Military History Digest #344

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Ancient:

  •  A History of Rome in Paintings: 6 War With the Tuscans, and Defending the Bridge the Eclectic Light Company https://eclecticlight.co/2020/09/15/a-history-of-rome-in-paintings-6-war-with-the-tuscans-...

  •  Great Battles in History Podcast: The Battle of Cannae (New Episode) | Canadian Military History https://canadianmilitaryhistory.ca/great-battles-in-history-podcast-the-battle-of-cannae-n...

 

Medieval:

 

Early Modern:

  •  Napoleon and Fake News - Big Think https://bigthink.com/strange-maps/napoleon-cannibal-majesty

 

18th Century (to 1815):

  •  The Continental Navy 10 Fascinating Facts About Americas First Fleet MilitaryHistoryNow.com https://militaryhistorynow.com/2020/09/22/the-continental-navy-10-fascinating-facts-about-...

 

1815-1861:

  •  Andrew Dickson White and Americas Unfinished (French) Revolution Age of Revolutions https://ageofrevolutions.com/2020/09/14/andrew-dickson-white-and-americas-unfinished-frenc...

 

Civil War

  •  6th North Carolina Ravine | Bull Runnings https://bullrunnings.wordpress.com/2020/10/04/6th-north-carolina-ravine/

  •  Booknotes: Storming Vicksburg | Civil War Books and Authors https://cwba.blogspot.com/2020/09/booknotes-storming-vicksburg.html

  •  John Banks' Civil War Blog: Appalachian Trail or Towering Achievement? It's Not a Close Call https://john-banks.blogspot.com/2020/09/appalachian-trail-or-towering.html

  •  John Banks' Civil War Blog: Monumental Decisions: How We Can Honor Blacks Who Served https://john-banks.blogspot.com/2020/10/monumental-decisions-how-we-can-honor.html

  •  Ny Times Covers Historians' Day of Action at Gettysburg and Other Civil War Sites - the Reconstruction Era https://thereconstructionera.com/ny-times-covers-historians-day-of-action-at-gettysburg-an...

•  Review - "Friendly Enemies: Soldier Fraternization Throughout the American Civil War" By Lauren Thompson | Civil War Books and Authors https://cwba.blogspot.com/2020/09/review-friendly-enemies-soldier.html

  •  Review - "Radical Warrior: August Willich's Journey From German Revolutionary to Union General" By David Dixon | Civil War Books and Authors https://cwba.blogspot.com/2020/09/review-radical-warrior-august-willichs.html

  •  The Five Best Books on the African-American Civil War Experience | Articles | Civil War Monitor https://www.civilwarmonitor.com/blogs/the-five-best-books-on-the-african-american-civil-wa...

  •  Today's Military Doctors Are Still Learning Lessons From the Battle of Antietam | Military.com https://www.military.com/daily-news/opinions/2020/09/17/todays-military-doctors-are-still-...

  •  We Legitimize the 'So-Called' Confederacy With Our Vocabulary, and That's a Problem | at the Smithsonian | Smithsonian Magazine https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/we-legitimize-so-called-confederacy...

  •  The Last Sailing Warship Inside the Amazing Voyage of the Kaisers Commerce Raider Seeadler MilitaryHistoryNow.com https://militaryhistorynow.com/2020/09/30/the-last-sailing-warship-inside-the-amazing-voya...

  •  The London Moment Exile Governments, Academics, and Activists in the Capital of Free Europe, 19401945 https://exilegov.hypotheses.org/

 

1865-1914

  •  Highlights for Warspot: The Russian Empire Through the Eyes of American Cartoonists | Warspot.net https://warspot.net/205-highlights-for-warspot-the-russian-empire-through-the-eyes-of-amer...

  •  Review Of Adam H. Domby. the False Cause: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2020. 272 Pp. $29.95 (Cloth), Isbn 978-0-8139-4376-3. Reviewed by Shae Smith Cox (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)  https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=55345

 

First World War:

  •  The Last Sailing Warship Inside the Amazing Voyage of the Kaisers Commerce Raider Seeadler MilitaryHistoryNow.com https://militaryhistorynow.com/2020/09/30/the-last-sailing-warship-inside-the-amazing-voya...

