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Engineer and book lover.

Apr
24
comment Why did Allied invasion of France occur only in 1944 and not earlier?
There was a number of fronts during the war. For example, North Africa.
Apr
24
comment What is the exact date and year when the first car got invented?
A vehicle that can carry people? Good comment Pieter. How about "Nevertheless the story that a pair of Yorkshiremen, engineer Robert Fourness and his cousin, physician James Ashworth had a steam carriage running in 1788, after being granted a British Patent, No.1674 of December 1788, crops up.". This is not well documeted but the patent did exist.
Mar
20
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Mar
4
comment How was Israel able to build a powerful military within days of the formation of the state?
Yes there was a concept of Palestinians before 1948. My wife who was born early 1948 in what is now Northern Israel has Palestine as the place of her birth on her birth certificate.
Jan
8
comment Which nations have armed prisoners and sent them to war?
archives.gov/research/military/civil-war/galvanized-yankees.pdf Interesting term - galvanized yankees
Jan
8
comment Which nations have armed prisoners and sent them to war?
During as far as I know. The best source I have is the book'Gone With The Wind' and the character George Ashley Wilkes who had this offer made to him and refused thus keeping him in Rock Island Arsenal.
Jan
7
comment Which nations have armed prisoners and sent them to war?
The Union did the same with Confederate prisoners but only to fight Indians.
Dec
11
comment Have any armies equipped/fed their officers and enlisted men equally?
Excellent answer.
Nov
3
awarded  Critic
Oct
20
reviewed Excellent Was it common practice in Victorian London or other Western European cities to name locations as places where fictional characters lived and acted?
Oct
20
awarded  Custodian
Oct
20
reviewed Satisfactory Were any drugs (except alcohol) forbidden during medieval or ancient times?
Oct
20
reviewed Satisfactory Are the Samaritans descendants of Israel's lost tribes, and so rightfully considered Israelites?
Oct
20
reviewed Excellent Strange jeep-hold cable used during Operation Horev
Oct
15
awarded  Yearling
Oct
14
comment First-hand sources for medieval urban life in central Europe
Well, the National Archives in the UK has a large collection of papers from the relevant era. However, these tend to be official documents and direct documentation for the relevant period tend to be military correspondence which is not what I assume you are looking for. The vast majority are still on paper and would require a visit.
Oct
13
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
13
comment First-hand sources for medieval urban life in central Europe
Barbara Wertheim Tuchman in her excellent book 'A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century' points out how hard it is to get a clear picture of ordinary life in that period. The available sources are contradictory. The period may be a little out but the lack of sources is lamentable. Life in the Stone Age is easier to reconstruct. Consider the difficulties in knowing details of life in England at the time of Shakespeare.
Oct
11
comment Why do soldiers keep their right hand inside the uniform blouse?
George B McClellan. Perhaps he was copying. Some good pictures here. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_B._McClellan. He was not a Freemason as far as can be determined.