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  • Douglas Macgregor, Margin of Victory: Five Battles that Changed the Face of Modern War

    05/08/2017 1:57:15 PM PDT · by iowamark · 23 replies
    Decorated combat veteran and author Douglas Macgregor, PhD visits the Museum & Library to discuss his newest book, detailing five military battles in the 20th century. Sponsored by U.S. Naval Institute. In Margin of Victory Douglas Macgregor tells the riveting stories of five military battles of the twentieth century, each one a turning point in history. Beginning with the British Expeditionary force holding the line at the Battle of Mons in 1914 and concluding with the Battle of 73 Easting in 1991 during Desert Storm, Margin of Victory teases out a connection between these battles and teaches its readers an...
  • Thousands Pause for Global WWI Centennial Observance

    04/06/2017 2:42:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KOB ^ | 4/6
    Awed by an eight-plane flyover that left the sky streaked with plumes of red, white and blue contrails, thousands paused Thursday in the shadow of the nation's official World War I monument in remembrance of the day a century ago that the U.S. entered the fight. Melding equal measures of homage to American sacrifice with patriotism, the commemoration — "In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace" — amounted to a multimedia time warp to April 6, 1917, when America begrudgingly joined the global conflict that President Woodrow Wilson had sought to avoid through neutrality. With winds fluttering flags amid temperatures in...
  • Centennial Commemoration of the U.S. Entry into World War I, April 6, Kansas City

    04/05/2017 6:32:00 AM PDT · by iowamark · 19 replies
    World War I Museum ^ | April 5 2017
    In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace: Centennial Commemoration of the U.S. Entry into World War I April 6, 2017 Kansas City, MO The National World War I Museum and Memorial is honored to host America's national ceremony commemorating the centennial of the United States' entry into the Great War. Produced by the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission, the ceremony, In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace: Centennial Commemoration of the U.S. Entry into World War I, will be held on April 6, 2017 at the Museum. The national commemorative ceremony will tell the compelling story of the U.S decision to...
  • Hampton Roads: Monitor vs. Merrimack March 9, 1862

    03/10/2017 1:28:55 AM PST · by iowamark · 20 replies
    Civilwar.org ^ | Civil War Trust
    Seeking to interdict Federal naval operations in Hampton Roads, the ironclad CSS Virginia (ex-Merrimack) left its berth at Norfolk and steamed out to attack the nearby Union ships. Under the command of Flag Officer Franklin Buchanan, the CSS Virginia headed straight for the USS Cumberland off Newport News. Around 2pm on March 8, 1862, the CSS Virginia struck the Cumberland with its 1,500lb iron ram, smashing a huge hole in its wooden hull. Despite the mortal blow delivered to the Cumberland, the CSS Virginia, which had become entangled within the shredded hull of its opponent, was also at risk of...
  • 156 Years Ago Today

    03/03/2017 2:26:55 PM PST · by NRx · 54 replies
    Ad Orientem ^ | 03-03-2017 | A/O
    On the eve of the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln and a civil war that would claim upwards of half a million American lives, Czar Alexander II of Russia issued an imperial decree abolishing slavery (serfdom) with a stroke of a pen.
  • On this date in 1862

    02/16/2017 2:08:00 AM PST · by Bull Snipe · 18 replies
    General Buckner surrenders Fort Donelson and its Confederate defenders to General Grant.
  • Clare Hollingworth dies aged 105: Telegraph correspondent who broke the news of World War II

    01/10/2017 1:04:05 PM PST · by iowamark · 29 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 1/1/0/2017 | Neil Connor, Anna Healy Fenton, James Rothwell, Peter Foster
    Clare Hollingworth, the Daily Telegraph correspondent who broke the news of World War Two, has died in Hong Kong aged 105. The British journalist was hailed for her "scoop of the century" after she spotted German tanks on the Polish border in August 1939... The scoop of Hollingworth's career came to her in late August when she was a 27-year-old fledgling reporter for the Daily Telegraph.She had been a reporter at the newspaper for less than a week. As the border was closed to all but diplomatic vehicles, she borrowed a British consulate official's car to drive into German-occupied territory....
  • Valkyrie and the German Resistance: Remembering the July 20th plot

    07/20/2016 2:52:06 AM PDT · by iowamark · 16 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 19, 2016 | Jerry Salyer
    We cannot understand the resistance unless we first accept “that German conservatives and nationalists might be moral and religious men who were appalled at the lawlessness, brutality, and inhumanity of the Nazis.” The vital point running through all these questions is the totalitarian claim of the state over the citizen to the exclusion of his religious and moral obligation towards God.— First Lieutenant Graf Yorck von Wartenburg, Valkyrie conspirator One of the most intriguing fields of World War II history deals with the German Resistance—a clandestine network of disillusioned military officers and civil servants who began actively plotting against Hitler’s...
  • Free short Kindle book "The Rise of Nazi Germany"

