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    Countries of Europe that were colonised or semi-colonised

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    Is some government paying you spread disinformation.?

    Your writing style betrays your mind set.
    What misinformation, pray tell. And no one pays me, I do this out of my own volition.
    Posted August 1st, 2018 at 06:43 PM by Maoistic Maoistic is offline
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    Countries of Europe that were colonised or semi-colonised

    Is some government paying you spread disinformation.?

    Your writing style betrays your mind set.
    Posted August 1st, 2018 at 01:58 PM by Pedro Pedro is offline
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    Military Analysis of the Early Plantagenets - Part 1: Geoffrey d'Anjou 'Martel'

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    Ah, the climax of this history should indeed be 2nd Feb 1141 with King Stephen's capture, it finally brought some peace .
    Geoffreys story is indeed rags to riches.

    I am excited to see what his son would do .

    As for Henry I, he was good, but then i like some English dynasties and i dislike others .

    The Plantagenets are one of those that i hate, so seeing them burn is good !

    I would like to ask though, what happened to Stephen after all, how was the rest of his regime after his last battles
    I believe that the early Plantagenets were quite superior, i.e. Geoffrey, Henry II, Richard and John. After that? Not really imo.

    As for Stephen, Henry landed in England after his father died, basically winning over the barons and eventually signing an agreement with Stephen after Stephen's heir died. Henry would become his heir. Mere months after this arrangement, Stephen died.

    Now Henry, who before invading England had married Eleanor of Aquitaine, now was not only the strongest man in France, but also king of Engand. This massive empire was to be known as the "Angevin Empire", though technically it wasn't an empire.
    Posted June 19th, 2018 at 09:50 AM by Duke Valentino Duke Valentino is offline
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    Military Analysis of the Early Plantagenets - Part 1: Geoffrey d'Anjou 'Martel'

    Ah, the climax of this history should indeed be 2nd Feb 1141 with King Stephen's capture, it finally brought some peace .
    Geoffreys story is indeed rags to riches.

    I am excited to see what his son would do .

    As for Henry I, he was good, but then i like some English dynasties and i dislike others .

    The Plantagenets are one of those that i hate, so seeing them burn is good !

    I would like to ask though, what happened to Stephen after all, how was the rest of his regime after his last battles
    Posted June 19th, 2018 at 09:44 AM by mad orc mad orc is offline
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    Serbia 1878-1889: An Overview

    Its good to read this! Thanks for making this because I need it for my history contest!
    Posted June 19th, 2018 at 02:42 AM by JulioClaudian Historian JulioClaudian Historian is offline
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    So, hello there!

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    I love Gladiator! I watched it a lot of times. Russell Crowee's performance in the movie is amazing.

    But the honor of my favorite movie around ancient Rome has to go to 1963's Cleopatra. Yes, I know, the movie mainly revolves around ancient Egypt but it portrays a very significant period of Roman history which is the annexation of Egypt and asides from the titular character has depictions of Caesar, Augustus, and Mark Antony.

    Some historical inaccuracies aside, I really love the movie. Did you know it nearly bankrupted 20th century fox?
    Yes I read about that. I also think movie Cleopatra is amazing, even if they were near to bankrupt 20th century fox. Hey for good movie you must to risk! You know, I really love movies from 20th century about Roman empire.Some scenes and performances just wakes my emotions up!

    Also, about performances, there are a lot of actors that acted Caligula. And I dont know who acted the best this crazy emperor. For me top 3 actors would be : Malcolm Mcdowell ( he acted in movie Caligula ), John Hurt and Ralph Bates ( he acted in mini series The Caesars )
    Posted June 18th, 2018 at 11:22 AM by JulioClaudian Historian JulioClaudian Historian is offline
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    So, hello there!

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    Yes my avatar is picture from series :3. Its picture where are Caligula (blond hair) and Tiberius (brown hair) together . So they are one of my fav roman emperors!!!


    I wonder.... whats your fav movie about ancient rome? My is Gladiator! Its about roman emperor Commodus, movie is just great. If you didnt, check it out!
    I love Gladiator! I watched it a lot of times. Russell Crowee's performance in the movie is amazing.

    But the honor of my favorite movie around ancient Rome has to go to 1963's Cleopatra. Yes, I know, the movie mainly revolves around ancient Egypt but it portrays a very significant period of Roman history which is the annexation of Egypt and asides from the titular character has depictions of Caesar, Augustus, and Mark Antony.

    Some historical inaccuracies aside, I really love the movie. Did you know it nearly bankrupted 20th century fox?
    Posted June 18th, 2018 at 10:36 AM by JaddHaidar JaddHaidar is online now
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    So, hello there!

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    I, Claudius? Unfortunately I never heard of it, but since you recommend it, and since it stars John Hurt, I'll be sure to check it!

