The Secret Disaster That Made D-Day the Success it Was

I love history. I hate war. But without history we don’t learn from our mistakes. Sometimes history is doomed to repeat itself, and we don’t learn from the mistakes. Maybe it’s time the younger took a look at true history, not the made-up stuff to hide the truth in the “history” books that are currently being shoved down our student’s minds. Reblogged from historywithatwist.wordpress.com

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As we approach the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we should also remember those who gave their lives before the Normandy Landings to ensure they would be the success they were…

It was 1944, and the troops were waiting nervously for the barrage on the beach to end. Their stomachs heaved as their clumsy landing craft rode the swell. Nearby, the support vessels and destroyers watched as their orderly line headed for the landing spot. The men concentrated on trying to overcome their sea sickness, their impending landing and the assault they’d have to make once they made it to shore.

This wasn’t the heart-in-mouth assault on the beaches of Normandy on June 6 – one of history’s greatest ever naval landings that signalled the end of Hitler’s dominance in Europe. No, this was a few weeks earlier – at Slapton Sands, a beautiful beach in Devon, England.

It was a…

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Unique Weaponry

This is important information for historical writers as well as science fiction/fantasy. Thank you for this post. Looking forward to the next ones in the series. Reblogged from writenook.wordpress.com

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We’ve wrapped up our list of mythological creatures, but that doesn’t mean the Wednesday Wisdom is going to stop…

Instead, we’re taking on a new task: unique weaponry. It’s important to know the differences between your dirks and daggers, swords and scimitars. Even more so, about other styles of weapons used in battle…like this week. Let’s take you through history and inspire your fantasy, your historical plots…with what your characters should bring to the war table.


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Hellburners

The picture doesn’t show much, but if you look close enough, you can make out a dozen ships. Well, that’s exactly what a hellburner was: a ship. Not a regular ship with a cool name, though; a ship used to cause a massive explosion, similar to what we would consider a nuclear weapon of our time.

Essentially, they were disguised as fire ships – ships set aflame and were set to drift using…

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The Downfall of the United States: Part 1

The tenets on which this country was founded have been under attack for over one hundred years.  Like Israel, God’s chosen people, we have allowed secular humanism to erode the fabric of the family.  The foundation of faith upon which this country was founded (I did not say religion) has been challenged and disavowed because, … Continue reading The Downfall of the United States: Part 1

10 More Rules For A Happy Marriage

There are so many things that are necessary to build a strong relationship.  Each one is vital if the relationship is to stand the test of time and troubles.  And troubles will come, whether through illness, death of a child or parent, becoming a full-time caregiver to a family member, etc.  If the relationship isn’t … Continue reading 10 More Rules For A Happy Marriage