Military History Digest #347

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18th Century (to 1815):

  •  Charles Lee’s Debacle at Monmouth Inside the Battlefield Blunder That Ended the Career of One of Washingtons Top Generals MilitaryHistoryNow.com https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/01/13/charles-lees-debacle-at-monmouth-inside-the-batt...

  •  Obscure Battles: Marengo 1800 http://obscurebattles.blogspot.com/2020/11/marengo-1800.html

  •  Review Of Barbara Oberg, Ed. Women in the American Revolution: Gender, Politics, and the Domestic World. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019. 280 Pp. $39.50 (Cloth), Isbn 978-0-8139-4259-9. Reviewed by Jessica J. Sheets (Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg)  https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=55439

  •  They Died in the French and Indian War. Their Remains Await Reburial. - the New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/18/arts/design/Fort-William-Henry-soldiers-remains.html?se...

 

1815-1861:

  •  The Battle of the Wabash Inside the Disastrous First Campaign of the U.S. Army MilitaryHistoryNow.com https://militaryhistorynow.com/2020/12/03/the-battle-of-the-wabash-inside-the-disastrous-f...

 

Civil War

  •  Best Civil War Books of 2020 http://cwmemory.com/2020/12/12/best-civil-war-books-of-2020/

  •  Breakdown of Confederate Monument Removals in 2020 http://cwmemory.com/2021/01/02/breakdown-of-confederate-monument-removals-in-2020/

  •  Connecticut Creates Database of Its Black Civil War USct Troops - the Reconstruction Era https://thereconstructionera.com/connecticut-creates-database-of-its-black-civil-war-usct-...

  •  Fuoss: Soldiers National Cemetery at Gettysburg (2020) | Book Reviews | Civil War Monitor https://www.civilwarmonitor.com/blogs/fuoss-soldiers-national-cemetery-at-gettysburg-2020

  •  John Banks' Civil War Blog: A Nashville Church Service and a Warhorse Named Dixie Bill https://john-banks.blogspot.com/2020/12/a-nashville-church-service-and-warhorse.html

  •  John Banks' Civil War Blog: An Epic Painting, Pain and Destruction of Nashville Battlefield https://john-banks.blogspot.com/2020/12/an-epic-painting-pain-disappearance-of.html

  •  John Banks' Civil War Blog: Where Are Howard Pyle's 'Lost' Nashville Battlefield Photos? https://john-banks.blogspot.com/2020/12/where-are-howard-pyles-battle-of.html

  •  Review - "The Impulse of Victory: Ulysses S. Grant at Chattanooga" By David Powell | Civil War Books and Authors https://cwba.blogspot.com/2021/01/review-impulse-of-victory-ulysses-s.html

  •  Review - "Women Making War: Female Confederate Prisoners and Union Military Justice" By Thomas Curran | Civil War Books and Authors https://cwba.blogspot.com/2020/12/review-women-making-war-female.html

  •  Review Of Paul Finkelman, Donald R. Kennon, Eds. Civil War Congress and the Creation of Modern America: A Revolution on the Home Front. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2018. Vi + 226 Pp. $35.00 (Cloth), Isbn 978-0-8214-2338-7. Reviewed by Elizabeth M. Reese (Independent Scholar)  https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=55613

  •  Stonewall Jackson Comes Down at Virginia Military Institute http://cwmemory.com/2020/12/07/stonewall-jackson-comes-down-at-virginia-military-institute/

  •  Stonewall Jackson Comes Down at Virginia Military Institute http://cwmemory.com/2020/12/07/stonewall-jackson-comes-down-at-virginia-military-institute/

  •  The Tragic Prelude How John Browns Harpers Ferry Raid Lit the Fuse for the U.S. Civil War MilitaryHistoryNow.com https://militaryhistorynow.com/2020/12/08/the-tragic-prelude-how-john-browns-harpers-ferry...

  •  Two Obscure Confederate Monuments in the Florida Panhandle - the Reconstruction Era https://thereconstructionera.com/two-obscure-confederate-monuments-in-the-florida-panhandl...

  •  War Happens in Dark Places, Too https://contingentmagazine.org/2019/03/03/war-happens-in-dark-places-too/

 

1865-1914

  •  James Wood Diary: These Etonians Lrb 4 July 2019 https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v41/n13/james-wood/diary

 

First World War:

  •  Woodrow Wilson: Thanksgiving 1918 - US Army War College War Room https://warroom.armywarcollege.edu/articles/thanksgiving-1918/

 

Interwar:

  •  More Hulls Now: What Treaty Cruisers Can Show the Navy About Innovating Ship Design http://cimsec.org/more-hulls-now-what-treaty-cruisers-can-show-the-navy-about-innovating-s...

