your speciality in military history..

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I would say that I would feel entirely comfortable teaching the American Civil War to High Schoolers and could hold my own in a college course. I really want to dig in to the Napoleonic period.
 

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RichardS said:
I know just enough military history to be dangerous and not enough to be an expert. :D
That is me as well. I am especially dangerous in the RAF Bomber Command's Main Offensive. I could also cause trouble with my knowledge of the early years of the North African Campaign.
 

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RangerBooBoo said:
I would say that I would feel entirely comfortable teaching the American Civil War to High Schoolers and could hold my own in a college course. I really want to dig in to the Napoleonic period.
I chuckle every time I see your forum name, "Ranger BooBoo." It's from the Airborn Ranger cadence, yes? Love it!
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For m'self, I've dabbled in the American Civil War and the late Age of Sail British naval engagements; spent some serious time studying the Pacific Theater of WWII; and of course remain fascinated with Vietnam.

I have studied and continue to study in-depth the American wars & proxy-wars in Afganistan (both 1980's and current), Gulf War I & II, and v. Terror. I know just enough to know...I don't know enough! But it's fascinating, in a kind of horrid sort of way. And I have buddies getting shot at, so it's personal too...
 
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The naval war in the Pacific, especially the Solomons campaign, although I have read extensively over the last twenty years or so on WWII.
 

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1940-1945 = WWII
1950-1953 = Korean War "Forgotten War"

Also, I know almost completely history about F4U Corsair fighter and US Marines Squadron of WWII.
 

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Brad Ritter said:
I don't know Jack, but I prefer WWII and the American Civil War.
Jack's a good buddy of mine, we go huntin' every once in a while for wingnuts...
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Jes' kiddin'. Good to meet you, Brad!!!
 
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RichardS said:
I know just enough military history to be dangerous and not enough to be an expert. :D I do like following military technology and esp. procurement trends in the modern era. I think I am fairly knowledgeable about WWII and the American Civil War. I also tend to specialize in individual battles rather than entire conflicts such as Jutland, Arnhem, Midway, etc. All that being said; I am willing to learn from anyone. :hush:
Richard, you're being FAR too modest..........

He also has the most extensive digital photo libraries of any member......
 
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I'd like to think that I have at least a general knowledge of a broad spectrum of military history. Areas of more specific knowledge in descending order would be......

-American Civil War
-World War II
-American Revolutionary War....especially trans-Appalachia and early Kentucky settlement
-Napoleonic Wars-especially Peninsula campaign
-English History
-Russian History
-Roman History
-War of 1812
-World War I
-Boer War
-Korean War
-Vietnam War
-Thirty Years War
-Falklands War
-Crusades
 
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Richa333 said:
I chuckle every time I see your forum name, "Ranger BooBoo." It's from the Airborn Ranger cadence, yes? Love it!
:thumup:
For m'self, I've dabbled in the American Civil War and the late Age of Sail British naval engagements; spent some serious time studying the Pacific Theater of WWII; and of course remain fascinated with Vietnam.

I have studied and continue to study in-depth the American wars & proxy-wars in Afganistan (both 1980's and current), Gulf War I & II, and v. Terror. I know just enough to know...I don't know enough! But it's fascinating, in a kind of horrid sort of way. And I have buddies getting shot at, so it's personal too...
Actually it is a combination of the names of my two dachshunds. Sounds military though don't it. Hate to disappoint. :laugh:
 

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Darn I thought I had replied to this along time ago. While I wouldn't call myself an expert, I have always been interested in WW2 Aviation. I have also read about that conflict in general all my life. I am a former Infantry man so that might as well be tossed in. I know a decent amount about America's conflicts. But I suppose I am alot like many others here that anything from "Grog vs Oog with a rock" to "today in Iraq" will interest me. I also like learning about obscure actions.
 

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No secret here for me. ;)

It's World War II; mainly the European battlefields with a working knowledge of the Pacific and Burma Theatres.
It always amazes me how much there is still to learn about this conflict.
 
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tigersqn said:
No secret here for me. ;)

It's World War II; mainly the European battlefields with a working knowledge of the Pacific and Burma Theatres.
It always amazes me how much there is still to learn about this conflict.
You're far too modest.....you are the Panzermeister!
 

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While I've taken an interest in just about everything from Qadesh to Falujah, I'm always coming back to WWII (all theaters, air, land & sea). Additionally, I find the 19th century wars for empire a constant source of fascination.
 

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Though like many that have posted here I'm interested in all aspects of military history. I tend to focus on Pre-revolutionary war North America and the Native America wars throughout the continent.

I also study military leadership at all levels, which again leads me to reading books from a variety of wars.
 
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Rilie said:
Though like many that have posted here I'm interested in all aspects of military history. I tend to focus on Pre-revolutionary war North America and the Native America wars throughout the continent.

I also study military leadership at all levels, which again leads me to reading books from a variety of wars.
If you like the pre-Revolutionary War era of North America you should see some of the posts HiredGoon has put up. I think you'll find quite a bit of info, he is very knowlegable.

BTW, welcome to the forums. I have spent a fair amount of time in Frederick, I grew up in Rockville.
 
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