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75 Years Later, the Denmark Strait Debate continues

When the German battleship Bismarck sank HMS Hood on May 24, 1941, it sent shock waves across Britain and the empire.

The blast of heavy shells between the behemoths resonated both in Whitehall and Berlin. 641 more words


LINCOLN'S BOLD LION at the Woodville Festival

LINCOLN’S BOLD LION  author James Huffstodt performed in character last weekend as an old Civil War veteran who knew General Hardin. He was featured during the Woodville (Fl.) Festival at the Woodville Library near Tallahassee, an annual event  and celebration of the history and people of Woodville Florida that includes music, historical re-enactors, literature, plays, demonstrations, and vendors of all kinds. 58 more words


Who was Lincoln's Lion?

La Salle native and 1965 graduate of La Salle-Peru Township High School, James Huffstodt of Tallahassee, Fla., is the author of a recently released biography of one of Illinois’s most heroic Civil War generals who was also a personal protégé of President Abraham Lincoln. 778 more words


Lincoln's Bold Lion author gets in the holiday spirit

Author James Huffstodt had a great time at the Victorian Christmas event held Thursday and Friday, December 11-12, in Thomasville, Georgia. The parade, various chorale presentations, people in period costume, and other holiday entertainments attracted more than 12,000 people. 33 more words


Author Frank van Lunteren meets Colonel Colin P. Tuley, commander of the 1st Brigade (504th PIR), 82nd Airborne Division

Left to right are:  S/SGT Matt O’Brien, COL Colin P. Tuley, Honorary Member Frank van Lunteren, LT COL Mark Ivezaj, LT Willmarie Flores and CSM Alexander Barnett. 336 more words