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Posts on 06/25/19

Morale during US Civil War

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 06/25/19 5:35 am) I agree with Cameron Sawyer's observations that Poles have had great military skills and successes. They have also produced some great scientists and mathematicians. However, I did see a video o ...

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Boris Johnson as PM and Brexit

(Timothy Ashby, Spain, 06/25/19 4:55 am) Despite Boris Johnson's domestic spats--the most recent apparently caused by his spilling red wine on his current lover's sofa--he seems on track to win the Conservative Party's leadership ...

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World War(s) II: Were the Asian and European Wars Unrelated?

(Sasha Pack, USA, 06/25/19 4:21 am) I have enjoyed Cameron Sawyer's informative essays on World War II, and especially the German-Soviet aspect. I have learned from and generally agree with his informed interpretations, though I' ...

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Posts on 06/24/19

RSI Combatants: Volunteers and Conscripts

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 06/24/19 2:29 pm) A very good question from our moderator: "Are there statistics on how many of the nearly 1 million RSI combatants went voluntarily?"  (See my post of June 23rd.) Before trying to ...

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Imamoglu Wins Istanbul Mayoral Election

(Yusuf Kanli, Turkey, 06/24/19 6:56 am) The much-anticipated but unexpectedly strong reelection of Ekrem İmamoğlu to the Istanbul metropolitan mayoral seat most probably will be remembered in years ahead as a turning point in the ...

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More on Soviet "Volunteers" in Spain

(Boris Volodarsky, Austria, 06/24/19 5:50 am) I am grateful to David Pike (22 June) for answering my question. Briefly commenting on David's post and JE's question about Soviet-run prisons in Spain, I submit the following:
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Did the Soviets Use "Barrier Troops" in Spain?

(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 06/24/19 4:49 am) In response to the comments of David Pike and Boris Volodarsky regarding the use of Soviet "barrier" troops and the general participation of Soviet troops in the Spanish Civil War, I have do ...

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World War(s) II: the Asian War

(Cameron Sawyer, Russia, 06/24/19 4:25 am) Timothy Brown wrote on June 21st: "Once again [on WAIS], the Pacific front is treated as if nothing of any importance whatsoever took place during WWII beyond Europe's Eastern front." ...

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Posts on 06/23/19

Patrick and Edward Mears`s "Irish Recruits in the British Armed Forces"

(John Eipper, USA, 06/23/19 2:07 pm) WAISworld's father-son scholarship team, Pat and Eddie Mears, have written an extremely informative monograph on Irish soldiers in the British military during the period 1800-1923. We've uploa ...

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Italy`s WWII Morale

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 06/23/19 5:13 am) Commenting on the excellent (as usual) post of Cameron Sawyer, our esteemed moderator asked about the morale of various nations at war. In another recent post, Cameron discussed the fake tale of the ...

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