July 12, 2012

Midway: The Speech

Want to hear a lot of great stuff about the Battle of Midway, from the mouth of one of the authors of the book Shattered Sword?  Clear an hour, bunkie, because here's Jonathan Parshall discussing it in the  General Raymond E. Mason, Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series speech at the National World War II Museum on the 70th anniversary of Midway.


A lot of good stuff there.  I'll admit that none of it was new to me, but it's safe to say that I know more about Midway than average... in part because of Parshall's work in Shattered Sword.  I'd love to have heard his thoughts on The Flight To Nowhere, though as he points in the Q&A session afterwards, there's so much to discuss regarding Midway that there's no way to get to it all in an hour.  Still a darn fine job.

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July 05, 2012

Name This Mystery Ship XIX

This mystery ship just stumbled into my lap today.  I had absolutely no plans to do one of these today, but it's too good to pass up... particularly because I don't think anybody will get it!

Take your best shot.  No image searching, no cheating, no soliciting.  Winner will get a post on a topic of their choice... g'wan, impress me.

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