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Celebrating Black History Month 2015

Who-We-Be

by The History Reader Black History Month is an annual event for celebrating the central role of African Americans in the U.S., as well as other countries, including Canada and the U.K. Originally instituted in 1976 as “Negro History Week,” every

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History, Modern History

Operation Chowhound: As Historically Important as D-Day

The allied air drop of supplies over Holland during Operation Chowhound. Image is in the public domain via www.warbirdinformationexchange.org

Seventy years ago, in February, 1945, 3.5 million Dutch civilians in German-occupied Holland, in cities such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague, were facing starvation after the Nazis had cut food and power, creating Holland’s ‘Hunger Winter’ of 1944-45. This

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An Army Ranger NEVER Gives Up

Nick Irving

by Nick Irving Immediately after graduating high school, I was sent to Ft. Benning to attend US Army Basic training under the Option 40 contract (US Army Ranger Contract).  Before enlisting into the Army, my life long goal was to

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

Hanukkah and Christmas: A History of Consequences

The Bibles Cutting Room Floor

by Joel M. Hoffman History is in large part the story of consequences—both intended and unintended—as is the case for two of this season’s most celebrated holidays, Hanukkah and Christmas. It is well known that when Alexander the Great conquered

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Posted in Ancient & Medieval History, Ancient History, Military History

The Evolution of the Modern American Sniper

RIMPAC 2000

by Chris Martin The popularized notion of the lone sniper, out in the brush for days with no connection to their commanders until after executing a lethal mission and extracting to report their results, is one increasingly left for the

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