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100 Years Ago Today…

The “war to end all wars” ended. On the 11th minute of the 11th day of the 11th month. 100 years ago. It’s hard to envision the carnage today. In places like the Somme, 50,000 were killed in 1 day.

One day.

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Eight Days

By lex, on February 19th, 2012

Kid had a pretty good run:

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History Bleg

By lex, on February 15th, 2011

I first touched on Australian shore in the fall of 1987, on the way home from my first deployment. My commanding officer at the time pulled the nuggets aside and informed us that we were about to experience something that would be almost unique to our term of service: Foreign gratitude.

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*Blink*

By lex, on October 7th, 2010

Naval news trackers will learn from Live Science that the Spanish Armada is once again deployed:*

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Farewell to All That

By lex, on September 29th, 2010

Ring the bells, the Great War is finally over:

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Ave atque vale

 

By lex, on December 28th, 2008

Samuel P. Huntingdon wrote two of the more important books of your correspondent’s intellectual development (such as it is), “The Soldier and the State,” and “The Clash of Civilizations“, both of which were far ahead of their times and remarkably prescient.

In the first, the Harvard political scientist said, per Robert Kaplan, that:

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A mystery solved

Posted by Lex, on March 17th, 2008

Anyone that has ever flown an airplane and then dared to try to explain the experience owes a patronymic debt to Antoine de Saint Exupery, author of “The Little Prince,” poet and fighter pilot for Free France in World War II. He never returned from his last mission, a reconnaissance flight over the Rhone during preparations for an Allied assault. His disappearance has been a mystery for over 60 years.

It seems at last this mystery may have been solved:

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