Military History Digest #338

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Medieval:

  •  Archaeologists May Have Found William Wallaces Hidden Fortress | Ars Technica https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/05/archaeologists-may-have-found-william-wallaces-hid...

  •  Medieval Arrows Inflicted Injuries That Mirror Damage Caused by Modern Bullets | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/medieval-arrows-inflicted-injuries-mirror-damage...

  •  Saltpeter: The Mother of Gunpowder | Reviews in History https://reviews.history.ac.uk/review/1481

  •  The Hundred Years War Revisited: The 'Caroline War', 1369-1389 https://www.medievalists.net/2020/05/hundred-years-war-caroline/

  •  The Mamluk Military: A Professional Medieval Army https://www.medievalists.net/2020/05/mamluk-military-professional-medieval-army/

 

Early Modern:

  •  Military Society in Early Modern Europe: Andr Corvisier (Dusty Shelves) - Us Army War College War Room https://warroom.armywarcollege.edu/special-series/dusty-shelves/andre-corvisier/

  •  The Battle of Cape Henry: Prelude to Final Victory http://navalwarcollegemuseum.blogspot.com/2020/05/the-battle-of-cape-henry-prelude-to.html...

 

Civil War

  •  A Louisianan, 7th Louisiana Infantry*, on the Regiments (And the States) Role at Blackburns Ford and the Battle | Bull Runnings https://bullrunnings.wordpress.com/2020/05/06/a-louisianan-7th-louisiana-infantry-on-the-r...

  •  Author Interview--Adam H. Domby (The False Cause) Part 2 | H-Civwar | H-Net https://networks.h-net.org/node/4113/discussions/6153880/author-interview-adam-h-domby-fal...

  •  Author Interview--Adam H. Domby (The False Cause) Part 3 | H-Civwar | H-Net https://networks.h-net.org/node/4113/discussions/6162484/author-interview-adam-h-domby-fal...

  •  Author Interview--Adam H. Domby (The False Cause) Part 4 | H-Civwar | H-Net https://networks.h-net.org/node/4113/discussions/6170667/author-interview-adam-h-domby-fal...

  •  Author Interview--Cecily N. Zander "Victorys Long Review") | H-Civwar | H-Net https://networks.h-net.org/node/4113/discussions/6155407/author-interview-cecily-n-zander-...

  •  David Fedman on Twitter: "In 1879, Author Kanagaki Robun &Amp; Illustrator Kobayashi Eitaku Published a Paean to...ulysses S. Grant. They Did So Following Grant's Stop in Japan as Part of a Post-Presidency World Tour. if You're Curious How the Japanese Depicted the Us Civil War, Do I Have a Thread for You 1/ https://t.co/xCMmQAUnfc" / Twitter https://twitter.com/dfedman/status/1266048518176641025

  •  Interview With S. C. Gwynne, Author of Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War Civil Discourse http://www.civildiscourse-historyblog.com/blog/2020/5/4/interview-with-s-c-gwynne-author-o...

  •  Pvt. Anson Hobart, Co. G (1st) F, 13th New York Infantry, on the Battle* | Bull Runnings https://bullrunnings.wordpress.com/2020/05/22/pvt-anson-hobart-co-g-1st-f-13th-new-york-in...

  •  Pvt. George Coles Brown, Co. a, 3rd Connecticut Infantry, on the Battle | Bull Runnings https://bullrunnings.wordpress.com/2020/05/01/pvt-george-coles-brown-co-a-3rd-connecticut-...

  •  Ryan & Schaus: "Lee Is Trapped, and Must Be Taken" (2019) | Book Reviews | Civil War Monitor https://www.civilwarmonitor.com/blogs/ryan-schaus-lee-is-trapped-and-must-be-taken-2019

  •  Tales From the Army of the Potomac: Marylanders in the Army of the Potomac, a Seven-Part Series. https://talesfromaop.blogspot.com/2020/05/marylanders-in-army-of-potomac-seven.html

  •  The Five Best Books on Civil War Combat | Articles | Civil War Monitor https://www.civilwarmonitor.com/blogs/the-five-best-books-on-civil-war-combat

1865-1914

  •  Book Review: The Fear of Invasion: Strategy, Politics, and British War Planning, 1880-1914 by David G. Morgan-Owen | Canadian Military History https://canadianmilitaryhistory.ca/book-review-the-fear-of-invasion-strategy-politics-and-...

