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
articles and the occasional radio broadcast delivered daily to students on the 70th anniversary of original publication date. (Previously posted articles can be found by searching on keyword realtime Or view Homers posting history
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Selections from West Point Atlas for the Second World War
Eastern Europe, 1941: Russian Leningrad and Ukraine Offensives Operations, 2 December 1943-30 April 1944
Allied Advance to Volturno River, Reorganization, and Attack on Gustav Line (17 January-11 May 1944)
Anzio-Cassino Area, 1943: Attempts to Cross Rapido and Garigliano Rivers, 17-20 January 1944. Anzio Landing, 22 January 1944. German Counterattack at Anzio, 16-19 February 1944
New Guinea and Alamo Force Operations: Clearing the Huon Peninsula and Securing the Straits, 19 September 1943-26 April 1944
Cartwheel, the Seizure of the Gilberts and Marshalls, and Concurrent Air and Naval Operations, 30 June 1943-26 April 1944
The Far East and the Pacific, 1941: Original Allied Strategic Concept, May 1943; Situation in Pacific, 1 November 1943
posted on 03/20/2014 4:38:29 AM PDT
("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
Interesting article on Army leadership. The more things change....
posted on 03/20/2014 7:41:54 AM PDT
(The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
Article on page 6 about British Sloops sinking 6 U-boats in a 20 day period mentions Capt. F.J. Walker, the leading submarine killer with 17 kills.
He was called Johnnie Walker after the whiskey and worked himself to death, dying from exhaustion this coming July.
posted on 03/20/2014 9:40:20 AM PDT
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Hanson Baldwin, USNA class of 1924 had quite an axe to grind against the Army, didn’t he. I suppose that was all part of the campaign to ensure that the Navy could keep both its air arm and it army (the Marine Corps) when the Defense Department was formed after the war.
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