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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.

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...

US Navy Battleship Classes 1890-1990: From BB1-BB64

The United States Navy built and maintained more 50 battleships over a 100-year period in 3 distinct types. When the USS Wisconsin came off the...

The Growth of Militarism in Japan from 1868 to 1941

Internal changes and foreign threats that began in the 1860s launched Japan towards a militaristic government and society that culminated in World War...

The German Invasion and Occupation of Greece, 1941- 44

500,000 Greeks died and many more were displaced as German forces invaded Greece from recently conquered Yugoslavia. Communist forces resisted the Germans. The Greek Army...

Indian Wars and the Year of Custer: The Battle of the Rosebud

During the Indian Wars, General George Crook was denied victory in the Battle of the Rosebud due to inaccurate presumptions and ineffective tactics. The...

Royal Marine Commandos in the Korean War

United Kingdom's elite Marines fought alongside their American and South Korean Marine brethren from 1950 to 1952. The Korean War, fought from 1950 to 1952,...

The Southern White Army 1917-1920

Under the protection of the Cossacks and aided by a corps of Interventionists, the AFSR White Army of the South fought for three bloody...

Indian War in the West: The Battle of Beecher Island

During the Cheyenne Indian Wars, the Battle of Beecher Island was waged between a desperate party of scouts and a large, angry enemy...

Indian War in the West: The Battle of Powder River

During the Indian Wars, the Battle of Powder River equated to a hollow army victory that foreshadowed doom for George Custer at Little...

Casualties of World War I

There is no question that the Great War - later to become known as World War One - was the most violent. Bloodiest conflicts...
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