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‘Army of occupation’ Army veteran shares story of service in the Pacific during WWII While stationed in Japan as part of the occupational forces, Bernskoetter took this picture of Sherman tanks in a parade on July 4, 1946. Courtesy of Norbert Bernskoetter
Two Balloon Bombs, released by Japan to set the USA alight are still missing after 70 years! Two Balloon Bombs, released by Japan to set the USA alight are still missing after 70 years!
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Guest Blogger Geoff Moore: Bletchley Park certainly no picnic in the country

We also served! The words on a monument to the code breakers of World War II to be found at Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire in the UK. This once top-secret base or Station X was where at one stage towards the end of the war 10,000 people worked and some […]

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In advance of the new Revolutionary War themed mini series on the History Channel Phil Hodges swaps his Afrika Korps shorts and MP40 for a redcoat and a Brown Bess. But we still get the same old jokes… The long awaited History Channel mini-series Sons of Liberty will soon be […]

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THE GUNNERS OF AUGUST 1914 – Review by Wayne Osborne

“Here, in my view, lies the real story of the war.”  Says John Hutton of his book on p.vii of the Preface.  “First and foremost, it was an artillery war.” Well, you don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to work out that the artillery played a huge part in the […]

WORLDWIDE While stationed in Japan as part of the occupational forces, Bernskoetter took this picture of Sherman tanks in a parade on July 4, 1946. Courtesy of Norbert Bernskoetter

‘Army of occupation’ Army veteran shares story of service in the Pacific during WWII

By Jeremy P. Ämick Growing up on a farm in Taos, Mo., Norbert Bernskoetter rarely traveled any farther from home than an occasional trip to the state capital. Yet in 1944, with the war raging in the Pacific, he received a fierce introduction to the horrors of combat on a […]

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While stationed in Japan as part of the occupational forces, Bernskoetter took this picture of Sherman tanks in a parade on July 4, 1946. Courtesy of Norbert Bernskoetter
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‘Army of occupation’ Army veteran shares story of service in the Pacific during WWII

By Jeremy P. Ämick Growing up on a farm in Taos, Mo., Norbert Bernskoetter rarely traveled any farther from home than an occasional trip to the state capital. Yet in 1944, with the war raging in the Pacific, he received a fierce introduction to the horrors of combat on a […]

Two Balloon Bombs, released by Japan to set the USA alight are still missing after 70 years!
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Rudolf Vrba – one of the first to report on the horrors of Auschwitz
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THE GUNNERS OF AUGUST 1914 – Review by Wayne Osborne
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THE GUNNERS OF AUGUST 1914 – Review by Wayne Osborne

“Here, in my view, lies the real story of the war.”  Says John Hutton of his book on p.vii of the Preface.  “First and foremost, it was an artillery war.” Well, you don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to work out that the artillery played a huge part in the […]

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Want to know the difference between Sherman tank engines????
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The Continental R-975 C1 radial engine was originally fitted on M4 and M4A1 tanks. The C4 was a slighly different version, having cylinders with a different shape. Later in the 50s, the French Army did rebuild a batch of M4A4s, removing the original Chrysler Multibank engines and replacing them with […]

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