 

Interwar:

  •  Jf Ptak Science Books: On the Vocabulary of the Holocaust in 1939 https://longstreet.typepad.com/thesciencebookstore/2020/09/on-the-well-recognized-nature-o...

  •  Review Of Ryan M. Alexander. Sons of the Mexican Revolution: Miguel Aleman and His Generation. Dilogos Series. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2016. 256 Pp. $29.95 (Paper), Isbn 978-0-8263-5739-7; $95.00 (Cloth), Isbn 978-0-8263-5738-0. Reviewed by Gregory Swedberg (Manhattanville College)  https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=48689

 

Second World War:

  •  A Dutchman in London: The Papers of J.M. De Moor at the Niod Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam the London Moment https://exilegov.hypotheses.org/2349

  •  Air War Against Germany - Big Think https://bigthink.com/strange-maps/the-horror-of-the-air-war-in-one-stark-map?rebelltitem=1...

  •  Asserting Their Jewish Identity: My Mothers Testimony in the First Nazi War Crimes Trial, 75 Years Ago - Just Security https://www.justsecurity.org/72455/asserting-their-jewish-identity-my-mothers-testimony-in...

  •  Blog - an Englishman Abroad - Osprey Publishing https://ospreypublishing.com/blog/An_Englishman_Abroad/

  •  Blog - Secret Letters: A Battle of Britain Love Story - Osprey Publishing https://ospreypublishing.com/blog/Secret_Letters_A_Battle_of_Britain_Love_Story/?___store=...

  •  Book Review: Flying to Victory by Mike Bechthold | Canadian Military History https://canadianmilitaryhistory.ca/book-review-flying-to-victory-by-mike-bechthold/

  •  Cairo Moments: The Greek Government-in-Exile, the Monarchy, and the British Influence the London Moment https://exilegov.hypotheses.org/2359

  •  Countering the Kamikaze | Naval History Magazine - October 2020 Volume 35, Number 5 https://www.usni.org/magazines/naval-history-magazine/2020/october/countering-kamikaze?utm...

  •  H-Gram 049 https://www.history.navy.mil/about-us/leadership/director/directors-corner/h-grams/h-gram-...

  •  How the Warsaw Ghetto Beat Back Typhus During World War Ii | Ars Technica https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/09/how-the-warsaw-ghetto-beat-back-typhus-during-worl...

  •  Jf Ptak Science Books: A Call to Arms to the French Youth of Occupied France by the Communist Party of France (1944) https://longstreet.typepad.com/thesciencebookstore/2020/09/a-call-to-arms-to-the-french-yo...

  •  Marder III: German Tank Destroyer on a Czech Chassis | Warspot.net https://warspot.net/210-marder-iii-german-tank-destroyer-on-a-czech-chassis

  •  Quiet Landscapes: Watercolours of Eric Ravilious 1 the Eclectic Light Company https://eclecticlight.co/2020/09/17/quiet-landscapes-watercolours-of-eric-ravilious-1/

  •  Quiet Landscapes: Watercolours of Eric Ravilious 2 the Eclectic Light Company https://eclecticlight.co/2020/09/18/quiet-landscapes-watercolours-of-eric-ravilious-2/

  •  Scrapping the Warships of WWII Wwiiafterwwii https://wwiiafterwwii.wordpress.com/2020/09/07/scrapping-the-warships-of-wwii/

  •  The Elusive Maus | Warspot.net https://warspot.net/187-the-elusive-maus

  •  The Last Day of World War Two How Americans Marked V-j Day in 1945 and How Its Remembered Today MilitaryHistoryNow.com https://militaryhistorynow.com/2020/09/29/the-last-day-of-world-war-two-how-americans-mark...

  •  The Last Day of World War Two How Americans Marked V-j Day in 1945 and How Its Remembered Today MilitaryHistoryNow.com https://militaryhistorynow.com/2020/09/29/the-last-day-of-world-war-two-how-americans-mark...

  •  The Wreck of the WWII Steamship Karlsruhe May Hold Lost Russian Treasure | Ars Technica https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/10/the-wreck-of-the-wwii-steamship-karlsruhe-may-hold...

  •  VE Day and More: Sound Archives Remembering the War and Its End the London Moment https://exilegov.hypotheses.org/2207

 

Cold War:

  •  Inchon Artifact Spotlight: Tokarev Tt Pistol http://navalwarcollegemuseum.blogspot.com/2020/09/inchon-artifact-spotlight-tokarev-tt.htm...

