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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.

What If Belgium Hadn’t Been Invaded in 1914?

World War I still evokes controversy, after almost 104 years. As the prima facie event of the 20th Century - as it led to...

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 Indian Mutiny

The Indian Mutiny of 1857 was preceded by a Sepoy mutiny in Vellore in 1806, caused largely by the insensitive handling of Indian religious...

Russian Imperial Guards ORBAT 1917

A list of the units assigned to the Tsar's own Russian Imperial Guard at its apogee on March 12, 1917- during the Russian...

The Civil War Coehorn Mortar

The Coehorn Mortar Models of 1838 and 1841, were used by both sides during the Civil War. The weapon was named after a Dutch...

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...

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...

Spanish Civil War Crimes: Both Sides Were Guilty

During the Spanish Civil War some 300,000 people die; mostly, innocent victims murdered by both the Nationalist and the Republican forces. Brought about mainly...

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...

Soviet Red Army Withdraws from Afghanistan

Afghanistan has resisted foreign invasions since the ancient times of Alexander the Great, who conquered the world but not the "graveyard of empires." On this...
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