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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 Roman Legion

The Roman Empire was gigantic by the time of Emperor Trajan’s death in A.D. 117. From Britain to Syria, from the River Rhine to...

The Battle of Adrianople

The Gothic triumph in the Battle of Adrianople exposed Roman military weaknesses on the battlefield. The Goths were victorious because of their successful usage...

Julius Caesar’s Invasions of Britain

Julius Caesar, the Governor of the Roman provinces of Cisalpine and Transalpine Gaul from 59 BC, before conquering northern Gaul four years later was...

Archimedes’ War Machines and the Siege of Syracuse

Archimedes, a Greek who lived in the Sicilian port of Syracuse in the third century BC, was an ingenious inventor, best known for shouting...

Alexander vs Porus – a Different View

Many people will think it sacrilegious to even think the Alexander the Great was stopped by the Indian Hindu king Porus. It can never...

Ancient Roman Military: Battle Tactics

The ability of the Roman Empire to conquer vast territories was grounded in the might and innovation of their military forces. The implementation of various...

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...

Faris: Medieval Muslim Horsemen

These horsemen came from many different parts of the middle east and most retained an appearance reflecting their ethnic origins, with long hair and...

The Effect of the Caste System on the Warfare of the Hindus

The Hindu religion has divided society on what is referred to as the caste system. The caste system is very rigid and lays down...

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...
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