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  • Peter Jackson’s WWI Doc ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Breaks Fathom Events B.O. Records With $2.3M

    12/18/2018 11:29:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | December 18, 2018 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    Peter Jackson’s World War I documentary They Shall Not Grow Old, which Warner Bros. acquired global rights to following the pic’s BFI London Film Fest premiere in October, drew an impressive $2.3M at last night’s Fathom Event which took place in 1,122 theaters over two showtimes (4pm & 7pm). Fathom reports that They Shall Not Grow Old was their largest event year-to-do date at the B.O. out of 160, their largest documentary ever and the fourth largest event of all-time at the domestic B.O. Cineplex Event Screens showed the doc in Canada.
  • This World War I Footage Was Smoothed and Colorized. And it’s Amazing.

    12/18/2018 6:37:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | December 17, 2018 | Peter Martin
    It’s been 100 years since World War I ended. To mark the occasion, director Peter Jackson took hundreds of hours of battlefield footage from the Imperial War Museum in London, updated it, and turned it into a moving documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old. Since none of the footage had sound, Jackson’s production company, Park Road Post Production, in New Zealand, added it in. “We wanted the full gamut of sounds,” Jackson says. “From the wind in the trees to footsteps in the mud to the jangle of the equipment to the click-clack of the rifle bolts to the horse...
  • Men At War

    12/17/2018 1:02:41 AM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 16 replies
    www.tujuhbelasan.com ^ | 17 December 2018 | Geoff Fox
    The senselessness that sometimes overtakes men at war. Certainly not all the time. Lest We Forget.
  • Former Green Beret Charged In The Death Of Suspected Taliban Bomb Maker.

    12/15/2018 10:02:08 AM PST · by seekthetruth · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 14, 2018 | Greg Norman
    A former Green Beret who told Fox News in 2016 that he killed a suspected Taliban bomb maker nearly a decade ago during combat operations in Afghanistan is now being charged in the man’s death -- a move his lawyer says is an act of betrayal by the Army. The murder charge facing Maj. Matthew Golsteyn comes after years of on-and-off investigations by the Army following an incident said to have taken place during his 2010 deployment. A military tribunal that probed the killing years ago initially cleared Golsteyn -- but the investigation into him was re-opened after he spoke...
  • Millennial Men Ditching Traditional ‘Masculine’ Values, More Likely To Embrace ‘Emotional Strength’

    12/03/2018 10:33:08 AM PST · by ExSoldier · 98 replies
    Study Finds ^ | 12/1/2018 | Ben Renner
    VANCOUVER — As the famous Village People song declares, “Every man wants to be a macho macho man / To have the kind of body, always in demand.” But are “macho macho” mindsets becoming a thing of the past? A new study finds that male millennials are drifting away from stereotypical masculine values. The research, led by the University of British Columbia, showed that younger men tend to value selflessness, social engagement, and health over traditional male ideals like physical strength and autonomy.
  • Russia's New Military Cathedral will train War Priests

    11/30/2018 6:18:39 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Nov 29, 2018
    A Russian Orthodox cathedral set to be built for the country’s armed forces will reportedly train military priests, the head of a foundation in charge of collecting donations for its construction has said. Blueprints for the Armed Forces cathedral were reportedly unveiled at the Venice Bienalle on Thursday, two months after the Russian Defense Ministry began collecting donations to build the megastructure. Reports this year disclosed plans to train priests embedded with the Airborne Troops to drive combat vehicles and operate communication equipment. “A school for military priests is being built and the institute of Sisters of Charity nurses will...
  • If You Want Peace, Plan for War!

