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A shrine of controversy Of all the war history sites, memorials, and museums that Alissa and I have visited and are planning to visit, few have caused this much anxiety and nervousness in me.  The...

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If you follow this blog, then you know that I am particularly intrigued by historical sites around the world that have been effected by war.  I am most interested in the Civil War and WWII,...

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Then and Now The Burma Campaign of WWII was one of the harshest campaigns of the war, yet compared to other campaigns, it still remains vastly unknown.  During our three weeks in Myanmar, we explored...

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“You’re not the Forgotten Army… Nobody’s ever heard of you.” Towards the end of 1943, the British/Indian Army in Burma(Myanmar now) was in pretty rough spirits.  Nearly two years had passed since the Japanese had...

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We’ve headed north from Bangkok to the city of Kanchanaburi, Bangkok’s most popular day-trip city.  We are only going to stop here briefly to do some sight-seeing before heading further west to see what remains...

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When visiting an island in Southeast Asia or the South Pacific, there is a very good chance that the island you’re on was occupied by either Japan or the United States in the early 1940’s,...

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Not many people think of Australia when thinking of WWII, but Australia had one million of its citizens participate in the war in some way.  Many Australian soldiers fought in the European, North African, and...

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I really have myself to blame for my disappointment here on Guadalcanal. Having been to Normandy, arguably the most well-kept foreign American battlefield, I was spoiled. And by battlefield, I’m really referring to the landing...

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Prisoner of war camps in the Civil War were ruthless places where thousands of young soldiers on both sides had their lives cut short by disease, starvation, and murder. The deadliest of these camps was...

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Visiting Gettysburg

December 3, 2012

The weather during the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863 was hot and humid with clear skies.  When we arrived this morning it was foggy and cold.  Yes, it would have been nice to have a...

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