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Canadian War Museum 13h
The numbers below convey the scale and cost of the Battle of Amiens. Canadian soldiers involved: 103k Canadian losses: 11,822 killed or wounded Canadian and British artillery pieces: at least 646 Artillery shells fired: 410k Allied tanks: 604 German prisoners: 9k
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Alex Black 5h
Next spring marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the start of the Battle of Normandy. Please consider helping the , 🇨🇦's museum on Juno Beach, honour the 5500 Canadian men and women killed in Normandy. ➡️
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From Balloons to Drones 7h
In our latest article, discusses 'A Discourse on John Boyd: A Brief Summary of the US Air Force’s Most Controversial Pilot and Thinker.'
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Alex Black 9h
The 4th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment had previously fired on AVM Broadhurst and Lt-Gen Dempsey on the eve of Operation Charnwood!
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Juno Beach Centre 11h
One of our Summer Institute for Educator participants has been blogging post-trip... Wondering why you should bother to apply next time around? Check it out:
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Alex Black 23h
Replying to @AMontgomery82
Sorry... I meant to include a link with that. He's at RMC, I think.
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Alex Black 23h
Replying to @AMontgomery82
John R. Grodzinski
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From Balloons to Drones Aug 20
Call for contributions - encourages potential submissions from postgraduates, academics, policymakers, service personnel and relevant professionals involved in researching the subject of . Find out how to contribute here:-
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Alex Black Aug 20
The deadly nature of close air support.
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Canadian War Museum Aug 20
“Each time the fighter pilots were launched [during the Battle of Amiens] to assault the infantry, they could see the aeroplane graveyard below….” Squadron Commander Raymond Collishaw, Memories of a Canadian Airman
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Alex Black Aug 19
Many thanks to and the International Guild of Battlefield Guides for publishing this five-star review of . Currently on sale with free delivery worldwide! ➡️
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Alex Black Aug 19
Replying to @AndreaEidinger
Thanks for sharing!
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Alex Black Aug 19
Awesome thread on the images that are all over our feeds today, the 76th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid.
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Alex Black Aug 19
Replying to @tmlittlewood
I think there's a lot to learn from the way past historians handled controversy and the reality of being close to their subjects. In fact, Stacey and his staff were reporting to many of the general officers their histories would exhalt or criticize.
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Thomas M. Littlewood Aug 18
Re-reading Tim Cook's book "Clio's Warriors" which examines the historiography of Canadian military history from 1914-200. Cook argues that official historians from DND have been critical in shaping the development of the field.
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Juno Beach Centre Aug 19
Cartoonist Lou Skuce's drawing of an Allied soldier shoving "bitter pills" -- ammo produced by the Scarboro munitions plant -- down Hitler's throat in retaliation for the massacre at Dieppe. (Image credit: the Archives of Ontario). >>>
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Andrew Spearin Aug 19
What could go a long way is if or acknowledge the inaccuracies and actually call out where they do make concessions. Would show their mindfulness of the reality and explain what/why/how they bent for the sake of fun gameplay.
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Alex Black Aug 19
That's what I'm keen to experience -- their single player game mode.
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Alex Black Aug 19
Can't disagree with that. BF V seems to be milking the historical authenticity angle while also saying that fun > accuracy. I know they used archival records to create some maps, but it sounds more historically inspired than authentic.
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Alex Black Aug 19
Lessons were also learned in North Africa, Sicily, Salerno, and Anzio. These did not require the same slaughter. Perhaps is on to something with his work on British intelligence.
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