    01/30/2016 8:12:03 AM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Amazon ^ | May 3. 2015 | Charles River Editors
    Profiles the seminal events that helped Hitler rise to power and consolidate his position, including the end of World War I, the Beer Hall Putsch, the Burning of the Reichstag, and the Night of the Long Knives "I cannot remember in my entire life such a change in the attitude of a crowd in a few minutes, almost a few seconds ... Hitler had turned them inside out, as one turns a glove inside out, with a few sentences. It had almost something of hocus-pocus, or magic about it." - Dr. Karl Alexander von Mueller It is often claimed that...
  • ON WAR Military History Symposium 2015 [Chicago Nov. 6]

    10/13/2015 5:46:42 AM PDT · by iowamark
    The Museum & Library's third annual ON WAR symposium features a full day of programs on military history and affairs, and includes appearances by Pritzker Literature Award winners Gerhard Weinberg, Allan Millett, Antony Beevor, Rick Atkinson, and David Hackett Fischer. Presented in conjunction with the Museum & Library's annual Liberty Gala—to be held Nov. 7 at the Hilton Chicago—ON WAR 2015 includes four distinct programs with discussions by some of the world's preeminent historians and authors on subjects ranging from the infamous Battle of the Bulge to the history and heritage of the United States Marine Corps. Included in the...
  • U.S. UNITS POISED TO ENTER TOKYO (9/3/45)

    09/03/2015 4:59:55 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 183 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/3/45 | George E. Jones, Julius Ochs Adler, Robert Trumbull, W.H. Lawrence
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  • JAPAN SURRENDERS TO ALLIES, SIGNS RIGID TERMS ON WARSHIP; TRUMAN SETS TODAY AS V-J DAY (9/2/45)

    09/02/2015 4:31:54 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 74 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/2/45 | Frank L. Kluckhohn, William S. White, Robert Trumbull, Herbert L. Matthews, Charles Hurd, more
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  • Formal Surrender Ceremony, U.S.S. Missouri, Tokyo Bay (9/1/45 New York Time)

    09/01/2015 4:57:58 PM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 28 replies
    archive.org ^ | 9/1/45
    Find links to two special broadcasts in a reply below.
  • JAPANESE PREMIER TO SIGN SURRENDER TONIGHT; STASSEN HORRIFIED BY PRISON CAMP OUTRAGES (9/1/45)

    09/01/2015 4:42:47 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 47 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/1/45 | Robert Trumbull, W.H. Lawrence, Frank L. Kluckhohn, George E. Jones
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  • M’ARTHUR OPENS HEADQUARTERS IN YOKOHAMA; FREED PRISONERS CHARGE BRUTALITY BY FOE (8/31/45)

    08/31/2015 4:58:02 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 45 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/31/45 | Frank L. Kluckhohn, George E. Jones, W.H. Lawrence, Julius Ochs Adler, Leslie Nakashima, more
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  • M’ARTHUR IN JAPAN; YOKOSUKA IS TAKEN; ARMY, NAVY REPORT ON PEARL HARBOR (8/30/45)

    08/30/2015 4:45:25 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 64 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/30/45 | Frank L. Kluckhohn, Felix Belair Jr., C.L. Sulzberger, Sidney Shalett, James B. Reston
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  • M’ARTHUR STARTS TRIP TO JAPAN AS HALSEY SAILS INTO TOKYO BAY (8/29/45)

    08/29/2015 4:37:37 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 30 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/29/45 | Julius Ochs Adler, Robert Trumbull, Tillman Durdin, Sidney Shalett, C.L. Sulzberger, David Anderson
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  • FIRST TROOPS LAND IN JAPAN FROM 48 PLANES TO PREPARE WAY FOR VAST INVASION THURSDAY (8/28/45)

    08/28/2015 4:39:38 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 44 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/28/45 | Frank L. Kluckhohn, W.H. Lawrence, Julius Ochs Adler, George E. Jones, Tillman Durdin
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  • ENVOYS BOARD U.S. SHIP OFF TOKYO AS 1,200 PLANES GUARD BIG FLEET (8/27/45)

    08/27/2015 4:56:35 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 31 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/27/45 | Frank L. Kluckhohn, Tillman Durdin, W.H. Lawrence
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  • CBS World News Today – August 26, 1945

    08/26/2015 11:57:55 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 9 replies
    archive.org ^ | 8/26/45
    Robert Trout CBS World News Today