July 30, 2012
For those that don’t know I’m writing a thesis entitled “The First Taranakl War: A Divergent History”. Which examines the hisotriography and popular perceptions of the First Taranaki war, in particular why one version has become so well established in popular culture while the other traditional version has been largely marginalised.
I’ll be taking a trip over to New Plymouth in a few weeks to walk the ground and if any there has anything they want to share on the subject I’d like to know about it.
Please note: First Taranaki War 1860-61. Must stay focused at this stage of ones masters thesis.
October 14, 2010
Below the fold is the company roster for the 284th Port Company of the 517th Port Battalion from 1944-45. If you are one of these people or a relative of theirs then Andrew Brozyna would like to hear from you. Andrew has written the book shown below which relates to his grandfathers war service and will no doubt be of interest to many.
The book is available from Amazon by clicking on the image above. you can contact Andrew directly a.brozyna-AT-gmail-DOT-com or at his blog.
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August 9, 2010
This is why we fight…
Six Americans, two Afghans, a Briton and a German were shot and killed by gunmen in Badakhshan, a remote northeastern region of the country, said Dirk Frans, the director of the International Assistance Mission. Two other Afghans on the team were alive, Frans said.
Afghanistan’s ruling Taleban have blown up two giant Buddha statues in defiance of international efforts to save them, according to independent reports.
If you question why New Zealand has troops in Afghanistan (not far from the remians of those statues by the way) you must first defend these actions before you get to ask you questions. And I particularly challenge our exceedingly weak and inept media to ASK them why if those people – who suddenly take a day off spitting on our soldiers to “care” about them – why they defend such acks of barabarism. Start with the communist Keith Locke and the professional violent “protester” John Minto since you run to them for comment first but give them a free pass when you do.
So go ahead, defend them.
Hunting the fuckers down and blowing them away seems like a better option to me, but there you go.
July 29, 2010
for serving military personal who give aid and comfort (including intel) to the enemy.
Oh yeah thats right, TREASON.
Even the other people in the hole are going to be looking down on you. Enjoy you’re fame while it lasts, you’ve got about 14 minutes left before it, and you disappear forever.
If you ever get I’m sure you can get a job with the deomcratic party. they like shit like you and will even try to pass you off as a war hero. To the rest of us, you’re just human excrement.
June 3, 2010
If the LZ is crowded then make a pass with the blade tips about 3 foot off the deck first.
2. Don’t take a paint ball gun to a knife fight. Flame thrower, mini-gun, F18 all are good assets for taking on a man with a knife.
3. Torpedos work well against ships. Blame North Korea, its all the rage.
4. Le limpet mine in port is good enough for the French Secret Service and shouldn’t be beyond the admitedly limited skill set of Massoad.
Note the principle is to do bad things to bad people while protecting your own. Not fucking feed your own to a mob of crazy religious fanatics, and other people who are not the international media but almost as crazy. It’s called “war” for a reason.
June 1, 2010
Based on the information I have recieved. Which by the way started a lot earlier than for the rest of you when I took the call from one of my contacts. Here is something from an unnamed international journalist.
We’re at war with Hamas, and Iranian controlled and fundedgroup whose stated aim is the extermination of a member state of the UN. These people were attempting to bring unknown and uninspected material to that enemy, through a declared military blockage. They attacked troops sent to enforce that blockade. What is their status under international laws relating to conflict?
Indeed this is a good question. What is not being reported is that both Israel AND Egypt – yes thats right Egypt has also blocaked the area because Hammas are a bunch of murdering nutjobs who slaughtered their way throught Fattah to take control of Gaza – offered to have the “aid landed at their ports and delivered from there after inspection. In fact the Israeli navy have been kind enough to SHOW you what they did. The flotilla of terror as its now being known reacted with non-compiance. The reaction from those on the warship is muted but tells you enough that they did not seek a confrontation.
Now I live in a country where we stop ships every other day of the week in our territiorial waters and will impund your ship if you have the wrong number of fish on board or don’t have the right paper work. These ships, with declared hostile intent, had refused inspection, refused cooperation with the lawful authroity and attmepted to repell a lawfull boarding of their ships is sorvrign territorial waters. I dare you tell me that New Zealand would have gone freaken apeshit in those circumstance.
In fact if you watch the video you might get an idea of what they were met with. My personal opinion is that had I been in command of one of the boarding parties I would have withdrawn and requested fire support. A couple of torpedoes being my recomendation. But these are Jews so a different set of rules applies. again I quote my source:
The sheer hypocrisy is what gets me. All these countries that are yelling at Israel would hve done the same or a lot worse if something similar was aimed at them.
Try thinking about the actual situation and apply it to your own country before you just buy into the usual media hysteria. Laws were broken and an aggrssive attempt was made to run a lawful blocakde after options for delivery of “aid” had been offered by two countries. All i can say is they were bloody lucky that only ten were killed. Most other countries would have been a lot less restrained. North Korea for example.
Its called a war for a bloody reason.
Once again I marvel at the professionalism and restrait of the IDF who all know damn well that regardless of what they do they will be accused of a masacre.
March 24, 2010
Taranaki town Stratford is to honour its Gallipoli hero, Lieutenant Colonel William Malone.
A life-size bronze statue of Lt Col Malone was approved by Stratford District Council yesterday and could be unveiled on August 8 – the anniversary of the World War 1 battle for Chunuk Bair in Turkey, The Taranaki Daily News reported.
Lt Col Malone, 52, died on Chunuk Bair on August 9, 1915, probably from friendly fire from a British warship.
You can read something of my regiments history here.
February 26, 2010
These Argentines really are not the sharpest knives in the drawer are they.
Let me remind you…
The survivor of Pearl Harbor goes down.
Get stupid and the Royal Navy WILL feed you another tinfish. Back in your box Diego, Britain isn’t THAT distracted and we’ve already had this dicussion, it aint yours and the only thing you’ll get from taking another pass is a lot more dead young Argentines and a change of government.
November 11, 2009
Some of you may recall that a while back the Marines at the Embasy in Wellington very kindly presented Joan Ellis with a string of pearls in recognition of her self published book A String Of Pearls wich is a compilation of letters and stories from New Zealand woman and US marines who tell how it was to grow up in a world at war and what it was like for them in New Zealand during WWII. Joan is a resident of Paraparaumu where the Marines was based during the Second World War and they deployed to Pacific theatre from Wellington.
I posted it a while back and as you can Joan has commented on the post letting us know that she has both revised A String of Pearls and published her second book, Follow Me Back in Time which tells of Joans growing up during the depression years. From the blurp its looks like some very interesting stuff.
Both books are self published by Joan and frankly I think its a travesty that no publisher was willing to run with a A String of Pearls at the very least, but thats the political climate we live in.
You can take a look at them and purchase from Publishme.
A String of Pears
Follow me back in time.