On this day in history, June 8th, 1944, the fighting ceased around Angoville-au-Plain, where D-Day Medics Robert Wright and Kenneth Moore were treating wounded from both sides of the conflict in a church in France. Their service and heroism are history that deserves to be remembered.
Outdated and crewed by naval reservists, USS Ward played a unique role at Pearl Harbor and beyond. Her brave service represents the spirit of the United States Navy and the determination of the nation through two wars.It is history that deserves to be remembered!
Featuring SABATON and their new single “Defense of Moscow.” https://music.sabaton.net/DefenceOfMoscow The Battle of Moscow was truly epic in scope, and represented a desperate effort by a people defending their homeland. One of the great legends of the battle- the brave last stand of Panfilov’s Twenty-Eight Guardsmen, stands as a symbol of the sacrifice of theContinue reading “Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen and The Battle of Moscow”
In their initial offensive of the Second Anglo-Boer War, the Boer armies quickly overran parts of the British territories of Natal and Cape Colony, besieging three strategically important towns. The defense of the Cape Colony city of Kimberly resulted in a surprising arms race and the employment of unique, and startlingly large for the era,Continue reading “The Great Guns of the Siege of Kimberley”
The History Guy remembers Eugene “Lucky” Flucky and the U.S.S. Barb, the submarine that sank a train during World War II. It is history that deserves to be remembered. The History Guy uses images that are in the Public Domain. As photographs of actual events are often not available, I will sometimes use photographs ofContinue reading “The submarine that sank a train: the U.S.S. Barb”
In April 1778, John Paul Jones struck a blow against British merchant ships in a daring raid. The History Guy remembers forgotten history during the American Revolution, the day the United States invaded England and the Whitehaven Raid.
The History Guy examines the unique role of Utah and the Clearfield Naval Supply Depot in the war in the Pacific.
The History Guy remembers Timothy the tortoise, the last survivor of the Crimean War, and shows that wisdom comes with age. Her life is history that deserves to be remembered. The episode discusses events and shows some artwork and photographs depicting a periods of war, which some viewers may find disturbing. All events are describedContinue reading “Through the Eyes of Timothy, The last survivor of the Crimean War”
In June 1944, one of the largest, most modern and most important ships in the Imperial Japanese Navy, Shōkaku, encountered a US submarine, Cavalla, out on its first patrol. The History Guy remembers a WWII confrontation in the Pacific Theater. It is history that deserves to be remembered.
At just the age of 20, Walt Haaser was in charge of a B-17 bomber crew of ten men. In April, 1945, he and his crew would make a desperate escape in their stricken bomber. Special thanks to Fred Haaser.