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Video tour of North Korea

Lots of articles posted yesterday regarding the 60th anniversary of the Korean Armistice.  A story from AP seemed to take the cake with 26 images from all perspectives of the celebration. Did you know that North Korea is in possession of the only US Navy ship that is on this day, held captive? A tour of the USS Pueblo along with a lot more is found in the below video series.  The guy featured in the video is a little rough around the edges, but the images and experience he captures is Read more [...]

YouTube.edu

  Over the last few years, the quantity and quality of edutainment videos to hit the mainstream have gone through the roof!  PBS has always prided itself with kids shows that bring educational value in a entertaining manner, but nothing compares to what YouTube has brought to the masses. Many of my favorite YouTube channels teach me every day about Physics, Chemistry, how the world works, Politics, Governments and a very wide variety of levels.  Much of the time giving enough taste Read more [...]

A History of the Navy in 100 Objects

In an apparent mirror off of BBC's "History of the World in 100 Objects" (which I had never heard of previously), a now commissioned Naval Academy grad took a huge bite of initiative and is producing a podcast titled, "A History of the Navy in 100 Objects". This is good stuff! I am about 50 pages away from finally finishing a book that I feel like I have spent half my life working through, "Six Frigates" and I have only covered about the first 40 years of US Navy History.  But the level Read more [...]

Secret underground military bunker filled with history

This is every kid's dream. It sure is!  The title is enough to wet anyone's appetite for adventure.  Cue imagination and hold on tight, this real life secret underground military bunker was stumbled upon in France. Now for the best part. Not only are you having a blast pretending to be Indiana Jones exploring a once-secret military bunker, you come across abandoned military equipment! You first come across a rusting pair of German 77-mm cannons from World War I. It gets even better, as you Read more [...]

The beginnings of the US Navy: John Adams

In 1775 the Continental Congress while assembled in Philadelphia, charged seven members of a "Marine Committee" the task of standing up a navy.  John Adams of Massachusetts was one of the seven.  And he along with the other six were all perfectly unaware of how to organize a new navy. Excerpt from a letter from John Adams to Elbridge Gerry (future Vice President to James Madison) It is very odd that, I, who have Spent my Days in Researches and Employments so very different, and who have Read more [...]