When Men Were Men: Capt. Ronald Speirs, US Army

Captain Ron Speirs, US Army

 

In the morally bankrupt/no testsosterone/limp dick times we live in it is important to remind ourselves that once upon a time there were REAL Men that populated the ranks of our Military.

Captain Ronald Spiers is one of my personal favorites of the Band of Brothers Series.

The Foy Battle scene (Episode 7: The Breaking Point) is EPIC!

 

Reject Modernity and Wokeness, Embrace Strength!

General Von Steuben: The Man who Trained Washington’s Army

Know Your History.

Von Steuben Training & Consulting

Today, September 17, is Baron Von Steuben’s birthday. Von Steuben played a key role in the American Revolution, and has been revered ever since for his contributions to our victory against the British. In honor of his service, I would like to write a brief summary of the life and accomplishments of this man who is the namesake of my training business.

Early Life and Military Career

Von Steuben was born in Prussia (modern day Germany) in 1730. He enlisted in the Prussian army when he was 16 and saw service during the Seven Years War fighting against the Russian and Austrian armies. During his 17 years of service he rose to the rank of Captain and served as aide-de-camp to Frederick the Great.

A quick side note here. Frederick the Great was the King of Prussia, and one of the most brilliant strategic and tactical minds of the century…

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Know Your WW1 Weapons: Germany’s MG08 Heavy Machine Gun

Germany’s Heavy Machine Gun of WWI: The MG08

 

All you former infantryman out there might find this fact jaw dropping:

“The MG08 machine gun itself weighed approximately 60 pounds. Combined with its “Sled” (or Sledge) mount that used four legs, the whole affair weighed around 140 pounds, excluding the water can and ammunition supply. Along with the sled mount were extra barrels, tools, and oil containers, all attached to the sled. A team of four soldiers was required to move the entire gun and accessories.”

This BEAST weighed in at 140 pounds, not inclduing the water can, sled and ammo!!

This thing earned it’s name as a HEAVY machine Gun for sure.

 

Benghazi: Ten Years Later and Forgotten

Benghazi: Ten Years Later And Forgotten

 

This tragedy has always been very personal and close to my heart as I had met one of the men killed in the attack.

This was a nauseating cover-up from top to bottom and every person involved should have been impeached from office and went to prison.

Worthless Government Gangsters, the lot of them.

 

Foreign WWII Movies Worth A Damn Trifecta

City of Life and Death takes place in 1937, during the height of the Second Sino-Japanese War.

The Imperial Japanese Army has just captured the then-capital of the Republic of China, Nanjing. What followed was known as the Nanking Massacre, or the Rape of Nanking, a period of several weeks where over two-hundred thousand Chinese soldiers and civilians were killed and an estimated 20,000 chinese girls and women of all ages were raped.

Shot predominantly in Black and White with English Subtitles, this is an epic WW2 Movie that needed to be made to chronicle one of the worst wartime massacres of the 20th century.

You can watch City of Life and Death for free HERE

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Just when you thought you had seen all the worthwhile Foreign WW2 Movies, one pops up that surprises you.

This one comes out of Italy and chronicles the life of a young Italian infantry solider on the front in North Africa in 1942.

A poignant, thoughtful war movie that shows both the human and absurd side of war.

On the one hand, the Italian soldiers on the front lines were made to starve and die of thirst because the Italian High Command were sending boot polish and horses for the “triumphant entry into Alexandria” instead of sending bullets, water, medicine, replacements and rations to run Montgomery out of North Africa!

Read the full Movie Summary HERE.

For all you fellow World War Two historians, here is a LIST of the weapons shown in the movie.

El Alamein – The Line of Fire  can be seen HERE.

(Italian with English Subs)

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A harrowing tale of survival in Post World War Two Poland.

The story centers on Rose, a Masurian woman, whose husband, a German soldier, was killed in the war, leaving her alone on their farm. A single woman had no defense against Russian soldiers who raped as a form of revenge, nor against plundering Poles who found themselves in desperate straits. The law of the jungle had replaced the rule of law. Help arrives for Rose in the form of Tadeusz, a former officer in the Polish Home Army who survived the Warsaw uprising and is attempting to hide his identity.

This is a gritty, realistic story of how the Soviet’s raped and plundered all across Eastern Europe after World War Two.

Few historians will admit that this is exactly what Hitler was trying to stop in invading Russia in 1941.

You can watch Rose on Amazon Prime.