* Posts by Jonathan G

3 posts • joined 23 Jun 2017

Apollo at 50? How about 40 years since Skylab smacked into Australia

Jonathan G

Prize winner

I was a kid at the time, but I remember a picture in the local paper (in the U.S.) of a smiling Australian man who won a contest to be the first to bring a piece of Sky Lab to a newspaper in the U.S.

Blunder down under: self-driving Aussie cars still being thwarted by kangaroos

Jonathan G

Moose bites can be pretty nasty.

Canadian sniper makes kill shot at distance of 3.5 KILOMETRES

Jonathan G

On a different topic . . . .

Hey, this doesn't have anything to do with the story, but I expect the readers & commentators might be able to give me more information. I read about a WW2 story where a U.S. army group needed to pass through a German town. The town had been abandoned but for multiple snipers. Instead of seeking out the snipers and taking losses, the commander had jeeps with .50 caliber machine guns race up and down the main road firing wildly at the wooden buildings. Once the buildings had been properly shot up, the troops marched through without taking losses. It was an innovative way of dealing with the hidden snipers. Anyway, I read about this somewhere and now can't find the story -- does anyone know the name of the town or the commander who devised the strategy?


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