Behold the collection of blog entries for the 22nd installment of the Military History Carnival. Before you start reading, a special thanks is in order for everyone who submitted suggestions. Please contact Battlefield Biker if you are interested in hosting a future carnival. Now then, the following posts represent some of the best blogging since 15 February 2010. So get comfortable and start reading.
4th & 3rd-Century BC
Roman conquest of Italy
Ross Cowan writes on the tendency of Romans to decorate their homes with war trophies.
An abbey with connections to the Romans and the Second World War? The Lost Fort offers a detailed history of Incholm Abbey and other sites neighboring the Firth of Forth.
Over at Marginalia there is an insightful post on Francis Stewart and his betrayal of his cousin Jame Stewart.
A King George’s War fort in the United States? Boston 1775 discusses the funding issues for this rare historical site.
British Soldiers, American Revolution recounts the fates of two British soldiers who served together and experienced the harsh reality of 18th-Century disease.
Blog 4 History argues that a wealth of knowledge awaits scholars who embark on a study of the Mexican-American War.
American Civil War
The 48th Pennsylvanian Infantry/Civil War Musings presents a letter from private who was eager to fight the Confederates.
Civil War Memory takes readers to the Antietam battlefield and discusses the value of blogging and confirms the existence of the Lost Cause in Sharpsburg, Maryland.
The brief and sad wartime experiences of Alfred DuBois, father of W.E.B DuBois, over at The Sable Arm.
First World War
Over at the Australian War Memorial, a series of short posts on Herbert Vincent Reynolds No. 622 First Field Ambulance, First AIF. Although the AWM series on Reynolds began back in February, March has had its fair share of posts. Throughout the series, readers are exposed to the experiences of an ANZAC soldier leading up to the infamous Gallipoli campaign. Here is the post for 14 March 1915. Be sure to read the rest.
Airminded examines the German bombing of Warrington Crescent, highlighting the effects of the attack on both property and social memory.
The CBC pays tribute to Canada’s last First World War veteran, John Babcock, who died at the ripe old age of 109.
Recently Geoff Robinson discussed the issues associated with teaching students about Australia’s participation in two world wars. Enjoy the clip from Gallipoli.
Second World War
The Daily History Blog elaborates on the pre-war activities of the Hitler Youth in Germany Great Britain.
The Aerodrome uses archival gems to discuss the issues that plagued Coalition air power.
Over at Thoughts on Military History, Ross endeavors to separate the popular media interpretations of Air Chief Marshall Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory from historical fact.
Battlefield Biker sheds some light on the plot to keep General Bernard Montgomery’s location a secret in the days leading up to D-Day.
Strange Maps pinpoints some of Germany’s schools named after infamous Nazis.
Here at Thompson-Werk I offer some musings over the policies and events that contributed to America’s involvement in Vietnam.
Who does not adore America’s 37th president? Edge of the American West provides some of President Richard Nixon’s more colorful references to the Vietnam War.