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Posts on 08/15/19

My Nicaraguan Jail Saga, Part III (from Gary Moore)

(John Eipper, USA, 08/15/19 7:59 am) Gary Moore writes: Responding to JE's further questions about my prison experience in Nicaragua: yes, being "disappeared" into a windowless cell was ver ...

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Napoleon at 250

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 08/15/19 5:01 am) 250 years ago today the greatest art thief of all times was born: Napoleon Bonaparte. JE comments: Yes, on August 15th, 1769. Where does a quarter millennium go? Napoleon is both i ...

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Did Churchill Prioritize the Liberation of Paris? Battle of Madagascar

(David Pike, France, 08/15/19 4:23 am) When commenting my post from yesterday (August 14th), JE asked: "Was not the liberation of Paris an Allied priority in summer 1944?" I don't see that. As everybody knows, Paris was ...

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An Allied Invasion of Gascony? Churchill and Europe`s "Soft Underbelly"

(Edward Jajko, USA, 08/15/19 4:02 am) In reply to David Pike and JE (August 14th), Churchill always had a strange (and mistaken) idea of the "soft underbelly" of Europe.  Gascony was just south enough to qualify. Or it ...

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Posts on 08/14/19

China Report...and a Birthday

(Bienvenido Macario, USA, 08/14/19 3:51 pm) First I want to wish WAISer Boris Volodarsky a Happy Birthday! Through the Internet, I got in touch with my college classmates. I studied at De La Salle University from 1972-1974 before being as ...

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An Allied Invasion of Gascony? My Presentation at Normandy 75

(David Pike, France, 08/14/19 1:53 pm) A WAIS colleague asked me off-Forum for more information about my presentation at the Portsmouth "Normandy 75" conference. My paper limits itself to the role of von Rundstedt's lesser-k ...

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"Making America White Again": Francisco Rodriguez-Jimenez in "El Mundo"

(Francisco Rodriguez Jimenez, Spain, 08/14/19 8:07 am) Here are my latest reflections on the US, penned during my present stay in Washington, DC: h ...

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How I Got Out of Jail in Nicaragua (from Gary Moore)

(John Eipper, USA, 08/14/19 4:41 am) Gary Moore writes: John E asked (Aug 12) the length of my incarceration period in Nicaragua, and indeed it was brief, just a few nights in the windowless cell on top ...

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Peronists Capture First Round of Argentine Presidential Elections

(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 08/14/19 4:03 am) In 2015 when Mauricio Macri was elected the new President of Argentina, after 12 years of the Kirchner presidential dynasty, the question of whether the Peronists would ever return to power in th ...

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