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Posted on Oct 14, 2006 in Armchair Reading, Front Page Features

ACG WebOps (8-14 October 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. Making the headlines this week: Mighty Mouse, patriotic Belgians, and torturing Nazis. Clicks away!

News

Have anything pressing on your calendar for July 4-6, 2008? May I recommend a trip to Belgium for "an outdoor re-enactment called “A History of the U.S. Armed Forces.”?

Belgian group organizing tribute to U.S. military history – Stars & Stripes

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All Things Considered, October 8, 2006 · "Five aging American veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigades are expected at a reunion of the International Brigades who fought in the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s." (audio)

Spanish Civil War Volunteers Revisit Battlegrounds – NPR

Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives

Washington D.C. – "A former member of the Army Air Corps was honored here Oct. 6 by members of the Air Force weather community for his contributions to the World War II D-Day invasion."

AAC Weatherman Honored for D-Day Contributions – Military.com

Wed, October 11, 2006 – "In its 168 years as a proud military centre, London has never done what it will do next week – bury one of its war dead on hometown soil."

Lest We Forget – The London Free Press

London Military Family Resource Centre

"Tucked up against a mountain in a farmer’s field in Agassiz sat a Mighty Mouse, overgrown by brambles and blackberry bushes. A shadow of its former strength and its trappings a mere whisper of the significance it once held to Canada and the rest of the Allies during the Second World War."

One of a kind found in farmer’s field – BCNG Portals Page

"Fairfax County students have launched a partnership with the organizers of the Cold War Museum and will conduct interviews for an oral history project to help preserve personal recollections of events such as the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban missile crisis."

Students Help Museum Collect Cold War History – washingtonpost.com

Articles

"Were Nazis tortured in World War II? How one ultimately answers the question of whether Nazi POWs were tortured in World War II depends on how one defines torture. It also depends on what one considers a "Nazi.""

Were Nazis Tortured in World War II? – History News Network

"Fourth-graders at The Villages Elementary of Lady Lake learned about history from veterans Thursday as part of the Adopt-a-Kid, Adopt-a-Vet program."

Military veterans share snapshots of history with grade school pupils – The Villages Daily Sun

"On the Navy’s 231st birthday today, World War II veteran Ernie Thompson visited the battleship Missouri and recalled another important date in U.S. Navy and military history."

WWII veteran returns to battleship Missouri – The Honolulu Advertiser

Announcements

Oakland, CA – "Clars Auction Gallery’s Spectacular November Antique and Estate Sale which will be held on November 4th and 5th, will bring to the block some of the finest in antique European furniture and a collection of rare American historic ephemera and local San Francisco history not seen before on the market."

Clars Auction Gallery’s Spectacular November Antique and Estate Sale – News-Antique.com

"There will be a free exhibition of militaria as part of the annual fair organised by the Soke Military Society at Peterborough Museum in Priestgate."

Military history comes alive at museum fair – peterboroughtoday

Books & Movies

"(Council on Foreign Relations) Senior Fellow Max Boot discusses War Made New, his new book on the history of military transformation." (audio)

Max Boot on ‘War Made New’ – Council on foreign Relations

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Jim H. Moreno

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