Archive for the ‘War’ Category

Gang fight in Russia

June 9, 2010

Nothing too graphic but the outcome will surprise you.

[Via Bits and Pieces]

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The Dogs of War

January 3, 2010

A Tribute to the Military Working Dog.

US Army photo by Spc. Aubree Rundle

The Civil War in Four Minutes

October 11, 2009

This fascinating video, a must-see for anyone interested in this period of American history, has been around for a few years.  Offered as a video exhibit at the Lincoln Library and Museum, it shows the progress made by both sides throughout the U.S. Civil War, including the changing territorial lines and casualties inflicted in each battle.

[Via Cynical-C]

Don’t Stop “Director’s Cut”

October 3, 2009

Slightly different version of a 2007 viral video showing a battle between Walks and Don’t Walks, this time as an ad for Snickers.

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[Via Milk and Cookies]

Fascinating Civil War photo

August 29, 2009

I’m not sure why I like this photo so much.  Maybe it’s the dissonance between the cocky stance of the Confederate soldiers and the reality of their situation as prisoners of war.

Notice their gauntness… this was definitely a harrowing period in American history.  But these men still exuded a sense of pride, and they probably believed strongly in the rightness of their cause.  Yes, even though they were on the wrong side of history, their stubbornness and steadfast adherence to an unjust culture seem peculiarly American.

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July 1863. “Gettysburg, Pa. Three captured Confederate soldiers, likely from Louisiana, pose for Mathew Brady on Seminary Ridge following the Battle of Gettysburg.”

[From Shorpy]

Troop greeter documentary

April 25, 2009

I’ve posted about troop greeters previously, and now there’s a documentary that delves into the complicated lives of these caring seniors who welcome our troops home at the airport in Bangor, Maine.  The Way We Get By is screening in select cities and will be available on DVD soon.

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Protesting with your feet

December 14, 2008

It’s fitting that a video of an Iraqi reporter throwing his shoes at George W. Bush will be one of our last memories of the 43rd president.  Watch for how this action will manifest itself in protests — both serious and humorous — back home in the States and perhaps elsewhere in the world.  This one’s going to have legs… err, feet.

MKV-L: a hovering menace to missiles

December 8, 2008

Via Engadget, this video shows the military’s latest toy, the Multiple Kill Vehicle, designed to take out enemy missiles.  Quite effectively, the MKV hovers and destroys.   Seems like it might be a worthwhile addition to our urban warfare arsenal, too.

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