D-Day

D-Day

Also, in World War II, on the other side of the world... The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. The largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the liberation of German-occupied northwestern Europe from Nazi control, and contributed to the Allied victory on the Western Front. Yeah, I know, the video doesn't match the lyrics. Nevertheless, Sabaton:…

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Midway

Midway

A year ago, the turning point in the war against the Japanese in the Pacific. The Battle of Midway was a crucial and decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Between 3 and 7 June 1942, only six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea, the United States Navy under Admirals Chester Nimitz, Frank Jack Fletcher, and Raymond A. Spruance decisively defeated an attacking fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy under Admirals Isoroku Yamamoto, Chuichi Nagumo, and Nobutake Kondo near Midway Atoll, inflicting devastating damage on…

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Veteran's Day - and the End of the Great War

Veteran's Day - and the End of the Great War

Today is Veteran's Day. it also marks the anniversary of the end of WW1 - the Great War - in 1918. I think it is fitting to quote the John McRae poem: In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing…

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In September...

In September...

The title is not original, but inspire by Walker's post. Since I don't hang out on Twitter anymore, he pointed me to this post by ACKs creator Alexander Macris: On the 11th of September, 1683, an army of 150,000 Ottoman Muslims under Kara Mustafa attacked Vienna, defended by only 11,000 Christian soldiers. The defenders held out until King John Sobieski III of Poland arrived with a relief force. Sobieski led the largest cavalry charge in history, his force of Winged Hussars charging down Bald Mountain to route and destroy the Ottoman forces. The glorious victory of Christendom is…

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Panzerkampf

Panzerkampf

The largest tank battle fought started on July 5th, and ended on August 23rd of 1943, between the the German army, and the Soviet army, at Kursk, in the USSR. Of course Sabaton has a song for it. And a history episode. While we're at it, a cover. I think the art is fanart, for Girls und Panzer.…

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Independence Day

Independence Day

As was pointed out elsewhere, to all those who think the "boogaloo" is an actual movement because of fake news reporting and not a ha-ha only-serious label for/about when society falls apart, this country was founded on a "boogaloo." In Congress, July 4, 1776.The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and…

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Rorke's Drift

Rorke's Drift

I'm a bit late, but January 22nd is the anniversary of the battle of Rorke's drift. Of course someone took the song and set it to Zulu with Michael Caine. And in case you want the official lyric video...…

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