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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.

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,...

Royal Navy Rations in the Early 19th Century Facts and Myths

Royal Navy rations in the early 19th Century were thought to be mainly 'hard tack', salt pork and a gallon of beer, but recent...

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...

Winston Churchill and the Last Cavalry Charge

It is difficult to find a more varied and important life than that lived by Winston Churchill. While he is most famously remembered as...

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 Civil War Coehorn Mortar

The Coehorn Mortar Models of 1838 and 1841, were used by both sides during the Civil War. The weapon was named after a Dutch...

The Koguryo War

Korea was for many centuries known as the Hermit Kingdom, since it prevented anyone entering or leaving the kingdom. This helps to explain the...

The Roman Army

The key to the Romans’ successes on the battlefield were their employment of deadly weapons, effective military formations, battlefield tactics, and their discipline during...
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