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SubjectDate Asked
Battle of the Bulge11/29/2016
  Q: My name is Joe and I am a student in high school and I am doing a project for national history day ...
  A: I will be glad to assist you, but the question you have asked cannot be answered briefly. So i will ...
148th Engineer Combat Bn7/25/2016
  Q: I recently purchased two field manuals that belonged to man in the 148th engineers, I have been ...
  A: i do not have much information about this unit but what i can share with you is that they played an ...
ww24/25/2016
  Q: what is your favorite combat vehicle used in world war 2and why?
  A: A very hard choice to make, i cant pick just one, but if i really had to it would be the German ...
Wanting to know more about countries militaries in World War 2.4/24/2016
  Q: What tanks did the US, Germans and Russians use during WW2? What countries had very strong navies ...
  A: The extensive use of tanks by the US during world war 2 were mostly Sherman, the M1- M5 series. The ...
Paki indi conflict.3/26/2016
  Q: Why did India and Pakistan have all those wars to begin with? Was it political or ideological?
  A: The first war that was fought between Pakistan and India was in 1947 and based on disputed territory ...
Cambodian Genocide11/9/2015
  Q: I was wondering what the victims of the Cambodian genocide/ Vietnamese-Cambodian war did to ...
  A: Apart from a few resistance cells, there was no retaliation against the regime. It must be noted ...
D Day question6/9/2014
  Q: I cannot seem to find an answer to this one on the internet. Perhaps it is how the military fought ...
  A: My apologies for the late reply. The Allies did air drop several thousand troops behind enemy lines ...
Battle of BaraPind 19713/28/2014
  Q: Assalam Alaikum. I need to prepare a presentation on the battle of bara pind in the upcoming week. ...
  A: Sorry for the late reply. I am pasting a link for you from Wikipedia about the battle which will ...
WW22/21/2014
  Q: For example what caused the battle of the Philippines? how did it have an impact on the united ...
  A: the cause of the invasion by The Japanese forces was simply to ensure their dominance in East Asia. ...
Ww22/13/2014
  Q: What are the advantages and disadvantages of invading japan instead of dropping the atom bomb during ...
  A: From a purely military point of view i cannot offer any advantages that an invasion would benefit ...
U. S Army invasion forces on D-Day6/19/2013
  Q: I am a librarian and the reason that I am asking this is only because a patron asked me to find out. ...
  A: i can find no cause to detail that the US used troops of German and Italian heritage willingly in ...
United States Tank Tactics4/11/2013
  Q: I would like to know what was the primary tank strategy or use for M4 Sherman, M18 Hellcat, and the ...
  A: i have yet not come across many books detailed to american tank warfare but i am copying some info ...
alternative history8/6/2012
  Q: True though. But you never know though. Hitler was racist he didn't like anybody accept the Germans.
  A: Very true, but remember my friend that principle change when its comes to power. So i'm sure ...
alternative history7/30/2012
  Q: What if Britain had fallen in 1940? Could the Allies still could have won?
  A: That is a good question , For germany the telling point was their defeat in Russia due to mis ...
pacific war7/28/2012
  Q: What would happen if Japan never attacked pearl harbor?
  A: Very interesting question, the Japanese would have gone ahead with their pacific expansion plan ...
world war 2 history7/28/2012
  Q: No, it's not homework. I was just curious, that's all.
  A: Fair enough, but to give you some food for thought, the ultimate idea of European domination for ...
volunteer vs draft in WW27/28/2012
  Q: I have read an article that says after Pearl Harbor everyone who entered the U.S. Army had to be ...
  A: what you have mentioned is correct, pre Pearl Harbor the US did not need volunteers due to peace ...
holocaust5/21/2012
  Q: Do you know anything about the holocaust? 6 million killed. 30,000 killed in 2 days at one ...
