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Posted on Feb 6, 2005 in Stuff We Like

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Take a trip with Armchair General to investigate the many attractions at the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth, England. Steeped in history, the Dockyard is home to the excavated remains of the pride of Henry VIII's fleet, the ill-fated Mary Rose, and also Britain's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar - HMS Victory, not to mention some of the most modern Warships in the world.

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Posted on Dec 14, 2004 in Stuff We Like

Europe Aflame Interactive Combat Story: Episode II

With the Axis war machine gathering steam, Poland, Denmark and Norway have succumbed in 1939. This increased level of aggression is sure to turn some heads in the United States as well as with Germany's tacit ally, the Soviet Union. Help guide the Axis against the Allies in this interactive story!

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Posted on Nov 16, 2004 in Stuff We Like

Armchair General Supports The Fallen Heroes Fund

We are very proud that Armchair General has agreed to donate 10% of our profits to the Intrepid Museum’s Fallen Heroes Fund. This outstanding organization donates 100% of all the funds it raises. Without any fanfare, they give a check for $10,000 to the spouse of any soldier lost while serving in the War on Terror.

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Posted on Oct 24, 2004 in Stuff We Like

Battlefield Tour – Basing House

We present a photographic tour of the ruins of the last ever official Castle to be built in England - Basing House near Basingstoke, Hampshire. At one time this property was one of the most important stately homes in the land - we uncover what brought it to an untimely, and very violent, end.

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Posted on Oct 22, 2004 in Stuff We Like

Farnborough International 2004

We present an exciting pictorial overview of the 2004 International Airshow which was held this July in Farnborough, England. An impressive display of historical and modern military aircraft of all types was on show from all over the world.

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Posted on Sep 16, 2004 in Stuff We Like

Tip of The Spear: A Private Pilot

He faced all the risks of World War II aerial warfare that commissioned officer pilots encountered – enemy fire, crash landings and perilous flights over enemy territory – and this USAAF private made it home safely, with an Air Medal and Oak Leaf cluster to boot!

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Posted on Jun 14, 2004 in Stuff We Like

Royal Navy Submarine Museum

Our good friend AJ Summersgill has taken his camera to another musuem to capture a piece of history to share with our Armchair General readers. This time out, he looks at submarines.

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Posted on May 21, 2004 in Stuff We Like

Great Civil War General Dies at Shiloh

Once upon a time, February 2, 1803 to be exact, in a village of mud-daubed log huts in a rude stockade that had been settled only twenty years before was born a baby boy. In his honor, the 1700s village holds an annual Civil War Living History Weekend.

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Posted on May 10, 2004 in Stuff We Like

Old School #1: Caesar at Alesia

Armchair General introduces a new series of short articles describing some of the "Old School" wargames we used to play way back in time. We will revisit them, see how well they have aged, and play them once more to share the experience.

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