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Here we will delve into the world of human armed struggle on the battlefield, in the air, and on the seas. Covering naval history, land warfare, and aerospace conflict, find articles as varied as the Guerrilla Campaigns in Missouri during the American Civil War, to biographies of military leaders and despots.

What If Belgium Hadn’t Been Invaded in 1914?

World War I still evokes controversy, after almost 104 years. As the prima facie event of the 20th Century - as it led to...

The Greatest Deception of All Time: Britain, Ultra, and D-Day

D-Day was, probably, the most decisive battle of the Second World War. It was the largest amphibious invasion of all time - over 155,000...

Too Close For Comfort: Britain, Ultra, and the Battle of the Atlantic (1941-1943)

In many ways, the Battle of the Atlantic was a turning point in the war. As long as the Germans continued to have the...

Ultra and the Battle for North Africa (1941-43)

North Africa and the Meditteranean were important fronts throughout World War II. However, for purposes of this article, my examination will be limited to...

Adlerstag, Knickebeins, and Bletchey Park: Britain, Ultra, and the Battle of Britain, 1940

The Battle of Britain began in the summer of 1940, right after the collapse of France. It lasted through the end of October when...

The History of Ultra

In the aggregate, World War II was one of the closest conflicts of the modern era. There were many instances where there would have...

World War I: Assassination and Trouble on the Balkans

The immediate cause of World War I was the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary. Shortly after, Austria-Hungary declared war...

Tattooed for War: Tattoos and Battle around the World

From the Pacific Islands to the 19th century armies of Europe, tattoos were often used to show the soldier's bravery and courage on the...

The Indian Mutiny

The Indian Mutiny of 1857 was preceded by a Sepoy mutiny in Vellore in 1806, caused largely by the insensitive handling of Indian religious...

The Napoleonic Wars and Guerrilla Tactics: The Iberian Peninsula and Unconventional Warfare

During the Napoleonic Wars, Napoleon's occupation of the Iberian Peninsula prompted one of the greatest outbreaks of unconventional warfare in military history. In July 1807,...
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