Sunday, June 23, 2013
History Intrigue for June
By Rick Morris
Welcome to our ninth version of this new feature in The FDH Lounge, entitled History Intrigue. We’re going to be flagging interesting-looking tidbits of a historical level. While part of this is just going to come from general web surfing, many links each time are courtesy of Real Clear History, who does a great job aggregating for this topic just like all the others in the Real Clear brand.
We always work to be class acts in our own aggregation, so we’ll always give a mention of the site involved in the link.
^ From Real Clear Books, how the Chambers-Hiss case continues to be relitigated by those who can’t accept that Hiss was guilty.
^ From the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training, the lawlessness of Beirut during the Lebanese Civil War.
^ From the National Park Service, true fact: England and the US once almost went to war over an incident surrounding the shooting of a pig.
^ From HistoryNet, how the Battle of Saipan set the stage for American victory in the Pacific in World War II.
^ From Der Spiegel, how the overmatched Argentine military was victimized by their government’s ill-considered decision to wage the Falklands War.