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Railways in the Second World War

Railways in the Second World War By Michael Foley I am not a railwayman by any measure, although my brother and I built an extensive model railway back in the day. But what caught my curiosity was the cover of

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Basic Blender Tutorials

Downloaded the latest Blender app and was looking for tutorials. This is the list that Blender provides themselves. There must be many more on Youtube and I’ll post more of them when I find them.My main project is to build

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Independence Pass, CO, 2016

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!

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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