World War One Correspondents and their Uniform
Source: Military Collector and Historian. Vol 39, No. 4. Winter, 1987. Pg 158-160.
Notes on the Buddy System in World War Two
This article originated after observing a disagreement between two reenactors. One was arguing that the buddy system did in fact exist in World War Two. Another reenactor argued the exact opposite, that such a system was yet another example of a modern military concept grafted onto the World War Two hobby. After all, this individual pointed out, the buddy system is not mentioned in FM 21-100. The truth of the matter is somewhere in the middle.Continue reading Buddy System In World War Two
New post as part of the 78 Record Project Series
How American Soldiers Voted in World War II
Unlike today, voting for the World War Two serviceman was not such a straight forwarded affair. That isn’t to say voting for modern American Servicemen and Women isn’t easy only that things have objectively improved since WWII. Soldier’s attempting to vote encountered numerous obstacles to make absentee voting difficult or non-existent. It took a series of changes, each building incrementally to loosen-up the restrictions in time for the armed forces to vote in the Presidential election of 1944. One of the biggest changes was the political shift of the Republicans to allow (or at least not inhibit the Democrats) a federal presence in what is to be considered an area of state’s rights.
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- How American Soldiers Voted in World War II
- 1944 Primary Election
- 1944 Elections
- War Department Form 560- Federal Application for State Ballot
- USWBC-Forms 1, 3, 4 Federal Application for State Ballot
- State Ballots in 1944
- Federal War Ballot
- Election Fraud
- Who Got The Ballots?
- Irregularities in Voting
- Casting the Ballot
- Prisoners of War (POWs) Casting the Ballot
- Videos of Soldiers Casting Their Absentee Votes
- Example of Federal War Ballot Mailbag Tags used to identify mailbags en-route back to the states:
- 1945 Elections
- 1946 Elections
- Extra Information
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- Board and Card Games for the Allied Soldier
- Card Games
- BOARD GAMES
- Special Services Division
Board and Card Games for the Allied Soldier
World War Two games were an important part of a solider’s life. As a Second World War enthusiast and historical reenactor, I thought I might share an especially small and unknown historical niche in the history and hobby: Games.Continue reading Games of the World War Two Soldier
Home Automation: 3 Considerations
A recent article on home automation caught my attention on the New Republic Website because my wife and I had considered some automation options but declined all of them (unless you include a programmable thermostat).
We grounded our considerations in history, current events, and current technology (or the lack thereof).
I am certain that very few people have favorite federal laws. After all, who wants to talk about federal legislation at a party (hint: I do). However, being a bit of a policy wonk and government guru, I enjoy reading and learning about federal laws. In fact, I actually have TWO federal laws that I consider to be my favorite. They both involve the stomach.