Image of the Day: 8 September 2016 


Men wounded in the Ypres battle of September 20th, 1917. Walking along the Menin road, to be taken to the clearing station. German prisoners are seen assisting at stretcher bearing. (Captain G. Wilkins/State Library of Victoria)

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Image of the Day: 5 September 2016 


Young Franklin Delano Roosevelt 

Image source: National Archives 

The History of Labor Day 


Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events. Read more

Image of the Day: 1 July 2016


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U.S. T92, self-propelled 240mm gun,  WWII

 (photo credit: Mark Holloway/LIFE)

Watch: “U.S. Navy Carriers (The History)”


This is an informative video with lots of old pictures and video clips! Enjoy

In Flanders Field


In Flanders field

1. Remember their sacrifice.  

2. Celebrate our freedom and our beautiful nation. 🇺🇸

Be safe, be happy  

 

Image of the Day: 2 May 2016


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Mole & Thomas, The Human Liberty Bell, 1918, Camp Dix New Jersy, 25,000 officers and men

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A Look Back


These images were shared with me; I put together this montages and would like to share it with you.

The states that have produced the most US presidents


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From over 20 candidates having declared their aspirations to be president and commander-in-chief, there are now only 5 main candidates still in the race, including Donald Trump. And, unsurprisingly, the candidates still in the race all are from or represent states that have in the past given the US its presidents.
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HISTORY: 7 Famous Border Walls


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The Berlin Wall

It’s been said that good fences make good neighbors, and it seems that many of history’s most famous civilizations would agree. Dating back to the ancient world, governments and militaries have constructed sprawling defensive walls to keep hostile enemies at bay, define their national borders and even prevent their own citizens from fleeing—often with decidedly mixed results. From an ancient Sumerian bulwark to the Berlin Wall, here are seven of history’s most influential manmade barriers. Read more

Was it wrong to drop the bomb on Japan?


Here’s another five minute video from Prager University

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The history of Army Rangers from 1775 to now


The U.S. Army Ranger history predates the Revolutionary War. In the mid 1700s, Capt. Benjamin Church and Maj. Robert Rogers both formed Ranger units to fight during the King Phillips War and the French and Indian War. Rogers wrote the 19 standing orders that are still in use today.

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In 1775, the Continental Congress formed eight companies of expert riflemen to fight in the Revolutionary War. Later, during 1777, this force of hardy frontiersmen, commanded by Dan Morgan, was known as the Corps of Rangers. Francis Marion, “The Swamp Fox,” organized another famous Revolutionary War Ranger element, known as Marion’s Partisans.

During the War of 1812, companies of U.S. Rangers were raised from among the frontier settlers as part of the regular army. Throughout the war, they patrolled the frontier from Ohio to western Illinois on horseback and by boat. They participated in many skirmishes and battles with the British and their Indian allies. Many famous men belonged to Ranger units during the 18th and 19th centuries, including Daniel Boone and Abraham Lincoln.

The Civil War included Rangers such as John Singleton Mosby, who was the most famous Confederate Ranger. His raids on Union camps and bases were so effective – part of North-Central Virginia soon became known as Mosby’s Confederacy.

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JohnSMosby&men-Cavalry-Rangers Some of Mosby’s Rangers. Photo: Public Domain via Wikipedia

After the Civil War, more than half a century passed without military Ranger units in America. However, during World War II, from 1941-1945, the United States, using British Commando standards, activated six Ranger infantry battalions.

Then-Maj. William O. Darby, who was later a brigadier general, organized and activated the 1st Ranger Battalion at Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, June 19, 1942. The 1st Ranger Battalion participated in the North African landing at Arzeu, Algeria, the Tunisian Battles, and the critical Battle of El Guettar.

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This article originally appeared at Army.mil. Copyright 2015.

Image of the Day: 15 January 2016


#trivia question.
Navy Band marching in President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first inaugural parade in 1933. What is significant about that inauguration?

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Image of the Day: 29 December 2015


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Near St. Lô. July 26th-30th, 1944. American soldiers. Capa

Image of the Day: 10 August 2015


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US Army

A US Army sound locator in use: 1943…..As a military air defense tool, passive acoustic location was used from mid-World War I to the early years of World War II to detect enemy aircraft by picking up the noise of their engines. It was rendered obsolete before and during World War II by the introduction of radar, which was far more effective (but interceptable). Acoustic techniques had the advantage that they could ‘see’ around corners and over hills, due to sound refraction.