Monthly Archives: May 2014

The History Channel goes to war- part 3- Peace breaks out

The last episode of the History Channel’s World Wars was pretty much like the rest of the series; ambitious, chock full of big facts, but a little shaky on the small ones. (MacArthur was not a five star general at … Continue reading

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The History Channel goes to war- part 2

The second part of the History Channel’s World Wars covers the period from the Armistice up until just before Pearl Harbor. As a couple of the comments pointed out, there were inaccuracies in the vehicles and equipment shown, as well … Continue reading

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The History Channel goes to war

One of the curious things about the History Channel is just how little history it often contains. Between shows about UFOs, mountain men, Louisiana alligator wranglers, pawnshops, and Bigfoot, history usually takes a back seat. That is why when the … Continue reading

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Memorial Day at the movies

On Memorial Day, there are lots of speeches made about past battles and sacrifices, but I always think of a couple of movie lines. Now, Hollywood is not usually the go-to place for inspirational patriotic words, but occasionally, they come … Continue reading

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The man who put the towers on the Tower Bridge

When people think of London Bridge, many confuse it with the picturesque Tower Bridge a bit downstream on the Thames. This is understandable, since the Tower Bridge has become so emblematic of the city. It seems every travel poster and … Continue reading

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