Robert C. Daniels

Author / Adjunct History Professor

Author of: 

- 1220 Days: the story of U.S. Marine Edmond Babler and his experiences in Japanese Prisoner of War Camps during World War II

- World War II in Mid-America:  Experiences from rural Mid-American during the Second World War 

- Several published military history articles at


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About 1220 Days

About World War II in Mid-America

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About Touring the Black Hawk War

Exploring Norfolk Cemeteries Project


Articles within this website:

Read Interviews

Ed Gein:  the Cannibal Myth Exposed

Ardin Biggerstaff's Black Hawk War Diary


The following are licensed as for free use under Creative Commons (CC BY 4.0)

The Birth and Rise of Christianity (CC BY 4.0)

Ancient World Civilization Timelines (CC BY 4.0)

Ancient Adena, Hopewell, and Fort Ancient Ohio Mounds (CC BY 4.0)

Aztalan State Park Mounds (CC BY 4.0)

My Egyptian Pyramid Pictures (CC BY 4.0)

My Stonehenge Pictures (CC BY 4.0)

Italy:  Rome, Pisa,  Vesuvius, Pompeii Pictures (CC BY 4.0)

Israel Pictures (CC BY 4.0) 

American Civil War Battle-Sites and Other Pictures (CC BY 4.0)

Additional American Civil War Battle-Sties and Other Pictures (BY 4.0)

Local (Tidewater, VA) Historical Selfie Tour (CC BY 40)


Read Some of My Published Articles:

The 1712 to 1736 Fox Wars

World War II Veteran Interview

Hell Ship - From the Philippines to Japan

Interview of a WWII Veteran

The Failures at Spion Kop

The Quality of the Combatants in the Black Hawk War

The Muslim Horde's Easy Invasion of Iberia

MacArthur's Failures in the Philippines

Failures of Democracy Led to the Rise of Communism during the Spanish Civil War

Hitler, Germany's Worst General



Israel Pictures


The following pictures were taken by Robert Daniels in the fall of 1991 during the return trip from a Naval deployment to the Persian Gulf.


(Israel Pictures by Robert Daniels is licensed under CC BY 4.0.)





Jerusalem Pictures


Church of the Sepulcher Entrance, which contains both the supposed site

of the Crucifixion and the burial site of Christ, as well as King David's Tomb.



               Entrance to Jesus' Tomb in the Church of the Sepulcher.                              Jesus' Grave in the Church of the Sepulcher.


King David's Tomb in the Church of the Sepulcher.


The Upper Room, where Jesus and his 12 Disciples met for the last time, celebrating the Lord's Supper.


The Wailing Wall.



Pictures of the Old City of Jerusalem.



The Mount of Olives.                                                                                                        The Hell Valley.



Jordan Picture


I found it rather interesting, even surprising, how small the Jordan River was.  From my youth attending Sunday School, I had always imagined it as a large river, much the size of the Mississippi River.  In reality, however, it is really rather more of a small creek.




To the top is a site where baptism are held even to this day.



Golan Heights

On the way to Capernaum, we traveled along the west bank of the Sea of Galilee, where to the right of us was the Golan Heights.



Capernaum Pictures



                                   Little ole' me (age 34-ish) at the gates of Capernaum.










Crusader Fort at Acre (also known as Akko)


On the east coast of Israel, a few miles north Haifa, is the city of Acre - its ancient name is Akko.  It is the site of an ancient Knights Templar Crusader Fort, known for, among other things, the Templar's Tunnel.  Although I and my small group were not "supposed" to go there, we obtained a guide who took us to the fort.  Not, again, supposed to have been there, we were not able to go through the tunnels, but seeing the fort, what we could see, was quite exciting for me.




                                                                                                                                                                  Proof that I was there.  Hopefully, I won't get courts marshaled after these pictures

                                                                                                                                       become public.  I think I'm safe, though, since I have been retired now for over 26 years.



It is my hope that you have enjoyed these pictures.



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