  A: I do have information about the Holocaust. Yes it is possible for 30,000/- people to be killed in ...
youth, ware heroics5/17/2012
  Q: For my class of 5-13yrs old, could you share with me any stories of children that served in any army ...
  A: there are no official records of children of that age taking part in combat, but of the few ...
WW2 interview4/13/2012
  Q: I am doing a class project and need and expert for information. Please respond and any help would be ...
  A: you answers are. the main forces of infantry were Germany and the Soviets with some regiments ...
General Erwin Rommel3/31/2012
  Q: As many often do, I have begun to start looking back into my family. I have been told by my Opa ...
  A: First off let me say that if you are related to Gen Rommel then consider your self very lucky for he ...
army truck3/29/2012
  Q: My Dad was a truck driver from 1939 till going overseas with a AAA unit and he drove a deuce and a ...
  A: the M-35 series was first introduced in 1949, so chances are that your father drove an earlier or ...
wwII1/24/2012
  Q: what was the role of the marines in the war in Europe at the time. also what was the effect of the ...
  A: The US marines were mostly used in engagements on the pacific , the European invasion mostly ...
Identify a pic1/20/2012
  Q: I found this old picture at my Grandparents farm years ago and would like to have help identifying ...
  A: i am trying to read the test on the back but i cant make out much of it, its seems like a European ...
pacific war ww212/29/2011
  Q: I am trying to still grasp the events of that time and theatre of war...it seemed too script written ...
  A: i have read your assessment on the events of the Pacific and i must say that i stand impressed with ...
flag of iwo jima6/18/2011
  Q: it is me again! Recently, i watched a old film called "flags of our father" which was directed by ...
  A: A classic of a film, although my personal all time fav war movies are Platoon and Saving private ...
Hitler6/18/2011
  Q: it is me again! May I know how did hitler remain in power until his death despite the fact that the ...
  A: It was not easy going for Hitler to remain in power, there were several attempts on his life, and ...
Franco6/17/2011
  Q: Wasn't Franco a fascist? Didn't he get along with the other fascists? I understand that he ...
  A: In September 1939, World War II broke out in Europe, and although Hitler met Franco once in ...
market garden6/16/2011
  Q: Why was Operation Market Garden a failure even though the allied had air superiority and the german ...
  A: You have answered your own question..:) all the facts mentioned are correct, i add that further to ...
Axis6/11/2011
  Q: Assuming Hitler and Mussolini were comfortable with the idea(and they loved and embraced USSR). ...
  A: A very good and valid question, but it would never have happened because Hitler loathed the Russians ...
Blitzkrieg6/7/2011
  Q: It is me again! Why is blitzkrieg so revolutionary and effective in Western Europe? Why did it fail ...
  A: As per my studies, the blitz was not a tactic that was used in a wider front of war, and it requires ...
Korean war6/4/2011
  Q: As a follow-up to our previous discussion, I am sorry to say that I don't completely agree with you ...
  A: very good research on your side. In my answer you will also see i mentioned that PLA forces would ...
Vietnam war6/2/2011
  Q: It is me again! During the first indo-china war, how did Ho defeat the french forces decisively in ...
  A: the first part of your question is a bit confusing, The french defeat in Dein Bein Phu was a hands ...
ww25/29/2011
  Q: What if Germany had enough time to develop atomic bomb(before usa), mass-produce jet engines(allies ...
  A: The germans did have enough time to develop the atomic weapon, but decided that the launching would ...
WW25/28/2011
  Q: I am Mr Washington. May I know why Italy could not defeat the Greek Army within a year despite its ...
  A: There was a huge difference between the two armies that you have mentioned. First let me brief you ...
WWII travels5/18/2011
  Q: My Father was in the 1850th service command unit out of Ft Chaffee Arkansas, he was attached to the ...
  A: unfortunately i an unable to answer this question. The size of mobilization was so wide spread that ...
Military Police units5/16/2011
  Q: My father served in the army during W.W.2 in the 1201st.Military Police Det."A". He was also ...
