- June 14, 2022 at 9:49 am #652866Chloe Grace AnthonyParticipantRegistered On: May 30, 2022Topics: 8Replies: 88Has thanked: 1 timeBeen thanked: 192 times
Is it weird that I love military history? Like, I can spend hours on end researching major battles of, say, WWII, and that I enjoy doing that? Or is that just unique? I know, random post, but that’s where Chloe is today, in the world of randomness.
- June 17, 2022 at 6:51 pm #653808Sophia LamentLadyRegistered On: June 16, 2022Topics: 1Replies: 7Has thanked: 18 timesBeen thanked: 26 times
I to love military history a step father was into it in my formative years and it stuck. And yes I had the classic, at the end of a bridge to far ” that’s not a panzer it’s I leopard II, from 1970 something”
( have forgotten exactly)
- June 17, 2022 at 6:44 pm #653807Jane WherryLadyRegistered On: September 29, 2018Topics: 0Replies: 13Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 52 times
Hi Chloe, i love history and military history. Mind you i tend to focus on real old stuff like Romans, Egyptians and earlier. But there are plenty of like minded people here.
As an aside, here in New Zealand i am watching a TV program called “Abandoned Engineering” and one of the military historians is Dr Lynette Nusbacher. Good program and having a trans presenter is good for our community.
- June 16, 2022 at 4:49 am #653377Stevie SteinerManaging AmbassadorRegistered On: June 11, 2020Topics: 79Replies: 1871Has thanked: 8310 timesBeen thanked: 9539 times
Oh my…. Hi Chloe. If it’s weird, then I’m a WHACKO! You are not alone. Military weapons and warefare ( esp. 19th and 20th century ) has been my passion since i was a teen – which was a Long time ago, lol. After high school I even applied to the Georgetown University for Strategic and Foreign affairs! Hundreds of military and history reference books, and literally hundreds of board wargames to refight the battles with.
Lol. Off the top of my head i could name every Japanese major warship in WW2 or discuss tactics at Jutland in WW1 (ad nauseam) or the folly that was the Dardanelles, to analyzing German mistakes at Kursk or Allied mistakes during Operation Husky in Sicily….. i could go on ya know 😄😄
But. I ramble…. Sorry this stuff is my kryptonite for endless chatting. 🙄
Maybe its weird, but then I’ve been weird almost half a century! ( haha, okay ). And maybe it is not feminine, but isn’t that being a bit sexist?
Aaaand, before i ramble more, no its not weird. Definitely unique, lol.
- June 16, 2022 at 5:19 am #653385Chloe Grace AnthonyLadyRegistered On: May 30, 2022Topics: 8Replies: 88Has thanked: 1 timeBeen thanked: 192 times
I certainly didn’t mean it that way. But there aren’t many ladies that are interested in military or war history. And while I don’t dig into the ships, I tend to go more into the personal stories of individuals. Men like Dick Best, Edwin Layton, Pappy Boyingtom, Presidents Kennedy and Bush 41, George DeLong and Dorey Miller. I’ll cover the general battle itself and how individuals affected the battle or their experiences within. Though I will cover ships like the Enterprise, Arizona, Yorktown, Juneau, Mogami and her sisters, etc. My primary focus has always been WWII Pacific Theater, though I’ve looked at others as well
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- June 15, 2022 at 7:21 am #653122Michelle McQueenLadyRegistered On: June 14, 2021Topics: 25Replies: 1298Has thanked: 8120 timesBeen thanked: 6444 times
I like WWII history as well but always thought war history was mostly a guy thing. I don’t think I have ever heard a group of women discussing something like the difference between war ships or ammo.
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- June 14, 2022 at 11:06 pm #653056Clarissa CrossLadyRegistered On: July 17, 2021Topics: 6Replies: 122Has thanked: 877 timesBeen thanked: 473 times
Last summer I went to visit a nearby sea war museum and it was interesting to see everything there, especially I fancied a submarine tower made of brass to reduce magnetic influence on their compass, and then it was the tower from the very submarine which sank the Lusitania. That was amazing to be able to touch the thing that made America go to war.
- June 14, 2022 at 10:26 pm #653047Barbie SatinLadyRegistered On: May 15, 2022Topics: 1Replies: 192Has thanked: 437 timesBeen thanked: 627 times
I’m not all that into it but I can give a fairly decent tour of the Gettysburg battlefield.
- June 14, 2022 at 10:09 pm #653043MartiDuchessRegistered On: February 5, 2019Topics: 62Replies: 957Has thanked: 4975 timesBeen thanked: 4591 times
I’m not sure its that weird. Although they are under-represented, it’s not unusual to come across female military historians / commentators such as Alexandra Churchill on TV and Wiki has a page listing of academics that fit the bill. And of course there’s transgender military historian Lynette Nusbacher who features quite often on cable TV.
