Category Archives: History

The Danish Brigade

OTD in 1945 Danish resistance disarmed the occupiers. The Danish Brigade consisting of 5,000 soldiers trained in Sweden was shipped from Helsingborg eager to participate in the liberation of their country. Less known, Sweden planned a full scale invasion of … Continue reading

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Production of the great Boeing 747 jumbo jet ends after 54 years and 1,574 planes

By Robert Willmann A wonderful airplane designed to carry both passengers and freight emerged from the imagination of designers starting in 1967. Called the Boeing 747, it entered service on 22 January 1970 with Pan American World Airways, because Pan … Continue reading

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Unsolved mysteries: The assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963

By Robert Willmann For the record. On 22 November 1963, President John F. Kennedy was murdered on a public street in broad open daylight in Dallas, Texas by a sophisticated operation. An equally sophisticated coverup and whitewashing of the crime … Continue reading

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“La Grande Fete de Merci Donnant” Buchwald – reposted 2022

“They landed at a place called Plymouth (once a famous voiture Americaine ) in a wooden sailing ship called the Mayflower (or Fleur de Mai ) in 1620. But while the Pelerins were killing the dindes, the Peaux-Rouges were killing … Continue reading

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Ap Bu Nho – A Remembrance.

  Garryowen in Glory, the 7th Cavalry Regiment at Ap Bu Nho  By a quirk of fate, “D” 2/7 Cavalry, was given the chance to demonstrate the plausibility of Spinoza’s despair several weeks later.  A Montagnard agent reported that the 141st … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Independence Day 2022 – TTG

It’s 6 PM here on the east coast, but it’s 0100 in the morning in Kyiv.  It is already Ukraine’s Independence Day. There’s predictions this will be a tough day for our friends, as Russia hates independence – freedom and … Continue reading

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What’s Liz Cheney doing?

The reference to Lincoln makes this clear. He was elected by a plurality of the popular vote. This was caused by a three-way division of the opposing popular vote. Get it? She is thinking of running for the purpose of … Continue reading

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“Postal service shuts Montpelier Station office over racial segregation exhibit” – TTG

By ALLISON BROPHY CHAMPION CULPEPER STAR–EXPONENT As with snail mail, information was slow in coming. But it’s faster to realize that more conversation is needed about the difficult history of race in America, in Virginia and at James Madison’s Montpelier. … Continue reading

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The Search for Probable Cause. Another tale from the New CNN

There’s danger to National Security! So says the attorney general. The Biden Administration has sent top men, yes TOP MEN, to keep us all safe. And our crack team from the New CNN, Chat Noir News, is on hunt. For … Continue reading

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“A.P. Hill removal plans in Richmond now under legal challenge”

“A legal challenge is being mounted against the City of Richmond’s plans to remove the final confederate statue still standing. A.P. Hill, a general, killed in the Civil War, is buried under the statue, which sits at the intersection of … Continue reading

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