Free Republic University, Department of History presents World War II Plus 70 Years: Seminar and Discussion Forum
First session: September 1, 2009. Last date to add: September 2, 2015.
Reading assignment: New York Times
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Selections from West Point Atlas for the Second World War
Papua, New Guinea, 1942
Allied Advance Across Owen Stanley Mountains, 26 Sept.-15 Nov. 1942
The Solomons: Guadalcanal and Florida, 1942
Southwest Russia, 1942: German Advance to Stalingrad, Operations, 24 July-18 November 1942
The Far East and the Pacific, 1941: Status of Forces and Allied Theater Boundaries, 2 July 1942
India-Burma, 1942: Allied Lines of Communication, 1942-1943
posted on 10/07/2012 4:59:58 AM PDT
("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
When I read these stories of the Battle of Stalingrad I always think about how stupid Hitler was for invading Russia. Especially given the historical lesson of Napoleon, Hitler’s invasion of Russia might be the biggest military blunder in history.
posted on 10/07/2012 5:04:46 AM PDT
(Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
One cannot say enough about Guadalcanal and what the Marines did there. First time toe to toe with the undefeatable Japanese army and the Marines soundly defeated them. Much of the time they had limited naval support because the original starship Enterprise had to get out of the area. Thanks, guys.
Dang. I missed the establishment of Pavlov's House
. It has been defended for ten days now. It will be continuously defended by Junior Sergeant Pavlov through Thanksgiving against several attacks each day.
posted on 10/07/2012 9:39:23 PM PDT
(I have to vote against Eric Holder, even if it means voting for Romney.)
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