ACG WebOps (8-14 October 2006)
Welcome to WebOps, Armchair General’s first website column! Here you’ll find an array of links relative to military history news, articles, websites, and more. Making the headlines this week: Mighty Mouse, patriotic Belgians, and torturing Nazis. Clicks away!
Have anything pressing on your calendar for July 4-6, 2008? May I recommend a trip to Belgium for "an outdoor re-enactment called “A History of the U.S. Armed Forces.”?
All Things Considered, October 8, 2006 · "Five aging American veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigades are expected at a reunion of the International Brigades who fought in the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s." (audio)
Washington D.C. – "A former member of the Army Air Corps was honored here Oct. 6 by members of the Air Force weather community for his contributions to the World War II D-Day invasion."
Wed, October 11, 2006 – "In its 168 years as a proud military centre, London has never done what it will do next week – bury one of its war dead on hometown soil."
"Tucked up against a mountain in a farmer’s field in Agassiz sat a Mighty Mouse, overgrown by brambles and blackberry bushes. A shadow of its former strength and its trappings a mere whisper of the significance it once held to Canada and the rest of the Allies during the Second World War."
"Fairfax County students have launched a partnership with the organizers of the Cold War Museum and will conduct interviews for an oral history project to help preserve personal recollections of events such as the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban missile crisis."
"Were Nazis tortured in World War II? How one ultimately answers the question of whether Nazi POWs were tortured in World War II depends on how one defines torture. It also depends on what one considers a "Nazi.""
"Fourth-graders at The Villages Elementary of Lady Lake learned about history from veterans Thursday as part of the Adopt-a-Kid, Adopt-a-Vet program."
"On the Navy’s 231st birthday today, World War II veteran Ernie Thompson visited the battleship Missouri and recalled another important date in U.S. Navy and military history."
Oakland, CA – "Clars Auction Gallery’s Spectacular November Antique and Estate Sale which will be held on November 4th and 5th, will bring to the block some of the finest in antique European furniture and a collection of rare American historic ephemera and local San Francisco history not seen before on the market."
"There will be a free exhibition of militaria as part of the annual fair organised by the Soke Military Society at Peterborough Museum in Priestgate."
Books & Movies
"(Council on Foreign Relations) Senior Fellow Max Boot discusses War Made New, his new book on the history of military transformation." (audio)
Stay Alert, Stay Alive!
Jim H. Moreno
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