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Table of Contents 1. War Crimes in the Desert by George Simmers at Great War Fiction 2. Turning Civil Rights Workers Into Insurgents in One Easy Lesson by Mark Grimsley at Blog Them Out of the Stone Age 3. Banasik (Ed.): "Confederate "Tales of the War in the Trans-Mississippi, Part One: 1861" by email@example.com (Drew@CWBA) at Civil War Books and Authors 4. Theodore F. Peterson by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 5. Beevor at Oxford by George Simmers at Great War Fiction 6. Silas S. Perry by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 7. World War Ii: Leaders &Amp; People by n/a at About.com Military History 8. ** ** Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac by Jenny at Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) 9. Lewis F. Perkins by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 10. American Civil War: Fighting Begins at Bentonville by n/a at About.com Military History 11. Remembering the Uss Franklin (Cv-13) “the Ship That Wouldn’t Die” by Jim Dolbow at http://blog.usni.org/2010/03/19/remembering-the-uss-franklin-cv-13-the-ship-that-wouldnt-die/ 12. Dealing With the Legacy of War, 65 Years On by Kyle Mizokami at http://www.warisboring.com/?p=4597 Contents 1. War Crimes in the Desert BY: George Simmers AT: Great War Fiction URL: <http://greatwarfiction.wordpress.com/2010/03/22/war-crimes-in-the-desert/> Heat and disease in Mesopotamia did the work of gun and aeroplane in France.’ That’s the start of one of the stories in Hesketh Pearson’s Iron Rations (1928). Since there isn’t much good fiction about the Middle Eastern campaign during the Great War (Philip Macdonald’s excellent Patrol being the main exception), it’s good to come across this disenchanted and tough-minded collection of stories and sketches. I knew Pearson as a genial biographer, of Shaw, Gilbert and Sullivan, Conan Doyle, Sidney Smith and others (if you’ve never read The Smith of Smiths, give yourself a treat) but had not previously... 2. Turning Civil Rights Workers Into Insurgents in One Easy Lesson BY: Mark Grimsley AT: Blog Them Out of the Stone Age URL: <http://warhistorian.org/wordpress/?p=2314> By John Grant An accomplished writer and photographer, John Grant is currently president of the Philadelphia chapter of Veterans for Peace. In 1966, at the age of 19, he served as a radio direction finder with the Army’s Fourth Division in Vietnam. John has been to Iraq twice, once with Global Exchange and once [...]... 3. Banasik (Ed.): "Confederate "Tales of the War in the Trans-Mississippi, Part One: 1861" BY: firstname.lastname@example.org (Drew@CWBA) AT: Civil War Books and Authors URL: <http://cwba.blogspot.com/2010/03/banasik-ed-confederate-tales-of-war-in.html> ... 4. Theodore F. Peterson BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/IIxEak_2R1A/theodore-f-peterson.html> Theodore F. Peterson was born in 1844 in Michigan, the son of John G. (1807-1863) and Jane Ann (b. 1809)John left his home in New York and moved west, eventually settling in Michigan where he married Jane sometime before 1834. By 1850 Theodore was attending school with his two older brothers and living in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County where his father worked as a carpenter. By 1860 Theodore was a farm laborer living with his family in Ada, Kent County, where his father worked as a carpenter.Theodore was 17 years old and probably still living in Ada when... 5. Beevor at Oxford BY: George Simmers AT: Great War Fiction URL: <http://greatwarfiction.wordpress.com/2010/03/20/beevor-at-oxford/> My first visit to this year’s Oxford Literary Festival didn’t quite go as planned. When we arrived at the big Christchurch tent, we were told that the Juliet Nicholson event (about the aftermath of the Great War) was cancelled. Having come a fair way on a drizzly day, we felt mildly peeved, but looked to see what else was on at 4 p.m.The programme offered a session about relationships and a session about spirituality. Thanks, but no thanks. There was also the Historian Anthony Beevor talking about D-Day. Not my war of choice, but I reckoned he’d be good... 6. Silas S. Perry BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/99HwUmGuuF0/silas-s-perry.html> Silas S. Perry was born in 1840.Silas stood 5’11” with blue eyes, light hair and a light complexion and was a 21-year-old mechanic probably living in Shiawassee County or Ovid, Clinton County, Michigan, when he enlisted in Company G on May 26, 1861. (He is not found in the 1905 Third Michigan Regimental history, but he is found in the Regimental history for the First Michigan Cavalry.)He was left sick in Grand Rapids when the Regiment departed for Washington on June 13, 1861, and was subsequently “discharged” on August 21, 