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Frank Vegnone Interview Uploaded

World War II Veteran Frank Vegnone

Frank VegnoneThe 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.

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.

Weekly Review for Veterans and Oral History for Friday, September 4, 2015

Batterie De Longues-Sur-MerHere are some recent articles of interest that I found this week for U.S. Veterans. Enjoy!

Weapons of History: See the MG-42 in action

The MG 42 has a proven record of reliability, durability, simplicity, and ease of operation, but is most notable for its ability to produce a high volume of suppressive fire. The MG 42 had one of the highest average cyclic rate of any single-barreled man-portable machine gun: between 1,200 and 1,500 rpm, which results in a distinctive muzzle report.

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See History: MHP uploads photos for Batterie des Longues Sur Mer

The Making History Project has uploaded photos from its 2014 Normandy France trip for the Batterie Des Longues Sur Mer.  These photos were taken during the 70th Anniversary for D-Day.

The Batterie Des Longues Sur Mer is a German coastal defense sector comprised of bunkers and artillery installations.  These fortifications were part of the Atlantic Wall on the Normandy coast just east of Omaha Beach. Included are photos of various defensive bunkers that housed artillery as well as naval observation bunkers.

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Collecting History: Buying the M1 Garrand – available NOW

In the past ten years, the M1 Garand, regardless of condition, has become a very hot collectors’ item and sound financial investment. The popularity of the M1 Garand continues to grow as hundreds of new Garand “Fun” Matches are being held all across the USA each year.

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Viewing History: 11 Iconic Battlefields then and now

After just over 70 years we look back at 11 iconic locations of the Second World War as they were then and as they are now.

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