ACG WebOps (5 – 11 November 2006)
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!
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.
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.
For military history news from a rarely heard of country, read this short piece from a Romanian English newspaper.
Holmen High School in Holmen, Wisconsin, will be the site of an upcoming military history display set up by the Holmen Area Historical Society.
It seems the United States is not the only country where its’ youth have very little knowledge of their country’s military history.
This Canadian National Post story looks forward to next April and the 90th anniversary of the World War I Battle of Vimy Ridge.
A military history museum in Cartegena, Spain, has recently aquired a couple of historical vehicles – a German Stug and a Russian T-26.
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.
"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.
San Francisco wants to set a statue to honor their local veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.
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