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Posted on May 13, 2007 in Armchair Reading, Front Page Features

ACG WebOps (12 May 2007)

Jim H. Moreno

Welcome to WebOps, Armchair General’s weekly recon of links to military history news, articles, websites, and more. In this week’s edition, Dan Carlin’s hardcore History profiles the military history of the Steppe, the military history carnival continues on, and two museums open brand new military history exhibits. Clicks away!


Tuskegee Airmen joining Army Heritage Day – The Sentinel Online

Army Heritage Day takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19 and will highlight the 250th anniversary of Carlisle Barracks and the opening of the completed World War II area at the Army Heritage Trail. It is free and open to the public and refreshments will be available for purchase.


N.C. military history gallery opens at museum – WILSONETIMES.COM

RALEIGH — Eleven wars in one exhibit gallery. For the first time, visitors to the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will see artifacts from the American Revolution to the war in Iraq in one exhibit. "A Call to Arms: North Carolina Military History Gallery" is filled with weapons, uniforms, homefront items, photographs and other objects from wars that have touched thousands of Tar Heel lives. This long-term exhibit is dedicated to North Carolinians who have answered "a call to arms." Admission is free.

History Museum to Open World War II Exhibit –

The Chattanooga Regional History Museum will open a new exhibit, “The Way Ahead Looks so Dark”: Chattanoogans and the Second World War, on May 25th.


Visits to military sites add historic insights – Memphis Commercial Appeal

For most Americans, Memorial Day means one of two things: the unofficial beginning of summer (which doesn’t actually start until June 21 or the mosquitoes start biting) or just another three-day weekend without the boss barking at you.

For others, though, Memorial Day (officially May 28) signifies a time of remembrance, honor and reverence of American soldiers who lost their lives during times of military conflict.

WWII hero talks history – The Ironton Tribune

It’s not every day that history comes alive for students.

But on Wednesday, instead of reading about the Great Depression or World War II, the students of Dawson Bryant High School got to listen to Woody Williams who went through both.

A Forgotten Holocaust: US Bombing Strategy, the Destruction of Japanese Cities and the American Way of War from the Pacific War to Iraq [*] – Japan Focus

What is the logic and what have been the consequences—for its victims, for subsequent global patterns of warfare and for international law—of new technologies of mass destruction and their application associated with the rise of air power and bombing technology in World War II and after?

Blogs – Netcasts

A free anti-war bumper sticker from a military history publisher? – War Books, News, and Opinions

"Why would a publisher of military history and memoirs offer a free anti-war bumper sticker?"

CFP: Military History Carnival – History Carnivals Aggregator

Tthe second Military History Carnival will be hosted at Victoria’s Cross? on 13th May (that’s one week today). Send submissions to $gary$@$breathinghistory$.$com$ (but remove the dollar signs!) or use the Military History Carnival submission form.

Mary Defeated! Flees to England! – about: Military History

May 13, 1568 – After having her army defeated at the Battle of Langside, Mary Queen of Scots (left) is forced to flee south to England, never to see Scotland again.

Battles of the First Punic War – Military History Blog on the Web

A return to the First Punic War today, starting with the Siege of Messana of 264 B.C., the first fighting between Rome and Carthage.

Welcome to Civil War Navy, et. al. – Civil War Navy, et. al.

A blog about the navies of the Civil War and much more; basically whatever historical topics cross my mind.

The Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #021 – The War Of The Fifth Coalition – The Napoleon Bonapart Podcast

In 1809, Austria decided to break the peace treaty they had signed after Austerlitz in 1807 and this lead to The War Of The Fifth Coalition. In this episode we discuss the events leading up to Austria’s attack and Napoleon’s response. The war ended with the Battle of Wagram, Napoleonic France’s last decisive military victory.

Steppe Stories – Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History

Blood-sucking Scythian warriors, tattooed ice mummies, Amazons killing so they can mate, pot smoking head-hunters, scalp-taking, koumiss-drinking Mongols, Turks, Huns, and Aliens. What’s not to like?

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 and much more!

Stay Alert, Stay Alive!

Jim H. Moreno