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-- Napoleon Bonaparte

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10 most-read War Stories.

 1: 19th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers - (29135 Reads)
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 4: My Life as a Soldier - (25770 Reads)
 5: Civil War Diary, 1864-1865 - (24656 Reads)
 6: German High Seas Fleet - (24280 Reads)
 7: Australian Imperial Forces - (24278 Reads)
 8: Death of a Wooden Shoe - (23899 Reads)
 9: World War II Patrol Craft - (22451 Reads)
 10: Memoirs of a Chosin veteran - (22285 Reads)

10 most-active categories.

 1: Archives - (18843 hits)

10 most-read articles in special sections.

 1: Cruise Books In the Navy Department Library's Collection - (52439 Reads)
 2: British Anti-Aircraft Command, TA on 3 September 1939 - (34592 Reads)
 3: Common Words of the 1860's - (34387 Reads)
 4: Seabee Unit Cruise Books in the Navy Department Library - (26364 Reads)
 5: The British Army Overseas and the Colonies on 3 September 1939 - (20688 Reads)
 6: The Army Ordnance Song - (20681 Reads)
 7: Beaver Wars (1642-1698) - (20071 Reads)
 8: Coast Guard Cutters & Craft, Name List - (19762 Reads)
 9: An Act for Establishing and Organizing a Marine Corps - (19397 Reads)
 10: The United States Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom - (18229 Reads)

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10 most-voted-on polls.

 1: Should the military be used to enforce quarantines in the event of pandemic disease outbreaks? - (889 Votes)
 2: Should homeland defense be a permanent mission for the Guard and Reserve? - (493 Votes)
 3: Is the U.S. media presenting balanced coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? - (487 Votes)
 4: Should Military Members be Allowed to Sue the Military? - (485 Votes)
 5: Is America doing enough to address homeland security issues? - (483 Votes)
 6: I joined the military at age: - (434 Votes)
 7: Should the U.S. Support the Creation of a Permanent U.N. Peacekeeping & Police Force? - (432 Votes)
 8: Does the U.S. military rely too heavily upon civilian contractors? - (388 Votes)
 9: Which of the following Military Training Programs do you think is the toughest? - (374 Votes)
 10: Should U.S. military agencies have the power to assassinate terrorists? - (366 Votes)

10 most-read reviews.

 1: Steel My Soldiers' Heart by David Hackworth - (9333 Reads)
 2: Court-Martial at Parris Island - (9134 Reads)
 3: Platoon Bravo Company - (8908 Reads)
 4: Home To War by Gerald Nicosia - (8581 Reads)
 5: The Guns Of Port Hudson Vol.2 - (8516 Reads)
 6: TEXAS IN THE WAR 1861-1865 - (8486 Reads)
 7: Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units 1861-1865 - (8468 Reads)
 8: Achilles in Vietnam by Jonathan Shay,M.D.,Ph.D. - (8230 Reads)
 9: Death Before Dawn: SEAL Strike Book One - (8122 Reads)
 10: Hearts in Conflict: A One-Volume History of the Civil War - (7764 Reads)

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 3: AV-8B Harrier (Category: Aircraft) - (288 Downloads)
 4: Quang Tri Map (Category: Vietnam War) - (268 Downloads)
 5: Boeing aircraft (Category: Screensavers) - (250 Downloads)
 6: MCRP 3-11.2A MARINE TROOP LEADER'S GUIDE (Category: Training and Doctrine) - (250 Downloads)
 7: AFVN radio broadcast (Category: Vietnam War) - (235 Downloads)
 8: Cookie Cruncher (Category: Utilities) - (234 Downloads)
 9: FM 3-22.27 MK 19 40-mm Grenade Machine Gun, MOD 3 (Category: Training and Doctrine) - (229 Downloads)
 10: World War II songs (Category: World War II) - (226 Downloads)
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This Day in History
1775: British troops capture Ethan Allen, the hero of Ticonderoga, when he and a handful of Americans try to invade Canada

1846: American General Zachary Taylors forces capture Monterey, Mexico.

1914: The Battle of Albert is begun by the Germans to prevent their encirclement.

1914: The Russians are driven across the Niemen, which they proceed to defend.


1915: An allied offensive is launched in France against the German Army.

1915: Germans attacking Dvinsk from the south are driven back with severe losses.

1915: Russian Fleet bombards enemy positions on Gulf of Riga; silencing the enemy batteries.

1916: Bulgarian forces attack the French beyond Armenohov.


1917: Russian detachments attack Turks successfully near Ortobo (Bitlis).

1917: German troops penetrate between Tower Hamlets ridge and Polygon Wood.