The Earth Reeled and Trees Trembled: Civil War Arkansas, 1863-1864 – Touch the Elbow- Blogging the Civil War

Because the 18th Massachusetts spent most of its time on the East Coast, I never bothered looking at the other parts of the war. Last year this changed a bit when author Tom Wing opened my eyes to the “other” part of the Civil War.

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 and much more!

(front page photo: First Crusade, a cavalry charge by the Knights of Saint John against the Saracens. Source Adolf Closs in Ueber Land und Meer)

Stay Alert, Stay Alive!

Jim H. Moreno

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