Friday, December 9th, 2016

A couple of years ago Jonah Goldberg wrote about visiting Pointe du Hoc. (I had a similar reaction at Missionary Ridge in Tennessee about a battle in a different war.) Goldberg: If you didn’t know, Pointe du Hoc is the highest spot between Utah and Omaha beaches and the Germans had artillery batteries there that […]

From the classic movie Judgement at Nuremburg: Mrs. Bertholt: “You elect judges in the United States?” Judge Haywood: “Yes, in some states.” Mrs. Bertholt: “I didn’t know that.” Judge Haywood: “Well, it’s either one of the virtue or one of the defects to our judiciary system. I thought it was one of the virtues until […]

From One of Many: US 36 DivisionIn order to cover the four beaches in the US sectors , 16 Panzer Division had two reinforced companies, many in strong points constructed near the shoreline. These troops normally operated with the tanks, but now occupied a static role with machine guns and mortars covering the likely exits […]

From One of Many: US 36 DivisionIn order to cover the four beaches in the US sectors , 16 Panzer Division had two reinforced companies, many in strong points constructed near the shoreline. These troops normally operated with the tanks, but now occupied a static role with machine guns and mortars covering the likely exits […]

From Simon Schama’s A History of Britain, Volume III, The Fate of Empire 1776-2000 Should Poland be attacked, Britain and France would come to her aid. The logistic impossibility of this aid being delivered to Lodz or Warsaw meant, of course, that there would be war in the West. But Chamberlain’s apparent conversion to a […]

From Simon Schama’s A History of Britain, Volume III, The Fate of Empire 1776-2000 Should Poland be attacked, Britain and France would come to her aid. The logistic impossibility of this aid being delivered to Lodz or Warsaw meant, of course, that there would be war in the West. But Chamberlain’s apparent conversion to a […]