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Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill: England’s Lion

Winston Churchill was arguably the most quotable world leader of all time–and never more so than during the darkest days of World War II. As Nazi Germany’s Luftwaffe pummeled London and other English cities with bombs in the early days of the war, Churchill’s inspirational messages conveyed inexorable courage and steadfastness to the people of […]

george patton

General George Patton: America’s General

Outspoken. Brilliant. Arrogant. Spiritual. Vulgar. These are just a handful of the adjectives attached to George Patton, all of which described him accurately at one time or another. A complicated man, Patton was a Christian (Episcopal), yet he often studied the Koran and the Bhagavad Gita. He prayed to a personal God and turned to […]

Alvin York

Sergeant Alvin York: Reluctant War Hero

After Alvin York died in Nashville, Tennessee on September 2, 1964, at the age of 76, President Lyndon Johnson recognized him as a “symbol of American courage and sacrifice.” Adding that Sergeant York “epitomized the gallantry of American fighting men and their sacrifices in behalf of freedom.” “A higher power than man power guided and […]

General Douglas MacArthur

General Douglas MacArthur: Quartermaster General

General Douglas MacArthur was a man of rare antinomy. While his bravery is legendary, historians equally well-documented his failures. President Trump called MacArthur his favorite military leader, however, President Harry Truman was not enamored. Having removed him from command during the Korean War because he “wouldn’t respect the authority of the President.” In an article […]

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Long-Distance Shooting: What Is The Coriolis Effect?

By Guy J. Sagi Sleek flying bullets, improved cartridge design and firearms held to strict CNC tolerance contribute to any new long-distance shooting records, but there is more involved than just the latest and greatest. To connect regularly at 1,500 yards and beyond marksmen must adjust for a variety of factors largely immune to cutting-edge […]