Almost 100 years ago, Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was shot dead in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip. The fallout from this assassination ultimately led to the start of the Great War (World War I). To commemorate this historical event’s centennial milestone, Google has launched a new portal dedicated to telling the story of this extraordinary time.
With support from several museums, this channel brings together a trove of World War I content like documents, letters, paintings,…Continue
Added by Tome Wilson on June 27, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
He was the last of his kind, one of the 29 original US Marine Corps "Code Talkers" of the Navajo Nation. As a child, the teachers at his government-run boarding school tried to force him to give up his native tongue, a hellaciously complex mess of tenses and verbs without many adjectives. In WW2, he and his brothers would ironically use that very language to help the United States liberate the Pacific.…Continue
Throroughbred horse racing, the Sport of Kings; grand, classy, exciting...and a good excuse for a mint julip and a wager or two.
Years of careful breeding, specialized training, and practice go into crafting the perfect racing horse, and not a little luck! Horse, jockey, and trainer must learn to think as…Continue
Added by Cap'n Tony on June 14, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Do any of you wonder what a movie trailer would be like if you used footage from the 1936 science fiction film Things to Come, combined with a contemporary Pacific Rim style soundtrack? So did I.
Hope you enjoy.
Today is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day.
Let us never forget the brave men who gave their lives for us.
General Eisenhower’s Message Sent Just Prior to the Invasion of Normandy
Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty…Continue
Pilsner's Picks may be going on hiatus in July because I'm moving (for the first time in seven years), and I might be using a laptop for a while. Without my PC and the external hard drive that holds the Picks Archives, I can't post any MP3's to my web host for downloading.
But that's a month away, and in the meantime, the June Picks are here— including a real rarity this time, a George Gershwin tune performed by a very young Fred Astaire, his sister Adele, and last but not…