World War II Reenacting in Texas

Fighting the Axis under the “Lone Star” by Brent Brown Under a warm open sky, Allied troops appear on an unnamed field “somewhere in France.” They work quickly to secure a perimeter. As mess crews go to work preparing food, … More »

Silent Winged Warriors

Delivering military messages for centuries By Brent Brown June 6, 1944: Allied officers in London nervously waited for any news about Operation Overlord. Although General Eisenhower and his staff had planned for victory, too many things could go wrong, including … More »

DESERTION “IN TIMES OF WAR”

In military terminology, desertion is the abandonment of a duty or post without permission and is done with the intention of not returning. We have been hearing a lot about desertion, lately, as it relates to the case of Sergeant Beaudry Robert “Bowe” Bergdahl who deserted … More »

They rolled for General Pershing

Armored cars made in Cleveland, 1915-1918 As war tore apart Europe in 1914, the United States was reluctant to join the slaughter. President Woodrow Wilson was willing, however, to support a conflict closer to home. Wilson recognized Venustiano Carranza, the … More »

Allied-Used British Sun Helmets

By Peter Suciu Worn by more then Monty’s troops in North Africa The classic view of Montgomery’s Eight Army in the desert of North Africa is a “Tommy” running across the desert wearing a British MkII steel helmet. This certainly … More »