This is just a note to any history buffs who haven’t yet discovered Brad DeLong’s “Liveblogging World War II” series.
DeLong’s been doing this for more than a year, posting contemporary accounts from all sides of that conflict 60 years to the day after they were originally written or spoken. On Nov. 13, for example, he provided a first person account of Nov. 13, 1941 from Eleanor Roosevelt. On Nov. 11, he posted FDR’s 1941 Armistice Day speech. On Nov. 7, DeLong posted a Nov. 7, 1941 speech by Josef Stalin (with video!).
Right now it’s November 2011 and DeLong’s “liveblogging” is tracking World War II through November 1941. And thus next month will be December 2011 and he will be tracking the daily unfolding of World War II in December of 1941.
The point here being that if you’re a history buff and you haven’t yet discovered this series of posts, you should check it out. Because I’m guessing that starting next month, this is going to get even more interesting.