French General Joffre inspecting a wireless telegraphic communications system installed on a biplane which was used during reconnaissance and observation, c. 1914.
Don Williams - You’re my best friend 1982 (by fritz51348)
Happy 25th Wedding Anniversary to my parents!
Jeff Daniels On Playing Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain-Gods And Generals
You seemed to effortlessly assume the role of Col Chamberlain in the movie Gettysburg, was it as simple as you made it appear? When you began shooting. Gods and Generals, was the transition back to Chamberlain an easy one or did it require effort?
Daniels: Before Gettysburg, I dove headfirst into everything I could find about Chamberlain, the Civil War, and that particular battle. I traveled to Maine and visited the Historical Society dedicated to his life. I met with the scholar and writer Tom Desjardins, who was very helpful in my attempts to understand the man behind the myth. Years later, returning to the character was like looking up an old friend who has been waiting for you to call.
At any point during the filming of Gettysburg or Gods and Generals, were you ever compelled to learn more about Chamberlain’s life before or after the war? If so, what did you find intriguing about him? If not Chamberlain, were there any other characters [to whom] you were specifically drawn?
Daniels: Because of both films, I’ve become a student of the Civil War. It was such an important time in our nation’s history. Chamberlain’s role in it, while crucial in some instances, is just one of thousands of stories big and small that occurred during that period. Along with Ken Burns’ wonderful film The Civil War and the numerous books on Chamberlain and his life in and out of the war, I truly enjoyed Shelby Foote’s The Civil War: A Narrative. Those three volumes are full of so many heroes, goats, and vilians.
An Interview with Jeff Daniels Writer, Director, Actor…and Student of the Civil War by Kimberly J. Largent
Vilzsee, Germany (by roger riechel)
Log cabin in the Rocky Mountains.
Submitted by Taylor Applewhite.
November 22, 1963: President John F. Kennedy Is Assassinated
Fifty years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas. While riding in an open-top Lincoln convertible through downtown, President Kennedy was struck by two bullets near the base of his neck and in his head.
First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Texas Governor John Connally and his wife were also in the car riding in a 10-mile motorcade at the time of the shooting. President Kennedy was pronounced dead 30 minutes after arriving at Dallas’ Parkland Memorial Hospital. Governor Connally later recovered from his injuries.
The life of President John F. Kennedy, one of our most popular and most mourned leaders.
Part 1: http://to.pbs.org/1h5AALl
Part 2: http://to.pbs.org/I61G6p
An investigative biography of Oswald, the man at the center of the Kennedy assassination.
Can modern forensic science uncover fresh clues about the assassination of JFK?
THIRTEEN Recounts Walter Cronkite’s Iconic News Coverage of the JFK Assassination.
Photo: John F. Kennedy motorcade, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 22, 1963 (Library of Congress).
Leroy “Satchel” Paige
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