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Posted: 12/22/2005 4:37:01 PM EDT
I for one had an extreme interest in WWII for years ,starting when I was about 6 or so. I'm still interested but I've also been lookng at WWI film a good bit. Korea and Viet Nam get about the same attention as the others and it's always a good day when I can go to the Civil War re-enactments around here.
So,which is your favorite?
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 6:24:37 PM EDT
Arab-Israeli. Few Americans killed and it's enjoyable reading about the Arabs screwing up so often. Even in 73 when they thought they were doing so well the next thing they knew Sharon was on the west side of the canal . Cairo was in a PANIC.

You should read up about the Falklands also.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 7:40:10 PM EDT
Cold War.

NTM
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 7:46:00 PM EDT
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French & Indian War of 1755-1760 is the most interesting for me. So much to read about and the difficulty is that many of the participants were illiterate or didn't have a written form of their language (I'm thinking of the I-D-Ns). BTW, I just finished writing an article about the three (or 4 if you include Fort Necessity) battles near Pittsburg (Braddock's Defeat, Grant's Defeat & Bushy Run) and submitted it to MuzzleBlasts magazine (official mag of the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association).

Hey 95thFoot - you may enjoy it. BTW, did you catch the article on Tom Plunket of the 1/95?
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 7:46:43 PM EDT
1. World War II
2. Post-90s just for the new weapon tech
3. Cold War
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 7:51:46 PM EDT
World War II, then Korea
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 7:55:58 PM EDT
WWII...Eurpoean theater, I lived in Germany during the late 70's early eighty's and me and my brothers used to go out finding bullets and stuff.

We found a complete rusty Browning 50 Cal. once that was jammed with the visible round in it one day.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 7:58:51 PM EDT
Wow,good to see some people like history. Thank you for the advice.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:02:10 PM EDT
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Island Hopping in WWII (wonder why), Korea, then the 90's...
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:03:37 PM EDT
The Roman Legions - took warfare to a new level. Great technology, good tactics, tough fighters.

WWII - greatest struggle in the history of the world. Had everything. Great tactics, air, land and sea. The ultimate war.

Viet Nam - because I grew up watching it on the news every night.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:05:30 PM EDT
For reading about the history, I guess WWII. I have a particular interest in it since my late father fought in it.
I have also been reading whatever I can get my hands on about the first Gulf War and the current war in Iraq.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:05:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Nephilim:
WWII...Eurpoean theater, I lived in Germany during the late 70's early eighty's and me and my brothers used to go out finding bullets and stuff.

We found a complete rusty Browning 50 Cal. once that was jammed with the visible round in it one day.


WOW,that is really something there. Did you ever find any unexploded ordinance?
Thats some wild stuff. Dang,to think about the people that lost thier lives right where you were at. Then again,there is a Civil War battlefield about 4 miles from my house that I take my 7 year old to on a regular basis. There is a museum that we frequent when we can and they have all kinds of stuff from the battle that was there.Something else.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:24:52 PM EDT
Where do you live CoonDog?
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:26:18 PM EDT
Late Classical/Early Medieval
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:27:41 PM EDT
WW2, Vietnam, Cold War, post WW1-WW2 US .mil
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:32:32 PM EDT
Ancient warfare...read up on Hannibals campaign through Italy--makes stuff like D-Day look like a schoolyard fight. Generals back then didnt give a second thought to wiping entire cities off the map and killing every man, woman and child just because they could
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:38:20 PM EDT
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WWII, American Revolution. For WWII-I like to study the Eastern Front especially.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:38:34 PM EDT
WWII (ETO) and Korea
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 7:26:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Nephilim:
Where do you live CoonDog?


Smyrna.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 7:35:57 PM EDT
War 2, though lately I have been on a touch of a Roman History kick.
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