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The John Batchelor Show, using all of John's sources, his vast knowledge of history, his unique take on current events, and his fascinating take on world affairs has allowed him to build a legion of fans.

The John Batchelor Show, using all of John's sources, his vast knowledge of history, his unique take on current events, and his fascinating take on world affairs has allowed him to build a legion of fans.
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The John Batchelor Show, using all of John's sources, his vast knowledge of history, his unique take on current events, and his fascinating take on world affairs has allowed him to build a legion of fans.

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1of4 Black April: The Fall of South Vietnam, 1973-75 by George J Veith

8/25/2019
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Image: A painting inside the Tây Ninh Holy See depicts the three saints signing an accord between God and Humanity. From left to right: Sun Yat-sen, Victor Hugo and Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm. Author: Nguyễn Thanh Quang (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Nguy%E1%BB%85n_Thanh_Quang) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. You are free: to share – to copy,...

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2of4 Black April: The Fall of South Vietnam, 1973-75 by George J Veith

8/25/2019
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Image: Emblem of Vietnam. Public domain. . The defeat of South Vietnam was arguably America’s worst foreign policy disaster of the 20th Century. Yet a complete understanding of the endgame—from the 27 January 1973 signing of the Paris Peace Accords to South Vietnam’s surrender on 30 April 1975—has eluded us. Black April addresses that deficit. A culmination of exhaustive research in three distinct areas: primary source documents from American archives, North Vietnamese publications...

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3of4 Black April: The Fall of South Vietnam, 1973-75 by George J Veith

8/25/2019
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Image: Picture of the "Agreement" copy on ending war and restoring peace in Vietnam. Picture taken at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, USA. Author: Sanjay Acharya (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Sanjay_ach) This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. You are free: to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work; to remix – to adapt the work; Under the following conditions:...

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4of4 Black April: The Fall of South Vietnam, 1973-75 by George J Veith

8/25/2019
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Image: A male drug store in Sa Pa (Lao Cai, Vietnam). Cửa hàng thuốc nam.jpg Author: Bùi Thụy Đào Nguyên (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Thuydaonguyen) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. You are free: to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work; to remix – to adapt the work; Under the following conditions: attribution – You must...

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Human Game: 1 of 4: Hunting the Great Escape Murderers Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Simon Read (Author), Joe Jameson (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

8/25/2019
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Photo: Čeština: Pomořanská a Slezská operace Rudé armády Date | 1945 Source | Ministry of Defence of USSR Author | Ministry of Defence of USSR | This work is not an object of copyright according to article 1259 of Book IV of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia) No. 230-FZ of December 18, 2006. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Human Game: 1 of 4: Hunting the Great Escape Murderers...

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Human Game: 2 of 4: Hunting the Great Escape Murderers Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Simon Read (Author), Joe Jameson (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

8/25/2019
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Photo: British Prisoners of War in Germany, 1940-1945 British POWs at work in a quarry at the town of Laband, the base for working parties E1 and E708 from Stalag VIIIB. Date | between 1939 and 1945 Source | http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib//294/media-294822/large.jpg | This is photograph HU 9211 (https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205234539) from the collections of the Imperial War Museums (https://www.iwm.org.uk/) . | Author | German official photographer Permission...

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Human Game: 3 of 4: Hunting the Great Escape Murderers Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Simon Read (Author), Joe Jameson (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

8/25/2019
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Photo: Joseph Goebbels (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Goebbels) awards 16-year-old Hitler Youth (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitler_Youth) member Willi Hübner the Iron Cross (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Cross) for the defense of Lauban (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luba%C5%84) . Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-J31305 / CC-BY-SA 3.0 For documentary purposes the German Federal Archive often retained the original image captions, which may be erroneous, biased, obsolete or politically...

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Human Game: 4 of 4: Hunting the Great Escape Murderers Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Simon Read (Author), Joe Jameson (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

8/25/2019
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Photo: English: British Prisoners of War in Germany, 1940-1945 British concert party on the stage during the performance at the town of Laband, the base for working parties E1 and E708 from Stalag VIIIB, May 1942. Their band initials are RR. Date | May 1942 (Second World War) Source | http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib//294/media-294825/large.jpg | This is photograph HU 9261 (https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205234543) from the collections of the Imperial War Museums...

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DeBlasio defeats Small Business in New York. @GeneMarks

8/25/2019
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Photo: The Woolworth Building (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woolworth_Building) , built in 1913 Copyright by The Pictorial News Co., N.Y. No. NN 98. {{PD-US}} (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:PD-US) - Library of Congress (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Library_of_Congress) , Prints and Photographs Division: LC-USZ62-127214 (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c27214) View of Woolworth Building and surrounding buildings, New York City. Mullet's City Hall Post Office and...

Duration:00:06:20

Mixed indicators on the possibility of Recession in 2020. @GeneMarks

8/25/2019
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Photo: Removal of platforms at West Philadelphia station in January 1931 to prepare for the construction of 30th Street station Date | 9 January 1931 Source | Temple University Library - George D. McDowell Collection (http://digital.library.temple.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15037coll3/id/55390/rec/52) , originally published in the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Author | George D. McDowell Permission (Reusing this file...

