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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.

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...

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...

Japanese Balloon Bombs of WWII: The Empire of Japan’s use of one way free...

A Coast Guard Reserve patrol boat of the “Corsair fleet” recovered from the sea around San Pedro California a water logged pile of gummed...

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,...

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 Greatest Deception of All Time: Britain, Ultra, and D-Day

D-Day was, probably, the most decisive battle of the Second World War. It was the largest amphibious invasion of all time - over 155,000...

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 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...

Indian War in the West: The Siege of Beecher Island

During the Cheyenne Indian Wars, Major George Forsyth and his scouts were besieged in misery and starvation for days after the Battle of...
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