  A: This is a tough one. I have looked up the NINTH AIR FORCE assignments and have been unable to find ...
Rod's question from 2009 re 504th MP Combat Battalion, Co. A4/23/2011
  Q: I have recently renewed my own research on my father's WWII experience; he was with Co. A, 504th MP ...
  A: Due to restricted access, i or any other expert can only give you the history or combat details of ...
Vietnam war4/17/2011
  Q: During the Vietnam War, why didn't the Us troops invade North Vietnam(did it?) ? Wouldn't that ...
  A: To the knowledge of my readings, The US did not make a full scale invasion of N Vietnam but it was ...
Uniform Ribbons3/2/2011
  Q: What is the history on why we wear ribbons on our uniforms?
  A: Every country has its own history of when its armed forces wore ribbons, the US adopted this ...
Conscription in german Military2/10/2011
  Q: I have a friend who volunteered to join the german military when he was 16 years old and left after ...
  A: Sorry for the late reply, it seems that i did not receive a notification about your question. IF you ...
489th AAA, WW21/17/2011
  Q: my dad was ssgt.joseph m. petrulli of mckeesport, pa; served as an anti-aircraft gunner on a ...
  A: i have managed to find a link that gives some details of the unit you have asked for. ...
Vietnam War11/29/2010
  Q: I need an expert over the Vietnam War for my Comp 1 project. If you coul e-mail me so I could e-mail ...
  A: I would be glad to help, you can email me the questions that you have, my advise would be to mail ...
vietnam war 10 pg paper7/24/2010
  Q: Ive read through a lot of your questions and answers, and a lot has been helpful, you seem to be the ...
  A: i will be glad to be of any help, how ever some of your questions cannot be answered in les detail. ...
Dad's WW2 service 788 th Military police battalion2/16/2010
  Q: My dad served in the 788 th Military Police Battalion. I can not find out information about his ...
  A: Sorry for the late reply, but as yet i have not been able to find out any information about this ...
WW2 Army Training, deployment, missing in action2/11/2010
  Q: 1. 1942 men in Texas enlisting in the Army that ended up in General Patton's 3rd Army -- where were ...
  A: Since Gen Patton was also in command of armoured divisions, they trained in different parts of the ...
Tank History Questions2/1/2010
  Q: How has the tank changed warfare? How has the tank changed over the years? Why do you think the ...
  A: the tank has changed warfare to a whole new dynamic, they are now the new cavalry of the army. ...
2nd Infantry Division during WW21/28/2010
  Q: When the 2nd Infantry Division landed on Omaha Beach on D+1 (June 7) were they under fire? Was it ...
  A: Omaha Beach was cleared on the first day of fighting, the first men to land on the beach were the ...
changes in millitary tactics1/27/2010
  Q: My questions is: What were the main tactics used in battles before ww1?? and what were the tactical ...
  A: Mostly the tactics that were used pre WW1 were of set piece battles. I would suggest that you study ...
Father's army experience1/21/2010
  Q: My father was in world war II. He was in the Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns. He ...
  A: i will not be able to pin point exactly which unit your father was in with out some further ...
WWII1/6/2010
  Q: What were some of the biggest and most important battles of WWII?
  A: All though the second warold war was fought across so many battlefields and countries, the below ...
APO 34312/15/2009
  Q: My father was in the 4th Ind Hq 8th Army APO 343 in 1945-46 and I am trying to locate any ...
  A: sorry for the late reply, but can you please find out if your father was in the engineering corps or ...
Travel during WW211/23/2009
  Q: I am doing some investigating into my Grandfathers service during WW2. i have letter from him dated ...
  A: i'm not really aware of the train routes that were in place at that time, but i would reckon if the ...
WWII Philippines - Leyte & Luzon10/27/2009
  Q: I'm trying to trace my father-in-law's involvement in WWII. He was enlisted on 21 Sept. 1944, then ...
