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Would anyone else like to see a Military History forum?

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posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 02:32 PM
I know that there is the Military Projects forum, but I would love to see a forum where we can discuss the history and militaries all over the world. It would be a place for members to come and tell stories of their ancestors and family that have been through wars. It would also be a great place to share stories of famous soldiers or military leaders of all kinds.

So, anyone else out there think that this would be a good thing to have?
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posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 03:06 PM
I was always in favor of a history forum, which would obviously include much on military history.

I felt at one time that posts discussing historic conspiracy themes were often denigrated to what was then "below top secret", and I found this rather unfair considering that anything to with the Neanderthals stayed "above top secret".

Nowadays those separate log-ins and labels don't exist anymore, and I just go through ATS and the off-tops looking for a juicy thread to comment on.

So I'm no longer as put-off by the irony of accepting 40 000 year-old blandness as "true conspiracy", at the cost of the last 2000 years as "chit-chat" (unless it's religious tendentiousness).

I think we do need a historical forum on ATS (as distinct from "ancient history" or the religious forums).

Perhaps threads on debated topics like holocaust denialism are really about how history is written, and who writes history, and how we can even know history?

A history forum might be less visited at first, but I think it would make ATS more user-friendly for students and others, and present music and writing in a more unified form.

So to me a history forum would:

1. Encourage debates on the writing of history itself
2. Encourage the preservation of historical narratives given by members
3. Encourage new thinking and perspectives on recycled topics (like for example homosexuality) that are otherwise rarely placed into a historical context
4. Encourage debates on how recent history creates identities, and how history shows that the personal is political
5. Encourage debates about historical technologies

Although a time-limit is debatable, I'd say this forum discusses history from Ancient Rome to Now.
It will cover all the intricate modern blood-lines and so forth.
It really is a bit of gap on ATS.
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posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 03:15 PM
reply to post by halfoldman

Some very good thoughts there. I am a Marine and I love USMC history, and U.. Military history. I would love to deign threads highlighting some of the famous battles and Medal Of Honor recipeints but it just wouldn't feel right putting it in general chit chat you know. I would alo enjoy reading about peoples families stories of WW2 and Vietnam. It is always intereting hearing personal accounts of historic events. I ure hope that they give it ome thought. Thanks for your thoughts and Ideas.

posted on Feb, 20 2012 @ 02:38 AM
reply to post by usmc0311

I think a military history forum is a fantastic idea

posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 09:27 PM
reply to post by usmc0311

Most definitely, a forum which ATS is lacking, and military history is awesome!

posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 06:35 AM
reply to post by usmc0311

You got my vote.

Military history is one of my favourite subjects.Especially the 20th century wars.So yes i'm with you on that.

posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 04:38 AM
reply to post by usmc0311

Yeah man that'd be awesome

posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 06:05 AM
yes please!!
I LOVE military history. took a WWII Rise of Nazi Germany course. Now I'm taking an American WWII history course. I'm basically considering going to a military school to learn military history, enlisting has always been something that I have been considering as well. If I don't enlist, I'd love to major in war or military history. It's a dying subject :[ although with all of these movies and such coming out, I think it may be sparking an interest in kids and young adults again :]

on my past birthday (well the night before, so birthday eve) I was about 8 hours away from home, and my ex and I had just broken up that night.
Long story short, his grandpa adored me and told me that I was staying at his house in his spare bedroom because he didn't want me driving home that late. especially after what had just happened.
ANYWAYS. His grandfather and I watch Black hawk Down and have a few drinks (of apple juice of course) and he starts telling me all of these stories about Vietnam. He lets me hold his M1, shows me his coins and an article on the battle of Ia Drang. (he was in LZ Albany)

I always tell my friends that that was the best birthday I've ever had...

and they tell me that I'm fracking INSANE.

but it honestly was...

I got to spend the eve of my birthday listening to a Vietnam veteran tell me his stories and enjoy his kind hospitality. It was an honor that he trusted me with his stories even though he doesn't usually like talking about it.

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posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 06:27 AM
reply to post by usmc0311

Gets my vote, certainly, Famous battles, flawed tactics, etc. Much more interesting (to me at least) than little green men.

posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 07:12 AM
It's a brilliant idea and I know those of you with real interest will all get along just fine.
Unfortunately you just know you'll get steamrolled by trolls ranting about god knows what. It's not like we don't see enough of the silly Atlantic divide pissing contests already.

posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 07:25 AM
reply to post by usmc0311

Being a marine (or former i am guessing?) then i guess you will know all about the first ever use of marines overseas? The raid on Tripoli and Barbary Pirates?

It was news to me when i was reading about it. I wonder how many actually know about this incident? Or the causes?

Anyhoo, for me i would begin before Rome - i would actually have the forum covering battles between first city states through to modern times.

What is the next stage then? Do we bombard Mods with requests?

posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 07:50 AM
I suppose either bombard the mods, or maybe get this thread rolling, they'll see how much interest people (or at least us) have in it. and then maybe they'll give it a chance?

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posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 09:27 AM
reply to post by novemberecho

Very nice story. I cherish any time I get to spend with an old Vet as they have a great deal of knowlege and some very interesting stories. That's what I would love to get on here and read everyday in a Military History forum. Thanks for sharing.

posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 09:35 AM
reply to post by Flavian

Actually the first foreign battles fought by Marines took place during the revolution in England. And Yes, I am a no longer an active duty Marine. Here is some info on the Continental Marines and their contributions. This is why we need the forum. To be able to highlight and discuss these things. I would also like to see some of the pre rome stuff as well. Maybe if we are lucky they will give us what we want.

Few Americans, aside from avowed historians and other searchers of Colonial and Continental documents, know that there were American Marines with Washington at the Battle of Trenton, yet recent investigation of the records of that period disclose that fully a quarter of the entire strength of the heroic band of patriots with whom the First Commander-in-Chief crossed the Delaware on Christmas Eve, 1776, and smote the Hessians in the midst of their revels was made up of Soldiers of the Sea. The archives also show that on that occasion as well as at the equally decisive Battle of Princeton, the Marines conducted themselves in a manner worthy of the high traditions of their Corps and won the warmest praise from Washington himself by their valor, steadiness, discipline and efficiency.

posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 09:36 AM
reply to post by novemberecho

Yeah, I'm just not sure what else to do.

Are there any Mods who have read this and would like to give their input? It would be much apprecieated. Thanks.

posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 02:11 PM
perhaps we could message a few mods? or maybe get a sort of e-petition to see how many would be interested.
I think that It would be a great addition, especially considering how many military personnel we have on this forum. I think that it would be a nice tribute to all of you that have served us. :]

oh. and thank you for your service, by the way :]

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