  •  On War & Society Special Video Edition, Part I: War Junk With Alex Souchen | Canadian Military History https://canadianmilitaryhistory.ca/on-war-society-special-video-edition-part-i-war-junk-wi...

  •  Stories and Illustrations of Combat Airplanes, Missiles and the People That Flew Them https://ww2fighters.blogspot.com/2020/09/profile-146-f9f-5-panther-of-vf-781-c.html

  •  The Lessons of Britains Counterinsurgency in Malaya | Perspectives on History | Aha https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/summer-201...

  •  What if Sherman Kent Was Wrong? Revisiting the Intelligence Debate of 1949 - War on the Rocks https://warontherocks.com/2020/10/what-if-sherman-kent-was-wrong-revisiting-the-intelligen...

  •  Xp-79: The U.S. Fighter Built to Ram Enemy Bombers | RealClearDefense https://www.realcleardefense.com/2020/10/07/xp-79_the_us_fighter_built_to_ram_enemy_bomber...

 

Post Cold War:

  •  China as a Faltering Contender | RealClearDefense https://www.realcleardefense.com/2020/09/14/china_as_a_faltering_contender_577274.html

  •  H. R. McMasters Battlegrounds: A Fight for the Soul of U.S. Foreign Policy | the National Interest https://nationalinterest.org/feature/h-r-mcmaster%E2%80%99s-battlegrounds-fight-soul-us-fo...

  •  The Gulf War 30 Years Later | RealClearDefense https://www.realcleardefense.com/2020/09/09/the_gulf_war_30_years_later_576809.html

  •  The Idlib Campaign 2019 - 2020 - Military Strategy Magazine https://www.militarystrategymagazine.com/article/the-idlib-campaign-2019-2020/

  •  This Soldiers Witness to the Iraq War Lie | by Frederic Wehrey | the New York Review of Books https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2020/09/15/this-soldiers-witness-to-the-iraq-war-lie/?utm_so...

  •  Witness to War: Preserving the Oral Histories of Combat Veterans https://www.witnesstowar.org/combat_stories/Other/6752

  •  Witness to War: Preserving the Oral Histories of Combat Veterans https://www.witnesstowar.org/combat_stories/Other/6753

  •  Witness to War: Preserving the Oral Histories of Combat Veterans https://www.witnesstowar.org/combat_stories/Other/6755

  •  Witness to War: Preserving the Oral Histories of Combat Veterans https://www.witnesstowar.org/combat_stories/Other/6756

 

Naval:

  •  #Reviewing Victory https://thestrategybridge.org/the-bridge/2020/9/9/reviewing-victory

  •  FDRs Naval Art Collection: History Captured on Canvas Forward With Roosevelt https://fdr.blogs.archives.gov/2020/09/03/fdrs-naval-art-collection-history-captured-on-ca...

  •  Progressives in Navy Blue | RealClearDefense https://www.realcleardefense.com/2020/09/23/progressives_in_navy_blue_578391.html

  •  Uss Kidd Arrives in Washington Flying a Pirate Flag. Heres Why Its Authorized to Actually Do That https://gcaptain.com/uss-kidd-arrives-in-washington-flying-a-pirate-flag/

  •  When Monuments Fall | by Kenan Malik | the New York Review of Books https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2020/09/09/when-monuments-fall/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_me...

 

Thematic/Misc:

  •  Isolationism Is Not a Dirty Word - Defense One https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2020/09/isolationism-not-dirty-word/168798/

  •  Jf Ptak Science Books: Justifying Chemical Warfare (1925) https://longstreet.typepad.com/thesciencebookstore/2020/10/justifying-chemical-warfare-192...

  •  Naming of U.S. Army Posts | U.S. Army Center of Military History https://history.army.mil/faq/naming-of-us-army-posts.htm

  •  On War & Society E35: Writing Public History With Tim Cook | Canadian Military History https://canadianmilitaryhistory.ca/on-war-society-e35-writing-public-history-with-tim-cook/

  •  On War Memorials Great War Fiction https://greatwarfiction.wordpress.com/2020/09/08/on-war-memorials/

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