WW2DB Contributors' Blogs
5 Nov 2012
Every so often, I return to view the art of Lawrence Beall-Smith, hosted online at the Naval Historical Center. I made a similar post in 2007, extolling Beall-Smith’s virtues of bringing color to a mind conditioned to look for nuance within a black and white frame. The picture I wish to discuss now is linked here. The framing of ...
29 Oct 2012
Okay, let’s get the subject of “porn” out of the way. We are NOT talking naked ladies and such. The sub-reddit of discussion here is about history, pure and simple, and there are some pretty great pictures appearing there. Many I have seen and many I have not. So here’s how it works: 1) ...
22 Oct 2012
Someone I know recently visited the The Airborne & Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville, North Carolina and he sent along this pix via camera phone. While the quality of the picture is “meh,” I can honestly say I’ve seen few static displays that really hit the mark. This one does and it is pretty cool. ...
14 Oct 2012
In a brief digital exchange concerning the movie Empire of the Sun (1987), ww2db.com Editor Peter Chen mentioned that his grandmother experienced the loss of a child in a mob while fleeing a Japanese bombing attack. What follows is a collected email exchange that occurred over the course of a week’s time and used ...
8 Oct 2012
Part III of my interview with Sterling Mace (WWII veteran and memoirist) is here. You can also read my review of BATTLEGROUND PACIFIC: A MARINE RIFLEMAN?S COMBAT ODYSSEY IN K/3/5 here. // //
2 Oct 2012
Part II of my interview with Sterling Mace (WWII veteran and memoirist) is here. You can also read my review of Battleground Pacific: A Marine Rifleman’s Combat Odyssey in K/3/5 here. Happy Tuesday… // //
30 Aug 2012
I met Sterling Mace online, after making this rather short post about an interview he gave on a Reddit AMA. Not thinking the post would ever reach him, his response to me personally was about ?setting the record straight,? of defining the position of riflemen, in relation to mortarmen, machine gunners, and officers. You see, Sterling Mace was ...
18 Jul 2012
So I know this guy, who is a reporter. He is one of the new breed of backpack reporters who do all the work in the field: shoot, edit, transmit all from the company Ford Explorer. He shot this WWII piece last summer, and I’m still pissed he called to gloat just before ...
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