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Forum: Living History Forum 03-11-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Peter_Suciu
Range365.com ran my extended Q&A with Ian from...

Range365.com ran my extended Q&A with Ian from Forgotten Weapons as well:
https://www.range365.com/story/range-life/q-and-a-with-ian-mccollum-of-forgotten-weapons-youtube-channel/
Forum: Living History Forum 03-10-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By Peter_Suciu
Profile on YouTube's Forgotten Weapons

A profile/interview with Ian McCollum of YouTube's Forgotten Weapons:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/petersuciu/2020/03/10/how-videos-about-old-firearms-became-a-hit-youtube-channel/

He has some...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 03-05-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By Peter_Suciu
I have one of these helmets, with the M38 style...

I have one of these helmets, with the M38 style bolts. I bought it at a Bill Goodman Gun Show in the Detroit area in January 1983 when I was just a freshman in high school and couldn't afford a WWII...
Forum: Living History Forum 03-04-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By Peter_Suciu
That must have been some sight to take in! ...

That must have been some sight to take in!

I don't believe anyone was killed, and I doubt any were even wounded. Here is a story on the destruction of the swastika and it doesn't note that anyone...
Forum: Living History Forum 02-29-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By Peter_Suciu
The military museums in Vienna and Budapest are...

The military museums in Vienna and Budapest are fascinating, and I think even your wife should find them interesting.

As a writer I've visited (and dragged my wife) to many museums. So here are...
Forum: Living History Forum 02-27-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Peter_Suciu
Another notable group, but I would see them more...

Another notable group, but I would see them more as modern Private Military Contractors (PMC) rather than traditional mercenaries.
Forum: Living History Forum 02-27-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Peter_Suciu
Mad Mike Hoare Passed Away This Month at Age 100

The Last Mercenary: “Mad” Mike Hoare Dead at 100
“The last of the Gentleman Mercenaries” had a remarkably colorful post-military career....
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 02-25-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By Peter_Suciu
I would disagree strongly. There are plenty of...

I would disagree strongly. There are plenty of great military history videos - The History Guy, Brandon F. and others do a very good of making history interesting.

I guess it depends on what you...
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 02-24-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By Peter_Suciu
I am sorry I didn't see this thread earlier...

I am sorry I didn't see this thread earlier today. I actually wrote an article for Forbes.com on how "influencers" are bringing attention to military history.

Here is a link to my article:...
Forum: Living History Forum 02-17-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By Peter_Suciu
U.S. President's Day - The Presidents in Uniform

Happy President's Day. Even if we might not always like who sits in the Oval Office I think we need to respect that office and hope the person does the best possible job.


That said 29 former...
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 02-15-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By Peter_Suciu
StG44 on Narcos: Mexico

Did anyone else catch Season 2 of Narcos: Mexico? The fourth episode began with a member of one of the Mexican cartels taking out a StG44 and shooting it in a park.

Given that the armorers for...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 01-19-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By Peter_Suciu
Turkey used the East German helmets too in the...

Turkey used the East German helmets too in the 1990s. Is that a possibility? A Turkish unit with the UN?
Forum: Conservation/Safe Keeping Forum 01-15-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 148
Posted By Peter_Suciu
Addressing Water Starts Outside

I wanted to share some lessons I learned. I am very vigilant when it comes to dealing with issues of mold, dust, humidity, water, etc. I live in the Midwest and have a basement where a large part is...
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 01-14-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,317
Posted By Peter_Suciu
I'm going to be the contrarian in this case....

I'm going to be the contrarian in this case. Visually thefilm looks fantastic and the film even did an excellent job with immersing theaudience into the frontlines. The trenches are spectacular,...
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 01-10-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,236
Posted By Peter_Suciu
This is a problem of American high concept TV...

This is a problem of American high concept TV series, but also a problem of the source material. TMITHC was based on a book by Philip K. Dick, who wrote the books that became Blade Runner and Total...
Forum: Communist Bloc Militaria 01-10-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Peter_Suciu
It seems to be what I'd want to see in one of...

It seems to be what I'd want to see in one of these.
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 01-08-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By Peter_Suciu
I can highly recommend the book. It was filled...

I can highly recommend the book. It was filled with information that even serious helmet collectors might not know. A must for any helmet collector's library.
Forum: Conservation/Safe Keeping Forum 12-19-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By Peter_Suciu
The flip side in the winter. I'm in Michigan and...

The flip side in the winter. I'm in Michigan and in the winter I run the heat all day as I work from home, so that can dry out the house VERY quickly as I tend to keep the house on the warm side. I...
Forum: Conservation/Safe Keeping Forum 12-19-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By Peter_Suciu
In my "bunker" - the finished basement that I've...

In my "bunker" - the finished basement that I've done my best to waterproof" - I run a dehumidifier year round and set the humidity to about 30 percent. Apart from one mishap last summer the room has...
Forum: Living History Forum 12-17-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Peter_Suciu
https://www.foxnews.com/science/the-battle-of-the-...

https://www.foxnews.com/science/the-battle-of-the-bulge-german-deception-advanced-weapons
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 12-14-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,769
Posted By Peter_Suciu
I'm very sorry to hear about John's passing. I...

I'm very sorry to hear about John's passing. I always enjoyed talking to him at MAX and SOS. The shows will truly not be the same without him.


My condolences to the family, and I echo Jareth's...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 11-26-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By Peter_Suciu
The first one is indeed Swedish. The second one...

The first one is indeed Swedish. The second one is just a late Soviet era steel helmet, an SSh-68 -- sometimes called a "cone head" because of the tall height of the helmet.
Forum: Living History Forum 11-09-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By Peter_Suciu
Fall of the Berlin Wall

November 9 is a notable day in world history. It was on this day in 1918 that Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicated. It was on this day that the infamous Beer Hall Putsch occurred and in 1938 Kristallnacht.
...
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 11-01-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By Peter_Suciu
It isn't a typical war film by any means. It is...

It isn't a typical war film by any means. It is extremely dark at times and it verges to the surreal.


Without giving away too much, it is about a German deserter in the final months of the war....
Forum: Living History Forum 09-26-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By Peter_Suciu
That seems more like the movie version than...

That seems more like the movie version than reality. The officer in question actually transferred after the battle as he was upset that so many men died in the battle.
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