  •  Of Battlefields and Bibliophiles: Camp Grant Massacre, Arizona http://obab.blogspot.com/2020/05/camp-grant-massacre-arizona.html

 

First World War:

  •  As Downtown DCs Pershing Park Becomes a World War I Memorial, Process Preserves a Landscape but Doesnt Save the Park for People Greater Greater Washington https://ggwash.org/view/77338/pershing-park-world-war-i-memorial-process-outcomes-preserva...

  •  Douglas Goldring, Patrick Hamilton Great War Fiction https://greatwarfiction.wordpress.com/2020/05/03/douglas-goldring-patrick-hamilton/

  •  Review Of Steven Burg, John Maietta, Peter Miele, Jennifer Ott, Mary Lee Shade, Eds. Duty Calls at Home: Central Pennsylvania Responds to the Great War, 1914-1918. Shippensburg: Center for Applied History, Shippensburg University, 2014. 282 Pp. $16.99 (Paper), Isbn 978-1-312-06925-1. Reviewed by Michael Lynch (U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center)  https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=46025

  •  The Women Doctors of World War I: A Q&A With Kate Clarke Lemay About Wartime Service and Suffrage - Women at the Center http://womenatthecenter.nyhistory.org/the-women-doctors-of-world-war-i-a-qa-with-kate-clar...

  •  The Word Known to All Men Great War Fiction https://greatwarfiction.wordpress.com/2020/05/15/the-word-known-to-all-men/

  •  Vennbahn: The Railway That Created a Peculiar Border Problem | Amusing Planet https://www.amusingplanet.com/2020/05/vennbahn-railway-that-created-peculiar.html

 

Second World War:

  •  Angels of Okinawa: The F4u Corsair | the National Wwii Museum | New Orleans https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/wwii-aircraft-f4u-corsair

  •  H-Diplo Article Review 948 on Johnstone. Spinning War and Peace: Foreign Relations and Public Relations on the Eve of World War Ii. | H-Diplo | H-Net https://networks.h-net.org/node/28443/discussions/6139870/h-diplo-article-review-948-johns...

  •  How the Myth of Britain Alone Overshadows Ve Day https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2020/05/ve-day-britain-second-world-war-victory-s...

  •  Leslie B. Tollaksen, Uscgc Chelan, Uss Moberley, and the Last Battle in the Atlantic, May 5/6, 1945 | Chuck Hill's Cg Blog https://chuckhillscgblog.net/2020/05/10/leslie-b-tollaksen-uscgc-chelan-uss-moberley-and-t...

  •  Naval History Blog Blog Archive Beating 1,000-to-1 Odds https://www.navalhistory.org/2020/05/22/beating-1000-to-1-odds

  •  Naval History Blog Blog Archive the Life & Service of a World War 2 Mine Warfare Sailor. Part 10 https://www.navalhistory.org/2020/05/19/the-life-service-of-a-world-war-2-mine-warfare-sai...

  •  New Book Review Published | the Globe at War http://globeatwar.com/blog-entry/new-book-review-published-7

  •  Okinawa: The Battle and Bomb | the National Wwii Museum | New Orleans https://www.nationalww2museum.org/events-programs/events/127274-okinawa-battle-and-bomb

  •  Oral History Audiobooks: This Episode Is Personal http://oralhistoryaudiobooks.blogspot.com/2020/05/this-episode-is-personal.html

  •  Prisoners of the Empire Sarah Kovner | Harvard University Press https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674737617

  •  Richard Wadani, Deserter From the Wehrmacht Who Joined the Allied Forces Obituary https://currently.att.yahoo.com/att/richard-wadani-deserter-wehrmacht-joined-123122233.html

  •  Ships Sunk in "Exercise Tiger" Disaster Finally ProtectedOld Salt Blog http://www.oldsaltblog.com/2020/05/ships-sunk-in-exercise-tiger-disaster-finally-protected...

  •  The Battle of Point Judith http://navalwarcollegemuseum.blogspot.com/2020/05/the-battle-of-point-judith.html

  •  The Coast Guard in the WWII Battle of the Atlantic | Chuck Hill's Cg Blog https://chuckhillscgblog.net/2020/05/25/the-coast-guard-in-the-wwii-battle-of-the-atlantic/

  •  The Tank's Hidden Foe | Warspot.net https://warspot.net/132-the-tank-s-hidden-foe

  •  U.S. Naval Institute Blog https://blog.usni.org/posts/2020/05/04/seapower-via-airpower-norway-1940-revisited

  •  Us Navy Detonates Unexploded Wwii-Era Ordnance Off Hawaii | Military.com https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/05/01/us-navy-detonates-unexploded-wwii-era-ordna...

