Table of Contents

1. Stingray Lands Guerillas on Luzon, 27 August 1944 by NHHC at Naval History Blog
2. Acquisitions by Brett Holman at Airminded
3. The War on Malaria by Cherie Prosser at Australian War Memorial
4. Persian Wars: Greeks Triumph at Plataea by n/a at About.com Military History
5. The Loss of the USS Cochino (Ss-345) by Ships History at Naval History Blog
6. Monday, 26 August 1940 by Brett Holman at Airminded
7. Sunday, 25 August 1940 by Brett Holman at Airminded
8. Field Expedient Latrine by Mark Grimsley at Blog Them Out of the Stone Age
9. Burning of Washington, 24-25 August 1814 by Navy Commemorations at Naval History Blog
10. Vietnam War: Share Your Story by n/a at About.com Military History
11. The L&N RR in the Civil War by noreply@blogger.com (Drew@CWBA) at Civil War Books and Authors
12. Phase 1 of Scorpion Project Complete! by Underwater Archaeology at Naval History Blog

Contents

1. Stingray Lands Guerillas on Luzon, 27 August 1944 by NHHC at Naval History Blog

The submarine USS Stingray (SS 186) landed fifteen Philippine
personnel and six tons of supplies on the island of Luzon on
27 August 1944. This operation was in support of guerilla
operations in advance of the U.S. landings in the
Philippines. This mission was one of dozens of “special
transport” missions carried out by submarines [...]…

2. Acquisitions by Brett Holman at Airminded

Alan Allport. Demobbed: Coming Home After the Second World
War. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009. The
book of the dissertation, on which the blog of the book of
the dissertation is based! Gordon Pirie. Air Empire: British
Imperial Civil Aviation, 1919-39. Manchester and New York:
Manchester University Press, 2009. A book which has been a
long time coming: about fifty years, in fact, the length of
time since the last scholarly monograph devoted to this topic
(Higham’s Britain’s Imperial Air Routes 1918-1939). Looks
like it was worth the wait. Note: review copy (not for
Airminded…

3. The War on Malaria by Cherie Prosser at Australian War Memorial

There were grave fears for the strength of Australians
fighting in the malaria prone regions of the Pacific during
the Second World War. By June 1943, it was estimated 25,000
Australians in Papua and New Guinea had contracted malaria.
Supplies of quinine, used to treat malaria since the First
World War, and the synthetic drug [...]

4. Persian Wars: Greeks Triumph at Plataea by n/a at About.com Military History

August 479 BC – Greek forces crush the Persians at the Battle
of Plataea. In 480 BC, Persian forces led by Xerxes invaded
Greece. Winning at Thermopylae, they swept through Boeotia
and Attica, capturing Athens. In September, the Greek fleet
won a stunning victory at Salamis which led to Xerxes
departing with the bulk of his army. Before leaving, he
formed a force under Mardonius to complete the conquest of
Greece. In 479, Mardonius assumed a position near Plataea and
built a fortified camp. He was followed by a large Greek army
which assumed a strong position to the south. After…

5. The Loss of the Uss Cochino (Ss-345) by Ships History at Naval History Blog

On the morning of 25 August 1949, during a training cruise
north of the Arctic Circle, the submarine Cochino (SS-345),
in company with Tusk (SS-426), attempted to submerge to
snorkel depth in the Barents Sea, but the crashing waves
played havoc with these efforts. At 1048, a muffled thud
rocked Cochino and news of a [...]…

6. Monday, 26 August 1940 by Brett Holman at Airminded

Since yesterday’s Observer was actually put to bed on
Saturday night, it missed out reporting the German raid on
London in the following hours. Of course, most of London
would have already known of it thanks to the alerts and the
explosions, while the rest of the country would have heard
about it on the BBC. So the morning papers are generally
going to be a bit behind in reporting night raids.

Not that there was much for the Manchester Guardian to report
(5) in this case, apparently. A man from the Ministry of Home
Security had a look at…

7. Sunday, 25 August 1940 by Brett Holman at Airminded

These are the headlines from the Observer (5). Yesterday was
another good day for the RAF, which on Air Ministry figures
shot down 45 German aircraft with 10 of its own missing.
There were ‘Battles all day long': Until mid afternoon the
attacks were concentrated on aerodromes in East Kent. Then
large numbers of German bombers and fighters were flung into
two new mass raids. While some of them were attacking
aerodromes almost up to the outskirts of London, others were
raiding the Portsmouth area. The Portsmouth raiders were
largely turned back by ‘an intensive A.A. barrage’ assisted
by fighters…

8. Field Expedient Latrine by Mark Grimsley at Blog Them Out of the Stone Age

Tired of using those porta johns? Or worse? Then try this
solution. It worked for the Romans. It even flushed (after a
fashion). Here are the remnants of the latrine that served
the garrison of Vercovecium–now known as Housesteads Roman
Fort–located roughly in the center (and best preserved)
section of Hadrian’s Wall.

Visitors can hardly restrain [...]…

9. Burning of Washington, 24-25 August 1814 by Navy Commemorations at Naval History Blog

Psychological and economic warfare, with the intention of
deflecting American forces from the northern theater, rather
than a desire to occupy territory, dominated British strategy
in the Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812. The Madison
administration’s decision not to harness a force strong
enough to repel British raids of coastal settlements left the
bay vulnerable [...]…

10. Vietnam War: Share Your Story by n/a at About.com Military History

The Vietnam War helped define a generation of Americans and
Vietnamese. In our new Vietnam: Share Your Story section we
invite veterans and those from the home front to share their
experiences about this divisive conflict. This is a place for
all those involved to communicate their personal stories and
those of family members who may not have made it home.
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11. The L&Amp;N Rr in the Civil War by noreply@blogger.com (Drew@CWBA) at Civil War Books and Authors

12. Phase 1 of Scorpion Project Complete! by Underwater Archaeology at Naval History Blog

On August 12, the NHHC Underwater Archaeology Branch (UAB),
and its partners MD SHA and MHT, successfully completed the
first phase of their three-year archaeological investigation
of the Patuxent shipwreck believed to be the War of 1812 U.S.
block sloop SCORPION. Firstly, a big thank you to our on-site
visitors who made the trip out to Upper Marlboro, MD. It
[...]…

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