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September 2010 Articles (79)

Liberation of Paris

Once again I found something that others may have already found. Life just released some rare unpublished photos of the liberation of Paris during WWII.



If you missed article you can read it and see the photos here.…



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Added by Larry on September 7, 2010 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with Philip Marlowe - The Indian Giver

Welcome to Two Fisted Tuesdays, Dieselpunks' weekly beat on the mean streets.

Starring Gerald Mohr and starting with the famous lines, "Get this and get it straight! Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave." The Adventures of Philip Marlowe runs about 25 minutes without commercials. You can listen to this blast from the past in MP3 format for free at the link below.…

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Added by Tome Wilson on September 7, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Armored Trains, Part I

Last year we talked about railways guns. Today, it's the time of armored trains.

Tank vs. Train? Not a vicious fantasy, but a WWII reality. The story of armored trains begins in the mid-19th century. Most sources will tell you that that the trains saw their first combat in the Boer War. Don't you believe it, ever - they were used by the Austrians during the 1848 siege of Vienna,… Continue

Added by lord_k on September 7, 2010 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

Late Victorian-era money in America

Silver certificates are an older form of U.S. currency; their value was backed by silver held in the U.S. Treasury, and they could be redeemed at the Treasury for silver dollars. An 1886 Act of Congress authorized the creation of a new series of silver certificates, and so it came to pass that the Secretary of the Treasury gave the Bureau of Engraving and Printing the task of designing and printing the new currency.

Claude M. Johnson, then Chief of the BEP, had definite ideas about…

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Added by Tome Wilson on September 6, 2010 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Rare Color Film of the London Blitz

Many might have seen this on the various new channels but new color footage of London during the blitz has recently been found. But just in case you've missed it:… Continue

Added by Larry on September 6, 2010 at 6:56pm — 1 Comment

Soviet R-1 airplane

I just find a very stylish photo of wide used soviet biplane R-1, copy of Airco DH.9A, from 19th Separate Aviation Group (if i translated 19-й Отдельный Авиационный Отряд correctly) taken in 1929 during the Soviet-Chinese conflict. It has most impressive inscription i ever seen: "HH'Аа!" with its emotions can be translated only as "GG'etsome!" (which reminds me about Duke Nukem).…



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Added by Павел Скрыльников on September 6, 2010 at 2:37pm — 5 Comments

Miskatonic Mondays - Supernatural Horror in Literature (5 of 10)

Miskatonic University Lights out, everybody.

On Miskatonic Mondays, we celebrate the "weird" fiction of HP Lovecraft and the genre of otherworldly horror that it spawned.

This week, we're continuing our look at "Supernatural Horror in Literature" by HP Lovecraft. First published in 1927 in the one-shot magazine The Recluse, "Supernatural Horror in Literature" is a long essay by the celebrated horror writer H. P. Lovecraft surveying the field of horror fiction.…

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Added by Tome Wilson on September 6, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Listen to six more hours of tunes on the Dieselpunks jukebox

Now that the nights are growing a little cooler, it's time to bust out your favorite gear and get in the mood for some dancing. To help keep your feet moving, we've just added 100 new songs (six more hours) to the Dieselpunks jukebox! Our jukebox blends tunes from the kings and queens of jazz and swing with modern day dieselpunk artists like Diablo Swing Orchestra and Wolfgang Parker.


Tune in at:…
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Added by Tome Wilson on September 4, 2010 at 10:33pm — 2 Comments

Steampunk Batman spotted at DragonCon 2010





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Added by Tome Wilson on September 4, 2010 at 12:13pm — 4 Comments

Flying Americans v2.0

Nothing new today - just a re-issue of my old blogpost with different images:

The Comet, built by Goodyear-Zeppelin for NY, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, was powered by two 400 hp Westinghouse diesels.…

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Added by lord_k on September 4, 2010 at 7:00am — 7 Comments

Dieselpunk radar watch by Alexey Bykov









Still in the concept stage, but I like where it's going.



Dieselpunk? Yes! It merges the look of an old-time radar display with modern LED technology to create something new and unexpected.



There's not much more posted about this curious timepiece, but I'm certainly interested. Have you run across anything fun in the world of watches lately?



Image via:… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on September 3, 2010 at 12:40pm — 3 Comments

Lord K's Garage - #53. 1937 BMW 328 Wendler Coupe

Back to German Streamline:

Ordered as a rolling chassis by German industrialist Hans Klepper, this BMW 328 was sent to coach-builder Wendler for an aerodynamic Coupe body. Using the principles defined by Paul Jaray, the design was penned by… Continue

Added by lord_k on September 3, 2010 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Anniversary of Surrender of Japan Ending World War II

On this day, Sept 2 1945, Japan officially surrendered. Thank you to all of the brave men and women who sacrificed so much.




Added by Larry on September 2, 2010 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Out of this World Adventures - Issues 1 & 2

I found this at the Digital Comic Museum and thought it was kind of cool, and unusual. Here's brief description from the scanner.



A little word on this book... It was an experiment in publishing, combining pulp sci-fi prose stories with comics. It is in the pulp fiction format (132 pages) with 32 of those pages being comics. Art is by Joe Kubert and John Giunta, and the prose… Continue

Added by Scott on September 2, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Knights of the Air - Training in a prewar biplane

Training in a prewar biplane, a British flying student in 1916, reaches from a perch behind the instructor to get the feel of the control lever.

Added by Tome Wilson on September 2, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Repurposed for Battle: Charlton Rifle

Improvised weapons can run the gamut from ingeniously effective to one trigger pull away from destruction. Nations in the midst of war will also sometimes reissue obsolete firearms in hopes they will stave off impending doom. Others will find a way of modifying older weapons to meet modern requirements. As the United States fielded the semi-automatic Garand during World War II, New Zeleander Philip Charlton imagined a way how the tiny island nation… Continue

Added by Jake Holman Jr. on September 1, 2010 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Neurotic Detective

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Neurotic Detective

Originally broadcast on July 11, 1955



The adventures of master detective Sherlock Holmes as he and his assistant, Dr. Watson, (and somewhat reluctantly, the bumbling Inspector Lestrade) battle criminals in London.





In this episode: Holmes begins acting even stranger than usual -- he tries to keep Watson from seeing the diamond necklace in his… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on September 1, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

2 more days until the steampunk invasion of Dragon-Con

From Evelyn:



As you know that time is here once more.

The time where we are less then 2 odd days away from.

http://www.dragoncon.org/



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So as you know you have the wonderful Alternate History Track…
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Added by Tome Wilson on September 1, 2010 at 9:16am — 1 Comment

Gatehouse Gazette #14



(Cover art by Myke Amend.)





The Gatehouse Gazette rallies up this issue and prepares for the inevitable catastrophe looming over nearly every steampunk and dieselpunk scenario. We answer the call to arms with a plethora of articles dedicated to war and its effects both upon society and our beloved genres.



Jacqueline Christi has an… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on September 1, 2010 at 8:53am — No Comments

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