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************************************************ Friends, Welcome to H-WAR, an electronic list and bulletin board devoted to the scholarly study of military history. It has taken some time to deal with a few technical problems (library expansion here at Kansas State has caused some interruptions in mainframe availability, include an accidentally severed cable on Monday), but we are up and running now. So please allow me to launch our enterprise with a greeting to all of you. I should begin by introducing myself. My name is Mark Parillo, and I am on the faculty of the History Department at Kansas State University, where I have been working for the past two and a half years. I earned my Ph.D. from Ohio State in 1987 military history under the tutelage of Professor Allan Millett. My own research has centered on warfare in the industrial age, with a special focus on transportation systems in the Pacific theater of World War II. Our co-editor is Dr. Henry Lowood of Stanford University. I will allow him to introduce himself in his own way over the next few days. Please let me make it clear from the start that I do not yet have a firm grasp on many of the technical aspects of list editing, so I ask for your forbearance if and when we run into occasional snafus. We may also expect additional computer shutdowns for short periods as construction on campus dictates. It should be clear from this that my interest in assisting with this list lies not in any inherent joy in the technology of the Internet but rather in my belief in this list's potential value as a research and communications tool for teachers, librarians, and researchers in the field of military history. Let us work together to realize this potential. The questionnaires all of you list members have filled out have been helpful in assessing the list's clientele, but at this point I would like to suggest that we begin with some simple introductions so that all list members can gain some sense of the diversity and impressive nature of backgrounds, expertise, and interests of our group. Accordingly, feel free to send a short message about yourself, areas of military history that interest you, and perhaps a word or two about what you hope H-WAR will offer to you. Again, welcome to H-WAR. Let's get to work. Mark Parillo H-WAR Co-Editor Department of History Kansas State University email@example.com