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Saturday, July 20th 2019, 6:09pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Philippine News and Events 1949

Hôtel de Vendôme, Paris, Tuesday, 25 April 1949 Having spent a number of weeks examining the offerings of most of Europe’s arms and vehicle manufacturers, as well as observing the performance of such equipment under simulated combat conditions in the Russian-sponsored Militariad, the members of the Philippine Technical Commission had reassembled in Paris to consider the final recommendations that they would submit to their government. Colonel Magundayao formally called to order the meeting of th...

Friday, July 19th 2019, 7:37pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Philippine News and Events 1949

Quoted from "Desertfox" I assume the plan is to end the sim at 1950? To the best of my knowledge, there is no complete consensus on the subject. However, given the small number of active players and their commitments in real life, to me is seems unlikely; but I speak only for myself.

Friday, July 19th 2019, 7:14pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Philippine News and Events 1949

Quoted If you guys want I could put something together for US jet aircraft developments for this time period based on WW changes (no Seversky, no WWII, different jet engines). I for one do not think that will be necessary at this stage of the game.

Friday, July 19th 2019, 12:01pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Himno Nacional del Perú

The National Anthem of Peru

Thursday, July 18th 2019, 9:56pm

Author: BruceDuncan

German News and Events 1949

Frigate Gefion, The South China Sea, Monday, 25 April 1949 The Gefion and her sister Jaguar had left the base of Cam Rahn Bay earlier that morning on a routine cruise northward; Kapitän zur See Heinrich Graf von Haugwitz checked the plot and noted that Qui Nhon was just over the horizon to the west. At their current speed it would take little more than two days to make it to their first port of call at San Hainando. Their present mission was a familiar one – monitor ship traffic in the waters ap...

Wednesday, July 17th 2019, 1:26pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Philippine News and Events 1949

Thanks for posting that, which answers the question.

Tuesday, July 16th 2019, 10:34pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Meanwhile, in Russia: 1948

Quoted from "Brockpaine" Quoted from "BruceDuncan" Yugoslavia sends catalogs to Ulan Bator Niislel Khuree. Fixed for you! ;) Ulaanbaatar was selected as the name for the city after the Communist takeover. It means "Red Hero". Since the Communists aren't in charge in Mongolia, the name remains Niislel Khuree (or sometimes Urga), which was the name used from independence in 1911. Thank you! The Yugoslav national geographic society appreciates the courtesy. We will update our maps presently. (BTW ...

Tuesday, July 16th 2019, 10:23pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Meanwhile, in Russia: 1948

Yugoslavia sends catalogs to Ulan Bator.

Tuesday, July 16th 2019, 7:08pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Philippine News and Events 1949

Quoted from "Brockpaine" I don't think it ended up in the encyclopedia, but Jason did firmly say that both the P-59 and P-80 made their appearance in the USAAF. I cannot remember that in particular (though a search would no doubt disclose it) but it makes sense.

Tuesday, July 16th 2019, 4:35pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Philippine News and Events 1949

Whether the historical F-86 Sabre might have been developed in the US by this time is an interesting question. Given the general stasis of the US, I think it would be wrong to assume so, with caveats. Germany has shared jet engine technology with the US, so a US jet fighter program is not beyond belief. The question would be which direction would it have taken? Before answering that, I will affirm that Germany has not (yet) shared swept-wing data with the US; the Bf329 making its appearance afte...

Tuesday, July 16th 2019, 1:11am

Author: BruceDuncan

Peruvian News and Events, 1949

Pucallpa, Ucayali, 22 April 1949 The Pucalipa arrived in the mid-afternoon. Her riverine performance had exceeded expectations, contending easily with the strong flow of the Ucayali. So much for the good. The question of San Francisco was of greater moment. Their ‘guest’ had at last regained sufficient consciousness to answer questions. His name, they had learned was Victor Polay, a one-time rubber tapper who had married into one of the tribes that inhabited the area. That was until his village ...

Sunday, July 14th 2019, 12:17am

Author: BruceDuncan

The Aegean Campaign, 1943 - 1945

A summary piece on a larger scale. *********** The Aegean Campaign, 1943 - 1945 Since the Italian entry into the Second World War Rhodes and the islands of the Dodecanese had been a strategic target in the eyes of British planners. In Axis hands they dominated the eastern entrance to the Aegean Sea and were a fulcrum for placing pressure on Turkey; in Allied hands the situation would reverse. Indeed, during the winter of 1940-41 plans had been drawn up for an amphibious assault on Rhodes, plans ...

Saturday, July 13th 2019, 8:22pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Philippine News and Events 1949

Manila, The American Embassy, Sunday, 24 April 1949 “They’re at it again!” Commander Trevor Stevens stood on one of the balconies that dotted the façade of the embassy looking up in the sky over the city. For the last week the Philippine authorities had been air displays under the guise of ‘air defense exercises’. He had directed his comment to Major Collin Kelley, the air attache, his counterpart. “Not another massed flight of bombers?” He grabbed a pair of binoculars from the table and stepped...

Saturday, July 13th 2019, 2:41am

Author: BruceDuncan

History That Might Have Been

Military thinking can be hide-bound; or it can be adaptable - and so a piece on how lessons learned might change it. ******* British Military and Naval Observers During The American Civil War Among the European powers that sent official observers to America between 1861 and 1865, Britain stood alone in terms the number, quality and continuity of her representatives. From the outset of hostilities through the surrender of the last Confederate army, a group of British officers labored to learn the...

Saturday, July 13th 2019, 12:41am

Author: BruceDuncan

Yugoslav News and Events 1949

Novosti News Service, Bar, Thursday, 21 April 1949 The recently completed Ammunition Auxiliaries Rama and Sana, completed and formally named Easter Monday, have commenced their builders’ trials and operational training, which is expected to be completed in the autumn. Outside Belgrade, “The Little House”, Saturday, 23 April 1949 The Baranov family had arrived in Belgrade late the previous evening, and had been whisked by royal car to the dacha of the Queen Mother, where they would stay while fin...

Friday, July 12th 2019, 12:45am

Author: BruceDuncan

German News and Events 1949

Berlin, H.M. Passport Control Office, Friday, 22 April 1949 Bill Tanner felt as though he were sitting beneath the proverbial Sword of Damocles. That morning he had received word that agent who was the source of the original report on secret oil storage depots in Austria, which he had passed to London in February, had been taken into custody by the police. He wondered how long it might take to break his agent, and what the fellow might tell the German security services. As far as Tanner knew the...

Monday, July 8th 2019, 11:25pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Unternehmen Wachsame Entschlossenheit

French cruiser Lafayette, The Gulf of Danzig, Wednesday, 20 April 1949 The ship steamed at an easy fifteen knots as she came alongside the small German tanker Leine to take on fuel. On the horizon Delcroix could see the cruiser Leipzig manoeuvring to do the same with the Leine’s sister ship Löcknitz. From his position on the cruiser’s bridge Delcroix could literally look down on the Leine – she was but a small support vessel, Einsatzgruppenversorgungsschiff in Kriegsmarine parlance – a ‘task for...

Monday, July 8th 2019, 6:54pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Varyag-class Cruiser

The design looks quite reasonable to me. Many of the Cleito-era 'escort cruisers' that I recall seeing were woefully deficient in speed; while conservative, 32 knots is not bad, about at the point where the costs for additional speed start to escalate. Firepower looks good too. I'd say they're a sound investment.