Archive for the ‘Military’ Category

Eisenhower warns about the Military-Industrial complex

Three days before leaving office, Eisenhower warns against heedless pursuit of weaponry. Only a former general of Eisenhower’s stature could have said this and not been criticized for weakness.

“Beating ploughshares into swords” is a Biblical reference (Isaiah 2:4 and Joel 3:10). A plow has a blade, and a sword has a blade, but one is used for peace, while the other is used for war. Beating ploughshares into swords means preparing for war. Beating swords into ploughshares means giving up war.

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Nuclear weapons development timeline

Watch this.
Development of Nuclear weapons in 4 minutes (like the Madonna song)

Patton’s Fake Army

Here’s the whole story of Operation Fortitude: http://www.americainwwii.com/articles/pattons-ghost-army/

Pickett’s Charge– the End


Remember, never never NEVER run in front of a cannon. You will become very hole-y.

Pickett’s Charge from Gettysburg (the Killer Angels), pt 1

Photographs from after the Battle of Gettysburg

Why Metallica for the music??? I don’t know.

Antietam photograph and Matthew Brady’s other work

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Matthew Brady is referred to here as “The Father of Photojournalism.” His work was controversial because it was so gory and so realistic that it shocked the sensibilities of people– it seemed voyeuristic, in some people’s opinions.