Monatsarchiv: April 2017

Happy Easter to All!

From all of us here at ITOC.  

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The Great War, a review

Public Broadcasting Service, one of the antique “Big 4” of television corporations, televised a three-part series “The Great War.” Normally I don’t watch PBS because I find their effete and high-handed and unnecessary grubbing of public tax dollars to be … Weiterlesen

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Where is the Druming Out

Marine Officer foresacked his honor.   In the 1960s show Branded the uniform was stripped, the sword broken , and buttons cut off. Why not now?

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Weapons Wednesday: 86k M1 Garands Coming Home

GREAT NEWS: Good news for fans of the M1 Garand. The Civilian Marksmanship Program is expected to receive 86,000 of these surplus WWII rifles from the government of the Philippines. This is according to Gina Johnson, General Manager of the … Weiterlesen

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VMI in the First World War

This link is brought to us by the great Sam Tate of the Class of ’88, who mentioned it to me yesterday– the digitized WWI collection in the VMI archives. One section found under the “Personal Papers” tab is this– … Weiterlesen

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Send in the Nuns!

Townie’s recent post on Russia is the starting point for this post. To our younger readers, Townie’s post concisely expresses the image of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) fostered by history, with a little help from the Komitet Gosudarstvennoj Bezopasnosti (Committee for … Weiterlesen

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Some Thoughts on Russia

I am by no stretch of the imagination an expert on Russian history however, my limited studies lead me to several conclusions. Like many egomaniacs Putin wants to be feared, respected, and admired (started to write loved but not the … Weiterlesen

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