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OneTenner

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@dockers Do you have a link for the Crowdcast event?, looking forward to tonights talk - 'erindoors less so...
 
Several Military Historians are collaborating to bring free presentations to the public, via Eventbrite. The list so far:

25 March1930Peter Caddick-AdamsBattle of the Bulge
1 April1930Jesse AlexanderBattle of Berlin
8 April1930Kate JamiesonBattle of Trafalgar
22 April1930Andrew LockBattle of the Somme
29 April1930Richard Van EmdenThe missing of WW1
6 May1930Alex OwenBattle of Waterloo
13 May1930James HollandNormandy 1944
27 May1930Ben MayneBattle of Bosworth

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Thanks @dockers - looks interesting. Will deffo give a few of those a go.
 

OneTenner

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No worries - very enjoyable - I get the impression from the comments running down the right hand side of the screen that they have quite a following!
 
Tuned in to watch the Berlin one tonight and it was attacked by hackers. They had to pull it. Shame. Hopefully they will be able to sort their security and reschedule.
 

OneTenner

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Yer, got Zoom bombed - moved from Goto Meeting to Zoom because of the popularity, the kiddies turned up and crayoned (literally) all over it...
Hopefully it'll be on tomorrow with a better default config.
 

Goatman

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I met Peter Caddick-Adams ten years ago. And more recently at RAF Halton where he was doing historical adviser. Good bloke.

Is his webinar saved anywhere? If so I would be grateful for a link please? VMTs
 

OneTenner

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Apparently it was recorded, Dan Hill mentioned there would be links to it made available but nothing yet.
 

OneTenner

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More free stuff...
 

Goatman

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Thanks Dockers - I'll take a look.
 
Yer, got Zoom bombed - moved from Goto Meeting to Zoom because of the popularity, the kiddies turned up and crayoned (literally) all over it...
Hopefully it'll be on tomorrow with a better default config.
For anyone thinking about 'avin' a larf. Ok, this is in the USA, but I'd assume a similar response elsewhere.

'Coronavirus-related social distancing measures have given a big popularity boost to Zoom, a video conferencing platform that's known for its ease of use but not necessarily strong security or privacy protections. Internet trolls and other troublemakers have responded with "Zoombombing": joining Zoom meetings uninvited and disrupting them. Zoombombers have exposed themselves to schoolchildren and shouted racial slurs.

'In a Friday statement, federal prosecutors in Michigan warned the public that Zoombombing isn't a harmless prank; it's a crime. "Hackers are disrupting conferences and online classrooms with pornographic and/or hate images and threatening language," wrote the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Michigan. "Anyone who hacks into a teleconference can be charged with state or federal crimes." Possible charges include "disrupting a public meeting, computer intrusion, using a computer to commit a crime, hate crimes, fraud, or transmitting threatening communications," the prosecutors warn. All of these charges come with the potential for fines and jail time, the authorities say.

'The exact charges a Zoombomber faces would presumably depend on how they gained access to a Zoom meeting and what they did to disrupt it. For example, some Zoom meetings are advertised publicly, which might make it hard to make a computer intrusion charge stick. But someone could still be prosecuted for things they said or did to disrupt the meeting after joining it. “You think Zoombombing is funny? Let’s see how funny it is after you get arrested,” Michigan US attorney Matthew Schneider said in Friday's release. “If you interfere with a teleconference or public meeting in Michigan, you could have federal, state, or local law enforcement knocking at your door.”


 

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The archive on Dan Hills site is where you'll find the earlier broadcasts. Just done the Berlin one. 2hrs of free listening to a bloke who knows his onions on the final days of the boxheads. Worth a listen.

 
Suppressed? thats why Monty gave a press conference about his being in command of the northern shoulder?

Winston Churchill on the Bulge-

"Care must be taken in telling our proud tale not to claim for the British Army an undue share what is undoubtedly the greatest American battle of the war, and will, I believe, be regarded as an ever famous American victory."

''I have seen it suggested that the terrific battle which has been proceeding since 16th December on the American front is an Anglo-American battle. In fact, however, the United States troops have done almost all the fighting and have suffered almost all the losses. They have suffered losses almost equal to those on both sides in the battle of Gettysburg. Only one British Army Corps has been engaged in this action. All the rest of the 30 or more divisions, which have been fighting continuously for the last month are United States troops. The Americans have engaged 30 or 40 men for every one we have engaged, and they have lost 60 to 80 men for every one of ours. That is the point I wish to make.

January 8th, 1945 to Parliament
I do wonder how many actually listened to Dr Peter Caddick-Adams, who gives the US infantrymen plaudits for defending and whilst doing so being killed at each crossroads. Which significantly slowed the advance of the 6th Panzer Army.
 
Several Military Historians are collaborating to bring free presentations to the public, via Eventbrite. The list so far:

25 March1930Peter Caddick-AdamsBattle of the Bulge
1 April1930Jesse AlexanderBattle of Berlin
8 April1930Kate JamiesonBattle of Trafalgar
22 April1930Andrew LockBattle of the Somme
29 April1930Richard Van EmdenThe missing of WW1
6 May1930Alex OwenBattle of Waterloo
13 May1930James HollandNormandy 1944
27 May1930Ben MayneBattle of Bosworth

Link
Ta v much, missed this, have read lots but a good lecture always gives something new.
 

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