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Posted on Mar 17, 2008 in History News

The Right to Bear Arms? What History Tells Us.

The Right to Bear Arms? What History Tells Us. (History News Network) As the two sides prepare to argue in court over the constitutionality of D.C.’s ban on handguns, a pressing historical question is at hand: what did the Founders mean when they wrote and ratified the words of the Second...

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Posted on Mar 17, 2008 in History News

Abn & Spec Ops Museum News & Events Update

*The Airborne & Special Operations Museum will be closed on Easter Sunday, March 23. The museum will reopen on Tuesday, March 25. *Thursday, March 27th at 2pm: Stephen L. Wright, author of "The Last Drop: Operation Varsity, March 24-25, 1945," will give a presentation on his new book. Following the presentation, Wright will sign copies of his book, which is available in the museum gift shop.  If you are unable to attend, but would like a signed copy, email the gift shop at giftshop@asomf.org. *Saturday, May 17th at 2pm: Roger Hall, author of "You’re Stepping on My Cloak and Dagger," will give a presentation on his time in the Office of Strategic Services in the museum’s Yarborough-Bank Theater.  Following the presentation, Hall will sign copies of his book, which is available in the gift shop.  Hall’s lecture coincides with the museum’s special exhibit on the OSS, which will be on display through mid-October. *Monday, May 26th: The museum will be open from 10am-5pm for Memorial Day. *Saturday, June 7th at 8:30am:...

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Posted on Mar 15, 2008 in History News

Apache Tears

Apache Tears – Show 19 (Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History) A traumatized people who traumatized their neighbors, the Native American tribe known as Apache were among the last Indians to surrender to the U.S. Government. Dan, of course, has thoughts. This is a long...

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Posted on Mar 14, 2008 in History News

Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc (Military History Podcast) Joan of Arc (1412-1431) was a poor peasant girl from Lorraine. One day, she had a vision in which three saints urged her to lead the French to victory over the English in the Hundred Years’ War....

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Posted on Mar 14, 2008 in History News

WWII lessons for desert

WWII lessons for desert (The Telegraph) New Delhi, March 13: The Indian military will recreate for a global audience a battle from World War II history when it escorts representatives from nearly 65 countries to the desert northwest of Jaisalmer on Monday for an exercise tantalisingly christened Brazen...

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Posted on Mar 13, 2008 in History News

Napoleon’s Options

Napoleon’s Options (The Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #38) In today’s episode, David explains the range of options Napoleon considered after his abdication of 22 June, 1815. Should he go to England, Russia, Austria or the United...

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Posted on Mar 13, 2008 in History News

What If the Japanese Had Won the Battle of the Coral Sea?

What If the Japanese Had Won the Battle of the Coral Sea? (Blog Them Out of the Stone Age) Many what-if scenarios are “close call” counterfactuals, in which the outcome pivoted on a single event that went one way but might easily have gone another. In the case of the Coral Sea, however, it is almost easier to explicate how the Japanese could have won the battle than to explain how they managed to lose it. . ....

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Posted on Mar 10, 2008 in History News

Suit Yourself

Suit Yourself (Concord Monitor)  The Higgins Armory in Worcester, Mass., lets museum visitors take a walk through military...

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Posted on Mar 6, 2008 in History News

Without national will, wars are doomed

Without national will, wars are doomed (Western Courier) Once again, elected officials, commanders and even the American people have forgotten what history taught us about the strategic value of the national will. Prussian general and renowned military theorist Carl Von Clausewitz called attention to these moral factors or factors of the national will more than 170 years ago in his magnum opus, "On...

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Posted on Mar 6, 2008 in History News

Women share their riveting history

Women share their riveting history (The Seattle Times) At a local event Thursday timed to the start of national Women’s History Month, a dozen Rosies from the Puget Sound area will speak at the Museum of History & Industry about making history and their lives...

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Posted on Mar 3, 2008 in History News

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great (Military History Podcast) Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, is considered the best commander of the European...

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Posted on Mar 1, 2008 in History News

Region to commemorate Brown’s raid

Region to commemorate Brown’s raid (Journal News) HARPERS FERRY — Four states and four counties have begun preparations to commemorate the 2009 sesquicentennial anniversary of abolitionist John Brown’s raid on the arsenal at Harpers...

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Posted on Mar 1, 2008 in History News

History buffs to focus on military

History buffs to focus on military (The San Diego Union-Tribune) BALBOA PARK – The 43rd annual history conference sponsored by the San Diego and Imperial Counties Congress of History takes on a military theme March 7-9 with a keynote speech by Rep. Bob Filner, D-San Diego, chairman of the House Veterans Affairs...

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Posted on Feb 29, 2008 in History News

Swamps of Robeson a grand chapter in history

Swamps of Robeson a grand chapter in history (FayObserver.com) Military history can take place anywhere, from the rolling farm fields outside Gettysburg, Pa., to the riverside plain near Yorktown, Va., or the crinkled bluff overlooking the Little Bighorn River in...

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Posted on Feb 27, 2008 in History News

City boss calls for statue of war hero

City boss calls for statue of war hero (Telegraph.co.uk) A city philanthropist has called for the controversy over the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square to be permanently resolved by offering to fund a statue in tribute to the man who played a key role in saving Britain from Nazi...

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Posted on Feb 25, 2008 in History News

Fouche’s Machiavellian Machinations

Fouche’s Machiavellian Machinations (The Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #37) Somehow we managed to get another entire episode just out of Joseph Fouche, Minister of Police, Duke of Otranto, and his machinations after Napoleon’s abdication to try to ensure his own position of power in post-Napoleonic...

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