    While we're on the subject isn't your avatar a screenshot from the series?
    Yes my avatar is picture from series :3. Its picture where are Caligula (blond hair) and Tiberius (brown hair) together . So they are one of my fav roman emperors!!!


    I wonder.... whats your fav movie about ancient rome? My is Gladiator! Its about roman emperor Commodus, movie is just great. If you didnt, check it out!
    Posted June 18th, 2018 at 10:26 AM by JulioClaudian Historian JulioClaudian Historian is offline
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    So, hello there!

    I, Claudius? Unfortunately I never heard of it, but since you recommend it, and since it stars John Hurt, I'll be sure to check it!

    While we're on the subject isn't your avatar a screenshot from the series?
    Posted June 18th, 2018 at 09:38 AM by JaddHaidar JaddHaidar is online now
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    So, hello there!

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    Definitely Hadrian. He brought back peace and stability to the empire at a time when both seemed impossible to achieve.

    Also I know they weren't exactly "emperors" but I find the Severan Julias (Domna, Maesa, Mamaea, Soaemias) are my favorite figures in Roman history!
    Ah Hadrian was very good emperor!! Good choice XD! Also, do you know for series called I Claudius? Its very interesting! Its about whole JulioClaudian dynasty!
    Posted June 18th, 2018 at 09:07 AM by JulioClaudian Historian JulioClaudian Historian is offline
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    So, hello there!

    Definitely Hadrian.

    Also I know they weren't exactly "emperors" but I find the Severan Julias (Domna, Maesa, Mamaea, Soaemias) are my favorite figures in Roman history!
    Posted June 18th, 2018 at 08:49 AM by JaddHaidar JaddHaidar is online now
    Updated June 18th, 2018 at 09:58 AM by JaddHaidar
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    So, hello there!

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    Welcome!

    My favorite dynasty has to be the Severan dynasty of the third century. Who's your favorite Roman emperor(s)?
    My favourite roman emperors are Tiberius, Caligula and Julius Caesar (i know Caesar wasnt "real" emperor but who cares? He was dictator!) Your fav roman emperor?
    Posted June 18th, 2018 at 08:37 AM by JulioClaudian Historian JulioClaudian Historian is offline
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    So, hello there!

    Welcome!

    My favorite dynasty has to be the Severan dynasty of the third century. Who's your favorite Roman emperor(s)?
    Posted June 18th, 2018 at 06:25 AM by JaddHaidar JaddHaidar is online now
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    787th Field Artillery Battalion

    On page 184 is the SS Exchequer, the ship the battalion crossed the Atlantic as per Mr Kirkpatrick:


    https://history.army.mil/documents/W...Troopships.pdf
    Posted June 6th, 2018 at 05:33 AM by Triceratops Triceratops is offline
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    King Nikola I of Montenegro

    Thank you for the information about King Nikola. I am currently helping my father write a book about his time growing up in Crna Gora many years ago. Even though he was not alive during the reign of the King, his father and grandfather told him stories about the monarchy. We have a small chapter on King Nikola in the book and I found there were informational inconsistencies regarding his life on other websites such as Wikipedia. However, your research seems much more accurate and concise.
    Posted June 5th, 2018 at 12:44 PM by Crmnica Crmnica is offline
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    787th Field Artillery Battalion

    Richard F Howard, one of the "Monuments Men";
    https://www.monumentsmenfoundation.o...ward-richard-f.


    In 1944 his unit, the 787th Field Artillery Battalion, was sent overseas and stationed in Congleton, England. His battalion advanced through Weymouth, England to La Havre, France and then through Rouen to Muenchen-Gladbach, Germany. By early 1945, they had advanced to the Elbe River, just forty-five miles outside of Berlin.

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...-foster-howard
    Posted June 5th, 2018 at 03:08 AM by Triceratops Triceratops is offline
    Updated June 5th, 2018 at 05:23 AM by Triceratops
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    787th Field Artillery Battalion

    Interview with John F Kirkpatrick who was in "C" Battery:

    https://memory.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/st...2001001.45586/


    haven't watched it all, but seems very informative.
    Posted June 5th, 2018 at 02:44 AM by Triceratops Triceratops is offline
    Updated June 5th, 2018 at 05:22 AM by Triceratops
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    King's Mountain Controversy - James Williams #6

    You've written a thoughtful blog about this controversy. My ancestor's memoirs served the purpose he intended - to expose the actions of James Williams. Without his writing, Col. Williams' actions would not have been studied.
    Posted June 1st, 2018 at 10:27 AM by Registrar Registrar is offline
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    787th Field Artillery Battalion

    Hyperwar account of the Siegfried Line Campaign.

    As usual the emphasis is on the Infantry and Armour, but it gives a good idea of the conditions, weather, terrain etc;

    HyperWar: The Siegfried Line Campaign
    Posted May 31st, 2018 at 06:41 AM by Triceratops Triceratops is offline
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