1861.He was transferred from the... 7. World War Ii: Leaders &Amp; People BY: n/a AT: About.com Military History URL: <http://militaryhistory.about.com/b/2010/03/20/world-war-ii-leaders-people.htm> Fought on a global scale, World War II required the rapid expansion of armies and navies to meet the threat posed by the enemy. While the major combatants all possessed a core of professional officers and soldiers, these were soon supplemented by large numbers of volunteers and conscripts with over 100 million mobilized by war's end. As the fighting raged, less effective leaders were weeded out and replaced with those capable of achieving victory. Many of these successful soldiers and sailors became household names and would later play key roles in the postwar world. Photograph Courtesy of the US Naval... 8. ** ** Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac BY: Jenny AT: Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) URL: <http://www.drawthesword.goellnitz.org/2010/03/cavalry-corps-army-of-the-potomac/> The Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac was commanded by General Alfred Pleasanton. Location: Pleasonton Avenue Monument Specifications: Rock hewn stone square monument with bronze descriptive plaque affixed to front. Erected Date: December 1906. Inscription: The tablet reads as follows, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC CAVALRY CORPS Major General Alfred Pleasonton First Division Brigadier General John Buford Second Division Brigadier General David McM. Gregg Third Division Brigadier General Judson Kilpatrick Headquarters Guard Co. C 1st Ohio Capt. Samuel N. Stanford Horse Artillery First Brigade Capt. James M. Robertson Second Brigade Capt. John C. Tidball June 29. Buford’s Division advanced... 9. Lewis F. Perkins BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/uYE0Y-BA344/lewis-f-perkins.html> Lewis F. Perkins was born on March 27, 1840, in Onondaga County, New York, the son of Erastus (b. 1795) and Sally (b. 1804).Lewis’s parents were married before 1827, presumably in New York where they lived for many years. By 1850 Erastus was working as a farmer and Lewis was living with his family and attending school with his two younger siblings in Syracuse’s First Ward, Onondaga County, New York. By 1860 Lewis was working as a mechanic and apprentice carpenter living with his older brother Horace and his family in Lyons, Ionia County, Michigan.Lewis stood 5’5” with black... 10. American Civil War: Fighting Begins at Bentonville BY: n/a AT: About.com Military History URL: <http://militaryhistory.about.com/b/2010/03/18/american-civil-war-fighting-begins-at-bentonville.htm> March 19-21, 1865- The Battle of Bentonville begins in North Carolina. Advancing into North Carolina, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman split his army into two wings. The left wing, led by Maj. Gen. Henry Slocum (right) was attacked south of Bentonville, NC on March 19 by Gen. Joseph Johnston. The Confederate commander hoped to destroy Slocum before Sherman could bring his other wing to bear. In the course of the fighting on March 19, Slocum's men repulsed five Confederate attacks and were able to hold their position. Arriving the next day, Sherman sought to force Johnston to retreat without... 11. Remembering the Uss Franklin (Cv-13) “the Ship That Wouldn’t Die” BY: Jim Dolbow AT URL: <http://blog.usni.org/2010/03/19/remembering-the-uss-franklin-cv-13-the-ship-that-wouldnt-die/> Afire and listing after she was hit by a Japanese air attack while operating off the coast of Japan, 19 March 1945. Photographed from USS Santa Fe (CL-60), which was alongside assisting with firefighting and rescue work. Official U.S. Navy Photograph. 65 years ago today: Before dawn on 19 March 1945 the U.S.S. Franklin, who had maneuvered closer to the Japanese mainland than had any other U.S. carrier during the war, launched a fighter sweep against Honshu and later a strike against shipping in Kobe Harbor. Suddenly, a single enemy plane pierced the cloud cover and made a low... 12. Dealing With the Legacy of War, 65 Years On BY: Kyle Mizokami AT URL: <http://www.warisboring.com/?p=4597> Lancaster bomber. Creative Commons photo By ANDREW BALCOMBE Some might be surprised that, just as civilians of Cambodia, Mozambique and countless other countries must deal with unexploded ordnance, here in Europe civilians are still killed by unexploded bombs left lying around from World War II. In 2005, a Dutch fishing crew were pulling nets off the coast of Zeeland when they unexpectedly hauled in a World War II-era 1000-pound bomb from a British Lancaster bomber. It was thought that aircrews would often dump their bombs in the North Sea on their return to base in England. No one... ----- 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 -----