Category Archives: History

Heart-Warming Story out of Iraq: Wild Hogs Kill ISIS Fighters

Does it get any better?? Only with beer!

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Lexington and Concord

This day, in 1775. Now, it is difficult to overstate the importance of these two actions, the events that led to them, and more so the degree to which the colonists had prepared and planned and organized. As I have … Continue reading

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Happy Virginia Secession Day!

17 April 1861.  

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The Great War, a review

Public Broadcasting Service, one of the antique “Big 4” of television corporations, televised a three-part series “The Great War.” Normally I don’t watch PBS because I find their effete and high-handed and unnecessary grubbing of public tax dollars to be … Continue reading

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VMI in the First World War

This link is brought to us by the great Sam Tate of the Class of ’88, who mentioned it to me yesterday– the digitized WWI collection in the VMI archives. One section found under the “Personal Papers” tab is this– … Continue reading

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Send in the Nuns!

Townie’s recent post on Russia is the starting point for this post. To our younger readers, Townie’s post concisely expresses the image of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) fostered by history, with a little help from the Komitet Gosudarstvennoj Bezopasnosti (Committee for … Continue reading

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As the drums were beaten to War

2016 marked the Centenary year of the Somme, a battle that took a million men off this place during a four month period.   Today marks our entry into World War I, on 2 April 1917, then President Woodrow Wilson … Continue reading

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