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  • The definitive list of Museums and more.

    Here is a great list of Museum websites for you to visit. I know there are hundreds more out there and if you have one please PM me and I will gladly add it to the list.
    Last edited by Creeping Death; 13 Feb 07, 18:39.
    "History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • #2
    Might be worth going through the museum pieces on the website and snaffling the addresses from those - I know I usually put a linkie into any article on a museum I cover, and most of them are my pieces.

    Dr. S.
    Imagine a ball of iron, the size of the sun. And once a year a tiny sparrow brushes its surface with the tip of its wing. And when that ball of iron, the size of the sun, is worn away to nothing, your punishment will barely have begun.


    • #3
      If you like you could add this one to your list.

      Currently they are building an Omnimax theater

      They have alot of Aircraft, a few tanks, and one of the rarest gun
      collections arround.
      Life is what happens to you when your busy making other plans! Lennon -


      • #4
        Rifle through back WebOps editions, I have listed a few throughout I know.
        Stay Alert, Stay Alive!


        • #5
          Just added

          I just added a lot of new sites devoted to D-Day. Lots of great stuff on some of these sites including movies, pictures and more.

          "History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." Dwight D. Eisenhower


          • #6
            Originally posted by creeping death View Post
            I just added a lot of new sites devoted to D-Day. Lots of great stuff on some of these sites including movies, pictures and more.

            One of the people I work with has just come back from a week in Normandy and visited the battlesites there.

            He brought me back a few souvenirs incl. a lovely frosted glass with the 82nd and 101st symbols on the side.

            Also one of those famous 'clickers' the paras used on 6 June.

            Whetted my interest to visit there now...


            • #7
              As were on the subject just to let you know that as of October the National Museum of Ireland has (finally!) opened a Military History wing.

              Must say I was impressed with an overall excellent presentation covering Irish Military History from circa 1550 onwards.

              So if any of you guys are over in Dublin don't forget to include it in your check list of places worth visting.



              • #8
                Purple Heart Museum Dedicated and Recipients Honored

                Originally posted by Doctor Sinister View Post
                Might be worth going through the museum pieces on the website and snaffling the addresses from those - I know I usually put a linkie into any article on a museum I cover, and most of them are my pieces.

                Dr. S.
                Since the PH Museum only opened a few weeks ago, and not knowing if it is already listed in these Forums, there follows a news release regarding its opening on 10Nov06. The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH), an organization established in 1932. Originally comprised of wounded veterans from all services during WW I, the MOPH suddenly had its ranks swelled by the thousands who were wounded in action during WW II. Toward the end of that war the U. S. Government ordered 500,000 Purple Heart medals which it then seemed would be needed for awards that would be the consequence of the two invasions of Japan which were on the planning boards. Fortunately, those medals were not needed, and the PHs that have been awarded since the end of WW II (North China, Korea, Viet Nam, the Desert Storms, etc.) have come from that unused stockpile. With the WW I generation essentially gone, and the WW II generation disappearing, the MOPH will only survive if it is able to attract new membership from those made eligible by the latest crooks and turns in U. S. foreign policy. How many of you reading this have been awarded a PH? If you have, you should register the award at the address provided in the penultimate paragraph.

                There are over one million, seven hundred thousand recipients, past and
                present, of the Purple Heart. As of last Friday, they finally received
                national recognition.

                It was a beautiful, sunny morning as over a thousand visitors assembled to
                witness the dedication of The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor in New
                Windsor, NY, on Friday, 10 November 2006. Since the first recipients of the
                original cloth decoration devised by George Washington during the
                Revolutionary War were from Connecticut, at one point it appeared that the
                National Hall would accrue to the Nutmeg State, but various problems,
                political and financial, gave the nod to New York. Instead, the site of the
                last cantonment of the Revolutionary Army was selected, even though the
                first awards were made a few miles away, at Washington's Headquarters in the
                Hasbrouck House in Newburgh. That smaller site, at just over two acres, was
                just too restrictive for a national hall of honor.