  A: i have been trying to find out some info on the regiment but no luck as yet, the over seas marines ...
SOVIET GAFFE10/14/2009
  Q: At the end of November 1939 (first days of WW2) the Soviet Russians suffered a gaffe or unlucky ...
  A: If we are to focus on the winter war between the USSR and finland, the one mistake that comes to ...
artillery in the 1930s9/24/2009
  Q: I'm trying to find out which artillery regiments or battalions were stationed at Ft. Sam Houston, ...
  A: i have tried to find out the regiments that were being stationed in the base that you have ...
op purple warrior and paratroopers9/14/2009
  Q: I am searching for information on the British army exercise purple warrior which took place in ...
  A: as far as i know, operation Purple Warrior was undertaken in november of 1987, as a test of the ...
Rome-Arno, Rhineland9/9/2009
  Q: My father served in WWII from Feb 1943 until his honorable discharge Dec 15 1945. I have his serial ...
  A: Sorry for the very late reply , my pc had crashed, from what you have told me, it seems that your ...
Empire8/29/2009
  Q: If you were to ranks the French Empire (Napoleon Bonaparte, etc). where do they ranks in the top 10.
  A: First of all , sorry for the late reply as my pc was not working.It would not be easy to rank the ...
Grandfathers time in WWII8/12/2009
  Q: I became very interested in my grandfathers time during WWII and have done much research on my own. ...
  A: My facination with WW2 started when i was 12 yrs old, and after learning of the way the war was ...
Alex the Great in Italy7/24/2009
  Q: A DNA analysis revealed that though I'm of Italian ancestry, my genes can be traced to the Middle ...
  A: it is very possible that the middle eastern and sub continental races made it to europe in ...
Military Police- World War Two7/9/2009
  Q: Mr. Saleem , My Dad served in the 504th Military Police Batallion, Company A during World War Two . ...
  A: following is the information i have obtained. The 504th Military Police Battalion is a combat ...
Mobilization in WWII7/8/2009
  Q: I'd like to know about the numbers of mobilized men for the different armies of axis and allies in ...
  A: This question will be vary hard to answer because of the vast numbers and countries involved, the ...
vietnam7/3/2009
  Q: What were the strategies used by the U.S. during Vietnam and how do they relate to The Art of War if ...
  A: I cannot give an answer to this question in concise terms since the Vietnam war was a conflict that ...
Roman Military Dress6/9/2009
  Q: Can you please tell me what the name and significance is, of the sash that some senior soldiers wore ...
  A: As the roman army has a history that spans over several centuries, the uniforms were also not ...
WWII MP Information5/29/2009
  Q: Trying to find out any information on my father that passed away in 1983. In 1943 he was stationed ...
  A: It is quite difficult to trace the exact units of veterans especially from WW2 because of the large ...
Vietnam War5/9/2009
  Q: im an 8th grader from Washington and i would like to ask you a some questions about the Vietnam war. ...
  A: The Vietnam war was at first an internal conflict between North & south Vietnam, the north being a ...
hitler3/13/2009
  Q: How did Hitler gain so many followers /and how did he get them to do what the did during the ...
  A: This is not a question that can be answered so briefly and has been dabated and will be for the rest ...
empire2/23/2009
  Q: 1. The top ten empires are: Ming, Tang, British, Spanish, Russian, Soviet Bloc, Ottomon, Persian, ...
  A: I dont think its possible to rank empires by their power or strength since they were established at ...
Air Force2/18/2009
  Q: I’m studying the Air Force and I have a few questions. How does the Air Force interfere in Iraq? ...
  A: The air force is a very vast and complex arm of the Armed forces. I would not call them interferring ...
empire2/18/2009
  Q: 1. Here is my lists of world major empires: Roman, Han, Tang, Song, Ming, Venetian, Ottomon, Huns, ...
  A: of the past , you have most of the empires right. in the current list non of those countries count ...