    11/29/2018 8:43:12 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/29/18 | Fredy Lowe
    Thank God for this Exceptional Country of ours. And, pray that you (and I) will somehow survive. The line in the sand has been drawn. Pray for our President Donald J. Trump. Pray for our Country. My goal here is not to scare you but, as a broker of written words, allow me to remove the ‘s’ in scare, and know that I ‘care’ for you and to seriously consider what is posted below and make the necessary preparation. You may want to begin with a prayer. The title as you may recognize is the English translation of the popular...
  • Ukraine Declares Martial Law Over Naval Attack By Russia

    11/26/2018 12:56:52 PM PST · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | Nov 26, 2018 | Michael Shwirtz
    Ukraine’s Parliament voted Monday to declare martial law in areas bordering Russia, responding to an attack a day earlier by Russian forces who fired on and impounded three Ukrainian naval vessels, leaving several sailors wounded. The action by Parliament, which called it a “partial mobilization,” takes effect Wednesday morning, will last for 30 days and represents a further escalation of tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
  • Russian warships 'open fire on Ukrainian artillery ships' in Black Sea

    11/25/2018 12:04:41 PM PST · by blueyon · 45 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 11/25/18 | Katy Clifton
    The Ukrainian navy has accused Russia of opening fire on some of its ships in the Black Sea, striking two vessels and wounding two crew members. The navy made the statement after a day of rising tensions during which Russia stopped three Ukrainian navy vessels from entering the Sea of Azov via the Kerch Strait by placing a huge cargo ship beneath a Russian-controlled bridge.
  • The Fog of War

    11/17/2018 10:04:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2018 | Adm James A. Lyons
    My op-ed on the thirty-fifth anniversary of the US Marine Beirut Barracks Bombing had generated a number of questions on the US Navy’s disastrous follow-on strike on 4 December, 1983 against two Syrian surface-to-air missile sites (SA-7) who were firing on our reconnaissance aircraft.  To set the record straight, here are the facts, but before I do, I want to express thanks to my many readers for the condolences sent on the untimely passing of my wife, Renee.  It was greatly appreciated.  Now to set the record straight. The term “Fog of War” normally applies to a military operation that did...
  • Amid Complaints, a Reason to Give Thanks

    11/16/2018 8:37:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2018 | Michael Barone
    "It's the worst of times." The words are Charles Dickens', from the opening paragraph of a novel set in the 1790s, but the sentiment is familiar today. Americans are divided as never before, we are frequently told, angrily at odds with one another, polarized politically, economically, culturally and in our entertainment preferences. Family elders fret about getting through Thanksgiving and the holidays without violent arguments, and more parents than ever say they'd be upset if their children were to marry across political lines. But are things really so bad? Last week's ceremonies commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the end of...
  • The war with China

    11/15/2018 1:45:34 PM PST · by TBP · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2018 | Daniel Gallington and Abraham Wagner
    The United States has been at war with China since at least 1947-49, when Chiang Kai-shek, his extended family and the Chinese Nationalist regime were air and boatlifted from mainland China to Taiwan, this after Mao Zedong’s Communist forces prevailed against Chiang’s Nationalists. During the Korean War (1950-53), large scale military combat between U.S. and Chinese forces actually took place; however, since then the war has largely been an economic one, and the Chinese have beaten the United States badly. Make no mistake about it, it is truly a war — although many fail to realize it. Here are just...
  • Opinion: The End Game in Afghanistan is Beginning

    11/13/2018 8:29:17 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/13/18 | Lawrence Sellin, Retired Colonel, US Army Reserve
    Other than a “presence” in Afghanistan, the United States has no strategic cards to play. There is no military solution in Afghanistan, at least from the standpoint of the manner in which we have conducted the war. After an initial small-footprint victory in late 2001, driving the Taliban out of Afghanistan, the U.S. chose to mount an exhaustive and expensive counterinsurgency campaign with its nation-building component. At the same time, Pakistan, sustaining the Taliban, waged a proxy war in Afghanistan, much like Pakistan’s and, indirectly, China’s reported support and use of the Islamic extremist group Lashkar-e-Taiba and its affiliates against...
  • Powerful Solar Storm Likely Detonated Sea Mines During Vietnam War

