Very interesting. I watched an old movie recently about the WWII German rocket base at Peenemunde. I looked at the site on Google Earth and the base is easily seen and so are many bomb craters.
End of Earth: 2 Miles
Upper Peninsula: 4 Miles
currently reading Rommel's WW1 book 'Infantry Attacks'
Proverbs 27:17 - As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
Very nice, thank you for sharing.
And is it just me, or did that first photo look like and old style Scottish links golf course?
But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
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So did Patton....
- "This town reminds me of something in the bible."
- "Which part?"
- "The part right before god gets angry"
Airborne ! All the Way!!
It's impossible to imagine the carnage on these battlefields. On one of my trips to Europe I spent a couple days in Ypres and saw the usual sights. I remember visiting the Tyne Cot Cemetery and another with something like 50,000 unknowns.
In the city, I watched the ceremony where the buglers play "Last Post" every night.
|His Royal Hiney|
It's been a hundred years. I didn't realize there were so many battlefields remaining. I thought they would have been built over.
"It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life – daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual." Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, 1946.
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My grandfather was with the 89th Division in WWI. One of my biggest regrets is not having an opportunity to talk to him about it. He was killed in a car wreck while on a fishing trip when I was just 3.
I just get up every day and don’t let the old man in.
- Clint Eastwood
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The Great War channel on youtube is an excellent 4 year study of this week-by-week history of WWI recounting the actions of 100 years ago.
An unarmed man can only flee from evil and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it. - Col Jeff Cooper
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hell of it
Thanks for posting.
Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain. Jack Kerouac
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problem and light this candle
I first studied WWI seriously as a grad student taking 20th century US military history. I will never get over reading the stats and realizing that I had already lived longer than these millions I was reading about. The scale of the suffering is mind boggling.
This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it. -Rear Admiral (Lower Half) Joshua Painter Played by Senator Fred Thompson
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