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Posted on Mar 18, 2007 in Armchair Reading, Front Page Features

ACG WebOps (17 March 2007)

Jim H. Moreno

Welcome to WebOps, Armchair General’s weekly recon of links to military history news, articles, websites, and more. This week’s links: an interview with Eliot Cohen on the importance of concurrently looking at military history; Civil War related news covering Gettysburg, Pea Ridge, and 10 other great places for a current stroll through that era; and an upcoming auction of World War II memorabilia that serious collectors will not want to miss. Clicks away!


Weekend of living history in Pea Ridge –

BENTONVILLE — Thousands of people visited Pea Ridge National Military Park over the weekend to help celebrate the 145th anniversary of the Battle of Pea Ridge.


Study: Housing Threatens Civil War Sites –

WASHINGTON — Plans for a casino just outside Gettysburg were shot down last year, but the site of the Civil War’s bloodiest battle is threatened by spreading home construction, a preservation group says.

Veterans escalate museum protest –

The Royal Canadian Legion is renewing calls for a boycott of the Canadian War Museum and is asking the Senate Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs to intervene in a dispute over a controversial panel of text about the devastation of the Allied bombing campaign in the Second World War.

Ferebee’s collection at history museum – Salisbury Post

The N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh recently acquired a collection of military documents and objects related to the military service of Col. Thomas W. Ferebee (1918-2000). Ferebee, who grew up on a farm near Mocksville, was the bombardier of the B-29 bomber Enola Gay, which dropped the first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945.


At Flores Adobe, history stands solid – Los Angeles Times

After the final California battle of the Mexican-American War more than 160 years ago, the defeated californios met in this house under the command of Gen. Jose Maria Flores. They discussed a tentative treaty that became the Articles of Capitulation, a model for the nation’s only treaty to be written by the losing side. Later, the adobe was named in Flores’ honor.

Witnesses to history –

Vancouver is celebrating its 150th birthday this year, looking back on a century and a half of history since its incorporation on Jan. 23, 1857. For many local residents, the city’s 20th century milestones aren’t just dusty dates on a time line: They’re part of people’s lives.

History and War: An Interview With Eliot Cohen –

The new counsel to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talks about the uses of history, in Iraq and everywhere else wars are fought.

10 great places to walk amid Civil War history –

On July 21, 1861, spectators left Washington, D.C., for nearby Manassas, Va., to watch the Battle of Bull Run, the first major land battle of the Civil War. They never imagined that dozens of battles would follow. Today, this battlefield site and many others draw spectators of another kind, to remember this chapter of U.S. history. To mark the July 21 anniversary of Bull Run, Jeff Shaara, author of several books about the Civil War including Jeff Shaara’s Civil War Battlefields, shares his battlefield picks with Kathy Baruffi for USA TODAY.


Heritage Auction Spotlights World War II Memorabilia!

DALLAS, TEXAS: Heritage Auction Galleries will offer a treasure trove of rare and important material related to World War II in their upcoming auction, to be held April 16 & 17, 2007 in their Dallas, Texas world headquarters.

Blogs – Netcasts

Hashshashin Assassins – Military History Podcast

The Hashshashins (where we get our word "assassins") were active during the Abbasid Era of the Arab Period of Hegemony within the Islamic Period of Hegemony. The Hashshashins were Nizari Ismaili Shiite Muslims. They were led by Hassan-i-Sabah who, through the use of hashish, gave his recruits the impression that he was God and he wanted them to do his will. Until the coming of the Mongols under Hulagu Khan, the Hashshashins were very good at their job and they assassinated many high-profile people.

Military History Carnival – Investigations of a Dog

This is the main page for the Military History Carnival, a monthly blog carnival which rounds up the best blog posts on the history of war, armed forces, and related topics, from ancient history up to the end of the 20th century. Our aim is neither to glorify nor condemn war, but to see it as an integral part of history which needs to be better understood.

Military History on the Web on Squidoo

This lens is devoted to information and resources for anyone interested in Military History on the Web. I am a professional historian and writer, and yes I LOVE history. I also love sharing all the great history sites I keep finding on the web. As a rule historians are a pretty generous lot and most are more than happy to publish their research on the web. That’s just great for all us history junkies. If you like the information you’ve found here, please rate this lens by clicking on one of the 5 stars beneath the lens title. Oh yeah, if you come across a great site then contact me and I will let everyone else into our secret. Thank you.

Armstrong-Whitworth Whitley and Albemarle – Military History Blog on the Web

We begin a look at the aircraft of RAF Bomber Command with the Armstrong-Whitworth Whitley, the heaviest bomber available to the RAF at the start of the Second World War. We also take a look at the same company’s Albemarle, originally developed as a bomber, but actually used as a glider tug.

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