                On the morning of the Dedication Ceremony, state troopers blocked off the
                adjacent highway for about a half mile in each direction, and some attendees
                had to park in remote lots and take a shuttle bus to the site. Among the
                vehicles in the VIP and media parking lot were about five dozen Harleys and
                other gleaming motorcycles belonging to Rolling Thunder. In their black
                leather vests, they comprised one of the larger uniformed units, vying with
                the USMA Band for that honor. The 'Nam Knights motorcycle club also

                There actually were two ceremonies at the site. The first, the formal
                dedication, began at 10 a.m. in a smaller area, the ceremonial courtyard
                immediately adjacent to the Hall of Honor. The master of ceremonies for this
                event was Commissioner Bernadette Castro, since 1995 New York Commissioner
                of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. She introduced Congresswoman
                Sue Kelly, whose status after six terms depends upon the outcome of the
                counting of the absentee ballots after the recent election. Her always
                appropriate comments in support of the military were only eclipsed by those
                of State Senator Bill Larkin, a retired lieutenant colonel with 23 years of
                active service, including the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War
                II and the Korean War. The final speaker, appropriately enough, was Tom
                Poulter of California, National Commander of the Military Order of the
                Purple Heart, the only congressionally chartered veterans' service
                organization for combat-wounded veterans. He was wounded in Viet Nam while a
                tank platoon leader with the 1st Battalion, 69th Armor, 4th Infantry
                Division and reminded all present of those recipients of the Purple Heart
                who didn't come back. Following these remarks, Command Sergeant Major
                (Retired) Patrick J. Douglas played the bagpipes he had carried, and played,
                on active duty in the Global War on Terrorism. He then presented his battle
                pipes for display in the Hall of Honor.

                Upon the conclusion of the Dedication, the USMA Band played on the nearby
                parade ground, as did the 3rd Infantry Regiment's Fife and Drum Corps. Then
                it was time for the Military Ceremony at the larger, flag bedecked stage
                some distance from the Hall of Honor. Large TV screens on either flank gave
                a front row view for those at some distance from the stage. The National
                Anthem was played, an invocation was offered, and a moment of silence was
                observed. Featured speakers at this event included Governor Pataki; Senator
                Clinton; MG Joseph J. Taluto, Adjutant General and former commander of New
                York Army National Guard Task Force Liberty in Iraq; Tom Poulter again; and
                the featured speaker, LTG R. Steven Whitcomb, commander of Third Army, U.S.
                Army Central, Coalition Forces Component Command, Iraq.

                At one point, recipients of the Purple Heart in the audience from World War
                II to the present were asked to stand and be acknowledged. Afterwards, the
                traditional three volleys were fired and Taps was played, followed by a
                flyover, in "missing man" formation by helicopters from the 142nd Aviation
                Battalion, New York Army National Guard. Finally, a benediction was offered.
                Afterwards, the documentary, "For Merit: The Purple Heart," was aired on the
                large screens, followed by a USO performance, a book signing for Heart of a
                Hawk, by Deborah Tainsh, and a session at the Temple Building that allowed
                Purple Heart recipients in attendance to share their stories.

                Lines then queued outside the Hall of Honor, anxious to view the new
                facility. Visitors first enter a long corridor, with windows opening onto
                the ceremonial courtyard on the left. Along the right wall are listed all of
                our nation's conflicts, from the War on Terror at the near end to the
                Revolutionary War at the far end, including the number of members of our
                armed forces killed and wounded in each. Along the left wall, below the
                windows, are display cases. In one case, the original embroidered cloth
                Purple Heart for merit may be viewed ever so briefly by pushing a button. In
                another, the evolution of the more modern medal is explained.

