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Circumnavigation

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On December 15, 2008
Cool. The significance of the flight is best illustrated by the records that were set by Ford and his crew. It was the first round-the-world flight by a commercial airliner, as well as the longest continuous flight by a commercial plane, and was the first circumnavigation following a route near the Equator (they crossed the […]

Downfall: Apologia?

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On December 6, 2008

Does anyone out there interpret Downfall in the same way as Ron Rosenbaum? This has always been my problem with films like the German-made Downfall, which while initially being taken seriously by many

Big Fights on Old Questions

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On November 1, 2008

How important is Gallipoli to Australian identity? A row has erupted between Australia’s PM Kevin Rudd and his Labor predecessor Paul Keating over the importance of Gallipoli, a WWI battle site

Great Minds etc.

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On June 1, 2008
Kingdaddy visited the WWII Memorial, and wasn’t impressed. Here were my thoughts. Forthcoming is a post about my visit to the Air Force Museum in Dayton, which is awesome….

Great War Memories

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On May 29, 2008

John Quiggin, riffing off this Edward Lengel column, suggests that the respective experiences of Europe and the United States in World War I may explain cultural differences on the use of force: In an

V-2

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On February 16, 2008
Brad has a good post on the Freeman Dyson review of Michael Neufeld’s new biography of Werner Von Braun. Essentially, Dyson makes the argument that the V-2 was a poor allocation of scarce defense resources: As the summer ended and our armies drove the Germans out of France, the buzz bombs stopped coming. They were […]

Khalkhin-Gol

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On January 26, 2008

Andy over at Siberian Lights has a nice little history of the Battle of Khalkhin-Gol. Khalkhin-Gol was the outcome of several years of competition between the Soviet Union and Japan over the border be

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