Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Real Military Flix

I chanced upon a nice military history site. If you like military videos, this one should please you. It is Real Military Flix. It has war movies and military videos. This includes American basic training films, World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, the two Iraq Wars, the Afghanistan War, and others. There is a clear American bias in the selections but some non-American conflicts are covered as well.

From the site:

Our military videos offer:

- unedited accounts and video evidence concerning key events in American history- basic training military videos from World War 1 and World War 2- documentaries and newsreels concerning Pearl Harbor, World War 1, World War 2, etc.

View American history lessons that stand out from the crowd. From essential air force and army basic training films to strategic airstrikes, we have amazing war footage that is a must for any history buff. We offer rare, one-of-a-kind military videos from World War 1 all the way up to the present, with more military videos being posted all the time.

Our American history films are both educational and exhilarating, whether you're viewing a cadet's rigorous basic training or the unedited combat found in our vast collection of military videos. Come see declassified top secret films from World War 1, the crossroads that Pearl Harbor presented, and the first tank missions of World War 2. Whether you desire unrefined accounts of the Korean War, classic war footage from battlefield Vietnam, or more recent Desert Storm and Iraq War video, we deliver! Come get the ultimate war footage, ride into the danger zone with RealMilitaryFlix.com.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Summer Blogging Blues

The academic year is intense. On top of teaching classes, professional and committee work dominates a lot of the time. Most academics welcome the coming of summer.

I also welcome summer. I do not have to teach. Committee responsibilities are few. However, I am finding this is a hard time to blog.

Why? I have set aside summer to work on research projects. Further, my wife and kids expect me to spend vacation time on them. (And they deserve it!)

I have found that blogging is harder in the summer than during the academic year. I find this kind of ironic.

This post is an introduction to why the World History Blog has been unproductive the last few weeks. I will be back. I like blogging. I just can not give this priority right now in my life. I have the summer blogging blues. Please keep me on your blog rolls and your RSS feeds. I will be back to posting daily soon even if soon means September.