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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...

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...

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...

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...

New Zealand Armed Forces in the Korean War

North and South Korea were assured of a future apart with the Korean War of sixty years ago. A number of nations became involved,...

Adlerstag, Knickebeins, and Bletchey Park: Britain, Ultra, and the Battle of Britain, 1940

The Battle of Britain began in the summer of 1940, right after the collapse of France. It lasted through the end of October when...

The 19th Century Carlist Wars of Spain

The Carlist Wars are a series of conflicts over succession to the throne that rocked Spain for half of the 19th Century. Named after a...

The Battle of Adrianople

The Gothic triumph in the Battle of Adrianople exposed Roman military weaknesses on the battlefield. The Goths were victorious because of their successful usage...

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...

The Battle of the Pyramids: Napoleon’s Defeat of Mamluk Forces of Murad and Ibrahim...

Fought on July 21, 1798, the Battle of the Pyramids was fought between the invading French army under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte and...
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