WW2 general questions2/8/2009
  Q: How accurate was the Vickers .303 Machine Gun? For D-day, How many parachute regiments were there? ...
  A: 1- The .303 was a British invention during WW1 and at best had some minor modifications during its ...
French army in vietnam12/21/2008
  Q: I am looking for information on the units of the French and local forces during the first Indo China ...
  A: i will not be able to give you the exact information on all the French units but i can give you the ...
Browning Automatic Rifle12/18/2008
  Q: I'm doing a history project on the Browning Automatic rifle and I need to know about how it compared ...
  A: Although my knowledge is very limited towards the firearms side, but i can tell you the BAR was one ...
vietnam war and world war 2 war.11/20/2008
  Q: in the Vietnam war and World War Two, who were some people of note during this time of war, and what ...
  A: here are the names of some of the important people in both the conflicts. World war 2 ...
Replacement Battalions of WWII10/31/2008
  Q: I interviewed a WWII Vet for the Library of Congress Oral History Project and he was sent as a ...
  A: as far as replacment corps are concerned, it is with my information that in most cases these ...
The war on land Schieffen Plan10/26/2008
  Q: Can you name some things that can symbolize this topic? How is the war on land/schlieffen plan ...
  A: The schlieffen plan when it was concepted detailed that Germany if it ever embarked on a European ...
Clydebank Blitz9/29/2008
  Q: My 11 year old grandson asked me this question...How did the German bombers manage to get as far as ...
  A: The raid of Clydebank was taken on during the start of hostilities between England and Germany, the ...
French Female Fighter7/12/2008
  Q: Name of woman (Geraldine or Genevieve?), think she was French, fought in 1950s/1960s. Memory of ...
  A: i have not been able to source out any information about your enquiry, i have searched for the time ...
Vietnam War5/18/2008
  Q: "Dear Rizwan Saleem, My name is Sean Taing and I'm an 8th grader who attends Alderwood Middle ...
  A: All countries have gone to war seeking profit of some sort or other, the u.s belived that they could ...
vietnam war project5/12/2008
  Q: i am doing a research project on the vietnam war. my question to you is, do you know how the vietnma ...
  A: Like all wars the Vietnam war was also a costly affair for the U S,the United States spent $120 ...
indo pak war 19715/8/2008
  Q: What was the tactics followed by Pakistan and India during the air war in 1971
  A: As per some of the reports i have read, mostly the air forces of both the countries played a ground ...
Vietnam War5/6/2008
  Q: My name is Jordan Murray and I am a 8th grader from Alderwood Middle School in Lynnwood Washington. ...
  A: I'll be glad to help out with your research, i shall answer your questions with salient points that ...
Lessons Learned from Vietnam12/29/2007
  Q: I understand the Army has studied Vietnam in the Lessons Learned center at Leavenworth. I've heard ...
  A: As far as the military aspect of the tet offensive is concerned, then yes it was a victory for the ...
Surrender of Japan11/11/2007
  Q: What would you say were the main causes of the Japanese Surrender and how did they influence the ...
  A: In history, the events that led up to the surrender of Japan are still debated, but by popular ...
Vietnam War10/28/2007
  Q: I am doing an assignment on the Vietnam war, specifically on why the strategies and tactics used by ...
  A: Even though the answer to this question is very lenghty, but i'll give you the salient points,The ...
my lai soldiers uniforms9/20/2007
  Q: I have been trying to find out what uniform charlie co was wearing at My Lai 3/16/68? I have only ...
  A: As far as i know the company was wearing standard army issue uniforms, i didnt catch any thing ...
effectiveness of the strategies and tactics used in the vietnam war between 1960-19758/27/2007
  Q: ive got this essay due the day after tomorrow, so i know its a bit demanding of me to ask for an ...
  A: the Vietnam was was spread into a lot of diffrent phases through out its tenure, but reading your ...
