To Hell with Germany

In the wake of the state visit to the White House by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, has been one news media article after another on both sides of the Atlantic, about how awkward it was for her. One feature of each article, was the supposed handshake refusal by Pres. Trump. He shook her hand when... Continue Reading →

Garbage in, garbage out

Yet another raunchy scandal has erupted surrounding the US Military. This time concerning a Facebook group, Marines United posting nude photos of women; civilians, Marines, and members of other military branches. The group has been shut down. This kind of thing results from a breakdown of military bearing, good order, and discipline. But, the failure... Continue Reading →

The perfect WW II navy

As Germany learned very painfully during World War II, no super-power can be a global super-power, without a large, powerful navy. For fighting a World War II style conflict, there is only one perfect navy, the US Navy. Not only because of the advanced warships built, but also because of the fleet supply train developed... Continue Reading →

The perfect WW II army

If one had to fight a World War II style conflict on land, the army would have to be capable of solid defense of territory, but also capable of advancing across vast tracts of land, doing so quickly, and as far as possible into the 'belly' of the enemy. Infantry Without infantry, there is no... Continue Reading →

The perfect WW II air force

If one had to fight a conflict World War II style, with World War II weaponry, they'd want the best the 1939-45 Era had to offer. Much of the war's early weaponry was outclassed entirely when it ended. So, a lot will be left out of this and the following posts. For this first post,... Continue Reading →

Was unconditional surrender the right policy against the Axis?

At the January 1943 Casablanca Conference, President Franklin D. Roosevelt unilaterally declared the Allied policy of unconditional surrender, against the Axis Alliance. Though Churchill was officially on board with this policy after the conference, he had serious reservations. Churchill’s next biggest worry after Hitler, was Stalin. There were still considerations in London of Germany as... Continue Reading →

Essex Class Carriers

America’s biggest naval engineering success to emerge from World War II, were the Essex Class aircraft carriers. They outclassed any contemporary sized carriers in the world, with the exception of the Royal Navy’s Implacable Class. The Essex Class design was derived from the preceding Yorktown Class. Yorktown’s design had been limited in every aspect by the... Continue Reading →

The first super carrier

The very first super aircraft carrier was not built by United States. It was Imperial Japan's 70,000 tonne Shinano built during World War II. Though she met a quick, humiliating end without ever seeing battle.   Japan originally intended to build four 72,000 tonne Yamato Class battleships. Only two, Yamato & Musashi were commissioned. To... Continue Reading →

Lack & misuse of naval power by the Axis

While Germany, Japan and Italy all fielded large land armies, and powerful air forces, the biggest oversight by all three was in the proper development, and use of naval power. Germany The biggest naval warfare failure. Germany had built highly advanced surface warships, and had the industrial capacity to build fleets. They simply didn't do... Continue Reading →

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