World War II Vehicles, Tanks, Airplanes, and Guns
World War II, a time in history of great upheaval the world over. Found here in are some of the machines used in that time by the men and women who fought the battles, delivered the supplies, and transported the wounded. Look around and enjoy the historical information, the specifications, pictures and videos of the machines of war that were used in World War II.
19 July 2014, Decisions
When I started this website so many years ago it was just so I could share a passion of World War II with others. Years later I thought my goal should be to do everything I could to get more visitors. So I started a blog, posted to Facebook, posted to Google+, Tweeted, started an e-mail list, and used Analytics to see my success. Well, initially there was an upturn in visitors, nothing drastic, but well cool.
Lately I've been wondering is all that extra work worth it? Checked Analytics, nope, in the last two years visitors have dropped despite my using "social media" to increase my visitors.
So, I've decided, I will continue my website, but I'm going back to what I originally intended to do with my web site and that was just share information, and that'll be the #1 prime goal. I've never been a fan of the "social media" so from now on I will no longer post to a blog, Tweet, post on Facebook, post on Google+, nor send e-mails to the mail list and I've turned off Analytics so your visits will no longer be tracked!
For my readers, they'll just have to come here, my home page, to see what it going on and what updates I've been making.
The first set of updates is getting my site organized, structurally, the way I want. I didn't for many years as I was afraid it would hurt my standings with broken links, well, to heck with that!
Summer is here and in full swing. I've been working a lot on my weekends to make updates on this site and well I need some time off. There's other things I'd rather do, be it working around the house, taking a walk, or just relaxing and reading a book.
Also, during this time off I'm going to make a decision. I've had this website (in one form or another) since 1998, which is an eternity in "internet" years, and I'm going to decide whether to continue on with it or not. I've done about all I can do with the reference materials I have in regards to planes and tanks. Posting photos is nice but it's hardly the meat of the content.
So for now I'm going to enjoy my summer and wish you all the best!
First World War for Dummies, Dr Sean Lang, 2014
Not knowing much about World War I I will occasionally pick up a book about the time period. As a fan of the For Dummies series I didn't mind reading it like some might.
First World War for Dummies has a nice summary of the lead up, causes, battles, and finally of World War I.
You won't get much in the way of first person accounts from individual soldiers so don't look for that here.
I think one thing I got out of Lang's book was that the start of the war wasn't just one cause but a combination of events.
The Red Baron, Wayne Vansant, 2014, book review
As a lifelong fan of comic books, heck I'd climb up in the attic above the garage to raid the box of comic books my brother kept, reading graphic novels are a great pleasure now.
The Red Baron is one of those pleasurable reads. I don't know the full history of Richthofen so I can't speak for the accuracy of the novel but it sure is great to read the words and look at the artwork done.
Definitely something fun to pick up and read in an hour.
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