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A Brief History On August 7, 1942, US Marines landed on the island of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands chain, initiating the first US ground offensive of World War II (a subject we previously covered in our article “First U.S. Offensive of World War II Begins on Guadalcanal”).  When those Marines hit the beach, they were equipped with the M1903 Springfield rifle, a classic bolt action rifle that first saw action during World War I.  When the US Army soldiers later landed on the island to reinforce the Marines, the soldiers were equipped with the newer M-1 Garand semi-automatic rifle,…

A Brief History On August 5, 2019, while the nation reels from recent mass shootings in Gilroy, California (3 dead), El Paso, Texas (22 dead), and Dayton, Ohio (9 dead), the calls for “common sense” gun control are ringing loud and strong.  Problem is, what is “common sense” when it comes to gun control?  Not everyone agrees!  (Note: We sincerely want to stem the violence in the United States and decrease the number of murders and crimes by criminals with guns.  We also advocate for measures that actually help, and not “feel good” useless laws that do not really address…

A Brief History On August 2, 2019, word of a decision by a New York City police judge to ask the Police commissioner to fire Officer Daniel Pantaleo was made public.  Pantaleo was almost immediately suspended from duty.  Pantaleo was the officer involved in the tragic case in which career petty criminal Eric Garner died shortly after being arrested for selling loose cigarettes in 2014.  The case became infamous as the “I can’t breathe!” case, with Pantaleo being accused of putting Garner in an “illegal” choke hold.  (Note: Despite the fact that you will see over and over on television…

A Brief History On August 2, 1798, during the French Revolutionary Wars, the French fleet supporting then General Napoleon Bonaparte’s invasion of Egypt was defeated soundly by the British at the Battle of the Nile.  As would often continue during Napoleon’s stellar military career, the French Navy was perhaps the weakest link of Napoleon’s military might. Digging Deeper Napoleon Bonaparte was one of, if not THE, greatest military genius of all time, and in fact has had more written about him than any other mortal man in history!  The exception is Jesus Christ, arguably not considered a mortal man.  (Note:…

A Brief History On August 1, 2019, we take a moment to delve into the arena of politics, a part of history we consider normally a topic to avoid because of the volatile nature of opinions and deep rooted emotions attached to those opinions.  Well, today we take a chance and spout our opinions about who won and who lost the debates of July 30 and 31, 2019, for the Democratic nomination for President.  We understand that other observers may come up with other results (of course they are WRONG!), and that our valued readers may disagree (and are welcome…

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