David Knights' Weblog

July 18, 2019

USS Marblehead

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:30 am
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An amazing WWII story.

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July 16, 2019

Cleveland’s missiles

Filed under: General,Technology — dknights @ 6:11 am
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I didn’t realize that so many Nike missiles were deployed around Cleveland. (h/t to Jim Bates for the pointer)

July 8, 2019

Movie traditions

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I have several movies that I watch every year, each tied to a specific date or time of year.

Sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I will watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

On or about June 6th each year I’ll watch The Longest Day. (Occasionally, I’ll watch Saving Private Ryan, but The Longest Day is the superior movie)

Sometime on the July 4th weekend, I will watch the musical 1776. (Without a doubt, the best Broadway musical)

What are your movie traditions?

July 7, 2019

A Kentucky battlefield preserved.

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A really great article on the preservation of the Mill Springs battlefield site in southern Kentucky.  I need to go down and see this battlefield.

June 27, 2019

PZL P-7 and P-11

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Arma has a very nice blog with some nice history articles that tie into their products.  This one is very good.  I will have to check back periodically.

June 23, 2019

History podcasts

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I love listening to history podcasts.  Here is a nice list of many good ones.

June 22, 2019

Our planet

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We understand so little about our planet and its history and the way the entire system works.  Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

June 20, 2019

Movies

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I would watch any of these movies.

June 7, 2019

RC-135

Filed under: General — dknights @ 9:54 am
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Interesting article on the loss of an RC-135 50 years ago.

June 6, 2019

June 6th, 1944

Filed under: General — dknights @ 10:12 am
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As we remember the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, this column makes a very good point that, in addition to a lot of combat bravery, there was an incredible logistical challenge that had to be overcome.  Everyone alive today owes these folks a debt of gratitude.

 

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