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Posted on May 29, 2004 in War College

Korean War Maps Series – Part VI

Armchair General is proud to present a series of high quality maps from the Korean War. Our final installment will cover various sectors and offensives dating between April to July 1951.

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Posted on May 12, 2004 in War College

Balloons in the American Civil War

Both the Union and Confederate armies used balloons for reconnaissance during the American Civil War, marking the first time that balloons were used in the United States for reconnaissance. The professional aeronaut John Wise was the first to receive orders to build a balloon for the Union army. However, the balloon never was used because it escaped its tethers and was shot down to prevent it from falling into Confederate hands.

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Posted on May 4, 2004 in War College

Stalingrad – A Battle Analysis

Kevin Cook provides Armchair General with a brief overview of the battle of Stalingrad. The battle of Stalingrad was a clash of ideologies that pitted Adolf Hitler's National Socialist Wehrmacht against Josef Stalin's Communist Red Army. Hitler became bent upon taking the city that bore the name of his ideological and military enemy.

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Posted on Apr 7, 2004 in War College

The Battle of An Nasiriyah

March 23rd was the first anniversary of Task Force Tarawa?s bloody battle at An Nasiriyah. One year later, it remains the costliest day of our struggle in Iraq.

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Posted on Feb 20, 2004 in War College

Korean War Maps Series – Part III

Armchair General is proud to present a series of high quality maps from the Korean War. The Battle of Ch'ongch'on as well as various withdrawlas and evacuations are included in this installment.

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Posted on Feb 13, 2004 in War College

Korean War Maps Series – Part II

Armchair General is proud to present a series of high quality maps from the Korean War. Regional maps, unit positions, and various battles from November, 1950 are included in this installment.

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Posted on Feb 7, 2004 in War College

Korean War Maps Series

Armchair General is proud to present a series of high quality maps from the Korean War. This installment focuses primarily on the Eighth Army, and the front line it held at various times throughout the war.

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Posted on Jan 25, 2004 in War College

The Famous Patton Speech

Supplied by the pattonhq.com, this article is a very descriptive account of Patton's famous speech he delivered just before the D-Day invasion. We strongly warn you of the harsh language he used.

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Posted on Jan 13, 2004 in War College

Letters Home

The "Defence of the Realm Act" in 1914 saw the beginning of censorship in the military. All correspondence had to be read by junior officers before it was delivered. Armchair General investigates some of these letters, both censored, and uncensored.

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Posted on Nov 12, 2003 in War College

Canadian MBTs are MIA

The Canadian Defence Department is spending over half a billion dollars on 66 new combat vehicles in an effort to modernize our armed forces, according to Defence Minister John McCallum.

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