Vietnam war era uniforms7/23/2007
  Q: I've found conflicting info on service stripes for the Army. During the Vietnam War, how many years ...
  A: in the armed forces, ranks and stripes are not given on basis of time served, but on merit and ...
Vietnam War6/6/2007
  Q: I'm doing a research project about the Vietnam war. One person I interviewed said he enlisted two ...
  A: The official age to enlist/ be draughted in the armed services during the vietnam war was 19, but ...
The Vietnam War5/30/2007
  Q: I am writing a speech on the Vietnam War... in my speech, we are meant to pick a side on if we ...
  A: this isnt an answer that can simply be put in a yes or no quotation, the vietnam war was a situation ...
Escalation of the vietnam war5/2/2007
  Q: I am writing a reflection paper on how the escalation of the Vietnam war was not inevitable. I was ...
  A: As far as the American state was concerned, it was always a plan for them to have a foot hole in ...
WWII Commanders4/16/2007
  Q: Do you know the battles/campaigns that Eisenhower, MacArther, Montgomery, Rommel, Bradley, Patton, ...
  A: it would be to lenghty to detail all the campaigns of these masters of war, all though i can off ...
Barrier Islands3/16/2007
  Q: What are the military reasons for the U.S. placing bases on “barrier islands” like the Phillipines, ...
  A: The reason for this is simple.In order to have complete military reach across the world , the u.s ...
Tet ofrfensive2/2/2007
  Q: I know little about the Vietnam war, but I've always heard that the U.S. was never close to winning ...
  A: The tet offensive ( named after the chinease lunar year) was a turning point in the war, the first ...
WW211/20/2006
  Q: In the Battle of Hurtgen Forest in WW2: What Troops were involved in the battle (and what are ...
  A: The Battle of hurtegen forest was te most important in the push towards Germany. although to be ...
8th of nov11/7/2006
  Q: what went down on te 8th of november, 1965 in vietnam! what american tragedy was that? Rich and ...
  A: on 8th november 1965 the 173rd airborne troops of the u.s army landed in vietnam and took part in ...
Battle of the Ia Drang10/18/2006
  Q: I was just wondering if you could help me out by giving me some websites with information about the ...
  A: I normally look for references through the same norms as any one else does, by searhing the topic, ...
Wars10/17/2006
  Q: hey i was wondering if you could help me, i would like to know what countries have been in a war and ...
  A: This list would be far to long to complete for me, as warfare spans centuries, i suggest that you go ...
German military disciplin10/12/2006
  Q: I have been discussing this with a friend and we need some help on these matters. Is it true that ...
  A: It is very true that even with out enforcing strict measures, the German armed forces were of the ...
combat ratios10/5/2006
  Q: I would like to know how many infantry soldiers are assigned to an army infantry brigade? I know a ...
  A: most of the time in these days, the word infantry is rare and because of the changing orders of ...
history10/1/2006
  Q: can you guys explain how propaganda that supports Hitler is against the Jewish race has affect the ...
  A: First off , there is no such propaganda that supports hitler per say, how ever hitler's name will ...
the vietnam war7/17/2006
  Q: During the vietnam war what were the threats of communism in Indonesia and Malaysia?
  A: no such activities were present in those regions that could be labelled as threats even though some ...
Viet Nam 1970-19807/10/2006
  Q: I had 2 brothers in Nam in the early 70's...one killed himself several yrs. ago. Any info. related ...
  A: Miss Strobel. Although i would love to be of help, but unfortunatly, by rules of the dept ...
vietnam US war tactics7/7/2006
  Q: my name is daniel, i am 15. i am doing a history project for my school and i need to know what were ...
  A: The vietnam war was spanned over a decade , so to detail all tactics used by the u.s would be ...
German policy in Poland7/3/2006
  Q: Saleem: Thank you for taking my question. After Germany defeated and occupied Poland in 1941, was ...
  A: The answer to weather any poles were allowed to travel within Poland or europe during occupation is ...
