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Posted on Feb 22, 2008 in History News

Why Wasn’t WWII Hero Guy Gabaldon Given the Medal of Honor?

Why Wasn’t WWII Hero Guy Gabaldon Given the Medal of Honor? (Yahoo! News) Who was the 5′ 4″ dynamo who, in military history, sits somewhere between Sergeant York and Audie Murphy? Hailed the “Pied Piper of Saipan,” Guy Gabaldon accomplished the impossible by single-handedly capturing 1500 Japanese prisoners. Never in the history of the United States military had one man captured that many of the...

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Posted on Feb 20, 2008 in Games PR, History News

PR: Breakthrough In The Quest To Find The Man Who Almost Killed Churchill

Wednesday 20th February/… Codemasters today announced a major breakthrough in its search for the descendents of the man who inspired the events in alternate World War II action game Turning Point: Fall of Liberty. Mario Contasino was the taxi driver who accidentally knocked down Winston Churchill in 1931 when the future prime minister looked the wrong way whilst crossing a busy New York City street. In spite of the two becoming close friends following the accident, no-one knows what ultimately became of the man who almost killed Churchill… until now. Codemasters announced its search for the descendents of Mario Contasino on 8th February and, taking up the challenge set down in Codemasters’ ‘The Quest To Find Mario Contasino’ website (www.codemasters.co.uk/quest), enterprising researchers from The Genealogue website blog accessed records held in New York’s Westchester Library. Using Mario Contasino’s residential address as reported during the time of the accident, the librarians unearthed a listing for an Edward F. Castasano. Using this listing as a reference point, the genealogists were able...

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Posted on Feb 20, 2008 in History News

Top 10: American Military Missions

Top 10: American Military Missions (AskMen.com) These battles show the resiliency, heroism and unwavering tendency to flourish despite impossible odds burning in the hearts of America’s best men and women. These 10 American military missions represent what it means to be American and trace the shaping of world history by the world’s last standing superpower. Number 10 The Battle of Bunker Hill – American Revolutionary War Number 9 Operation Desert Storm – Gulf War Number 8 The Battle of the Argonne Forest – WWI Number 7 Battle of Pusan Perimeter – Korean War Number 6 Battle of Inchon – Korean War Number 5 Battle of Okinawa – WWII Number 4 The Battle of Midway – WWII Number 3 Invasion of Normandy – WWII Number 2 The Battle of Iwo Jima – WWII Number 1 Battle of Yorktown – American Revolutionary...

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Posted on Feb 19, 2008 in History News

Lincoln’s Assassination

Lincoln’s Assassination (Military History Podcast) President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, a southern sympathizer and a self-proclaimed modern-day Brutus, on April 14th, 1865 (five days after the end of the Civil...

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Posted on Feb 19, 2008 in History News

Inventor of sonar ignored by history

Inventor of sonar ignored by history (Physorg.com) Robert Boyle could hardly have foreseen that he would come up with the most important military innovation of the First World War. And yet his story becomes, in the words of historian Rod McLeod, one of the most “fascinating and completely neglected” in the U of A’s history...

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Posted on Feb 18, 2008 in History News

The 11th Military History Carnival

The 11th Military History Carnival – 17 February 2008 (Battlefield Biker) Welcome to the 11th edition of the Military History Carnival with the Battlefield Biker. This month we’re looking at the people, weapons and places of war, so saddle up, fire up and let’s...

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Posted on Feb 18, 2008 in History News

Hire A Hero

The Military Service Disadvantage Hire A Hero Network Key to Success for Veteran Job Search Carlsbad, CA – Late last week the Department of Veterans Affairs reported that 4.4 million people who have been discharged from active duty since 1990 are facing prejudice in their civilian job search. The report stated that 18 percent of the veterans who sought jobs within one to three years of discharge were unemployed, while one out of four who did find jobs earned less than $21,840 a year. According to this report, it was stated that many veterans lack involvement in civilian networks and need mentors in their desired line of work. Through the Hire A Hero online community network, veterans can develop essential relationships with people who can help them find good jobs. “When men and women enlist (many who did so after 9/11) they are given a promise,” stated Dan Caulfield, Executive Director of Hire A Hero. “That promise is either explicit or implied that, if they serve honorably, they will...

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Posted on Feb 18, 2008 in History News

Passionate young man moves to preserve NZs military history

Passionate young man moves to preserve NZ’s military history (TV3) (video) Patrick Bronte is filming interviews with old soldiers before their stories are lost. But just doing the interviews is a battle. Mr Bronte is a tetraplegic, confined to a wheelchair since a diving accident back in 1996. ACG Intel Interview: Patrick Bronte &...

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Posted on Feb 18, 2008 in History News

A Truly Pointless War … The War of 1812

A Truly Pointless War … The War of 1812 (History News Network) So this wasn’t a ‘war that both sides won.’ Only Britain achieved her aims as they stood in 1812; the United States achieved none of hers, and on that basis it can only reasonably be accounted a British victory. But in truth it was a ‘war that nobody won’; certainly not the dead, or the bereaved, or the maimed, or those rendered...

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Posted on Feb 16, 2008 in History News

History written in concrete

History written in concrete (International Herald Tribune) Today, 63 years after the end of World War II, the remains of the Nazis’ Atlantic Wall are there for all to see, although few observers realize the extent of what they are seeing. No complete inventory has ever been done, but specialists estimate that some 6,000 pillboxes and blockhouses still dot Europe’s...

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Posted on Feb 16, 2008 in History News

Belgian soil hides battle scars

Belgian soil hides battle scars (bbc.co.uk) It looks incongruous across the dank, misty farmland north of Ypres. A large party marquee erected amongst the winter stubble; but it marks one of the most ambitious battlefield archaeology projects ever...

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Posted on Feb 13, 2008 in History News

Commemorating the Roman Soldier

Commemorating the Roman Soldier (Military History Blog) The Roman perception of memoria (memory) is much different than contemporary perceptions. It encompassed more than the act of reproducing or recalling an individual or event. Memoria reflected an individual’s character and virtues and was directly linked to...

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Posted on Feb 13, 2008 in History News

Elizabeth Brown Pryor: Wins Lincoln Prize for her book on Lee

Elizabeth Brown Pryor: Wins Lincoln Prize for her book on Lee (History News Network) In a rare departure from tradition, the 2008 Lincoln Prize has been awarded to a book devoted to a leader of the Southern Confederacy, Elizabeth Brown Pryor’s Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee through his Private Letters...

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Posted on Feb 12, 2008 in History News

Scholar: Gen. George Marshall understood the wise use of authority

Scholar: Gen. George Marshall understood the wise use of authority (Bennington Banner) A lack of emphasis in the Army educational system and a promotion system that does not allow dissident views is what is keeping the United States Army from producing another Gen. George Marshall, according to an expert on U.S. diplomatic and military history who spoke at the Pownal Solomon Wright Library on...

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Posted on Feb 10, 2008 in History News

Crassus vs. Spartacus

Crassus vs. Spartacus (Military History Podcast) Crassus was the wealthiest man in Rome. Before he joined the First Triumvirate with Pompey and Caesar, he struggled to make a name for himself. His big break came with the outbreak of the Third Servile War, when Spartacus led a slave rebellion throughout the Italian...

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Posted on Feb 9, 2008 in History News

Alexander The Great

Alexander The Great – The Biography Show #001 Welcome to the first episode of The Biography Show on TPN! You hosts are historian and author J. David Markham and Cameron...

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