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Browning M1919 .30 calibre Machine Gun

During the entire interwar era, machine gun instruction was a key element of officer training at the Basic School.  Marines were using the machine gun in a variety of locations and the continuously-active operating forces were very familiar with it.  260 more words

Do Your Job - a plea from Demosthenes

Demosthenes is an interesting ancient orator to read. On the one hand, his speeches are good (an understatement; he has been the gold standard for political oratory for thousands of years), but, on the other, he is a bit of a one-trick pony. 331 more words


Women in Academia

Dr. Regina Catherine Henley was born in 1922 and received her PhD in Zoology from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) in 1949.  That’s a pioneering woman!  65 more words

MIT Technology Review: AI tackles the Vatican’s secrets

MIT Technology Review: AI tackles the Vatican’s secrets. “Even church archivists don’t know what mysteries lie hidden in the Vatican Secret Archives, since many of its documents have never been transcribed. 11 more words

Research & Opinion

The Lucky Bag

I use ancestry.com for a lot of research.  One of the best things to go through are the digitized collections of high school and college yearbooks.  59 more words

I have a book!

For three years I worked for the USMC, writing and directing “staff rides” to the Civil War battlefields located in Northern Virginia.  A “staff ride” is a guided tour of a battlefield, designed for military personnel to learn professional lessons from the tactics, techniques, and operational decisions made by historical commanders.  130 more words