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Posted on Jul 1, 2007 in Armchair Reading, Front Page Features

ACG WebOps (1 July 2007)

Jim H. Moreno

Welcome to WebOps, Armchair General’s weekly recon of links to military history news, articles, websites, and more. On the first day of July, this weeks’ edition links to news regarding the 21st Civil War Heritage Days at Gettysburg, a couple of sites looking back at the Falklands War, and the premiere of an off-Broadway military history play. Clicks away!


Interesting era of military history exhibited in Lakeview Cemetery – Harrisburg Daily Register Online

HARRISBURG – The Buffalo Soldiers were the black members of the U.S. Army Cavalry Regiment who played an important role in settling the west. The name Buffalo Soldiers came from the Apache Indians as a comment on both the soldiers’ hair resembling a buffalo’s fur and on the steadfastness of the men in battle.


Military heroes come to life in "Beyond Glory" – Yahoo! News

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) – War is hell, but personal bravery never goes out of style. That is the thrust of actor Stephen Lang’s one-man play "Beyond Glory," which is having its New York premiere off-Broadway at the Roundabout’s Laura Pels Theatre. Adapted by Lang from Larry Smith’s 2003 oral history, the show is an affecting, if limited, portrayal of eight men who received the Medal of Honor for valor in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars.

Enola Gay navigator shares WWII experiences – Appen Newspapers

Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk shared his military experiences with the Middle Years students in the first "Witness to History" program at High Meadows School in Roswell.


The Man Who Would Shape the Future of War – US News and World Report

Speaking at the 1880 reunion of the Grand Army of the Republic, the Union general best known for his destructive march through the Confederacy’s heartland uttered the words that would be reshaped for posterity: "There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys," the 60-year-old William Tecumseh Sherman declared, "it is all hell."

Photo gallery: Civil War reenactors at Gettysburg – Stars and Stripes

As part of the 21st annual Civil War Heritage Days at the Gettysburg National Battlefield Park in Pennsylvania, volunteer groups of reenactors offered visitors a look at camp life during the war. Among them were the 20th Maine Infantry and the United States Sharpshooters, who also demonstrated battlefield tactics.

WWII veteran recalls facing combat during 28-year military career – The Saratogian

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Bill Boyle earned a Distinguished Service Cross and two Purple Hearts in World War II, followed by combat action in Korea as well.

Military museum holds regiment’s history –

Simcoe County is fortunate to have numerous museums, telling the story of the county’s military, railroading, frontier and aboriginal past.

Finding Warren’s place in history –

No military battles were fought in Warren County during the American Revolution, yet numerous local people and places played vital roles in the colonies winning independence from Great Britain.

Blogs – Netcasts

Falklands War (1982) – Military History Podcast

The Falklands War is one of the few modern wars between two modern adversaries (in this case, Argentina and Britain). The war was over the Falkland Islands, off of the southeastern coast of Argentina which Britain held and Argentina claimed.

Seven Years’ War: Battle of Domstadtl – Military History

June 30, 1758 – Austrian troops attack and decimate a large Prussian supply convoy near the village of DomaÅ¡ov in Moravia. Invading Moravia in the spring of 1758, King Frederick the Great of Prussia (left) laid siege to the city of Olomouc with the hope that it would draw out the Austrian army for a decisive battle. After a month-long siege, two gaps were opened in the city’s walls, however more ammunition and additional supplies were needed before the assault could move forward. To meet this need, Frederick ordered a large convoy consisting of 4,000 wagons, 2,500 head of cattle, and 10,870 soldiers organized in Silesia.

The Herodotus Files-an online historical community – Military History Blog

I would like to use a post to advertise and highlight my history forum, The Herodotus Files. I created the forum last year initially as a forum for my alma mater Illinois College’s History Department for use in class discussion. I decided to turn it into a forum for all interested in history.

Junkers Ju 88 – Military History Blog on the Web

The Junkers Ju 88 was one of the most versatile aircraft of the Second World War, serving as a bomber, night fighter and reconnaissance aircraft as well as in a minor role as a ground attack aircraft and anti tank weapon. It had just entered service at the outbreak of war in 1939 and remained in service until the end of the war.

The Invasion Of Russia (Part I) – The Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #24

On June 24, 1812, the Grande Armée of approximately 600,000 men, the largest army assembled up to that point in European history, crossed the river Neman and headed towards Moscow. In this episode, we focus on the first few months, and follow Napoleon as he captures Vilna, Vitebsk and Smolensk.

The Falklands War Pt. 1 – Thoughts on Military History

The Falklands War in Perspective: 25 Years On.

Battle Anniversary: "Fight Like the Devil" – The History of the World

The sight that greeted Sarah Broadhead as she looked out her window on the west side of Gettysburg on the morning of June 30th, 1863 caused her to draw a sharp breath. There had been rumors, but the view of the Seminary and the ridge on which it stands was complicated by a large group of men, and the Confederate flags they were carrying. She would later write, “We had a good view of them from our house, and every moment we expected to hear the booming of cannon, and thought they might shell the town. As it turned out they were only reconnoitering.”

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