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1/4 Makers of Ancient Strategy: From the Persian Wars to the Fall of Rome; ed: Victor Davis Hanson

8/24/2019
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Image: Epaminondas (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epaminondas) defending Pelopidas (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelopidas) at the Siege of Mantinea (385 BCE), before his great invasion of the Peloponnesus in 369 BC. Public domain. .. "The Darwinian human spiral has not changed human thinking all that much."—VDH . Makers of Ancient Strategy: From the Persian Wars to the Fall of Rome Kindle Edition, by Victor Davis Hanson...

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2/4 Makers of Ancient Strategy: From the Persian Wars to the Fall of Rome; ed: Victor Davis Hanson

8/24/2019
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Image: The Death of Spartacus, by Hermann Vogel, 1888. Public domain. .. "The Darwinian human spiral has not changed human thinking all that much." —VDH . Makers of Ancient Strategy: From the Persian Wars to the Fall of Rome Kindle Edition, by Victor Davis Hanson (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=Victor+Davis+Hanson&text=Victor+Davis+Hanson&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=digital-text) (Editor) In this prequel to the now-classic Makers of Modern...

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3/4 Makers of Ancient Strategy: From the Persian Wars to the Fall of Rome; ed: Victor Davis Hanson

8/24/2019
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Image: Anatolia after 188 BC, including ancient Cilicia, whence the pirates. This south coastal region of Asia Minor existed as a political entity from the Hittite era until the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia, during the late Byzantine Empire. In early times, 16th–14th century BC, it was Kizzuwatna; 12th–8th century BC was Khilikku, Tabal, Quwê). The main languages were Luwian, Akkadian, Phoenician, Persian, and Armenian. There were always pirates in the ancient world, but in the second half of...

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4/4 Makers of Ancient Strategy: From the Persian Wars to the Fall of Rome; ed: Victor Davis Hanson

8/24/2019
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Image: Alexander at the Battle of Gaugamela; by Marshall Monroe Kirkman, 1842-1921 - History of Alexander the Great (https://archive.org/details/historyofalexand00kirk/page/n345) , published in 1913. Public domain. In 331 BC Alexander's army of the Hellenic League (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/League_of_Corinth) met the Persian army of Darius III (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darius_III) near Gaugamela, close to the modern city of Duhok (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dohuk) in Iraqi...

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Ike's Bluff: 1 of 4: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Evan Thomas (Author), Brian Troxell (Narrator), Hachette Audio (Publisher)

8/24/2019
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Photo: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- President Dwight D. Eisenhower visits Cape Kennedy. KSC-PL60-51251 NASA https://images.nasa.gov/ copyright Copyright info Public Domain Dedication (CC0) (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Ike's Bluff: 1 of 4: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Evan Thomas...

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Ike's Bluff: 2 of 4: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Evan Thomas (Author), Brian Troxell (Narrator), Hachette Audio (Publisher)

8/24/2019
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Photo: PRESIDENT DWIGHT EISENHOWER VISIT TO MSFC FOR THE DEDICATION OF THE CENTER. NASA https://images.nasa.gov/ copyright Copyright info Public Domain Dedication (CC0) (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Ike's Bluff: 2 of 4: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Evan Thomas...

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Ike's Bluff: 3 of 4: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Evan Thomas (Author), Brian Troxell (Narrator), Hachette Audio (Publisher)

8/24/2019
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Photo: PRESIDENT DWIGHT EISENHOWER VISIT TO MSFC FOR THE DEDICATION OF THE CENTER. NASA https://images.nasa.gov/ copyright Copyright info Public Domain Dedication (CC0) (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Ike's Bluff: 3 of 4: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Evan Thomas...

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Ike's Bluff: 4 of 4: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Evan Thomas (Author), Brian Troxell (Narrator), Hachette Audio (Publisher)

8/24/2019
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Photo: General view of ceremonies at Lincoln Square when President Eisenhower was applauded / World Telegram & Sun photo by Ed Ford Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/ copyright Copyright info No copyright restriction known. Staff photographer reproduction rights transferred to Library of Congress through Instrument of Gift.. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Ike's Bluff: 4 of 4: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to...

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Washington mistreats space exploration. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

8/24/2019
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Photo: This feature on Europa was seen as a dark, diffuse circular patch on a previous Galileo global image of Europa's leading hemisphere on April 3, 1997. The "bulls-eye" pattern appears to be a 140- kilometer (86-mile) wide impact scar (about the size of the island of Hawaii) which formed as the surface fractured minutes after a mountain-sized asteroid or comet slammed into the satellite. This approximately 214-kilometer (132-mile) wide picture is the product of three images which have...

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Methane hunt on Mars. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

8/24/2019
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Photo: English: A view from the "Kimberley" formation on Mars taken by NASA's Curiosity rover. The strata in the foreground dip towards the base of Mount Sharp, indicating flow of water toward a basin that existed before the larger bulk of the mountain formed. The colors are adjusted so that rocks look approximately as they would if they were on Earth, to help geologists interpret the rocks. This "white balancing" to adjust for the lighting on Mars overly compensates for the absence of blue...

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