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Posted on Jul 29, 2007 in Armchair Reading, Front Page Features

ACG WebOps (29 July 2007)

Jim H. Moreno

Welcome to WebOps, Armchair General’s weekly recon of links to military history news, articles, websites, and more. This week in Webops: The Society of Civil War Historians now has a website, two P-51 Mustangs collided at an air show in Wisconsin, and American filmmakers have begun filming a TV documentary about the Czechoslovak Legions. Clicks away!


Fort Campbell Museum has the Atomic Mortar – Roadside America

One of the acknowledged worst weapons in military history is now on permanent display at the Fort Campbell Don F. Pratt Museum in Clarksville, Tennessee.


Veterans Exhibit – CBS 21 (video)

York County museum directors are asking neighbors to look through their basements and attics for pieces of military history. They’re putting together a new museum that will highlight the stories and experiences of York County soldiers.

Students to remember the bloody battle of Passchendaele – Yahoo!Xtra News

The bloodiest and most expensive battle in New Zealand military history will be captured in art by students across the country.

Pilot killed in collision at Wisconsin air show –

The Federal Aviation Administration said the collision between the two P-51 Mustangs happened at 3:17 p.m. after the planes finished a performance at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual AirVenture show.

The Society of Civil War Historians

The Society of Civil War Historians (SCWH) is an association of scholars dedicated to exploring slavery, the sectional crisis, Civil War, emancipation, and reconstruction roughly from the 1830s through 1880.

Books – Movies – TV

Filmmakers to spotlight Legions’ history – The Prague Post

American filmmakers Bruce Bendinger and John Iltis don’t mince words when stating the purpose of their current project. “The Czech Republic had its history stolen,” Bendinger says matter-of-factly. “We’re trying to give a country back its history.”

Blogs – Netcasts

Weekend in Richmond – Civil War Navy, et. al.

This past weekend was my living history group’s annual trek to the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, VA. As always, this weekend turns into an opportunity to do a little site-seeing as well.

Events of the Polish-Swedish War of 1600-1629 – Military History Blog on the Web

The battle of Mewe (22 September and 29 September-1 October 1626) was a lengthy battle that came late in the Polish-Swedish War of 1600-1629.
The battle of Dirschau (or Tczew), 17-18 August 1627, was a minor Swedish victory during the Polish-Swedish War of 1600-1629.
The battle of Honigfelde, 27 June 1629, (also known as Trzciana or Sztum) was the last significant battle of the Polish-Swedish War of 1600-1629.
The Truce of Altmark (12 September 1629) ended the Polish-Swedish War of 1600-1629.

Second Anglo-Afghan War: Ayub Kahn Victorious at Maiwand – Military History

July 27, 1880 – Near Maiwand, Afghanistan an 8,500-man Afghan army led by Ayub Kahn routs and almost destroys a British brigade commanded by Brig. Gen. George Burrows. Departing Kandahar with 2,600 combat troops, Burrows had orders to support a friendly Afghan army in blocking Ayub Kahn’s advance.

“Erich von Lewinski, called von Manstein: His Life, Character and Operations – A Reappraisal” by Jörg Muth – Military History Blog

I am in fairly regular contact with the author, and since I consider this piece by him as something definitely worth reading, I’d like to reproduce it here from the “Axis History Factbook” (which can be found here:

Towards a new Civil War history – Civil War Bookshelf

We have reached a point in time where the discrete rebuttals of individual points of doctrine within Centennial history can now be pulled together into a virtual "answer" to the kid stuff that has plagued advanced Civil War readers for 50 years.

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!

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Jim H. Moreno