 

Second World War:

   •  (3) David Fedman on Twitter: "The American Public Imagining the Firebombing of Tokyo Years Before It Actually Happened: Exhibit #124. Looney Tunes (1943) https://t.co/Hv0bxepGxu" / Twitter https://twitter.com/dfedman/status/1341409485290659844

  •  Andy Ostmeyer: National Parks Joined Fight in 1941 | Lifestyles | joplinglobe.com https://www.joplinglobe.com/news/lifestyles/andy-ostmeyer-national-parks-joined-fight-in-1...

  •  Edelweiss+ https://www.edelweiss.plus/#sku=0190053631&page=1

  •  Edelweiss+ https://www.edelweiss.plus/#sku=0195338855&page=1

  •  Family of First WWII Medal of Honor Recipient, Kia, Asks Government to Remove Soldiers Name From Buildings | War Is Boring https://warisboring.com/family-of-first-wwii-medal-of-honor-recipient-kia-asks-government-...

  •  Inside the U.S. Armys Warehouse Full of Nazi Art | the New Yorker https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/inside-the-us-armys-warehouse-full-of-nazi-art

  •  More Than Meets the Eye: Why the Allies Won (Dusty Shelves) - US Army War College War Room https://warroom.armywarcollege.edu/special-series/dusty-shelves/why-the-allies-won/

  •  Navy Issues Posthumous Navy Cross to USS Indianapolis Chaplain - USNI News https://news.usni.org/2021/01/09/navy-issues-posthumous-navy-cross-to-uss-indianapolis-cha...

  •  Oral History Audiobooks: Bastogne: Maurice Tydor, Part 2 http://oralhistoryaudiobooks.blogspot.com/2021/01/bastogne-maurice-tydor-part-2.html

  •  Oral History Audiobooks: Five 101st Airborne Veterans Talking Bastogne (Part 2) http://oralhistoryaudiobooks.blogspot.com/2020/12/five-101st-airborne-veterans-talking_18....

  •  Oral History Audiobooks: Interview With a Tank Driver: Tony D'Arpino Part 2 http://oralhistoryaudiobooks.blogspot.com/2021/01/interview-with-tank-driver-tony-darpino_...

  •  Sgt. Nobe Rams and Downs Two B-29S Over North Kyushu Gnadventuresineurope https://gnadventuresineurope.wordpress.com/2016/12/07/sgt-nobe-rams-and-downs-two-b-29s-ov...

  •  Strangers Without Gowns: Academic Refugees, Evacuees, and Civil Servants in Oxford and Cambridge During the Second World War the London Moment https://exilegov.hypotheses.org/2399

  •  Tank Archives: Red Army's First Heat Grenades http://www.tankarchives.ca/2021/01/red-armys-first-heat-grenades.html

  •  Tanks in Snow | Warspot.net https://warspot.net/255-tanks-in-snow

  •  The Codebreaker Honors Quaker Woman Who Helped Bring Down Nazi Spy Ring | Ars Technica https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/01/the-codebreaker-honors-quaker-woman-who-helped-brin...

  •  The Fleet Air Arms War on Scotland? Airminded https://airminded.org/2020/12/09/the-fleet-air-arms-war-on-scotland/

  •  The Plan to Attack Pearl Harbor Again | The Sextant https://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/2018/03/01/the-plan-to-attack-pearl-harbor-again/

  •  The Tiger and the Sherman: A Critical Look The Military Historian https://military-historian.squarespace.com/blog/2017/11/13/the-tiger-and-the-sherman-a-cri...

  •  Upon the Recommendation of an Enemy Commander, Lt. Commander Gerard Roope Was Awarded the Victoria Cross https://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/commander-lt-cmdr-gerard-roope-vc.html

  •  Were Tankers the Key to Imperial Japans Early Wartime Success? the Diplomat https://thediplomat.com/2020/01/were-tankers-the-key-to-imperial-japans-early-wartime-succ...

  •  Winston Churchills Historic Fight Them on the Beaches Speech Wasnt Heard by the Public Until After Wwii | History | Smithsonian Magazine https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/winston-churchills-historic-fight-them-beaches-spee...

 

Cold War:

  •  A Fighter Pilot's Fighter Plane: PM Meets the F-15 | F-15 History https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a34647384/f-15-reveal/

  •  An Eagle Named Opus: The Legend of the Air Forces Most Notorious F-15 https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/38216/an-eagle-named-opus-the-legend-of-the-air-forc...

  •  History Shows U.S. Nuclear Restraint Is a One-Way Street - War on the Rocks https://warontherocks.com/2020/11/history-shows-u-s-nuclear-restraint-is-a-one-way-street/

  •  Oral History Audiobooks: Bastogne: 101st Airborne Veteran Maurice Tydor, Part 1 http://oralhistoryaudiobooks.blogspot.com/2021/01/bastogne-101st-airborne-veteran-maurice....

