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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.

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...

Royal Navy Rations in the Early 19th Century Facts and Myths

Royal Navy rations in the early 19th Century were thought to be mainly 'hard tack', salt pork and a gallon of beer, but recent...

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,...

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 History of Ultra

In the aggregate, World War II was one of the closest conflicts of the modern era. There were many instances where there would have...

Indian Wars and the Year of George Custer: Finding the Indians

By May of 1876, Custer and his army moved from three directions to locate and destroy hostile Indians in Montana. The Native Americans...

20th Century Genghis Khan

The crazy life of white russian Major General Baron Ungern von Sternberg, psychopathic warlord of Mongolia and Military Buddhist. The Baron Roman Feodorovich (also referred...

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...

Too Close For Comfort: Britain, Ultra, and the Battle of the Atlantic (1941-1943)

In many ways, the Battle of the Atlantic was a turning point in the war. As long as the Germans continued to have the...

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 -...