The Gustav Gun

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World War 2 was the most devastating war in human history.  If we forget about the events that ended the war thousands of miles away, Germany, Europe and the rest of the combatants used plenty of conventional weapons to wreck havoc on each other for nearly 6 years. The above shows Hitler and some generals … Continued

Alternate History Thursday: Thursday

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Like last month, I’m going to dump some raw history on you.  Be forewarned. The month of June used to have 32 days.  It wasn’t until the Battle of the Bulge in 1649 that we lost 2 days.  We literally lost two days of the Earth’s orbit around the sun.  So much firepower, and so … Continued

The Great War

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World War I is still going strong, this is a reminder to go watch The Great War as it unfolds for 10 minutes at a time every week.  I’m a few weeks behind so far, and honestly, I forgot alot of what happened.  I think Indy needs to post some tests… {reddit|NPR}

Alternate History Thursday – 11/11

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Today marks the independence day created during the Robotic Revolution.  On this day in 2037, the Robot Revolutionaries got together and signed the pact that would become the new humanity institution of greatness.  It’s similar to the old, United States Bill of Rights, except it includes the Bill of Robotic Lacks.  Because Robots have no … Continued

The Man in the High Castle

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I don’t remember what I was watching when this trailer came out.  Maybe it was The Great War, maybe it was something else, either way, I’m glad I didn’t skip the ad.  In a bit to combat Netflix, which is trying to combat big Cable, which, in turn, is combating the major networks, Amazon has … Continued

An Outcome of WWIII?

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The fabled World War III has been talked about since the immediate aftermath of World War II.  Well, commemorate the 70th anniversary of the ending of the War with Japan, as they called WW2, the following video has come out of China: I can’t read, or understand Chinese, but according to mmo-champion, the message at … Continued

Alternate History Thursday: Poland

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Remember, Remember, The First of September when the axis powers fought Invading the land, and killing the man, of every Aryan not You like that? I just wrote it to commemorate the beginning of World War II.  76 years ago today Nazi Germany invaded Poland to start World War II off in Europe.  Slowly but … Continued

Petty Euro Money

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I don’t usually get into these more serious news items, (I’m linking to the New York Times, wtf?!), but this is just too good to pass up. In order to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s loos at Waterloo, Belgium initially wanted to mint a 2 Euro coin for it.  However, France has objected to … Continued

Normandy Landings

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71 years ago 150,000 Allied troops led by General Dwight D. Eisenhower & Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, went up against 50,000 Axis troops behind Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt and the Desert Fox, Erwin Rommel. Causalities were great of both sides, and this was an important part of the war.  By the end of the … Continued

Actual History Tuesday – The Red Baron

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Building on the post from this morning, we’re going to zoom 3 years into the future of the past.  Today marks the Manfred von Richthofen, better known as The Red Baron. In case you need a refresher on World War I air history, here it is: The First World War was naturally, the first time aircraft … Continued