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1. jim Dingeman <firstname.lastname@example.org> 2. Joe Copalman <email@example.com> 3. firstname.lastname@example.org 4. Palle Rasmussen <palle.rasmussen@GMAIL.COM> 5. email@example.com -----Message from: jim Dingeman <firstname.lastname@example.org>----- Bob Neer, who is not on this listserve, is finishing a fascinating dissertation on napalm this spring at Columbia.He recently showed me one of the studies on incendiary weapons done during the war that set up mock villages of Japanese and German houses to burn them down and the results...very interesting. He has talked about this at NYMAS and at Saltzman at the University...he has a very cool multi media show for this talk...I am sure he wants exposure so feel free to contact him. I will pass this onto to him since he is far more up to snuff on this issue than I will ever be. jim jim Dingeman <email@example.com> -----Message from: Joe Copalman <firstname.lastname@example.org>----- In response to R J Del Vecchio's question as to why napalm is now a "forbidden" weapon, I find it worth noting that Mk.77 fire bombs are still in the Marine Corps' ordnance inventory and that crews still dropping it on the ranges adjacent to NAF El Centro. While I am not sure if this is for operational training in the employment of napalm or simply just a depletion of remaining Mk.77 stocks, their use by Marine Hornets has been noted at El Centro within the past year. All the best, Joe Copalman Joe Copalman <email@example.com> -----Message from: firstname.lastname@example.org----- Dear All, As a result of browsing after following the Nafziger link, I found the following on the US Army Combined Arms Research Library site that might be of interest: 737. Portable flame thrower operations in World War II. McKinney, Leonard L. This document includes information regarding the development of flame weapons by both allied and enemy powers, their characteristics, what quantities were available, fuel development, the employment in... ________________________________________ 738. Portable flame thrower operations in World War II. McKinney, Leonard L; Office of the Chief of the Chemical Corps, Historical Office This is an account of flame thrower employment and the numerous problems involved. The volume purports to present: a survey of flame warfare prior to World War II; a brief account of the flame weapons... The link: http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=/cdm4/results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=/cdm4/item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=grid&CISOGRID=thumbnail,A,1;title,A,1;creato,A,1;descri,200,1;none,A,0;20;title,creato,contri,none,none&CISOBIB=collec,A,1,N;title,A,0,N;creato,200,0,N;none,A,0,N;none,A,0,N;20;collec,none,none,none,none&CISOTHUMB%20(4x5);collec,none,none,none,none&CISOTITLE;collec,none,none,none,none&CISOHIERA;title,collec,none,none,none&CISOTYPE=browse&CISOROOT=/p4013coll8&CISOSTART=21,721 Best wishes, Alexander Hill Associate Professor (Military History) Department of History University of Calgary email@example.com -----Message from: Palle Rasmussen <palle.rasmussen@GMAIL.COM>----- The answer to Mr Del Vecchio's question to my mind is this name, "*Phan Thị Kim Phúc*". Another slightly related topic is that in Danish service I was told part of the reason for the shift to the low caliber 5.55 mm assault rifle was the changed role of weaponry. That we would now rather wound the opponent than kill, thus psyching his friends and making his country spend more resources on him then if they merely had to bury him. I also heard reasently that many NATO countries are considering shifting back to my beloved 7.62 as the enemy in the type of assymetrical war we fight now we are better of with a greater chance of killing. Both of this is hearsay. Can anyone enlighten me? Best wishes, Rasmussen, Palle Ma Hist, independant scholar. Palle Rasmussen <palle.rasmussen@GMAIL.COM> -----Message from: firstname.lastname@example.org----- I had previously asked "So... why is napalm now a forbidden weapon?" I should have remembered that it is forbidden now by an international treaty, which the US signed. Other such treaties have been proposed that this country has not signed. The question of exactly why napalm should be singled out to be forbidden and thus put in the same category as poison gas, etc, still remains, at least in my mind. R J Del Vecchio email@example.com ----- 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 -----