Airpower and British society, 1908-1941 (mostly).
By Brett Holman.
3 days ago
A bad day at the office
While looking for something else, I came across this rather incredible photo in the Imperial War Museum collection. That's a seaplane stuck 300 feet up a 350ft tall radio mast! If that's not amazing enough, …
By Brett Holman, 381 words
Finnish blogger in reserve, defence and national security.
By Robin Häggblom.
3 weeks ago
Wrote ‘Are you allowed to speak about The War in Finland’ for KKrVA
Following the Swedish debate that kicked off earlier this year when key ministers spoke out publicly about the risk of a war involving Sweden, a number of commentators invoked Finland and the Finnish public discussion …
By Corporal Frisk, 134 words
Flintlock and tomahawk
American warfare 1690-1835 in popular culture, art, in miniature and in wargames, through Living History and in movies.
6 days ago
Frontier Soldiers of New France
New title added to the Autumn 2024 list!Frontier Soldiers of New France examines the official and regulation dress, weapons and equipment of the regular colonial troops maintained by the French government in North America from …
From Balloons to Drones – Articles
Air Power throughout the Ages.
By Ross Mahoney, et al.
2 days ago
#FilmReview – Masters of the Air, Episode Four
By Dr Luke Truxal Editorial note: On 26 January 2024, Apple TV+ launched the much-anticipated series Masters of the Air. This series follows the actions of the US 100th Bomb Group during the Combined Bomber …
Great War Fiction
By George Simmers.
2 months ago
A Miserable Kipling
Here, from the Lyttelton Times, a New Zealand newspaper of 1911, is yet another proof of the strange side-effects of Rudyard Kipling’s immense celebrity:
By George Simmers, 27 words
The alternative aviation magazine.
By Joe Coles.
a week ago
AI attempts to draw British aircraft and we spit out our collective tea in awe at these magnificent obscenities
As everyone knows, AI will definitely turn against us and destroy all humans within the next couple of years or so. As a result we only have a short window to point out its flaws …
The Invasion Network
Established to encourage collaboration between researchers working under the broad theme of invasion, with a particular focus on British invasion fears in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
By Dustin Risner, Ailise Bulfin.
a year ago
Conference Report for ‘Britain Afraid: Imperial Insecurities and National Fears, 1798- 1945’
SUMMARY OF THE PAPERS Conference report for ‘Britain Afraid: Imperial Insecurities and National Fears, 1798-1945’, organised by Dr James Crossland and hosted by Liverpool John MooresUniversity in collaboration with the Invasion Network, 21–22 June 2022 …
By theinvasionnetwork, 70 words
Weapons, Wars, Preparation and Security from a recovering gun nut turned bad writer.
By Christopher Eger.
20 hours ago
You Know the AR15/18 Mash-Up that is the T65, yes?
The Taiwan-based Republic of China Army has always looked very American-ish in terms of equipment and the force recently showed off some updates that included a curious AR. The 130,000-member force, which traces its lineage …
By laststandonzombieisland, 348 words
Mark R. Stoneman
Independent editor, translator, and historian.
5 months ago
Juggling Social Media Platforms
I quit the old bird site last December, and I’ve been a happy Mastodon user instead ever since. Nonetheless, I’ve recently begun dalliances with Threads and Bluesky. I’m not looking for greener pastures, but I’m …
By Mark R. Stoneman, 1,348 words
Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog
By Alex Wellerstein.
7 months ago
Henry Stimson didn’t go to Kyoto on his honeymoon
The city of Kyoto was the only great city of Japan to be spared serious bombing during World War II, despite being among the top targets preferred for the atomic bomb, thanks to the unprecedented …
By Alex Wellerstein, 3,561 words
War and Security
History of war and current national security issues.
By Martin Gibson.
a month ago
British Troops Readied for Show of Force
The Times has reported that next month the UK will to deploy 20,000 military personnel across eastern Europe as part of the NATO exercise Steadfast Defender. They will be accompanied by one of the Royal …
By Martin Gibson, 245 words