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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.

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...

A Saga of Courage that Rivals Thermopylae – Saragarhi

Saragarhi is located in Waziristan, which is now part of Pakistan. The entire region is mountainous and is part of the tribal belt known...

The Battle of the Pyramids: Napoleon’s Defeat of Mamluk Forces of Murad and Ibrahim...

Fought on July 21, 1798, the Battle of the Pyramids was fought between the invading French army under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte and...

Post WWII Service of the M1 Garand Rifle

The Garand entered service in 1937 and served on all fronts in World War Two. However it remained in production more than a dozen...

The Ghosts of War: Popular Memory and the Battle of the Somme WWI

World War I was a turning-point in Modern European History. In addition to ushering in a new age, it also should be looked at...

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...

Mangal Pandey 1827-1857

On the afternoon of March 29th 1857, a Sepoy of the 34th Bengal Native Infantry (BNI) took aim at his English officer and fired...

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...

Prelude to the Battle of the Falklands 1914

The Falklands was a defining naval battle at the opening of the First World War using a new concept of warship. But how and...

Hadrian’s Wall: Rome’s Northernmost Frontier

The massive, 73-mile (118 Km) long project, in Scotland, served to protect the territory conquered by the legions from the problematic Picts up north. Nobody...
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