  •  Review Of Ezequiel Mercau. the Falklands War: An Imperial History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 264 Pp. $39.99 (Cloth), Isbn 978-1-108-48329-2. Reviewed by Aaron Coy Moulton (Stephen F. Austin State University)  https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=55914

  •  The Wilson Quarterly https://www.wilsonquarterly.com/quarterly/korea-70-years-on/

  •  WWII Equipment in Soviet Nuclear Tests: Part 1 Wwiiafterwwii https://wwiiafterwwii.wordpress.com/2020/12/18/wwii-equipment-in-soviet-nuclear-tests-part-1/

  •  WWII Equipment in Soviet Nuclear Tests: Part 2 Wwiiafterwwii https://wwiiafterwwii.wordpress.com/2020/12/18/wwii-equipment-in-soviet-nuclear-tests-part-2/

 

Post Cold War:

  •  America the Coercive: On H. R. McMasters Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World - Los Angeles Review of Books https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/america-the-coercive-on-h-r-mcmasters-battlegrounds-th...

  •  H.R. McMaster on Hubris, Empathy, and National Security - War on the Rocks https://warontherocks.com/2020/12/h-r-mcmaster-on-hubris-empathy-and-national-security/

  •  Historians Contextualizing the Capitol Insurrection: A Roundup Megan Kate Nelson http://www.megankatenelson.com/historians-contextualizing-the-capitol-insurrection-a-roundup/

  •  Is Armenias Democracy on Borrowed Time? - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace https://carnegieendowment.org/2020/12/11/is-armenia-s-democracy-on-borrowed-time-pub-83438

  •  McDonalds Peace Theory Epitomized America's 1990s Hubris https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/11/26/mcdonalds-peace-nagornokarabakh-friedman/

  •  Navy Warships Secret Mission Off Cape Verde Aims to Help Punish Venezuela - the New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/22/us/politics/navy-cape-verde-venezuela.html

  •  The Liberal Internationalist Origins of Right-Wing Insurrection - Inkstick https://inkstickmedia.com/the-liberal-internationalist-origins-of-right-wing-insurrection/

  •  The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Military Lessons for Middle Powers https://www.iiss.org/events/2020/12/the-nagorno-karabakh-conflict-military-lessons-for-mid...

  •  The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Military Lessons for Middle Powers https://www.iiss.org/events/2020/12/the-nagorno-karabakh-conflict-military-lessons-for-mid...

  •  The War in Afghanistan: Perspectives From U.S. Veterans | Wilson Center https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/war-afghanistan-perspectives-us-veterans?utm_medium=ema...

 

Naval:

  •  Review Of Robert Burroughs, Richard Huzzey, Eds. the Suppression of the Atlantic Slave Trade: British Policies, Practices and Representations of Naval Coercion. Studies in Imperialism Series. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015. Viii + 216 Pp. $120.00 (Cloth), Isbn 978-0-7190-8511-6. Reviewed by Lewis Eliot (University of South Carolina)  https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=56150

  •  Updated: Notable U.S. Navy Ships Lost Since World War II - USni News https://news.usni.org/2012/08/28/notable-us-navy-ships-lost-world-war-II

 

Thematic/Misc:

  •  An Island at the Crossroads | by Amelia Lester | the New York Review of Books https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2020/12/17/akemi-johnson-okinawa-island-crossroads/?utm_m...

  •  Bad Idea: Fearing Power Vacuums | Defense360 https://defense360.csis.org/bad-idea-fearing-power-vacuums/

  •  Best 2020 Books on Black History of Civil War and Reconstruction Eras - the Reconstruction Era https://thereconstructionera.com/best-2020-books-on-black-history-of-civil-war-and-reconst...

  •  Breaking the Boom-Bust Cycle of Irregular Warfare - Modern War Institute | Small Wars Journal https://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/breaking-boom-bust-cycle-irregular-warfare-modern-war-in...

  •  Climate-Change and War (Part Two): Atmospheric Intervention Defence-in-Depth https://defenceindepth.co/2021/01/04/climate-change-and-war-part-two-atmospheric-intervent...

  •  Elizabeth Becker on 3 Women War Reporters, With Anne Nelson - Crowdcast https://www.crowdcast.io/e/elizabeth-becker-on-3/register

  •  History and Heritage in the Operational Force an Action Plan https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Journals/Military-Review/English-Edition-Archives/November...

  •  It's Time to Return to the Principles of War | the National Interest https://nationalinterest.org/feature/its-time-return-the-principles-war-16054

  •  The Challenge of Black Patriotism - The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/18/magazine/black-voters-election-patriotism.html

  •  Trapped by Thucydides? Strategic Canon for a Sinocentric Era | RealClearDefense https://www.realcleardefense.com/2020/12/29/trapped_by_thucydides_strategic_canon_for_a_si...

  •  What Military Books Should Be Adapted Into Movies or Tv Shows? https://taskandpurpose.com/culture/military-books-adapted-for-film-and-tv/

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