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« Reply #600 on: September 01, 2018, 10:31:01 pm »

See "PzLdr History Facts" Archive, p. 18
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« Reply #601 on: September 01, 2018, 10:40:41 pm »

The ceremony was held on a battleship named for the President's home state. Among the attendees were the Commander in chief, Pacific, Chester Nimitz, and two former Japanese prisoners, Generals Jonathan Wainright [who now lived up to his nickname, "Skinny"], and Arthur Percival, as well as a plethora of Allied officers, and thousands of U.S. sailors.The Japanese were represented by the foreign Minister, the chief of the Imperial Army General Staff, other Army and Navy officers, and various civilian aides. And presiding over the event was none other than General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, soon to be the modern Shogun of Japan.

The ceremony was a formality. Japan had surrendered in mid- August. But the ceremony itslef, short and to the point, wrapped in MacArthur's oratory, was intended to demonstrate to the world, and Japan in particular, that there was a new Sheriff in town - the U.S. military. And if MacArthur didn't convince the Japanese, the flyover at the ceremony's conclusion of some 1,500 U.S. warplanes did. World War II was over.
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« Reply #602 on: September 02, 2018, 11:42:41 pm »

1783:

The Treaty of Paris, ending the American Revolution is signed by representatives of the newly formed United States of America and Great Britain [the British Representatives refuse to have their likenesses included in the sketch of the signing]. Ambiguous provisions in the Treaty, as well as British non-compliance with others, will eventually contribute to Indian Wars on the frontier, and, eventually, the war of 1812.

1939: With the failure of Hitler's Germany to withdraw the German Wehrmacht from Polish territory by 1100 hours on 3 SEP 1939, the governments of Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. The Allies have no concrete war plans, or strategic objectives other than to re-fight WW I [a wish that will not be granted]. despite going to war over Poland, neither Britain, nor France do anything to aid the Poles, or to relive the pressure on them. Poland will be dismembered by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union within a month. an invasion of several hundred yards of Germany by the French Army will be recalled. And after some Scandinavian preliminaries, the French and British [along with the Dutch and Belgians] will be dismembered in something like six weeks in the Spring of 1940.
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« Reply #603 on: September 03, 2018, 11:07:51 pm »

See "PzLdr History Facts" Archive, p. 18
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« Reply #604 on: September 04, 2018, 06:22:53 pm »

See "PzLdr History Facts" Archive, p. 18 "Two for the Old West"
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« Reply #605 on: September 05, 2018, 02:51:03 pm »

See"PzLdr History Facts" Archive, p. 19, 'Miscellaneous for $100, Alex' thread
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« Reply #606 on: September 05, 2018, 02:53:51 pm »

See "PzLdr History Facts" Archive, p. 19, 'I'll take miscellaneous for $100, Alex'
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« Reply #607 on: September 05, 2018, 02:57:00 pm »

See "PzLdr History Facts" Archive, p. 19, 'I'll take miscellaneous for $100, Alex'
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« Reply #608 on: September 05, 2018, 03:00:36 pm »

See "PzLdr History Facts, p. 19, 'I'll take miscellaneous for $100, Alex'.
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« Reply #609 on: September 05, 2018, 03:11:23 pm »

It's been immortalized in the movie, "Glory, the re-telling of the attempt by the black 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment under the command of Col. Robert Shaw Gould to take Fort Wagner, a sand and timber fortification covering the approaches to Charleston, South Carolina. Shaw's attack, like the one before it, failed, and Shaw was one of those killed [July, 1863].

But the Union rebuilt their forces, and started a two day bombardment in anticipation of their next attack.

It proved to be unnecessary. Confederate General P.G.T Beauregard ordered the fort abandoned [along with Morris Island and a second fort], which was accomplished on September 6th.

But although the Union took the barrier forts, they proved unable to take Charleston, which held out until the Spring of 1865.
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« Reply #610 on: September 06, 2018, 02:27:19 pm »

See "PzLdr History Facts" Archive, p. 19, 'Air, Sea, Land and Airwaves' thread
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« Reply #611 on: September 06, 2018, 02:29:44 pm »

See "PzLdr History Facts" Archive, p. 19, 'Air, Sea, Land, and Airwaves' thread
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« Reply #612 on: September 06, 2018, 02:33:29 pm »

See"PzLdr History Facts" Archive, p.19, 'Air, Sea, Land and Airwaves' thread
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« Reply #613 on: September 06, 2018, 02:34:49 pm »

See "PzLdr History Facts" Archive, p.19, 'Air, Sea, Land and Airwaves' thread
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« Reply #614 on: September 10, 2018, 12:31:21 am »

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