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Aug
26
comment Where was the Japanese surrender signed on Okinawa in June 1945?
Moved my update into an answer (/cc @MarkC.Wallace)
Oct
6
comment Who was the first military force to use teppo (guns) in mass battles during the Sengoku-jidai?
@Stefan This question was specifically about when guns were used in Japan (during Sengoku-Jidai). Japan's warlords first saw guns carried by dutch sailors who arrived in Usuki Bay in 1600.
Mar
8
comment Where was the pre-war (ww2) border between Poland and Germany?
@PaulHutton Thanks :) Looks like a nice resource.
Dec
9
comment Could the Russians Have Done Better at the Battle of Tsushima Straits Than They Actually Did?
+1 Awesome summary :)
Nov
24
comment Is there a confirmed historic record of using “non-standard” live animals for military purposes?
@DVK Heh ;) I had the same reaction when I read about it.
Nov
10
comment Were the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki necessary?
@wladimir-palant No problem :)
Nov
10
comment Were the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki necessary?
@Noldorin Yep. You are probably right.
Oct
13
comment How many recorded incidents are there of attacks on Australian soil?
I can't think of any others, but I am looking forward to seeing what people come up with.
Oct
13
comment When was the last cavalry charge?
Yep I agree it was minor, but still more recent than your example. The OP doesn't specify a minimum size.
Oct
13
comment What is this military patch with the silhouette of a pegasus on it?
Thanks Christopher. I have updated to include the 1st AD. I think it is the same patch for both because it was the insignia of the 1st Airborne Corps of which they were both a part. I will update with some more detail on that :)
Oct
13
comment When was the last cavalry charge?
This is incorrect. Perhaps this was the last use of cav as a separate combat arm, but the last charge was March 1, 1945 when the the 1st Warsaw Cavalry Brigade charged through German lines to return to their Soviet allies.
Oct
13
comment When was the last cavalry charge?
That down vote wasn't me, but I have raised a meta question on the suitability of the question. Feel free to come and discuss. meta.history.stackexchange.com/questions/46/…
Oct
13
comment When was the last cavalry charge?
Not sure if this question belongs here? google.com.au/…
Oct
13
comment Where was the Japanese surrender signed on Okinawa in June 1945?
Thanks for the reference. I clarified my false assumption about Yahara by grabbing a copy of his book (see my update). Thanks for your help :)
Oct
13
comment Has Britain's 1940 invasion of Iceland been downplayed by historians?
For your consideration ;) theoatmeal.com/pl/minor_differences/capslock
Oct
13
comment Has Britain's 1940 invasion of Iceland been downplayed by historians?
I like your answer and you got my +1, but it could probably do without the caps for emphasis. Italics perhaps?
Oct
12
comment Where was the Japanese surrender signed on Okinawa in June 1945?
Thanks @world-engineer that may be the best answer I am like to get. Unless Colonel Yahara included the details in his book. I will hold out for that for a while ;)
Oct
12
comment What are the factors that caused the new world civilizations to be less technologically advanced than the old world?
@LouisRhys Yep. Harley's update explains it pretty well :)
Oct
12
comment What are the factors that caused the new world civilizations to be less technologically advanced than the old world?
+1. Also might be worth mentioning the north/south east/west axis of the continents and its affect on trade? Grains travelling east/west will work well, north/south not so much.
Oct
12
comment Where was the pre-war (ww2) border between Poland and Germany?
Thanks @canadiancreed. This is a useful resource and I will certainly use it.