Joint troop service in WWII5/29/2006
  Q: Q1: Is there documentation verifying how and when the 45th ID was joined with the 2nd ID, ...
  A: As to your first question, i coudnt find any documents on the net or otherwise relation to that ...
indo-park wars4/26/2006
  Q: how many people died in the 1965 indo-pak war and the kargil operation?
  A: it is estimated that in 8 days of fighting during the 65 war, atleast 6000 casualties were suffered ...
second world war4/22/2006
  Q: how was the german tank ace michael wittman killed
  A: The german tank legend Wittman was killed during action on 8 august 1944 out side the forest lines ...
tactics2/22/2006
  Q: Saleem, Let me start by saying I know my question is a little (translate to "completely") ...
  A: i must say that your idea is quite imaginative, something out of the command and conquer games, but ...
italian resistance2/22/2006
  Q: September 26-29 1943 was there a four day resistance in Naples, Italy by local Italians against the ...
  A: there are some reports of resistance against the nazis by italians during their seige but most of ...
Finland12/29/2005
  Q: What was the role of Finland in WW2. I mean was she on the side of the allies or was she in the side ...
  A: Sorry for the late reply, but i am sending u a link wich will hopefully explain the full extent of ...
American Revolution8/12/2005
  Q: I'm helping do research for a book on the usefulness of disorganization and mess. In history ...
  A: We have to understand first that the colonial army was just a band of rag tag farmers who had taken ...
WWII6/10/2005
  Q: I am writing a WWII fiction and am in need of some geographical help. I need the name of an ...
  A: For this u would have to consult your atlas but i can help you with actual islands that were used in ...
Vietnam War5/9/2005
  Q: I'm doing a research paper for history on vietnam, and I can't seem to find anything on the subject ...
  A: the communications systems in vietnam were greatly improved after the 2nd w war and korean war, they ...
Military system5/5/2005
  Q: My question is not particularly your area of interest, but with your knowledge I am sure you can ...
  A: Since the begining of time, man has always been invloved in conflict, as societies and cities grew, ...
world war 24/28/2005
  Q: how does the world war 2 ended.
  A: WW2 ended when germany was taken over by the soviet forces and admiral karl donitz who was the ...
hello do you know a lot about D-day?4/11/2005
  Q: my name is Joshua. I have a History Project on D-day, and I need to know why Juno, Gold, Sword, ...
  A: the code names given for the beaches were decided mutually by the American, Canadian and British ...
"Kittyhawk"2/17/2005
  Q: What is the connotation behind the term "kittyhawk"? I know that it is the name of an old aviation ...
  A: The name kitty hawk is a tribute to the old flying town in which the wright brothers successfully ...
have an old picture2/16/2005
  Q: I have an old picture of a group of soldiers. I am assuming WW1 because of their leg wrappings. Out ...
  A: You are indeed right, the picture is from ww1 and Blois is a small town in France, which suggests ...
LAST FRAM-1 IN VIETNAM.12/20/2004
  Q: My father was in Vietnam in the Navy. For some reason he wont tell me which ships he was on, but he ...
  A: am sending you a link which will give you complete information on the gearing-fram class ...
allied strategic and tactical bombing operations12/12/2004
  Q: I wish to understand the essential Allied bombing strategy as it reflects the evolving political and ...
  A: The basis of allied bombing through out ww2 was to cripple the enemy defence and civil populace. ...
Tactical Part Of Leadership11/30/2004
  Q: My Thesis is that Julius Caesar is a beter Leader then Napoleon Bonaparte. I was hoping you could ...
  A: Both Caesar and napoleon had lived similiar lives to an extent, both were denied power by their ...
detterence10/25/2004
  Q: I have one more question. Can u tell me what r the key varibales in thinking about deterrence ...
  A: the outcome to war is never instant, the lead up to war always festers over a period of years with ...
war10/21/2004
  Q: I am doing a research on war and would like to have your opinions regarding the following question ...
