Category Archives: Military History

Potted history of Monaco — View from the Back

While researching my previous posts on the Casino and Hotel Hermitage, I realised that I didn’t know enough about Monaco’s history. It’s the world’s second smallest country, preceded by only the Vatican. Ruled by the (in)famous Grimaldi family. As a … Continue reading

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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 23 March 2020

I saw last night on FamilySearch – New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 23 March 2020: New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 23 March 2020: https://media.familysearch.org/new-free-historical-records-on-familysearch-week-of-23-march-2020/. Over 1,100 words. Best to do a search for the … Continue reading

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Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – March 19, 2020

I saw today there was an updated list on Ancestry.com – Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – March 19, 2020: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/recent-collections. Only including updates after March 6, 2020. New and Updated   UPDATED Quebec, Canada, Notarial Records, 1637-1935 … Continue reading

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Clemson U. honors Ben Skardon (102) — Pacific Paratrooper

Clemson University will award its highest honor, the Clemson Medallion, to two distinguished alumni — Professor Emeritus Beverly “Ben” Skardon and Trustee Emeritus Allen Price Wood. Skardon and Wood will be honored at a presentation ceremony in February 2020. Skardon, … Continue reading

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A Matter of Degree — Suzassippi’s Lottabusha County Chronicles

While researching New Deal locations in the newspaper archives during the years of World War II, I often run across a war news item that I stop to read. This one stood out: the matter of perspective. I saved it … Continue reading

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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 16 March 2020

I saw last night on FamilySearch – New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 16 March 2020: https://media.familysearch.org/new-free-historical-records-on-familysearch-week-of-16-march-2020/. Over 1,100 words. Best to do a search for the country or state to see if has records that may apply … Continue reading

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French Campaigns in North Africa 1855 – 93 — Weapons and Warfare

The French in West Africa. French incursions followed the paths of the Senegal and Niger rivers, greatly easing the problems of transport and logistics. From his base at St. Louis, Governor Faidherbe moved his forces incrementally inland, taking advantage of … Continue reading

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Doc’s Friends and WSU Tech postpone Pull a Plane event — B-29 Doc

Doc’s Friends and WSU Tech have postponed the Pull a Plane event that was scheduled April 18, 2020 at the B-29 Doc Hangar Education and Visitors Center. The decision to put the event on hold is in response to the … Continue reading

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Send In The Old Guys! — Pacific Paratrooper

Please remember throughout this post, it is meant to be humorous – don’t anyone be offended – have fun with it! I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I’m too old to track down terrorists. You can’t be … Continue reading

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Eight Years Trapped at Sea: the Story of the Yellow Fleet — Commonplace Fun Facts

You may have always dreamt of spending extended time sailing on a ship. What would you think about spending eight years on that ship, wondering if you would ever be able to dock? That’s what happened to the crew of … Continue reading

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