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    US Army Medical officers with the BEF

    This is a PDF file about US Army doctors who served with the BEF on the Western Front. It's from the US Army Medical Department, and I stumbled upon it looking for something entirely different. Anyway, this is a fascinating read...
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    Interesting article about NATO tank competition

    This is from the May issue of 'Popular Mechanics' reference the US Army and the NATO tank competition at Graf a couple of months ago: "A recent competition hosted in part by the U.S. Army and designed to test core tank crew skills saw European crews take the top honors, while crews from the...
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    Soldier Suicide after the Great War: A First Look

    I came across this sobering and informative article on Active History several days ago while doing some research. Although it is from 2014, the topic is relevant to the history of the Great War. I have copied a portion of the article, which is fairly long, and includes graphs. The direct link is...
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    Meatless Mondays in the US armed forces — Holy Cow!

    More serious business on Capitol Hill From the Huffington Post, 13 June 2016: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/joni-ernst-meatless-mondays-ndaa_us_575f13c6e4b071ec19eecd57 Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) has beef with the idea of military personnel participating in “meatless Mondays,” and last...
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    Newfoundland at Armageddon on CBC

    The feature-length documentary Newfoundland at Armageddon is being broadcast by CBC on 30 June 2016. They found descendants of soldiers in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment to recreate their ancestors' actions at Beaumont Hamel on 1 July 1916. The previews look good, and I'm looking forward to...
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    Canadian Cavalry Brigade - book recommendations

    I've read the Marquess of Anglesey's books, and David Kenyon's excellent work Horsemen in No Man's Land. But I'm wondering if there are good books specific to the history and operations of the Canadian Cavalry Brigade, and its subordinate regiments. Any recommendations?
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    Centenary of World War I - Tim Cook's books on the Canadian Corps

    For the past several years, I've been studying the British Expeditionary Force in-depth. (My wife might well replace that word with 'obsessively.') I began the journey with a fuzzy idea of reading about the BEF's early days in 1914, and also deployment of cavalry on the Western Front. My...
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    Nomination for US Army Darwin awards

    From the Army Times. Who would believe these knucklehead's were colonels, AND going to the Army War College? http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2008/10/army_paternity_case_102508w/ Colonels could face jail time in paternity case Army War College O-6s linked in DNA test switch By Brendan...
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    Thelma and Louise, only different...

    From the Army Times: http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2008/10/marine_uamarines_102408w/ Oh, Jarhead, where art thou? UA for two months, a pair of deserters come home By Bryan Mitchell - Staff writer Posted : Monday Oct 27, 2008 8:50:40 EDT Knocking on doors is what Sgt. Jordan McMahon does...
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    Battlefield Promotions Get Trial Run

    Battlefield Promotions Get Trial Run Stars and Stripes | Lisa Burgess | April 25, 2008 http://www.stripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=61671&archive=true ARLINGTON, Va. -- Junior enlisted soldiers who perform well under fire in Iraq and Afghanistan may now qualify for a battlefield...
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    Gates says Air Force not doing enough in Iraq war effort

    Gates says Air Force not doing enough in Iraq war effort http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080421/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/gates_air_force WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday the Air Force is not doing enough to help in the Iraq and Afghanistan war effort, complaining that some...
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    Victoria, BC

    Hey all: I'm trying to find some information about a place in Victoria called the San Sebastian. John Hiatt's supposed to be playing there on 27 July, but I can't find anything about this San Sebastian place on Google. Can any of ya'll help me out with a web site or address? cheers, Mark
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    combat camera inerview with a British armo(u)r officer

    Hey from down south! This is an interview from February of 91 with a British armor officer that was filmed during Desert Storm. http://www.realmilitaryflix.com/public/511.cfm cheers, Mark
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    Additional Units Stand Up to Assist Wounded Warriors

    Link: http://www.army.mil/-news/2007/06/08/3513-additional-units-stand-up-to-assist-wounded-warriors/ Jun 08, 2007 BY Bernard S. Little WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 8, 2007) - Walter Reed Army Medical Center officials yesterday activated the second and third companies focused solely on...
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    Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

    Happy Birthday to the US Army on June 14th, 2007. 232 years and still strong! Here's the Chief of Staff's birthday message: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxkTL48b_Jc
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    For U.S. Unit In Baghdad, An Alliance Of Last Resort

    By Joshua Partlow, Washington Post Foreign Service BAGHDAD, June 8 -- The worst month of Lt. Col. Dale Kuehl's deployment in western Baghdad was finally drawing to a close. The insurgent group al-Qaeda in Iraq had unleashed bombings that killed 14 of his soldiers in May, a shocking escalation...
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    U. S. Army bagpiper

    I saw this when I was checking my e-mail on the U.S. Army server and thought ya'll might be interested. Here's the caption: "Sgt. John M. Savery plays a Great Highland Bagpipe in the parking lot of the joint operations center on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 21. He said this is a good way to...
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    Article about the Canadians in Afghanistan in VFW Magazine

    The March 2007 issue of Veterans of Foreign Wars Magazine has an outstanding article entitled "We are Fighting Evil: Canadian Forces in Afghanistan" It is one of the longer articles I've seen in the magazine and mentions each of the Regular Army regiments, a bit about their history and a...
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    Cpl Jason Dunham Medal of Honor

    I just heard that President Bush, in a speech at the opening of the National Museum of the Marine Corps, has announced that Cpl Jason Dunham will be awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism above and beyond the call of duty. In April, 2004, Cpl Dunham laid down his life to save his fellow...
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    The Green Fields of France and other things

    I was reading a post yesterday (can't remember where it was) and somebody posted the lyrics to "The Green Fields of France." I went to Itunes and bought a copy of this song. I just listened to it with my 13 year old son, and we were both crying. What a beautiful song. As an American, I just want...