“I think the human race needs to think more about killing- about conflict. Is that what we want in this 21st century?” -Robert S McNamera, The Fog of War, 2003.
The mission of Modern Military History is to make military history accessible in the modern age. The “Modern” in Modern Military History does not refer to modern conflicts but instead to the philosophy of using modern methods of instruction to reach new audiences. Circa 500 BCE, Aeschylus the ancient Greek poet said: “In war, truth is the first casualty”. What he meant was that lies often supplant facts surrounding the understanding of war. Never before has ignorance of the reality of war threatened the terrible ramifications that our world faces today in the age of nuclear proliferation. The creator of Modern Military History strives to honor veterans, pay homage to the past, and make our world better through educating.
That is Modern Military History.
About The Creator
Modern Military History is produced solely by Andrew Wheeler. Andy fell in love with Military History at age 6. He is a graduate of Portland State University with a BA in History. Andy’s goal is to educate professionally and to empower the next generation with knowledge. The creator believes even the most serious of topics can be made approachable through honesty, humility, and humor.
Andy is employed full time and curates MMH on his own. Andy also volunteers his time to alleviate poverty at his local food bank. He presents topics in history for local high schools to inspire passion for studying the past. During the 2020-2021 COVID-19 pandemic he operated an outdoor lecture series in local parks to educate the public on varied military history topics. In April of 2022, Andy was invited to Habkirchen, Germany to present a lecture on his original research about events which occurred there during the Second World War. He is working to publish that research in an international academic journal by the end of 2022.
The creator: A) Posing with a P-40 Tomahawk aircraft in 2006, B) Standing by a M3 Stuart Light Tank in 2003, C) Exploring the HMS Belfast in 2018.
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