                Then one turns left at the end of the corridor and enters the actual exhibit
                space. To the left are more windows opening onto the courtyard, but the
                visitor is overwhelmed by what appear to be huge, metal silos bringing to
                mind images of vertical aircraft fuselages or huge bomb casings. Upon closer
                inspection, these are actually interactive video theaters where visitors may
                view, close up, a few letters and other documents relating to wounds
                received. Then, they can sit on plain, wooden benches along the circular
                walls and view personal stories of wounded soldiers, sailors, Marines and
                airmen on small, flat panel television monitors. In another part of the hall
                is a small studio where recipients may record their own stories. In alcoves
                to the right are computer terminals where visitors may add their own names
                to the database or the names of relatives who received the Purple Heart.
                Later, they will be contacted to provide necessary documentation to validate
                the award.

                Finally, along the right are display boards containing large photos of
                service men and women, along with displays of the Springfield rifle, the M-1
                Garand, and other weapons and artifacts. But the most attention is garnered
                by two quotations set in large letters on the brick wall at either end of
                the Hall of Honor. At the entrance is a quotation from journalist Bill
                Mauldin's World War II book "Up Front": "Life is stripped down to the bare
                essentials for him when he is living from moment to moment, wondering if
                each is his last." At the far end is one from Paul Womack of the 2nd
                Infantry Division: "As in any war, the hardest part was losing your
                buddies..Some gave some, they gave all."

                Note: Since there is no federal registry of recipients of the Purple Heart,
                veterans, comrades in arms and family members are invited to provide
                documentary evidence and details as to the circumstances leading to any such
                award not already registered at the Hall of Honor. Call (845) 561-1765 or
                write the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor; PO Box 207; Vails Gate, NY
                12584 for more information.

                Your humble servant, J. Phoenix, Esquire
                Nothing except a battle lost can be half as melancholy as a battle won.
                Duke of Wellington


                • #9
                  There are about 10 war museums here in The Netherlands.
                  Not all of them have websites, but here are two of the better:



                  • #10
                    If visiting Australia, then the Australian War Memorial should be on one's list of places to visit. Located in the Australian Capital Territory, a 3 hour drive from Sydney
                    Currently, the post WW2 displays are being revamped, and are due to be reopened at the end of this year.
                    website is

                    lest we forget.


                    • #11
                      Some of the best I've been to

             (not an official website)
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                      • #12
                        HERE is the link to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, which covers Australia's conflicts since the Boer War. It is one of the best museums of its type in the world.

                        (Australian troops were regarded as superb scavengers; after WW1, the Australian Government collected much hardware and battlefield relics; including huge artillery guns and early German tanks).
                        Last edited by SW_Anzac; 03 Mar 08, 10:44. Reason: correction


                        • #13
                          Two museums to add to the list:
                          US Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL:


                          US Air Force Armaments Museum at Eglin AFB, FL (near Ft Walton Beach).

                          Both museums are a little over an hour drive from each other.

                          I have visited the Naval Aviation Museum 3-4 times--great collection.
                          I have not been inside the Air Force museum yet, but have viewed the collection of 25 planes they have parked outside the building on the museum grounds.


                          • #14
                            This one is dedicated to those that served from Michigan.


                            The web site needs work and may be changed to reflect future plans.

                            Note that this museum presents displays of the personal stories and effects of those Michigan veterans that served the needs of their country, from the Civil War, Spanish American War, the Polar Bears that fought the Communist in Russia at the end of WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam, the USS Liberty, our Space Pioneers, and those fighting the current War on Terror.

                            Also feature is one of the largest Medal of Honor displays in the nation.

                            The collection gets added to daily with much of it having to be rotated due to the limitations of space.
                            “Breaking News,”

                            “Something irrelevant in your life just happened and now we are going to blow it all out of proportion for days to keep you distracted from what's really going on.”


                            • #15
                              Dont Forget About the Museum of Flight!!


                              Be Advised...I'm mean, nasty, and tired. I eat concertina wire and **** napalm, and can put a round in a flea's ass at 200 meters.


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