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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.

The HMS Intrepid, Falkland War Veteran

The Proud HMS Intrepid and her forty year saga that took her through the Cold War, to the Falklands, to eBay. In the past 250-years...

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...

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...

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...

Interventionists in the Far East

Japanese troops, assisted by the British, French and Americans, occupied the Russian far east for several years during the Russian Civil War. The Far...

Famous Recycled Ship Names of the US Navy

Many ship names such as the Hornet, Wasp and Enterprise have been reused over the past 200 years to keep heritage alive in...

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...

Nestor Makhno Anarchist General

Thirty year old anarchist terrorist and Tsarist inmate Nestor Makhno returned to his Ukrainian village and formed one of the most amazing armies in...

Casualties of World War I

There is no question that the Great War - later to become known as World War One - was the most violent. Bloodiest conflicts...

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...
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Post WWII Service of the M1 Garand Rifle

The Garand entered service in 1937 and served on all fronts in World War Two. However it remained in production more than a dozen...

For the Record – Presidents in Uniform – Part 3

Andrew Johnson’s military career was, like the rest of his career, political. He had attracted national attention as the only southern member of Congress...

For the Record – Presidents in Uniform – Part 2

Martin Van Buren (1837-1841), who had no military experience, followed war hero Andrew Jackson. William Henry Harrison, who defeated Van Buren in the election...