Pen vs Sword…

“Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.” General Douglas MacArthur (1880 to 1964) A US Army General who is widely known for his exploits during World War II, where he commanded the Southwest Pacific Theatre, as military administrator of post-war Japan during the Allied occupation that followed (1945-51),… Read More

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Just an Eyelash…

“In war, you win or lose, live or die (and the difference is just an eyelash).” General Douglas MacArthur (1880 to 1964) A US Army General who is widely known for his exploits during World War II, where he commanded the Southwest Pacific Theatre, as military administrator of post-war Japan during the Allied occupation that… Read More

Peace, Suffer, for War…

“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scar of war.” General Douglas MacArthur (1880 to 1964) A US Army General who is widely known for his exploits during World War II, where he commanded the Southwest Pacific Theatre, as military… Read More

Died Hard, but Loved…

“They died hard, those savage men – like wounded wolves at bay They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them.” General Douglas MacArthur (1880 to 1964 A US Army General who is widely known for his exploits during World War II, where he commanded the Southwest Pacific Theatre, as… Read More

Civilisation or Barbarism…

“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.” Thomas Sowell (1930 to Present) Thomas Sowell is an American economist and social theorist. After dropping out of Stuyvesant High School he served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He received a bachelor’s degree,… Read More

Religious Offering…

“The soldier, above all other men, is required to perform the highest act of religious offering – sacrifice. In battle and in the face of danger and death he discloses those divine attributes which his maker gave when he created in his own image. No physical courage and no brute instincts can take the place… Read More

Summary of Service: HMS Newcastle (1937 to 1958)

HMS Newcastle was a cruiser of the “Southampton” class, with a displacement of 9,100 tons (standard), designed speed of 32 knots, and main armament of twelve 6 inch guns (reduced after the Second World War to nine 6 inch). She was built by Vickers-Armstrongs at Walker-on-Tyne, and was laid down on 04 October 1934; launched… Read More