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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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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 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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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.