Category - History

History

The Start of the Cold War

The Cold War… Decades of suspicion, decades of ideological hate, decades of a real threat to the world and life as we knew it… There really is so very much that could be said on this one topic alone, and to talk about...

History

The Lesson of Appeasement

We fully understand that the Treaty of Versailles was a complete failure, that the major powers who negotiated peace in Paris through selfish, self-serving, hidden agendas set themselves up for failure by refusing Germany a seat...

History

The Rise of Adolf Hitler

There is no doubt that Adolf Hitler was arguably one of the most evil men in history, but there is equally no doubt that his actions, and the actions of the Nazi’s, carry with them some of the most important lessons to be...

History Interest

The Mustang

The name evokes an image of a strong and muscular animal running wild through the open plains with beautiful curves and power in spades, making light work of traveling long distances and surviving the toughest conditions.  If...

History

“Paddy” Finucane

“I’d rather be lucky than good.” -Vernon “Lefty” Gomez Sometimes…or perhaps most of the time…this is a common saying for pilots; particularly those who’ve flown combat and accumulate a number of victories or...

History

William “Bill” Overstreet

  Captain William “Bill” Overstreet was a pilot and a hero in World War II.  He wasn’t a triple ace, he never had a confirmed Me262 kill, he didn’t shoot down a notable ace of the Luftwaffe, or fly any record...