A detailed discussion of military underwear in the US Civil War. This was only 150 years ago: things have changed a lot….
Category Archives: military
Explosives of 16th century Europe
A nice manuscript from the late 16th century showing all kinds of nasty destructive devices.
WWI Weapons Industries
A BBC Magazine article on raw materials shortages, military strategy and chemical production in World War One
Crimean War Images
What excellent timing: after our discussion of the Crimean War yesterday, this morning BibliOdyssey has pictures and maps. It’s worth noting that the Crimean War was a little too early for photography to be used extensively (though they were used, which was new), which is why lithographs were necessary. PK also has links to this short history of the war. Also, I forgot to mention, this was the war in which the Charge Of the Light Brigade took place, inspiring one of the most famous poems of the 19th century.
Extra Credit Opportunity: Panel Discussions on Role of US Military in Foreign Policy
The Departments of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences and Military Science proudly present: The US Military’s Role as an Instrument of National Policy
Panel Sessions at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.Wednesday, November 9th, 201110:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.Governors Room, Overman Student Center, Pittsburg State UniversityThe U.S. Military has been a key part of U.S. National Policy and may have an increasingly vital role. While we all know that the U.S. Military stands ready to fight and win the nation’s wars, it has also been given the mission of deterring aggression, protecting U.S. citizens at home and abroad and assisting other agencies to further other U.S. interests as directed by the President.The purpose of this panel is to give the audience a view of what the Department of Defense uses to further the foreign policy goals of the U.S. Some of them are either unknown to the audience or only partially known.10:00 11:00 Session I: Department of Defense and the United States ArmyMAJ George Johnson, United States Army Chemical Corps; MAJ Marc Melton, United States Army, Armor;MAJ Tom Donatelle United States Army, Field Artillery11:00 12:00 Session II: United States Air Force and Navy,Strategic Response to World EventsMAJ Nate Dillon, United States Air Force, Special Operations Command; Lt. Commander Andrew Cummens, United States Navy12:00 1:00 Lunch break1:00 2:00 Session III: Foreign Security AssistanceMAJ Joe Royo, United States Army Special Forces;Lt. Colonel Juvenal Diaz, Infantry Officer, Colombian Army
History of the Assassins
A very nicely done short history of the 12th-13th century Nizari Ismaili sect which gave rise to the Assassins
Extra Credit Opportunity: Cow Creek Battle
A special program about Civil War Skirmishes on Cow Creek, presented by Jerry Lomshek, will be held on Monday, September 12th at 6:30 p.m. in the Pittsburg Public Library meeting room. Free.
Recent Archealogical Finds On Horse Domestication Mean Reconsideration of Historical Art, Military History
Very interesting article on how recent archealogical discoveries in Saudi Arabia, pushing back the date of first domestication of horses by millenia, requires reconsidering early art, greek mythology and military history
Last Living Combat Veteran of WWI
That’s World War One, by the way. Just passed away: obituary’s an interesting read
German WWI Bunker excavated
A substantial German bunker from the French front has been excavated: modern archeology!