Good & Bad…

“In the British Army, there are no good battalions and no bad battalions, no good regiments and no bad regiments. There are only good and bad officers.” Field Marshall Sir William Slim (1891 to 1970) echoing Napoleon. William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim of Yarralumla and Bishopston, was a British Field Marshal and Chief of the… Read More

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Teaching German in the US

“With its large German immigrant population, Ohio was the first of several states to permit teaching in German alongside English. By 1900 some 4% of elementary-school pupils in America were taught at least partly in German. After the first world war anti-German sentiment led to the end of those programmes and, in Ohio and Indiana,… Read More

A Good Leader is…

“In a few words, a good leader is someone whom people will follow through thick and thin, in good times and in bad, because they have confidence in him as a person, in his ability and his knowledge of his job, perhaps because he looks the part, and also because his men know that they… Read More

Personal Leadership…

“Personal leadership exists only as the officers demonstrate it by superior courage, wider knowledge, quicker initiative, and a greater readiness to accept responsibility than those they lead.” Field Marshal Sir William Slim (1891 to 1970) William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim of Yarralumla and Bishopston, was a British Field Marshal and Chief of the Imperial General… Read More

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

Catastrophic Victory…

“War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.” Georges Clemenceau (1841 to 1929) Also known as Father Victory and The Tiger. A statesman and journalist who was a dominant figure in the French Third Republic and, as premier (1917–20), a major contributor to the Allied victory in World War I and a framer… Read More

Brazilian Army Nurses’ Uniforms: Visual Identity in World War II

Research Paper Title The Brazilian Army nurses’ uniforms: visual identity in World War II. Background To analyse the symbolic effects of the official military uniform of the nurses from the Brazilian Army in World War II. Methods This research was developed using the historical method, with iconographic sources. The data were discussed based on the… Read More