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Jan
10
comment How much food value is a horse to a cavalryman?
@DVK: Tesco. THAT's where I got the idea that horsemeat was inferior to beef.
Jan
10
comment How much food value is a horse to a cavalryman?
@DVK: I'd be thinking terms of killing a few horses a day. that's why I introduced the idea of fodder (grass) for the surviving ones. Horsemeat can give disease, but so could other items. The main objection was that horsemeat was NOT as nutritious as beef, so you could starve soldiers by giving them as much as you would beef. I'm assuming there would be salt or other preservatives.
Jan
10
asked How much food value is a horse to a cavalryman?
Jan
9
accepted Why did the Union army favor a “western” route to approaching Richmond during the American Civil War
Jan
9
comment Who was the shepherd that discovered the Gobekli Tepe?
I'm not sure that the shepard has a name. But he must have some kind of identifier/tribal affiliation, and that identifier may be important in evaluating the Gobekli Tepe discovery.
Jan
9
revised Who was the shepherd that discovered the Gobekli Tepe?
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Jan
9
reviewed No Action Needed When did home weather thermometers become popular/common?
Jan
9
comment How did diplomats of the Axis powers travel and communicate among themselves in World War II
@Arani: America's Secretary of State, Henry L. Stimson famously said, "Gentlemen do not read each other's mail." He refused to open, or allow the opening of intercepted Japanese cables that would have warned the U.S. about Pearl Harbor.
Jan
9
reviewed Leave Open Who were the traders involved in the triangular slave trade?
Jan
8
answered Who were the traders involved in the triangular slave trade?
Jan
7
comment Who uses a pre-“Gregorian” calendar and why?
@YannisRizos: That's true for the first question, "which group...are still on the old calendar?" The second question, "why did they fail to switch" probably makes it a history question.
Jan
7
asked Who uses a pre-“Gregorian” calendar and why?
Jan
6
revised Why Americans like to enroll in military services despite huge risks involved?
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Jan
5
accepted Could the Confederates have done better at Gettysburg if they had put cavalry in front of, rather than behind, Pickett's charge?
Jan
5
revised Was the Italian campaign a strategic mistake?
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Jan
5
comment How widespread was the practice of chaining slave rowers to the ships?
@PieterGeerkens: Your "buttered buttocks theory fits closely with what I was taught in school. history.stackexchange.com/questions/8874/…
Jan
5
reviewed Approve How was Germany's border decided?
Jan
5
reviewed Leave Open Harvard Architecture: How did Harvard Mark I separate data and instruction?
Jan
5
comment What are exceptions to the hypothesis that “climate determined ”regional“ loyalties in the U.S. Civil War”?
@T.E.D.: You just remined me that there was a reason I specified winter "January" temperatures for "cold" in my question. It's "hot" (in summer) "everywhere," including NYC. But it was the "cold" that seemed to attract anti-slavery types (or discourage pro slavery types) in the border states. Meaning that the determining factor seemed to be "the coldest cold," not "the hottest hot." Maybe it's a case that if too many slaves die of pneumonia in January, slavery is no longer viable.
Jan
5
comment Was the Italian campaign a strategic mistake?
@Olivier: France was an Allied country and its liberation meant a lot. But Italy was (initially) an ENEMY country, and "turning" it meant not only "+1" for the Allies but "-1" for the Germans. Besides, the invasion/liberation of Italy was a "down payment" on the liberation of France. And that's if for no other reason than a number of "occupying" Italian troops in France laid down their arms and forced the Germans to use some "front line" troops on garrison duty.