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Table of Contents 1. Everson E. Norton by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 2. It’s Alive! by Brett Holman at Airminded 3. Eliot and Owen by George Simmers at Great War Fiction 4. Conwy and Llandudno by Brett Holman at Airminded 5. Military History Timelines: 1000s &Amp; 1100s by n/a at About.com Military History 6. Posters by George Simmers at Great War Fiction 7. Andrew and Edwin Nickerson by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 8. Radio Propaganda and the Kindness of Strangers by Alessandro Antonello at Australian War Memorial 9. The Military in America’s Domestic History by Mark Grimsley at Blog Them Out of the Stone Age 10. Aircraft Carriers and Civil Assistance: Then and Now by SteelJaw at http://blog.usni.org/2010/01/17/aircraft-carriers-and-civil-assistance-then-and-now/ Contents 1. Everson E. Norton BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/DgCxbaMmVfA/everson-e-norton.html> Everson E. Norton was born in 1830 in Orleans County, New York, the son of Daniel (b. 1792) and Catharine (b. 1795).Connecticut native Daniel married New Jersey-born Catharine sometime before 1821 by which time the family had settled in New York. In 1850 Everson was working as a farmer and living with his family in Mt. Morris, Livingston County, New York. His older brother Anson worked as a constable in Mt. Morris and lived nearby with his wife Sarah.Everson was probably married to New York native Elizabeth (b. 1833), presumably in New york, and they had at least... 2. It’s Alive! BY: Brett Holman AT: Airminded URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/airminded/~3/xVTW8R25pUU/> After a long hiatus, a new Military History Carnival has appeared, at The Edge of the American West and H-War. (Thanks, David Silbey!) A post on combat drones at Legal History Blog caught my eye. It suggests that drones are part of a process in America, post-Vietnam, whereby the need for public support for military adventurism is minimised by the increasing use of high technology, particularly airpower, since they minimise American casualties and hence political resistance. I’d argue it goes back much further than that. Air control between the wars — as practiced by the RAF in Iraq and... 3. Eliot and Owen BY: George Simmers AT: Great War Fiction URL: <http://greatwarfiction.wordpress.com/2010/01/16/eliot-and-owen/> In the new Volume Two of Eliot’s Collected Letters, there’s a 1925 note from Eliot to Robert Graves about a proposed anthology of modern poetry. Eliot agrees with Graves’s choices, but suggests the addition of Gertrude Stein and Mina Loy (in the work of both of whom he clearly sees a merit that is not obvious to me). Also the Americans Wallace Stevens, W.C.Williams and Vachel Lindsay. He then adds ‘I should not like to omit T.E.Hulme’ and finishes by asking: ‘What about Wilfred Owen?’ The editors of the letters add the note: ‘This is a rare mention of Owen... 4. Conwy and Llandudno BY: Brett Holman AT: Airminded URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/airminded/~3/afiBQw66lwY/> This post relates to my trip to England and Wales in September 2009. This is Conwy from the vantage point of its town walls, on a drizzly morning in early autumn. It has a population of 14000, which doesn’t really qualify it as small, but the area inside the walls is quite compact, so it feels much smaller than it should. Most visitors to this part of north Wales stay in Llandudno, which has a lot more hotels, places to eat and so on. But I’m glad I chose Conwy (mostly unwittingly); it has a charm most of the other... 5. Military History Timelines: 1000s &Amp; 1100s BY: n/a AT: About.com Military History URL: <http://militaryhistory.about.com/b/2010/01/16/military-history-timelines-1000s-1100s.htm> The sixth in our Military History Timeline Series, this timeline of the 11th and 12th centuries provides an overview of some of greatest conflicts of the 1000s and 1100s. Here we'll trace events such as the Crusades (right), invasions of Britain, Byzantine-Seljuk Wars, and other conflicts around the world. While by not complete, we'll be adding things to over time so check back to see what's new. Photograph Source: Public Domain Military History Timelines: 1000s & 1100s originally appeared on About.com Military History on Saturday, January 16th, 2010 at 01:00:40.Permalink | Comment | Email this... 6. Posters BY: George Simmers AT: Great War Fiction URL: <http://greatwarfiction.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/posters/> Colorado College has a good collection of war posters, and has put them online. Here’s a French one: And here’s a really nagging one from Colorado: ... 7. Andrew and Edwin Nickerson BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/SxV3TdUytRY/andrew-and-edwin-nickerson.html> Andrew Nickerson was born in 1834 in Ontario, Canada, the son of Elisha or Elihu (1804-1888) and Mary (Winegarden, b. 1814).New York native Elihu married Canadian-born Mary in Windham, Ontario in December of 1831. The family moved from Canada to Cattaraugus County, New York in 1838, then headed westward settling about 1840 in Lake County, Indiana, where they remained until sometime around 1848 when the family moved to Michigan. By 1850 Elisha was running a hotel in Prairieville, Barry County, where Andrew attended school with seven of his younger siblings, including his brother Edwin who would also... 8. Radio Propaganda and the Kindness of Strangers BY: Alessandro Antonello AT: Australian War Memorial URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/AustralianWarMemorial/~3/tCGjx6vljyE/> In 1944, Yvonne Jobling was a schoolgirl studying shorthand. Every evening at her home in Geelong, Victoria, she practiced her shorthand by listening to the radio. On Friday, 17 March 1944, she happened to be listening to the short-wave broadcast of Radio Tokyo, and heard messages from Australian prisoners of war. Collection of letters sent to [...] ... 9. The Military in America’s Domestic History BY: Mark Grimsley AT: Blog Them Out of the Stone Age URL: <http://warhistorian.org/wordpress/?p=2190> THE ROLE OF THE MILITARY IN AMERICA’S (DOMESTIC) HISTORY A History Institute for Teachers The Foreign Policy Research Institute Saturday and Sunday, April 10-11, 2010 The First Division Museum, 1 S. 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL Sponsored by The Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Wachman Center The Cantigny First Division Foundation of the McCormick Foundation FPRI’s Wachman Center, in association with the Cantigny First Division [...]... 10. Aircraft Carriers and Civil Assistance: Then and Now BY: SteelJaw AT URL: <http://blog.usni.org/2010/01/17/aircraft-carriers-and-civil-assistance-then-and-now/> 17 Jan 1930. USS Lexington (CV-2) completed a 30-day period in which she furnished electricity to the city of Tacoma, Wash., in an emergency arising from a failure of the city’s power supply. The electricity supplied by the carrier totalled 4,251,160 kilowatt-hours. From Historylink.org: In the 1920s, Tacoma received most of its electrical energy from dams on the Nisqually and Skokomish Rivers. Supplemental energy came from the Dock Street steam plant (1922). A drought in 1929 severely cut the power from the hydroelectric sources. The shortage became so critical that Superintendent Ira S. Davisson (1860-1951) had... ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----