Know Your Naval History: Dinosaurs of the Deep Blue Sea

Dinosaurs of the Deep Blue Sea

 

Thought provoking essay on the current state of American Naval Technology, Strategy and Readiness.

Though some might argue it is a bit dated compared to other WW3 novels,  I still say Ghost Fleet is one of the most realistic novels at a plausible WW3 scenario.

 

German War Art: The Kriegsmarine

Claus Bergen (1885-1964)

 Returning from a tour against the enemy (1941)

German War Art – The Kriegsmarine

 

The Third Reich was still very interested in creating art during the second World War, with artists focusing their talents on the war effort itself.

Via NS Europa

 

Eduard Schloemann (1888-1940)

Speedboats fogging in front of the Thames (1941)

 

Claus Bergen (1885-1964)

In the Atlantic (1942)

 

Adolf Bock (1890-1968)

The battleships “Gneisenau” and “Schamhorst” in action with the British battlecruiser “Renown” in the North Atlantic on April 9, 1940 (1941)

 

In Memoriam: USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413)

USS Samuel B Roberts: World’s Deepest Shipwreck Discovered

 

The USS Samuel B Roberts (DE-413) went down during the Battle Off Samar in the Philippine Sea in October 1944.

It lies in 6,895m (22,621 ft) of water.

That’s Four Miles under the Pacific!

If you want to read an AMAZING account of the Sammy B’s Final Battle and how Destroyers and Destroyer Escorts like her took the fight to the Japanese Navy in WW2, check out The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailor’s by James D. Hornfischer.

WW2 Movies Worth A Damn: Onoda – 10,000 Nights in the Jungle

‘Onoda – 10,000 Nights in the Jungle’: Cannes Review

 

The story of WW2 Japanese Army Second Lt. Hiroo Onoda is an amazing one to say the least.

For exactly 10,000 nights (29 years) Onoda survived alone in the jungles of the Philipine island of Lubang with only his wits, training and dedication to see him through.

For the military historian and martial citizen, the study of the “Secret War” in which the Japanese had trained Onoda in the Nakano School  is worthy of attention.

When Japan realized the War had been lost (around late 1943) The focus shifted on training soldiers (and some civilians) in the fundamental aspects of guerilla warfare and sabotage. The Japanese were planning to resist with a guerilla army both in the home islands and abroad.

Just a FYI: The Movie is rather long, coming in a just over two hours and forty-five minutes and is in French with English subtitles.

You can watch Onoda – 10,000 Nights in the Jungle HERE.

From Longbows to Spitfires – Nine Weapons that Made Britain Great

“Part of the country’s edge in its history of conflicts has been superior technology by land, sea, and air.” By Douglas Brown THE UNITED KINGDOM has seen its share of armed conflicts. In fact, few… The post From Longbows to Spitfires – Nine Weapons that Made Britain Great appeared first on MilitaryHistoryNow.com.

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