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Weekly Review for Veterans and Oral History for Friday, October 9, 2015

Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week for U.S. Veterans. Enjoy!

 

Mamaev-Hill-Volga-River-Pool-225x300Doing History: Updated CV for Patrick Russell at the Making History Project

I am dedicated to interviewing and preserving as many stories of Veterans as possible for the Making History Project.

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Decisions of History: Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 5 reasons why President Truman made the right decision

The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was apocalyptically awful. 70 years ago today, an estimated 90,000 people were immediately killed when Little Boy detonated 1,950ft above Hiroshima – 50,000 more would die by the end of the year. Two days later, Nagasaki was struck by ‘Fat Man’, killing approximately 80,000 people. It was, as the Allies threatened during the Potsdam Conference, ‘prompt and utter destruction’.

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Seeing History: A visit to the US National Navy Seal Museum

On the way back to Miami from Daytona this past weekend, I had the pleasure to visit the US National Navy Seal Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida.  The Navy Seal Museum is a hidden gem and should not be missed.  Centrally located on the east coast, both the Florida Turnpike and I-95 have exits that lead to historic Fort Pierce.  The museum grounds are located on ocean front property immediately in front of the public beach.

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Weekly Review for Veterans and Oral History for Friday, September 18, 2015

Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week for U.S. Veterans. Enjoy!

 

Weapons of History: 5 Things You Don’t Know About Sniper Rifles

This series looks at sniper rifles and quickly recounts five “unknown” facts or stories about them.

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See History: Utah Beach Photos from MHP

Utah BeachThe Making History Project has uploaded photos from its 2014 and 2010 Normandy France trips for Utah Beach. These photos were taken during the 66th and 70th Anniversary for D-Day.

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History Maker: Frank Vegnone Oral History Interview uploaded to MHP

The Making History Project has uploaded to its Veteran Oral History Interviews, an excerpt of the interview with World War II Veteran Frank Vegnone.  The oral history interview was conducted in Webster, Massachusetts on August 21, 2015.  Frank Vegnone served in the 10th Armored Division, 61st Armored Infantry Battalion as a Rifleman.

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Weekly Review for Veterans and Oral History for Friday, September 11, 2015

Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week for U.S. Veterans. Enjoy!

 

Oral History News: Oral History is recommended to be excluded from rigorous IRB review

On September 8, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a set of recommended revisions to the regulations concerning human subject research. Specifically, it recommended that oral history be explicitly excluded from review by institutional review boards, or IRBs, and alluded to the fact that oral history already has its own code of ethics, including the principle of informed consent.

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Weapons of History: Giant German Siege Gun

German Siege GunIn World War 2 the Germans liked to build them big and the the 60cm Siege Mortar Karl was no exception, it could fire shells of 60cm in diameter that weight 2170kg. It could fire its lighter shells at targets 10km away!

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Finding History: Latest Updates about the Nazi Gold Train

The Polish military have now secured the wooded area where the mystery train is supposed to be. Military engineers say the area needs to be cleared before any search can be conducted. The area might contain in booby traps or volatile weapon which can endanger the participants in the search.

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Finding History: Low river levels in Poland reveal lost artifacts

The receding water levels of the Vistula River in Poland this summer have revealed remnants of Jewish tombstones as well as a Soviet fighter plane from World War II with remains of its crew inside, the Associated Press reported.

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Thank you for reading (and sharing). Stay tuned for next week’s weekly review for U.S. Veterans.