Matanikau 1000 Line Of Departure


At precisely 1000 HR the various battalions from 7rd and 5th Regiments of the 1st Marine Division stepped off their Lines of Departure. Yesterday’s fighting was behind them now they had a new mission. In fact it was the same as yesterdays!

Capture the rank smelling group of thatched huts and lean to’s euphemistically called Mantanikau.

The men of Lima Company were still gun shy to the crazy Japanese, who charged when they should run and they never surrendered. Worse still they still controlled the key terrain of the Sandspit. That meant the Marines were headed back to try again.

Continue reading “Matanikau 1000 Line Of Departure”

The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall

A near final draft from my 14 year olds paper. I think he did a solid job!

Davis Sharp  9th Grade

Classical History  2/27/15

The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall


Alexander the Great of Macedonia was born in 356 BC to King Philips II of Macedonia. When Alexander was 20 years old, his father sadly was assassinated. He became the king at a young age, and started campaigning with a small army with Greek and Macedonian soldiers combined. Eventually his empire consisted of “most of Asia Minor, Egypt, and the areas of present-day Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan” (Hutchinson).

Continue reading “The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall”

You won’t believe what it was once worth!

Dutch East India Trading Co.

Most Valuable company ever in inflation adjusted dollars. Those that have read James Clavell, or the Baroque cycle or other period books will know this company. You will know it if you know your 17th Century history.

Yahoo Finance…I know see how far I got for you guys!

Originally a Spice trader it was the first publically traded company on the first publicly traded Stock market. Valued in todays dollars? – 7.4 Trillion. With a T.

They even had their own private army.