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Old October 23rd, 2017, 11:47 AM   #731

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Welcome aboard historian. Military brats do get an education being trucked around the world supporting the patriotic service of their father or mother. Baggage, spouse and children to follow on taking up your assignment - if quick with demanding an immediate turn over from the incumbent replaced. I am half Irish but 100 % Australian. Been there and can now relate to our Harp Heritage. They are of our DNA.
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Old October 25th, 2017, 06:43 AM   #732
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Welcome aboard historian. Military brats do get an education being trucked around the world supporting the patriotic service of their father or mother. Baggage, spouse and children to follow on taking up your assignment - if quick with demanding an immediate turn over from the incumbent replaced. I am half Irish but 100 % Australian. Been there and can now relate to our Harp Heritage. They are of our DNA.
Welcome aboard. I regret I have never been able to travel outside of my country. But I live in a university town so we do have some connection to the greater world.
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Old October 26th, 2017, 02:07 AM   #733
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Hello Guys, i'm David, from France, ancient history buff, amateur military historian (yes, one more!). Also webmaster. I created around ww2 two websites, one making some authority on the topic or armoured warfare (tanks-encyclopedia.com) and one about sea warfare (naval-encyclopedia.com) that is growing steadily. But i have a much more ancient passion for ancient warfare. Here is currently my website: ancient-battles.com
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Old October 26th, 2017, 10:18 AM   #734

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Hello, welcome to the forum.
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Old October 30th, 2017, 12:42 AM   #735

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Hello all new entrants to such a glorious blog. Travel is educative but no more so than any university town as we live in a virtual world. Which will still be there for you to see and visit on future happenstance. I too am an Hellenist of sorts, having just returned from my local Greek Club. Bon Soir Monsieur David, me hailing you from the 5 % of France within me - was De la Poer. Happy Halloween, first seen in San Diego in 1967.
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Old October 30th, 2017, 12:47 PM   #736

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Well not Greek by heritage, nor Italian, Polish nor any other European nation proximate. To have such a birth right in the US or Australia is a cliché these days. For immigrants all come from some where. Now what about American politics? Just read "Political Animal" on Gore Vidal by Heather Neilson - a quote of which I relate here in.

"The American people are not stupid, but have just been misinformed." (Eleanor Roosevelt). Her advice to GV when he was running for Congress in 1960, he lost).

It would be improper and precocious of me to criticise the current US administration for you, too, are a vibrant democracy, but would have no complaint if you look at our government from afar and with askance. The best thing which can be said is that the decision reflected the will of the people. There is only one thing worse than a change of government (if incumbent) and that is no change of government - like some mickey mouse countries whose leaders for life give grief to their ill-governed people.
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Old November 25th, 2017, 03:45 PM   #737

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Hullo


Hullo
I have a deep apprehension for history, But i would never be so presumptuous as to call myself a 'Historian' ....."A novice learner of history would be a better description...
With that said, i am not a complete neophyte as i am a collector of Greek and Roman coins, ancient weaponry an artifacts and Mickey Mouse watches... A certain amount of knowledge comes with collecting.... coins in particular have allot to teach us about ourselves and our past,.. and the more i learn, the more i yearn to know more..
I seriously doubt i will have much input as i like to be sure that i am contributing something of worth before i put it out there....and from what i've read so far, it looks like i'm going to be a very small fish in this pond...lol
I am looking forward to delving in and absorbing what is freely offered here, and perhaps emerge a bit more scholarly myself....
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Old February 14th, 2018, 04:57 AM   #738
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Well, it seems I'm the first of 2018!

I'm a 24 years old guy from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. My interest in History itself started with me playing strategy games like Age of Empires, Civilization, Rise of Nations, Empire Earth, etc (it's funny, but it's true).
But of course, those are not the most accurate sources for History, then I decided to study it myself, learn everything I could (fortunately there's so much more I need to learn).

At first, my interest was Western History, from Ancient Times to the Cold War. Middle Ages, Renaissance WWI & WWII, and the likes. As I grew up, I started to have an interest in the non-Western part of the world, specifically Asia and Africa, since I've never heard much about. Also, Native Americans (and I mean from all the American continent) and people from Polynesia. But I'd say I love History as a whole, I just tend to divide it so it's easier to study it.

I'm also interested in music (a passion of mine), fiction, nature, astronomy, mythology.
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Old February 14th, 2018, 08:15 AM   #739
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I've read through a lot of these intros and thought I'd be social today and write one too.

Hey there. I'm Bryan, 41 years old and I grew up in Western Kentucky. I went to Western Kentucky University where I completed a BS in Computer Science with a minor in Business. I currently earn my living by working as a software engineer, something I've been doing for nearly 20 years now. I'm currently living in Louisville, KY while dreaming of living near a beach.

I've been interested in history since a young age. During high school I became interested in ancient Rome and during the first years of university was excited to take my first ever class on that subject. Unfortunately, the instructor wasn't the best and he turned me off from studying history in general for many years after.

After getting over that I decided to self-learn as much history as I could. I started with a large sweeping high level overview of the history of, well, everything before concentrating on the areas that interested me: Ancient Rome, Napoleon and WW2/Nazi Germany.

Besides my history and IT interests, I love languages. I currently speak Spanish at a high level and have started learning German.

If I had it to do over again, I'd probably go into history and language teaching as a career, ideally at the community college or university level.

Nice to meet everyone
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Old February 15th, 2018, 10:49 PM   #740

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Hello everyone. My name is Mago, I'm 36 years old. I've been a life long student of history but my career path is 'slightly' different. I mostly do computer network and video surveillance maintenance. I say 'mostly' because that became my main job only some 5 years ago, but prior to that I owned a chain of net-cafe's. After building the business from the ground up, over the years it became too big for me to keep hassling with it (not too big to fail, just a chain of 8 net-cafes). I did most of the work remotely, while managers did the legwork and I have built a side-job with a backlog of clients for PC, network and video surveillance maintenance. Anyway I sold the business for a nice sum and went 'freelance' in 2012, and have been doing what I'm doing right now ever since.

Aside from sinking my free time into history, I'm heavily into animation (mostly After Effects), I play drums since I was 10-11 (I own a double Tama ImperalStar kit 1983 series), I love PC-related stuff, paleoanthropology, and dancing (yes, seriously). Just about any style of dancing is my thing, from slithering around like Axl while listening to my favorite genre (dirty r'n'r), to dancing to 80's disco-sh*t, salsa, rumba, tango etc. I've met my fiance thanks to dancing, we've met at a local salsa night-club called Havana some 4 years ago. We live together and have plans for the future. Our spare time we tend to spend together and be as outgoing as possible, day or night.

Recently I've decided to start a history YouTube channel. I was inspired by the work of other history content creators (BazBattles, EpicHistoryTV, EmperorTigerstar, Invicta, Kings and Generals, Military History Visualized, among many others). I owe a debt of gratitude to all of them for giving me the push to start creating my own history content.
So with a bit of spare time on my hands I want to contribute my animation-work to the community of fellow historians. I mainly plan to create fully animated history videos, and I will cover topics dating back from antiquity, up to more recent times. I'm quite open to collaborations, if time permits.

Again, it's great to be here!

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