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

ACG WebOps (18 November 2007)

Jim H. Moreno

Welcome to WebOps, Armchair General’s weekly recon of links to military history news, articles, websites, and more. A couple more stories from Veterans Day honors continue this week, a P-38 Lightning surfs up in Wales, and The New York Times covers two prominent military historical men.  Clicks away!


Fond du Lac native could get highest military honor – Fon du Lac Reporter

A bill introduced in Congress earlier this year by Rep. Tom Petri, R-Fond du Lac, would award Megellas the Congressional Medal of Honor for his service in World War II.


Ex-servicemen help close Northeast Georgia History Center’s World War II exhibit –

As the Northeast Georgia History Center on Sunday brought an end to its long-running World War II exhibit, military veterans from throughout the region gathered to remember.

WWII Plane Found on Beach in Wales –

Sixty-five years after it ran out of gas and crash-landed on a beach in Wales, an American P-38 fighter plane has emerged from the surf and sand where it lay buried – a World War II relic long forgotten by the U.S. government and unknown to the British public.

Veterans Project – FOX6 San Diego (video)

Veterans Project- At the Library of Congress, a new history project is gathering…


Memorial sites hold history and tragedy – The San Diego Union-Tribune

World War I sacrifices are honored in beautiful settings

Grey shares memories from three wars and a lifetime of service – Middlesboro Daily News

While he may not admit it, retired Major Clearence B. Grey holds a unique position in U.S. military history.

A Spy’s Path: Iowa to A-Bomb to Kremlin Honor – The New York Times

George Koval also had a secret. During World War II, he was a top Soviet spy, code named Delmar and trained by Stalin’s ruthless bureau of military intelligence.

Nov. 15, 1864: Sherman’s March to the Sea Changes Tactical Warfare – Wired

Union troops under Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman burn the heart of Atlanta to the ground and begin their March to the Sea. By the time they’re done, the tactics of warfare will be changed forever.

Opinion – Editorial

Over There — and Gone Forever – The New York Times

But even more significant than the remarkable details of Mr. Buckles’s life is what he represents: Of the two million soldiers the United States sent to France in World War I, he is the only one left.

Books – Movies – TV

Murray Polner: Review of David Halberstam’s The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War (Hyperion, 2007) – History News Network

Officially titled “The Coldest Winter,” this is by far his finest work, told with verve, insights and penetrating portraits of the suffering of GIs and junior officers.

Germany then, Iraq now: On the interpretation of nightmares –

When historian Giles MacDonogh submitted the 600-page manuscript for his book After the Reich this year, he thought that he had written a comprehensive history of Germany in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Instead, he has realized in recent weeks that what he has written is a book about Iraq.

Blogs – Netcasts

The Great Supply Chain of Being – Investigations of a Dog

Colt Weapon Company – Military History Blog on the Web

Help support Army History – Military History Blog

Walking the Road from Slavery to Freedom With John Washington – Civil War Memory


Lewis Lapham: Former Harper’s editor starts history magazine – History News Network

Lapham’s Quarterly

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