Thursday, August 13, 2020

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.

Swedish Neutrality in World War II: Fact or Fiction?

The Scandinavian Kingdom of Sweden declared neutrality during the Second World War but, was it really nonaligned? Since 1815 when the Napoleonic Wars finally ended,...

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...

Mikhail Kalashnikov is Still a Big Gun in the Russian Arsenal

The young Russian soldier who started out as a poet ended up creating one of the most enduring symbols of anti-Western ideology -...

History of the British Army in Brief

From a sea of red, to a thin red line, to camouflaged elite soldiers, no organization has made a greater impact through history than...

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...

Ultra and the Battle for North Africa (1941-43)

North Africa and the Meditteranean were important fronts throughout World War II. However, for purposes of this article, my examination will be limited to...

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 use of trenches during World War I

Trench warfare must have been a totally horrible and demoralising experience for those soldiers at the front line. Looking back almost a hundred years...

The Masters of Strategy and Tactics

For generations, warfare theorists have developed new military doctrines due to changing strategy, tactics, and operations triggered by new technologies. Many warfare theorists consider several...

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,...