 

Cold War:

  •  Medal of Honor Sought for Us Korean War Pilot | Military.com https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/05/26/medal-honor-sought-us-korean-war-pilot.html

  •  Review Of Jessica Elkind. Aid Under Fire: Nation Building and the Vietnam War. Studies in Conflict Diplomacy Peace Series. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2016. 310 Pp. $45.00 (Cloth), Isbn 978-0-8131-6583-7. Reviewed by Ngo Vinh Long (University of Maine)  https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=47578

  •  Review Of Tyrone L. Groh. Proxy War: The Least Bad Option. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2019. 255 Pp. $65.00 (Cloth), Isbn 978-1-5036-0818-4. Reviewed by Alexandra Chinchilla (University of Chicago)  https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=54925

  •  Six-Day Siege: The 40th Anniversary of the Sas Dashing Assault of the Iranian Embassy | War Is Boring https://warisboring.com/six-day-siege-the-40th-anniversary-of-the-sas-dashing-assault-of-t...

  •  The Soviet Union Paid Pepsi With Vodka and Warships in Decades-Long Barter | VinePair https://vinepair.com/articles/soviet-union-pepsi-stoli-vodka/

  •  Thermopylae, Alaska | RealClearDefense https://www.realcleardefense.com/2020/05/23/thermopylae_alaska_313648.html

 

Post Cold War:

  •  Looking at War Across 2,500 Years - the New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/22/books/review/un-american-erik-edstrom.html

  •  Review Of Douglas a. Wissing. Hopeless but Optimistic: Journeying Through America's Endless War in Afghanistan. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016. Xv + 172 Pp. $30.00 (Cloth), Isbn 978-0-253-02285-1. Reviewed by Scott Lucas (University of Birmingham)  https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=48125

  •  The Anatomy of a Stratcom Disinfographic - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists https://thebulletin.org/2020/05/the-anatomy-of-a-stratcom-disinfographic/#

  •  The Whole Place Is Sick Now: 72 Deaths at a Home for U.S. Veterans - The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/10/nyregion/new-jersey-military-veterans-home.html?action=...

 

Naval:

  •  Acts of Bravery: Fighting Kamikazes and Saying "No" To Admiral Halsey http://navalwarcollegemuseum.blogspot.com/2020/05/acts-of-bravery-fighting-kamikazes-and.html

  •  Beyond Mercy: Navy's Covid-19 Hospital Ship Missions and the Future of Medicine at Sea - Usni News https://news.usni.org/2020/05/25/beyond-mercy-navys-covid-19-hospital-ship-missions-and-th...

  •  Blog - Warship 2020 Q & a - Osprey Publishing https://ospreypublishing.com/blog/Warship_2020_QA/

  •  Over 650 Newly Digitized Navy Logbooks in the National Archives Catalog the Text Message https://text-message.blogs.archives.gov/2020/04/30/over-650-newly-digitized-navy-logbooks-...

  •  USS Nevada Located by Search and Ocean Infinity - Ocean Infinity https://oceaninfinity.com/2020/05/uss-nevada-located-by-search-and-ocean-infinity/

 

Thematic/Misc:

  •  African-Americans Are Highly Visible in the Military, but Almost Invisible at the Top - the New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/25/us/politics/military-minorities-leadership.html?action=...

  •  Can British History Be Saved? | Jeremy Black | the Critic Magazine https://thecritic.co.uk/can-british-history-be-saved/

  •  Crafting the U.S. Marine Corps Mystique: A Conversation With Heather Venable http://cimsec.org/crafting-the-u-s-marine-corps-mystique-a-conversation-with-heather-venab...

  •  June Willenz, Champion of Women in the Military, Dies at 95 - the New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/24/us/june-willenz-dead.html

  •  The American Tradition of the Military Flyover | RealClearDefense https://www.realcleardefense.com/2020/05/22/the_american_tradition_of_the_military_flyover...

  •  The American Tradition of the Military Flyover | RealClearDefense https://www.realcleardefense.com/2020/05/22/the_american_tradition_of_the_military_flyover...

  •  U.S. Naval Institute Blog https://blog.usni.org/posts/2020/05/26/book-review-black-officer-white-navy

 

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