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Posted on Nov 11, 2006 in Armchair Reading, Front Page Features

ACG WebOps (5 – 11 November 2006)

Jim H. Moreno

Welcome to WebOps, Armchair General’s first website column! Here you’ll find an array of links relative to military history news, articles, websites, and more. This week in WebOps: A bicycle infantry historian, a new SatCom exhibit, a few stories about brothers in the military, and more bad news (and some good news, finally!) about military history and the younger generation. Clicks away!

News


Unique Mycenaean suit of armor due for conservation – ekathimerini.com

From Greece’s International English Language Newspaper comes this story about a 15th century suit of armor found 46 years ago that is in dire need of repair.

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The first ‘Flag of Our Fathers’ – Williamsport Sun-Gazette

This story from Williamsport, Pennsylvania, tells of a painting based on a famous Joe Rosenthal photo being commissioned by the Makos brothers, publishers of the Ghost Wings military history magazine.

First Admiral in the history of Romanian Navy – Nine o’Clock

For military history news from a rarely heard of country, read this short piece from a Romanian English newspaper.

HHS display offers wealth of military history – Holmen Courier

Holmen High School in Holmen, Wisconsin, will be the site of an upcoming military history display set up by the Holmen Area Historical Society.

Canadians losing touch with military history – CTV.ca

It seems the United States is not the only country where its’ youth have very little knowledge of their country’s military history.

Vimy Ridge: When Canada came of age – National Post

This Canadian National Post story looks forward to next April and the 90th anniversary of the World War I Battle of Vimy Ridge.

RTN volunteers make history – Round Town News

A military history museum in Cartegena, Spain, has recently aquired a couple of historical vehicles – a German Stug and a Russian T-26.

Hillsboro archive pays homage to all veterans – OregonLive.com

A new website will soon be launched by two curators of the National Combat History Archive in Hillsboro, Oregon. With an emphasis on displaying archival military video, the site will also provide a meeting place for veterans, and stand as an educational site for those seeking the knowledge.

Combat Archive

The Combat Report

Britain Pardons Soldiers Executed in WWI – Newsday.com

"The Defense Ministry said that though the men have been pardoned, their convictions or sentences will not be quashed." Yea, seems to me it would be rather difficult to reverse an execution. But, hey, it’s a start.

Spanish Civil War monument proposed – Examiner.com

San Francisco wants to set a statue to honor their local veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.

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