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France Recalls US, Australian Ambassadors

| September 19, 2021 | 60 Comments
France Recalls US, Australian Ambassadors

The oldest US ally has recalled its ambassadors to the US and Australia, in response to America’s recently announced national security partnership Australia and Great Briton. In a statement, Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French minister for Europe and foreign affairs, said Friday that the recall was made at the request of France’s President Emmanuel Macron. […]

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An inspiring tale of 5 ANZAC soldiers who escaped the Nazis

| July 11, 2021 | 5 Comments
An inspiring tale of 5 ANZAC soldiers who escaped the Nazis

The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) was a World War I formation that fought with distinction, most famously during the ill-fated Gallipoli Campaign. To Australians and Kiwis, ANZAC Day, which commemorates Gallipoli is a major national holiday. Soldiers of both countries still greatly identify with the spirit of the ANZAC troops. I came […]

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Australian Soldier Steps Down After Drinking Out of Fake Leg

| December 18, 2020 | 31 Comments
Australian Soldier Steps Down After Drinking Out of Fake Leg

Well, here’s something you don’t see every day.  The news.au.com published a story talking about an Australian Special Forces soldier who stepped down after he was identified as the one drinking out of the prosthetic leg of a dead man.  The photo was taken of him while he was serving in Afghanistan. Special forces soldier […]

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Special Air Service Regimental Woes

| November 21, 2020 | 19 Comments
Special Air Service Regimental Woes

Special Air Service Australian Special Air Service members have allegedly committed 39 murders in Afghanistan, after the findings of an exhaustive defense inquiry exposed a “culture of cover-ups and deceit.” After a four year investigation, the Special Air Service Regiment’s Second Squadron will be disbanded. This is based on findings of a “warrior-hero” culture that […]

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Aussie commandos accused of war crimes by US Marine

| October 22, 2020 | 23 Comments
Aussie commandos accused of war crimes by US Marine

Jeff LPH 3 forwarded this story from down under. For some reason, the accuser only goes by his first name in the article, but agreed to have several pictures of himself included in the article. ABC (the Aussie one) report; A United States Marine Corps (USMC) helicopter crew chief says Australian special forces shot and […]

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Just when you think people couldn’t come up with another idiotic idea

| September 21, 2020 | 18 Comments
Just when you think people couldn’t come up with another idiotic idea

Then some idiot comes up with the idea to make a “World War II Evacuee” costume. Another idiot sells it to a major retailer. Still more idiots put it out to market. So much failure to exercise good judgement and taste here. Comparisons have been made that this is an Anne Frank costume (in fact, […]

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Special Holiday Valor Post

| September 7, 2020 | 10 Comments
Special Holiday Valor Post

USS Houston (originally CL-30, later CA-30) was a cruiser in the United States Navy. Ordered in 1924, she was a light cruiser at launch in 1929. Commissioned in 1930, she sailed for a year before she was re-classified as a heavy cruiser due to the size of her 8” guns after the 1930 London Naval […]

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Queen approves award of Victoria Cross to WWII hero

| August 13, 2020 | 15 Comments
Queen approves award of Victoria Cross to WWII hero

Consider this an early Valor Friday. The story is too incredible not to relay immediately. Another case of long overdue recognition has been righted this week. Queen Elizabeth II yesterday approved award of the Victoria Cross for Australia (posthumous) to Ordinary Seaman Edward “Teddy” Sheean (RANR). Sheean was only 18 when he died protecting his […]

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