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Military (and other) History / Re: National WW1 Museum
« Last post by airboy on Yesterday at 08:14:54 AM »
If I do another Strategic Command WW1 AAR I'm going to incorporate the propaganda posters.
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Military (and other) History / Re: National WW1 Museum
« Last post by airboy on Yesterday at 08:13:19 AM »
Here are some pictures of military toys from the WW1 museum.  These did not make it to my blog because there was little display space.

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Military (and other) History / Re: National WW1 Museum
« Last post by airboy on Yesterday at 08:12:02 AM »
The last blog post was on WW1 Propaganda.  They have a great display of this and lots of photos were posted.

https://averysgameblog.wordpress.com/2019/01/17/ww1-museum-propaganda/
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Military (and other) History / Re: National WW1 Museum
« Last post by ArizonaTank on January 14, 2019, 10:13:56 AM »
Great stuff, thanks AB!  :bd: 

I love the uniforms of the period...mostly because of the transition from 19th to 20th centuries; pickelhaube to stahlhelm. I also have been getting into AEF unit histories recently, and these are tightly tied to the divisions and their symbols.

Part of the reason I have been getting into uniforms and units is that most of the material written right after the war, including unit histories, is out of copyright and in the public domain, so very easy to quickly build a great "virtual collection"

There was also still a strong sense of a "local link" to many of the units, in all armies. The British had the "Pals Battalions." In the German Army very few units were just "German". They were "Saxons", "Bavarians", or the 'hated' "Prussians".  US regiments were know as "Baltimore's Own", or "Philadelphia's Own". By WWII, these local links started to loosen....

If anyone has any interest in US uniforms or unit histories of the WWI period, there is a great FB group of AEF collectors. The guys really know their stuff, and have some great collections. They try to research not just the unit, but the soldiers as well; so they just don't own a helmet, but they often know who wore it, and sometimes details of the man's exploits. I appreciate that they are very interested in honoring the nearly forgotten heroes of the AEF. The group is "World War I AEF Collectors".
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Military (and other) History / Re: National WW1 Museum
« Last post by airboy on January 13, 2019, 06:15:05 PM »
Third post on the National WW1 Museum: Uniforms and Equipment

https://averysgameblog.wordpress.com/2019/01/14/equipment-and-uniforms-national-ww1-museum/
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Military (and other) History / Re: National WW1 Museum
« Last post by airboy on January 11, 2019, 01:37:16 PM »
Second Post on the National WW1 Museum is up - this is on the ground conflict simulations.

https://averysgameblog.wordpress.com/2019/01/11/national-ww1-museum-part-2-ground-warfare-simulations/

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Military (and other) History / Re: National WW1 Museum
« Last post by airboy on January 09, 2019, 08:09:45 AM »
Works great now....

So as a marketing guy... what do you think the purpose of the "vestal virgins" was?

Let unmarried daughters of important people dress up and be noticed?
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Maybe ten years ago, or more, there was a very in dept biography of Goering.  Cannot recall the title or author.
In summary, it was pretty clear that Herman never really grew past having the outlook of a squadron commander.

I was in a Goodwill Store near Washington DC about eight years ago, the elderly volunteer cashier saw that I was buying a used book on the Luftwaffe; she told me that she had worked directly for Goering for a while, and "did not like working for him."  Just as the conversation was getting interesting, another customer came up, and I had to leave.  I went back a few weeks later to talk with her, and was told that she had to stop working due to her health. since then I have often wondered what she had to say.
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Military (and other) History / Re: National WW1 Museum
« Last post by ArizonaTank on January 08, 2019, 11:24:24 AM »
Works great now....

So as a marketing guy... what do you think the purpose of the "vestal virgins" was?
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