Underwater near the Polivalo peninsula of the island of Vis is located a wreck of the US B-17 bomber, of the B-17G type. This particular type of B-17 was in production since 1943., with a production run of 12 700 aircraft. It had length of 22,667 meters, wingspan of 31,663 meters, and weight of 24 … Continue reading B-17G Wreck Near Vis
Month: July 2022
Chetnik Uprising in Srb, 27 July 1941
Background On 27th of July 1941., a rebellion began against the government of Independent State of Croatia. For a long time, this day was celebrated as the day of Antifascist uprising in Croatia. Uprising caught the area of Srb, Lapac, Drvar and Bosansko Grahovo, that is the area of Lika and Western Bosnia. Since the … Continue reading Chetnik Uprising in Srb, 27 July 1941
How the Normalization of Guns Mattered for Me
Those who know my gun story often focus on the disturbing encounter I had in my apartment complex with a neighbor and her boyfriend/dealer. Although that was a pivotal moment in my conversion, I did not rush out to Gander Mountain that weekend and buy a gun. I had never even touched a gun, so such a step was too far.
In fact, it would be another three months — and several conversations and a trip to the range and lots of reading — before I bought my first gun. And even once I decided to buy a gun, a defensive firearm was not my first choice (a Ruger Mark III .22 target pistol). Or my second choice (a Ruger Bearcat .22 revolver). Or my third choice (a CZ Redhead Deluxe 12g O/U shotgun).
I am thinking about this because of a Facebook memory that popped up today. It reminded…
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Unfortunately, real life had intervened again and so there will be no article today. In fact, the article I had intended for this day - Legionary Camps of Pannonia - will be pushed back all the way to 18.9. . This is in part because the topic is very complex - more complex than I … Continue reading Gap Sunday
Lies of Yugoslav Historiography
When Pinnochio lies, his nose grows. When Yugoslav historians lie, numbers grow. During 45 years of the existence of Yugoslavia, Yugoslav historiography was one of symbols of the untouchable Party. Everything historians said was a holy cow, especially things that had to do with covering up Partisan crimes and balooning up crimes of their opponents. … Continue reading Lies of Yugoslav Historiography
Pacific War 15 – Fright Night at Savo Island
While the Japanese did suffer a major defeat at Midway, they were still dangerous. Even the losses they suffered in fighting around Aleutian islands they were not significantly weakened. Fighting there did cause them significant losses, as the US navy had carried out several powerful counterattacks. At Battle of Komandorski Islands, Japanese suffered heavy losses … Continue reading Pacific War 15 – Fright Night at Savo Island
Logistical Issues of Modern World War
World War IV might be fought with sticks and stones, but World War III will not be. That being said, modern weaponry places serious constraints on ability to wage world war. Namely, replacements. A P-51 fighter required 12.000 man-hours to produce early in the war; by the end of the war, that was reduced to … Continue reading Logistical Issues of Modern World War