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Richard III

This is for Aussie viewers specifically.

All you Richard the Third fans out there, don’t forget tonight SBS (7:30pm) will be showing the documentary “Richard III – The Burial Of The King”.

Review to follow.

Review – MIG vs America, Cold War in the Skies

An interesting albeit somewhat  older documentary that examines fighter design arms race between the US and USSR from the creation of  the Russia MIG 15, one of the most prolific fighters ever, manufactured in 4 countries and used by at least 18 to the MIG 29 and tracks the US developments from the US F-86 Sabre which was used by 26 different airforces to the F-18 Hornet.

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The Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor awarded for “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty.” was introduced in 1861, originally only for the sailors and Marines as the Army thought it was a bad idea. Six months later the Army changed its mind and approved the award of the Medal of Honor to soldiers. A recent documentary Medal of Honor – The History discusses the history and evolution of this award and explains the symbology of the original Navy design of Minerva repelling Discord and how the design came Continue reading “The Medal of Honor”

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