Archive for the ‘Military & Intelligence History’ Category

Military & Intelligence History – July 10th, 2015

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Eight items in total…

France: “Zone Rouge” – the forbidden lands poisoned by war

Toronto: CIA and KGB activities during the Cold War

Christopher Lee: Not just a horror movie actor – “I was attached to the SAS from time to time”


Military & Intelligence History – May 31st, 2015

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

U.S: The “Unknown Huey” – “This aircraft is as forgotten and deserving as a soldier”

U.S: Some interesting facts about the P-38 Lightning

Ulster: Germany’s U-boats surrendered in Londonderry 70 years ago

Israel: Dimona nuclear reactor re-named “Little Hiroshima” after workers exposed to lethal doses of radiation in early years

U.S: The “Red Markers” directed close air support for the Vietnamese Airborne from 1962 to early 1973

Military & Intelligence History – May 8th, 2015

Friday, May 8th, 2015

World leaders mark 100 years since the Gallipoli campaign

Failure of the Maginot Line – why France surrendered so quickly…

Soldiers’ Great War cave graffiti “provides insight into how they found a sense of meaning in the conflict”

300,000 hours spent rebuilding the Enola Gay – missing control wheel cap finally located

Remains of unidentified Pearl Harbor victims to be exhumed, identified using DNA tests

Military & Intelligence History – March 30th, 2015

Monday, March 30th, 2015

U.S: Historians ponder future of Revolutionary War gunboat “Spitfire”

Argentina: WWII “apparent Nazi lair” found in the jungle

U.K: Cold War photographs in full colour by historian Ian Proctor

U.S: The story of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders

Intelligence and spying: Hillary’s e-mail server and the secret police of the Austro-Hungarian Empire

Military History – February 9th, 2015

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Eight items in total…

U.K: Great War officer’s “time capsule” found in school storage

C.S.S. Hunley almost cleaned of concretions

American / Canadian “Black Devils” WWII commando unit honoured by U.S. Congress


Military History – January 9th, 2015

Friday, January 9th, 2015

December 16, 1914 – the day the German Navy shelled Scarborough

Massive secret Third Reich weapons factory discovered underground – missed after war ended

To the Japanese Pearl Harbor was just another battle in a decades-long war

Operation Overlord code-names were changed less than three weeks before the invasion

Italy’s “little Pearl Harbour

Military History – Nov. 24th, 2014

Monday, November 24th, 2014

U.S: WWII’s “Women Airforce Service Pilots

France: Great War memorial bedroom to fallen French soldier

U.S: Just how close did U-boats get to the U.S. coast?

U.K: 100th anniversary of defeat at Baghdad to be used by ISIS for recruitment propaganda

U.S: Fort Drum – the “concrete battleship

Military History – Oct. 18th, 2014

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Canada: Iconic war photo re-created in war monument

U.S: Luftwaffe Colonel Hans-Ulrich Rudel helped develop the A-10 Warthog

U.K: Hamilton’s Lancaster bomber flies over for visit

U.S: M-1 carbine served through three wars

Canada: Ajax main street named for Admiral Sir Henry Harwood

Military History – August 25th, 2014

Monday, August 25th, 2014

U.S: Civil War image of master and slave headed to war

Canada: Ajax “Bomb Girl” sculpture ready for commissioning

U.S: General George S. Patton – Accident or murder?

Canada: Town named after HMS Ajax “a young town with deep historical roots”

U.S: New Orleans boat-maker designed Normandy landing craft

Military History – June 7th, 2014

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

WWII Typhoon fighter-bomber now visiting the Ottawa aviation museum

The Ontario Regiment’s R.S. McLaughlin Armoury: 100 years of history in Oshawa

Idaho National Laboratory re-discovers B-24J Liberator bomber that crashed in 1944

Veteran lists biographical information of every U.S. submariner lost in WWII

“Top Gun” fighter academy set up with major assistance from RAF pilots trained by the Air Warfare Instructors school in Lossiemouth, Scotland (March 2009 item)