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Posted on Sep 30, 2007 in Armchair Reading, Front Page Features

ACG WebOps (30 September 2007)

Jim H. Moreno

Welcome to WebOps, Armchair General’s weekly recon of links to military history news, articles, websites, and more. September ends with another helping of military history online, including a detailed look at the D-Day Invasion from Howstuffworks, another Napoleon Bonaparte podcast, and two new websites. Clicks away!


Military Museum Now Offers Historic WWII Photos On Web – Today’s THV

The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History has recently made a large number of its World War II photographs available on its website.


Couple fills in gaps, tracks down cousin’s WWII military history – Hometown Life

Those messages that you can read on the public access channel may not seem like they’d be very inspiring to a lot of people.

But it was just such a message, offering instructions on tracking down military service records, that led Shirley and Gerald Lentz of Redford to begin tracking down service details about Shirley’s cousin, George Dewey Mitter Jr., who was a Marine corporal.


USAREUR liaison outlines history of U.S. forces in Rheinland-Pfalz – Stars and Stripes

Bryan T. van Sweringen, U.S. Army Europe liaison officer at the Pentagon, gave an hourlong speech titled “The development of the stationing of American troops in Rheinland-Pfalz.”

Fort display brings out WW II vets – The Messenger

Open house highlights militaria.

The D-Day Invasion: January 1944-July 1944 – Howstuffworks

On January 27, 1944, the besieged Soviet Union city of Leningrad, where an estimated one million people had died from starvation, disease, and constant shelling, was finally fully freed from encirclement after almost 900 days. This was just one of the small victories that led to the D-Day invasion and the end of World War II.

Ross Neale – Keeping local military history alive – Wheat City Journal

A long-time member of the military himself, Neale showcases history that “tells a story.”

Blogs – Netcasts

The Sword of Allah (Part Two) – Military History Podcast

The Sword of Allah refers to Khalid ibn al-Walid, the prophet Mohammad’s top general. Khalid commanded over 100 battles and never lost, making him the most undefeated general in history.

Auschwitz Through the Lens of the SS – World History Blog

Auschwitz Through the Lens of the SS. Talk about chilling. Did you know that the Auschwitz Death Camp was a place of fun and joy? Well, for a few people anyway. This website has photographs of Nazi leadership at the camp provided by the U.S. Holocaust Museum.

The Battle Of Nations – The Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #28

The Battle Of Nations, also known as The Battle of Leipzig, is considered the largest battle in Europe before World War I, with over 500,000 troops involved. Britain, Russia, Spain, Portugal, Prussia, Austria, Sweden, Bavaria and Saxony were now all united against Napoleon’s France.

The Nature of the English Revolution – Investigations of a Dog

Yet more English Civil War historiography. The Nature of the English Revolution (1993) is a collection of essays by John Morrill, mostly published over the previous 20 years, with some previously unpublished or hard to find material, and new essays to introduce each section.


A Simple Civics Quiz – The New York Sun

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