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This my blog page where you will find the latest post on top, and years and years of older posts below.
For a more focused way of reading, you can select the Categories underneath My Articles tab at the top !
Enjoy your stay here and check back once in a while!

2016 US trip

Independence Pass, CO, 2016

September 1, 2016US travel Not only the Dutchy, in fact, but a whole bunch of people from the “Kachadourian Lodge” set out to visit the pass, and subsequently have lunch in Aspen on the other side! On this day, July

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Aviation

Thunderbolts over Burma

By Angus Findon, Mark Hillier A very special book. It shows us the life of a British fighter pilot, but not in the usual way where young men jump into the Hurricanes and Spitfires and fend off Hitler’s Luftwaffe over

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General

Major changes in the website

Please bear with me all, I changed the theme of my WordPress website, am adding a little aircraft webshop, and integrating some material from my other websites (that I will subsequently close).So during the next few months things will be

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Aviation

Interesting article on Desert Storm

I can’t believe it is already 30 years ago that we were watching in awe at the tracer bullets rising into the air over Baghdad, without hitting anything, while Saddam’s armed forces were annihilated from above….. At last some positive

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Italian Blog

Italy illegally limits the personal freedom of its citizens

The text in this analysis of Italy’s post-fascist (and now communist?) constitution shows that our current limitations of personal freedom and restrictions of movements are illegal, unconstitutional, and should be forcefully opposed. That Italians do not do this, is beyond

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Bruno

Bruno wants out, like me

Unfortunately it looks like our region will again be dragged into the communist-state ‘Zona Arancia’ (Orange Zone) which means no freedom of movement. That’s my main beef with all this Chinese Virus crap, supported by the current communist regime in

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General

No more oppression

In the light of the recent attack on their customers, it seems like most current social media are indeed Socialist Media and only exist to make their owners even richer….. which indeed is a typical trait of socialist leaders and

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Book Reviews

Mussolini’s Defeat at Hill 731, March 1941

by John Carr How the Greeks Halted Italy’s Albanian Offensive This is a fascinating book, especially for those of us not specialized in the Balkan part of World War 2. John Carr really has delivered a great story here, professionally

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General

More closings

I feel like dying a little bit, closing down various internet activities that I have fanatically worked on these past 15 years of my life. But many of them were not really active, or useful, anymore. I have started so

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Flightsim

Closing the FSAddon shop

Dear all, first of all let me wish you a Merry Christmas, even when in lockdown or otherwise limited. Hopefully, you are all still healthy. Also hopefully, next year will see a return to normalcy, and no, not the ‘new

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Aviation

KLM turns 101

Here’s a message on the KLM, my favorite airline for many many years…. An article in Key.Aero takes a look at the history of the world’s oldest airline. Check it out HERE !

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Art

New art shop opened

Having been banned from Facebook for the umpteenth time I found some extra time in my busy retired life. So I picked up painting again. And in a special way too. I decided to try my hand at something different

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Book Reviews

From Arromanches to the Elbe

by Charles More Marcus Cunliffe and the 144th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps 1944–1945 Marcus Cunliffe was an officer of the 144th Regiment of the Royal Armoured Corps when it landed in Normandy back in June 1944. His notes and diaries are

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Book Reviews

Excellent book on the Battle of the Bulge

The Americans and Germans at Bastogne (Hardback)First-Hand Accounts from the Commandersby Gary Sterne Now here’s a book to my heart !! Not only is its subject about one of the iconic battles in Europe during the Second World War, but

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Art

Playing artist again

I bought a training course on architectural acquarel techniques, but figured I wanted to try it out on another pet subject: the LST325 in Evansville. Using a photo from Craig as model, I started on my first attempt. Got some

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Aviation

Duel Under the Stars

2020-06-18 The Memoir of a Luftwaffe Night Pilot in World War II by Wilhelm Johnen Another one of my favorite World War 2 books, because it is written relatively shortly after the war, in 1956, by someone who was one

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General

Bye Bye Zuckerberg

All the way back in November 2008 I added my first friends on Facebook, on my brand new account. I started it out of curiosity because many of my flight simulator friends were talking about it. And those were the

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Flightsim

A lot happened

But unfortunately not on the actually cockpit build….. However, not all is bad, although getting old really feels like it… <grin>. Time passes at lightning speed these days, and so it happened that instead of continuing to build the cockpit,

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Book Reviews

Supplying the British Army in the Second World War

2020-06-05 By Janet Macdonald This is a very nice hardback book on a subject that does not get enough coverage, ever….. the supply and support of armies. In this particular book Janet McDonalds takes us along to the humongous efforts

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General

NO Facebook, so peaceful

The Facebook Gestapo has locked me out once again, this time for sharing a joke on good old Hitler….. totally irrelevant for their ‘community standards’, whatever those may entail. Totally random too of course, I am just on their blacklist, like

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