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The Union Generals Speak

Student of the American Civil War

With this book, editor Bill Hyde gives us transcripts of the testimonies US generals gave to the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War regarding the battle of Gettysburg. Along the way Hyde provides his own comment to put the testimony in perspective and provides his interpretations of the testimony and the actions of the committee. His basic argument is the mean Radical Republicans wanted to get Major General George G. Meade removed and replaced with his predecessor, Major General Joseph Hooker, and they were willing to manipulate the record to make that happen. His viewpoint is the Radicals looked askance at any Democratic general, unless of course that general was Joe Hooker or Dan Sickles, or any other Democratic general who disagreed with Meade’s actions at Gettysburg. He writes, “The hearings on Meade, then, were not simply exercises in fact gathering. Far from it. For the most part…

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36 Amazing Photos Showing Children During World War 2

Yesterday Today

An untold number of children were touched by the atrocities of World War II. Throughout the war, the proportion of civilian deaths to military deaths is said to have been as high as three to one — and some countries were definitely affected much worse than others.

The country most affected during the war was Poland. More than 6 million people, equal to one-sixth of the country’s pre-war population, died during World War II. All of these victims were predominantly civilian, with a great many of them being children.

However, getting caught up in the maelstrom of war, whether it be a mass execution or a bombing raid were not the only tragic circumstances that Polish children had to worry about. Many of them faced the distinct possibility of being kidnapped by their German oppressors. Under “Generalplan Ost” — the Nazi plan for genocide and ethnic cleansing in Europe —…

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Book Review: “Paranormal Investigations” by Chad Stambaugh

Investigative Curiosity

This book is a “how to” book for paranormal investigations. It reviews basic equipment, types of spirits, basic investigation methods, interviewing potential clients, residential cases, evidence review, and includes a sample of forms that can be used by investigation teams. Chad Stambaugh correctly identifies the lack of a cohesive process in paranormal investigation and seeks to help detail a simple process that any investigator can follow. He has a hope of some day elevating paranormal investigation beyond simple hobby to something that can be structured in a way that science will begin to accept the methods of paranormal field researchers.

Would I recommend this book? YES, I would 100% recommend this book to anyone who wants to be (or currently is) a paranormal investigator. The information contained in this book is very useful and helps the reader start to think about the actual process of paranormal investigation. While he does…

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Heroes of Hill 488

Incredible bravery and a great read. Thank you for sharing.

CherriesWriter - Vietnam War website

You can listen to this article on Spotify by clicking this link: https://anchor.fm/john-podlaski/episodes/Heroes-of-Hill-488-e1b9k8q

A recon team of 16 Marines and 2 Navy Corpsmen were wreaking havoc upon enemy soldiers in the valley below by calling in artillery and airstrikes. When they were discovered, the enemy sent a battalion of soldiers to kill everyone on the hilltop. Read how it all played out.

By Lt Col Michael Christy (USA) Ret.

During the Vietnam War, one of the 1st Marine Division’s primary area of operation was the southern two provinces of I Corps – Quang Tin and Quang Ngai, located in the southern portion of South Vietnam’s I Corps Military Region. Astride the boundary between Quang Nam and Quang Tin provinces is the populous, rice-rich Que Son Valley, considered as strategically important in controlling South Vietnam’s five northern provinces. For that reason, it was a principal focus for the Marines in I…

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Biden administration releases previously classified JFK assassination documents — Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

(CNN) — The Biden administration has released a tranche of secret documents that some historians — and conspiracy theorists — hope might shed light on the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. You can read the documents here. The release of almost 1,500 documents still leaves more than 10,000 either partially redacted or withheld entirely. It is expected…

Biden administration releases previously classified JFK assassination documents — Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

Return to Gettysburg — Paranormality Radio

Grab your fife and drum, we are marching back to Gettysburg. Well, one of us is. Ally took some time and visited Gettysburg after dark on a haunted ghost tour! These are her stories. Along with JP’s sarcasm. Find Us On email us at spookyupodcast@gmail.com follow us on twitter @spookyupodcast Find us on instagram.com/spookyupodcast About…

Return to Gettysburg — Paranormality Radio

Did you miss this recent historically-accurate World War 2 movie?

I’ve been studying the American Revolutionary War lately, but I feel a WWII kick coming on!

WINTERY KNIGHT

In this post, I wanted to alert you to some books that I’ve been reading, and post a couple of videos that review a recent movie that fits in with those books. I’m trying to encourage everyone to ween themselves off of fiction, self-help, sports and modern movies. And in order to get people to do that, I have to find something better.

So, in World War 2, the Allies (UK, USA and USSR) were fighting in two main areas of the globe: Europe and the Pacific Ocean. Previously, I had ignored the Pacific, because island fighting didn’t seem to me to be as interesting as fighting in Europe. It just seemed too “close quarters” for any real tactics or strategy. But I had stupidly neglected the naval battles, which are full of tactics and strategy. So, I’ve been reading books about American aircraft used in the Pacific theater, the…

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A Fatal Decision in New York

A combination of two of my bigger interests: true crime and history. Great stories. You should check them out.

The True Crime Blog

Hello everyone, and welcome to Forgotten True Crime by Okie Investigations, the True Crime Podcast where we tell the stories of crimes that happened long ago. If you are a true crime fan, make sure you subscribe to the podcast. That way, when we have new episodes, you will be the first to know. Also, check us out on our Facebook page Okie Investigations and visit our blog TrueCrime.Blog where we post a lot of the cool things we found for each episode. This episode, “A Fatal Decision in New York,” has a lot of exciting stuff for you to dig into. Make sure you go there and check it out.

Parts of this story may contain opinions and speculations and should be taken as such. These stories depict violent crimes of all types and may be a trigger for some listeners. Listener discretion is advised.

Hello everyone, I hope…

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Pearl Harbor: Japan’s Biggest Gamble | WWII In The Pacific | Timeline — My Popcorns

I think when my Revolutionary War kick is over, I may dive into this time period.

On December 7, 1941, Japan gambled all and bombed the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbour on Hawaii. In the following months, Japanese forces rampaged across Asia, humiliating America and her allies. It looked as though she was unbeatable. But then America fought back. The War in the Pacific launched an entirely new form of…

Pearl Harbor: Japan’s Biggest Gamble | WWII In The Pacific | Timeline — My Popcorns