Sunday, May 29, 2022

Military History

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 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...

Monty and Patton: Unfriendly Allies

On August 17, 1943, grinning American troops from the 3rd Infantry Division greeted British commandoes as they entered the city of Messina, on the...

Operation Mincemeat and the Man Who Never Was

One frustrating problem facing the planners of Operation Husky was the fact that Sicily, sitting like a stepping stone between North Africa and the...

Aircraft of the Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain became famous as much for the aircraft that were used to fight in it as for what actually happened during...

Indian Wars and the Year of Custer: Reno’s Reconnaissance

In preparation for the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Major Marcus Reno lead a scouting party to locate the enemy Sioux and Cheyenne...

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

The flawed strategy of General Crook lead to his defeat in the Battle of the Rosebud and contributed to Custer's demise at the...

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...

Indian Wars and the Year of George Custer: The Offensive of 1876

The Great Sioux War started over who controlled the Black Hills. A flawed battle plan ensured bloodshed on both sides, including that of...

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...

Indian Wars and the Year of Custer: First Guns on the Rosebud

Tension mounts in the Indian Wars as Crook's column is surprise attacked by the same foe he had been pursuing and who would...