We added an important essay by Dr. Neal Wood on
and another essay on the
We are adding extensive material from the lectures from the Soviet Academy of
General Staff - Voroshilov.
We revised and expanded the text and photography of St.
Petersburg for which we have a
completely revised section including separate sections on Hermitage, Peterhof,
Tsarskoye Selo, Gatchina and Pavlovsk palaces.
We also have text history and many photos of Moscow.
We have visited many cities along the Volga river as well as St Petersburg and
Moscow. These are included in the Russian cities section. and many photographs
are now at Volga and photographs
from past cruises are at Volga
In 2005 we led a tour group for the Moscow - St. Petersburg cruise on Vantage
travel charter ship - the N. Chernishevski. It was a terrific cruise with many
extra and exciting activities along the way.
We have over 2000 additional photos and text for the interesting places on that
route such as Kizhi Island and Mandrogi, as well as more for Moscow, St.
Petersburg, Uglich and Yaroslavl.
See tour2005. We have added first photos
from inside the Kremlin Armory Museum.
We returned from a fabulous 3 weeks' Vantage tour to China including cruise on
Yangtze River in May 2007. The text and photos are here on line at China.
One interesting section has photos taken in the huge and marvelous
Military Museum in
Beijing and the second section is from the Chinese Aviation Museum.
We have photos also of Xi'an and the
Terra Cotta Warrior museum.
We have extensive text and over 180 photos of the huge Museum of Artillery,
Engineer and Signal troops in St Petersburg and have now created an entirely
new web site for this museum at Artillery Museum The museum staff
prepared captions for the current photography and we now have photos of new
exhibits posted with our 2005 tour report.
We have added the text reports of our visits to Russia or Ukraine in
1991, Jan 1992, Summer 1992, 1997,
We added photography of the Russian aviation museum at
Monino from visits in 1992-3-7.
From our first two visits to the new
of the U. S. Marine Corps we have the first of what will be an expanding
section of photographs. We added photographs of
Boreman, West Virginia, Ft. Steuben, Ohio; and of the
Museum in Manassas, Virginia; and the American War
Museum due to open in
Woodbridge, VA. These include photographs of some of the annual outdoor
We have manuscripts, book reviews, chronologies, about Russian medieval
We have added more photos not only to Kopor'ye but also Ivangorod,
Pechora monastery, Izborsk and Pskov fortresses. There is now a new section
with photography of the Russian Central Army Museum in Moscow. See the index
for links. We added a fascinating collection of Old Believer Brass
Icons. We also now have the full text of
the U.S. Army's manual on the Red Army of WWII - Handbook on U.S. S. R.
Military on CDROM in PDF format. And two more U.S. Army manuals on the Red Army
in HTM and JPG format - Dept of Army Pamphlet # 30-4-1 Vol I Artillery
and Dept of Army Pamphlet 30-50-1 Handbook on the Soviet Army. For
example covers go here.
A long time friend, Dana Lombardy, has published an extraordinary book -
Grant Rising - which has spectacular
maps, illustrations and details of Grant's first campaigns in the Civil War. He
also has excellent military history material at
information on a stunnning new book on Napoleonic era warfare at
limited back issues of the excellent Naoleon Journal at
We highly recommend David Kushner's book Crimean Circle: A Russian Jewish
Tale of the Crimean Warwhich is available at all the major book stores -
We added the entry on Afghanistan from the 11th
edition of Encyclopedia Britannica and articles on ammunition, army,
artillery, arms and armor, and Caesar - and a review of Ali Jalali's definitive
Military History of Afghanistan.
We have photos made in VietNam in
1967 -1968 and Korea from 1956-57
Also added - summary and comment on Philip Bobbitt's book
Terror and Consent
and reviews of Pete Tsouras' book Disaster at Stalingrad,
and Max Boot's book Invisible
Armies; and many others shown in the index.
We have 5 spectacular aerial photos of Kam'yanetz-Podilski, the fortress city
in Ukraine that we visited in 1997 and have featured for several years with
many photos at Kam'yanetz. We have
expanded sections on Yaroslavl, Trinity monastery, Novgorod, Smolensk, Vyborg,
and Rostov. After you visit our web site, you can call upon Ukrintour to get
you to these cities.
And we now have an article on the Thirty Years' War. We have added sections on
the U. S.Army Aviation Museum at Ft. Rucker, Alabama, and the famous Ogden
paintings showing the history of the uniforms of the U. S. Army. All these are
listed in the index.
We added the study on Desert Warfare
with supplements by German officers commissioned by the U. S. Army.
We have several of the U. S. Army
on artillery and armor produced after World War II; and the Records of the
Adjutant General's reports and a list of Combat Interviews..
And now the articles from the 11th edition of Encyclopedia Britinnica on
the history of Army
and on the history of Artillery. -There are photos of
Tashkent, Yalta, Pytagorse, Georgia,
Samarkand from visit in
Here is a copy of the famous Soviet study on the Civil War in the
We have a copy in Russian if Suvorov's "Science of Victory" and a
translation of sections of Chernov's book on the
development of Russian armed forces in the 15-17th centuries.
We are adding articles and book reviews about Hannibal, Cannae battle and the
Second Punic War in this section.
We are currently -2020 - expanding a section on ancient Greek military history
ca 500 - 250 BC - see the index for links.
Another section is on the uniforms of the Imperial and Royal Austrian Army of 1618 -
We have revised the section featuring photos of the exhibits at the 1st Cavalry
Division museum at Ft.
Hood and we have expanded the photography of the former 4th ID Division at Ft Hood . So the same museum
displays are now for the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (Brave Rifles) - We have
added several more US military museums.
We now have added several hundred photos of the uniforms of the Russian Army of
Medieval Russian rulers
Wars and battles in Classical
We now have a section on the Punic Wars - three chapters from Theodore
Mommsen's classic History
of Romethat describe the Second Punic War. And we are preparing a review of
a new book on the Battle of
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