  A: War, has for long been an extention of political gain for several reasons, the use of force has ...
Vietnam10/4/2004
  Q: I am doing a documentary on Vietnam and the effects it had on its soldiers and am interested in any ...
  A: The Vietnam war lasted nearly a decade and its consequences were wide ranging, many servicmen were ...
Urban military tactics10/4/2004
  Q: My Name is Ryan and i am creating a documentary on urban warfare tactics for my history of War ...
  A: urban warfare has been probably the most deadly sort of fighting in history of modern war, the best ...
Flame Throwers9/22/2004
  Q: Is there any army, the US in particular, that still uses Flame Throwers in battle?
  A: suffice to say that flame throwers or also napalm tanks are now outdated and no longer used by a ...
U.S. Air Force - Viet Nam era9/19/2004
  Q: I am interested in the history of the U.S. Air Force 20th Special Operations Squardon after 1969. I ...
  A: if i'm correct the squadron that you are refering to ( 20th special o.s) was also known as the pony ...
WW29/16/2004
  Q: Were mercenaries used by any of the countries involved in WW2? If so, by whom and what were they ...
  A: it has never been officially stated that any country involved in ww2 used mercenaries since the ...
vietnam war suicides8/10/2004
  Q: I have been told that the amount of deaths due to suicides of U.S. troops after the VIETNAM WAR is ...
  A: the mere notion that atleast 55,000 Vietnam verterans have commited suicide is absurd, the number is ...
Vietnam War7/7/2004
  Q: What has been the significance of the vietnam war for australia (long & short term)? -thank you
  A: there realy was no gains that Australia would have had from the Vietnam war, their first premise to ...
timeliness6/19/2004
  Q: I have to do a essay citing two exapmles of when timeliness played a key role in military hisory. ...
  A: As quoted by a famous swedish scientist "time, not any man is my enemy", the importance of timing is ...
tashkand agreement 19665/18/2004
  Q: 1) Why was Tashkand agreement criticised by various Pakistani politicians? 2) What was finalised ...
  A: For some reason, its the popular belief that Pakistan had won the 1965 war which is far from the ...
Vietnam and US under LBJ and Nixon5/8/2004
  Q: Could you please provide me with some information concerning the policies of the Johnson and Nixon ...
  A: sorry for the late reply, in retrospect, we'll have to start from Jfk about vietnam since it was ...
Stars and Stripes4/17/2004
  Q: Mr. Saleem, I was wondering if you had any information on the Stars and Stripes military newspaper ...
  A: The stars & stripes was more of an internal news letter that was distributed amongts the armed ...
World War One (this is not a homework question)3/9/2004
  Q: Was European Imperialism given a new lease of life in the aftermath of World War One?
  A: the aftermath of imperialism can only be refered to the British and the French, since they ...
The Second World War (This is not a homework question)2/28/2004
  Q: Iwould like to find out (1) How did the Second World War promote the cause of ...
  A: 1) the Second world war was the catalyst that started the break from colonial agression, mainly of ...
Vietnam War2/24/2004
  Q: What was the outcome of the war? Why did the united states get involved in the war?
  A: The eventual outcome of the war was the sucess of North Vietnam's communist forces taking over the ...
vietnam2/21/2004
  Q: What is the nearest body of water? What is the water like? What was the outcome of of the war? ...
  A: The nearest water body to Vietnam is the South China sea, the water is very tempreat & usually warm ...
vietnam war2/20/2004
  Q: Which US presidents made decisions taht affected the war? How were the fench involved? when was ...
  A: The American presidents that were involved in decision making during the Vietnam was were John F ...
Vietnam Declaration of Independence2/19/2004
  Q: Rizwan, What role did the Vietnam Declaration of independence play in its countrys history? Do ...
  A: In many ways it can be argued that what would have been the fate of Vietnam had it not declared ...

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