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  1. Aug 2022
    1. The horn's loud, lugubrious tones "suited the tumult of war," wrote Diodorus Siculus around 50 B.C. Later Roman troops used the karnyx themselves.
    2. Bloodcurdling war cries are a universal way of striking terror in foes. Maori war chants, the Japanese battle cry "Banzai!" (Long Live the Emperor) in World War II, the Ottomans' "Vur Ha!" (Strike), the Spanish "Desperta Ferro!" (Awaken the Iron), and the "Rebel Yell" of Confederate soldiers are examples. In antiquity, the sound of Greek warriors bellowing "Alala!" while banging swords on bronze shields was likened to hooting owls or a screeching flock of monstrous birds.
    3. Perseus of Macedon prepared for a Roman attack with war elephants in 168 B.C. by having artisans build wooden models of elephants on wheels.
    4. in 202 B.C., blasts of Roman war trumpets panicked Carthaginian general Hannibal's war elephants in the Battle of Zama, ending the Second Punic War.
    5. In 280 B.C., the Romans first encountered war elephants, brought to Italy by Greek King Pyrrhus.
  2. Jun 2022
    1. Weber left home and lived in poverty while working as a street-corner evangelist and social activist for two years with the evangelical Church Army Workers, an organization similar to the Salvation Army, preaching and singing hymns on street corners and singing and playing the organ in rescue missions in red-light districts in Pittsburgh and New York,[13][33] until the Church Army Workers disbanded in 1900.

      This is interesting background given her subsequent blockbuster film Where are My Children? (Universal Studios, 1916) which covered abortion and birth control.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lois_Weber

  3. Jan 2022
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  6. Nov 2018
    1. Reengineering Army Education for Adult Learners

      David Pierson offers a quick overview of how the US Army would train their members. He then goes into an explanation of how the Army is modifying their education curriculum to offer more than just "training" and truly educate the student. Rating: 5/5

    1. An Engine for Army Learning

      This article details the difficulties in combining military training and education into one philosophy. It explains the core functions of military learning and how the new Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence is modeled after civilian learning centers. Rating: 5/5

  7. Nov 2017
  8. Jun 2017
    1. Inflatable tanks, fake radio broadcasts, and actors impersonating generals were all part of an arsenal of brilliant tricks used by a top-secret WWII army unit called The Ghost Army.

      I love reading about this--so creative!

  9. May 2017