History Guy: The sub that sank a train

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This popped up somewhere and I was surprised to see the changed look of the History Guy – it’s only been a month since I checked my subscriptions – but, then I saw this was from 2017. Whew.

More, and more recent, History Guy, below the fold.


The submarine that sank a train: the U.S.S. Barb
May 18, 2017 – 8:28
The History guy remembers Eugene “Lucky” Flucky and the U.S.S. Barb, the submarine that sank a train.

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Film From the World Wars

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The Oberg Color Film Footage of Pearl Harbor – December 7, 1941
midway512 – Dec 6, 2018 – 14:55
This short documentary tells the story of Harold & Eda Oberg, & the film footage they recorded of the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941. The couple captured shots during & after the attack on Hickam Army Airfield.

The Somme then and now.. in full HD
MC C – Aug 1, 2016 – 39:32
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100 years ago Malins and McDowell exposed their film to the light capturing a moment in time.
It’s very difficult to understand and watch the original film as they were very limited by technology and the danger. Malins risked his life on several occasions making this film, being right on the front line with a huge box camera sticking out above the trench. After watching the film many times, over many years, I wanted to find these locations and stand in their foot prints and re film.
Some locations were easy to find, some took much research and some I haven’t yet been able to locate, but all the ones in this documentary are within yards to feet of where they filmed originally, none are guesses or just possibilities. I hope you enjoy watching and it helps you to understand please leave comments this is worth more to me than earning money i ask for nothing but love remarks

Pandemic and 1918: How History and Illness Intertwine

The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered
Apr 13, 2020 – 14:23
The 1918 Influenza Pandemic was the deadliest in human history. But the virus was a part of the historical events of the time. The History Guy recalls the forgotten history of how the events of 1918 shaped, and were shaped by, the pandemic. It is history that deserves to be remembered.

Cold as Molasses in January?

That Time Boston Drowned in Molasses

Today I Found Out – Oct 2, 2019
In this video we’re looking at a day in January of 1919 in Boston, which was the setting for one of the more bizarre disasters to ever happen on American soil. The incident was also the impetus behind the longest court battle in the city’s history. 21 people lost their lives that day, while another 150 were seriously injured. The price tag to address the damage was in the neighborhood of $100 million dollars (adjusted for inflation). To say that the accident was devastating barely begins to convey the chaos that ensued.