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The Strangest Warship Battle of WW1 – Africa’s Lake Tanganyika YouTube Video Dark Docs

Saw this on YouTube – https://youtu.be/Y6TYl-L7GDg Direct link – The Strangest Warship Battle of WW1 – Africa’s Lake Tanganyika YouTube Video Dark Docs: https://youtu.be/Y6TYl-L7GDg (around 14:23 minutes long). More information on the battle from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Lake_Tanganyika.

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Fokker Eindecker — Weapons and Warfare

The air services of the opposing powers consisted of a motley collection of different aircraft at the outbreak of war in August 1914. The thought of true aerial combat was a long way from the minds of army commanders and … Continue reading

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Unita Zelma Brown Blackwell – Mississippi Mondays June 1, 2020

For this week’s Mississippi Mondays post, I decided to check out Mayersville in Issaquena County. In doing the research, I came across Unita Zelma (Brown) Blackwell, the first African American female mayor elected in Mississippi. Here’s the article about her … Continue reading

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Gulfport World War I Memorial Cenotaph – Mississippi Mondays May 25, 2020

There is a World War I Memorial in my hometown. I thought it was a fitting Memorial Day Mississippi Mondays post. It’s not too far from another place I mentioned about 2 months ago – Closing of Triplett-Day Pharmacy will … Continue reading

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The Heroic Pigeon of WWI Who Saved Nearly 200 Lives — Commonplace Fun Facts

They called him a bird-brain, but it wasn’t an insult. He was known to fly from battle, but no one called him a coward. He spent the entirety of his military service stark naked, but no one thought that odd. … Continue reading

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Adrian Carton de Wiart | WWI’s Most Unstoppable Soldier – YouTube Video Weird History – Weirdness Wednesdays May 20, 2020

I saw this on YouTube today – Adrian Carton de Wiart | WWI’s Most Unstoppable Soldier – YouTube Video Weird History – Weirdness Wednesdays May 20, 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsshOczK9oY (about 11:43 minutes long). Word of caution, the video may be a … Continue reading

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1 – 3 Popular Wreck Diving Sites in Britain — Travel and Sport dot pw

While the mention of diving typically evokes the image of some exotic tropical dive locale, the UK has a number of amazing dive areas just waiting to be explored by scuba divers like you. If you have no problems with … Continue reading

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Australian Airmen in Mesopotamia, 1915–16 — Weapons and Warfare

Maurice Farman Shorthorn of the Mesopotamia Half Flight in 1916 (Photo Source: Australian War Memorial) By David Wilson On 8 February 1915, the Government of India sought the assistance of Australia to supply trained airmen, aircraft and transport for service … Continue reading

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25 April ANZAC Women — Pacific Paratrooper

With today’s pandemic situation, we are seeing many similarities to WWI (ending in 1919), the 1920 pandemic, the Great Depression and WWII predicaments that also affected the entire planet. We are additionally discovering that along with our militarys, there are … Continue reading

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Pavel Ivanovich Batov, (1897–1985) — Weapons and Warfare

Soviet Army general who served with the Bryansk Front and in the Battle of Kursk, among many other engagements. Born on June 1, 1897, in the village of Filisovo in the Rybinsk region of Yaroslavl Province, Russia, Pavel Batov entered … Continue reading

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