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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.

The Red Army 1917-1923

Formed from mutinous soldiers, armed factory workers and peasant conscripts, the Red Army prevailed through force of arms in the six-year-long Russian Civil War. When...

The Combat Record of the Konarmia

The 1st Cavalry Army of General Budyonny fought the Whites, Poles, Armenians, Greens, and everyone else in the Russian Civil War. Founded at the...

Formation of the Red Army Cavalry

The 1st Cavalry Army of General Budyonny was formed in 1918 to give the Red Army a mobile striking force and rapid reaction...

Baratovs Corps Combat Record

Baratov's cavalry corps in Persia, forgotten and far from home during the Russian Revolution, refused to stop fighting during World War One. Lieutenant General Nikolai...

Interventionists in the Far East

Japanese troops, assisted by the British, French and Americans, occupied the Russian far east for several years during the Russian Civil War. The Far...

Czech Volunteers in Russia WWI

The Czech Legion started from humble beginnings in 1914 and ended up as one of the last reliable units on the World War One...

Russian Women’s Legion of Death

The organization, war record, and short-lived history of the battalions of the Russian Women's Legion of Death that fought in World War One and...

The End of the Green Army 1920-21

Nestor Makhno, leader of the largest peasant army in modern times, cast his lot with the Bolsheviks and only narrowly lived to regret it. The...

Nestor Makhno Anarchist General

Thirty year old anarchist terrorist and Tsarist inmate Nestor Makhno returned to his Ukrainian village and formed one of the most amazing armies in...

Soviet Red Army Withdraws from Afghanistan

Afghanistan has resisted foreign invasions since the ancient times of Alexander the Great, who conquered the world but not the "graveyard of empires." On this...
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