    11/11/2018 10:55:54 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    Discovery Magazine ^ | 11/9/18 | Brett Carter
    Powerful Solar Storm Likely Detonated Sea Mines During Vietnam War By Brett Carter | November 9, 2018 3:46 pm Solar flares captured on sun. (Credit: NASA/SDO)On Aug. 4, 1972, the crew of a U.S. Task Force 77 aircraft flying near a naval minefield in the waters off Hon La observed 20 to 25 explosions over about 30 seconds. They also witnessed an additional 25 to 30 mud spots in the waters nearby.Destructor sea mines had been deployed here during Operation Pocket Money, a mining campaign launched in 1972 against principal North Vietnamese ports.There was no obvious reason why the mines...
  • Artists, intellectuals call for ‘European Republic’

    11/10/2018 7:44:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 10, 2018
    Artists and intellectuals across Europe are calling for the founding of a continentwide republic to replace its many nation states. […] The event is being organized by a group calling itself the European Balcony Project. […] A manifesto on the group’s website declares that “the sovereignty of states is hereby replaced by the sovereignty of citizens.” …
  • Tens of thousands of people bring London to a halt to see tribute to Brits killed in the First [tr]

    11/10/2018 5:25:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 9, 2018 | Faith Ridler and Leigh Mcmanus
    Tens of thousands of people gathered at the Tower of London tonight as time runs out to view the 10,000 torches installed in memory of those killed in the First Word War. Queues stretched more than 50 yards back from the '90 minutes wait' sign at Tower Bridge as crowds waited to view the touching tribute. The installation, Beyond the Deepening Shadow, will be open to the public until Remembrance Sunday on November 11. The Queen and senior members of the Royal Family are due to attend the Festival of Remembrance at London's Royal Albert Hall on Saturday night as...
  • The Great War’s final tragedy? 2,738 men died on the Armistice morning – [tr]

    11/10/2018 5:13:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 9, 2018 | Jonathan Mayo
    As they awaken on the morning of November 11 1918, along the 400-mile Western Front from Switzerland in the south to the Belgian coast in the north, nearly 10 million men on both sides know from developments over recent days that an armistice is imminent. They are praying for a swift end to the war. What they are not aware of yet is that at 5.20am in the Compiegne Forest just north of Paris, on the private train of Marshal Foch, commander-in-chief of the Allied armies, the Armistice agreement was signed after three days of negotiation. The war is entering...
  • Opinion: What Are The Chances That America’s Disunion Turns Into Civil War?

    11/08/2018 8:39:26 PM PST · by blam · 253 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11-8-2018 | Ian Morris
    Strong rhetoric and violence on both sides of the political spectrum are reaching a fever pitchIs the United States on the brink of a new civil war? According to Newsweek magazine’s polling, a third of all Americans think such a conflict could break out within the next five years, with 10% thinking it “very likely to happen.” Plenty of experts agree. Back in March, State Department official Keith Mines told Foreign Policy magazine: “It is like 1859, everyone is mad about something and everyone has a gun.” He rated the odds of a second American Civil War breaking out within...
  • Iran's Powerful Hardline Cleric Threatens To “Instantly” Create $400 Oil By Seizing Tankers

    11/04/2018 6:35:41 PM PST · by blam · 94 replies
    Just ahead of U.S. sanctions on Iran set to snap back on Monday targeting primarily the energy, shipbuilding, shipping, and banking sectors, Iran’s most prominent conservative cleric has announced that if oil exports are halted, Saudi tankers will be confiscated and Gulf countries attacked. Powerful Shia cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda is the Friday Prayer leader in Mashhad, considered Iran’s spiritual capital and among the holiest places in Shia Islam, and sits on the government’s “Assembly of Experts” but has no formal government role or decision-making ability. However, he’s a powerful leader and chief spiritual force behind Iran’s conservative faction who...
  • The soldier who fired the first British shot in 1914: Prince Charles and Camilla pay tribute [tr]

    11/03/2018 7:13:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 2, 2018 | Neil Sears
    n all the many histories of the Great War, it’s safe to say that Alhaji Grunshi rarely makes much of an appearance. But he should. For the little-known lance corporal in the Gold Coast Regiment has the distinction of being the first member of His Majesty’s forces to fire a shot in 1914. And last night the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall helped commemorate the occasion far from the poppy fields of Flanders.