Russia Believes in Itself

Russia Believes in Itself

See the below vide from Sabaton, a cover of a song originally written and performed by Radio Tapok (who had previously covered their "Attack of the Dead Men" in Russian) Consider a nation where a performer can unapologetically and unironically write such a song, and be very popular. If you're wise, you don't pick fights with them.…

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Sabaton Christmas

Sabaton Christmas

I know I'm not the first in these circles to bring up this new song, but since I mentioned  it in my last post on so-called Christmas music [https://thelastredoubt.com/christmas-music/], here is the latest from Sabaton's upcoming album. Yes, they are doing another album fully dedicated to the Great War / World War One to follow up "Great War.". If this song is any indication, it's going to knock my socks off. While I really liked the last album, and Bismark, and loved the show they put on pre-…

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D-Day

D-Day

Also, in World War II, on the other side of the world [https://infogalactic.com/info/Normandy_landings]... > 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…

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Midway

Midway

A year ago, the turning point in the war against the Japanese in the Pacific [https://infogalactic.com/info/Battle_of_Midway]. > 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…

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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: [https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47380/in-flanders-fields] 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 l…

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In September...

In September...

The title is not original, but inspire by Walker's post [https://bradfordcwalker.blogspot.com/2020/09/history-we-remember-in-september-when.html] . Since I don't hang out on Twitter anymore, he pointed me to this post by ACKs creator Alexander Macris [https://twitter.com/archon/status/1304477747654414337] : > 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…

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Panzerkampf

Panzerkampf

The largest tank battle fought [https://infogalactic.com/info/Battle_of_Kursk] 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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