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Posted on Aug 5, 2007 in Armchair Reading, Front Page Features

ACG WebOps (5 August 2007)

Jim H. Moreno

Welcome to WebOps, Armchair General’s weekly recon of links to military history news, articles, websites, and more. We have another short military history news week, but it does come with another great episode of the Military History Podcast and the Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast.  Clicks away!


Front-line life goes on display – BBC NEWS

In the heart of upper-class West London, there is a glimpse of the hell of front-line Afghanistan.


Burlington’s 20-minute war – Burlington Free Press


One afternoon long ago, Burlington came under fire from a foreign enemy. Burlington fired back. The exchange lasted 20 minutes. Then the enemy sailed away — to Shelburne and Charlotte.

What Happened to the M14 rifle? – Suite101

The US Military ordered and took possession of 1.3 million M14 rifles by 1964 then started replacing them in 1966. What happened to them and where are they now?

Veteran’s History Project Honors Hoss Ladner – WLOX-TV (video)

On this weeks Veteran’s History Project, we feature a man who was involved in the longest combat mission in military aviation history.

Blogs – Netcasts

MacArthur – American Caesar (2) – Military History Podcast

As Supreme Allied Commander of the Southwest Pacific Area, Douglas MacArthur led an island-hopping campaign (Operation Cartwheel) known as "hit em where they aint".

The Invasion Of Russia (Part II) – The Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #25

In this episode, David talks us through The Battle of Borodino, which took place on September 7, 1812, and was the largest and bloodiest single-day battle of the Napoleonic Wars, involving more than a quarter of a million soldiers and resulting in at least 70,000 casualties. Next stop – MOSCOW.

(Front page image – a 1912 painting of the Battle of Borodino by Franz Roubaud)

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