I love the subject – although at the TV documentary / wiki entries level. I am fascinated by the number of times luck has a hand in deciding major outcomes – not always military genius.
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- June 15, 2022 at 4:21 am #653090LadyRegistered On: May 30, 2022Topics: 8Replies: 88Has thanked: 1 timeBeen thanked: 192 times
I’ve noticed that as well. Either luck or one decision based on incomplete Intel. I always refer back to Midway on this as, had the Japanese known the US location, they may have launched the attack on the 3 carriers sooner and not have been as exposed or looking like a powder keg. Also had McLuskey not spotted the Arashi, would the US have been able to hit the Japanese carriers? Maybe not. But the decision that, for me at least, decided the battle was to rearm the Japanese Air wing with torpedoes from bombs. And the piecemeal attacks by the US bringing the fighter cover down to sea level
- June 14, 2022 at 11:03 am #652887Sarah KanterLadyRegistered On: April 25, 2019Topics: 12Replies: 119Has thanked: 233 timesBeen thanked: 653 times
Cool, that kind of passion is what careers in academia are made out of.
I don’t know what stage of life you’re in, but if you happen to be looking for a career or are making those kinds of long term planning decisions, that kind of passion could translate into a real job in a history or military science department at a university. If it fits, you might consider it.
There may also be the perk of getting to dress up at work. I teach at a university and I am lucky to teach in a very open minded department, so once or twice a week I get to come in en femme.
Oh, and to answer your question, it’s totally weird, but what’s wrong with that? I mean, LOL, this is a cross dressing website after all. Weird is fun.
- June 14, 2022 at 9:08 pm #653039Camryn OccasionnelDuchessRegistered On: December 10, 2018Topics: 3Replies: 640Has thanked: 1374 timesBeen thanked: 1675 times
Since military history, in particular WWII, is mentioned on a crossdresser website, you might think that’s weird. But have you seen the movie “All the Queen’s Men”? Yeah, it’s more fiction than history, and the crossdressing is tongue-in-cheek, but sometimes weird is fun.
- June 14, 2022 at 11:13 am #652895LadyRegistered On: May 30, 2022Topics: 8Replies: 88Has thanked: 1 timeBeen thanked: 192 times
It’s more of a hobby than anything
- June 14, 2022 at 11:17 am #652900Sarah KanterLadyRegistered On: April 25, 2019Topics: 12Replies: 119Has thanked: 233 timesBeen thanked: 653 times
Sure, but if you can get paid to do your hobby . . .
- June 14, 2022 at 11:26 am #652901LadyRegistered On: May 30, 2022Topics: 8Replies: 88Has thanked: 1 timeBeen thanked: 192 times
I don’t have the patience to teach though.
- June 14, 2022 at 11:30 am #652909Sarah KanterLadyRegistered On: April 25, 2019Topics: 12Replies: 119Has thanked: 233 timesBeen thanked: 653 times
That’s what grad students are for. LOL. It’s not for everyone.
For what it’s worth, I think it’s a pretty cool hobby.
- June 14, 2022 at 9:57 am #652868Valerie BrooksLadyRegistered On: March 4, 2022Topics: 0Replies: 11Has thanked: 3 timesBeen thanked: 15 times
Oh my, not weird at all !!! I also love military history.
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- June 14, 2022 at 9:03 pm #653038Melissa McCoyLadyRegistered On: May 20, 2022Topics: 0Replies: 17Has thanked: 190 timesBeen thanked: 37 times
Same…..love military history
- June 14, 2022 at 10:02 am #652869LadyRegistered On: May 30, 2022Topics: 8Replies: 88Has thanked: 1 timeBeen thanked: 192 times
I mean in terms of being a lady. It’s about the only thing Chloe shares in common with drabby other than video games
- June 14, 2022 at 10:04 am #652870Valerie BrooksLadyRegistered On: March 4, 2022Topics: 0Replies: 11Has thanked: 3 timesBeen thanked: 15 times
- June 14, 2022 at 10:06 am #652871LadyRegistered On: May 30, 2022Topics: 8Replies: 88Has thanked: 1 timeBeen thanked: 192 times
Yeah. But I have literally gone and researched battles only to create a battle 360 program. Plus I can tell you the exact moment or decision within a battle that won or lost it for that side
- June 17, 2022 at 7:18 pm #653809Sophia LamentLadyRegistered On: June 16, 2022Topics: 1Replies: 7Has thanked: 18 timesBeen thanked: 26 times
Chloe, you are seriously weird in an amazing way, very obsessive and that’s what professors are made of(as has been posted the more trans professors the better) it might take some work to get there, but you will be living your passion. And for your nfo I am a massive gaming obsessive, at least yours has a real world application
- June 14, 2022 at 10:10 am #652872Valerie BrooksLadyRegistered On: March 4, 2022Topics: 0Replies: 11Has thanked: 3 timesBeen thanked: 15 times
Wow ! Thats really being into it !
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