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Articles by Malcolm Higgins:

The Knights Templar – The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Crusader Order

A crimson cross emblazoned on a white background; a simple design, perhaps, but behind it lies one of the most remarkable stories in the history…

Rome’s Greatest Enemies – Five People Who Fought Back Against the Empire

At its height, the Roman Empire spanned huge swathes of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Their military prowess, groundbreaking use of strategy and enormous…

Crazy Impractical German Inventions of WW2

During WWII, scientists and inventors on both sides of the conflict raced to develop new and terrifying weapons that might tilt the balance in their…

The Myths And Legends Surrounding The Nazi Party

As the evilest and most widely condemned organization in European history, the Nazis have long fascinated both historians and the public at large. Inevitably, a…

Joseph Stalin, “The Man of Steel” – A Terrifying Titan On The Eastern Front

The Second World War saw the rise of some truly monumental figures, on both sides of the conflict. With leaders Franklin D. Roosevelt in America…

The Battle of Wavre – Ten Miles From Waterloo, Another Battle May Have Sealed Napoleon’s Fate

The long struggle of the Napoleonic wars famously culminated in the Battle of Waterloo. Undoubtedly Napoleon Bonaparte’s greatest defeat, this engagement would signal the end…

Military Technologies Invented In WWI That We Still Use Today

The evolution of military technology is an ongoing process, and breakthroughs in new weapons and defensive systems make the news every year. However, many staples…

Krak des Chevaliers – The Impenetrable Castle, Captured With A Single Sheet of Paper

A hulking edifice of sun-bleached stone, Krak des Chevaliers loomed against a clear blue sky. How many men had died to hold those walls, and…

The Battle Of Morgarten – Against All The Odds, One Small Army Changes The Course Of Military History

The supremacy of heavy cavalry and mounted knights on the battlefield came to an end one cold November morning in 1315, and it began with…

The Battle of Arsuf – To Win the Day, One Man Must Defy His Own King

Beneath the relentless beating of the midday sun, under a seemingly endless rain of arrows, The Grand Master’s patience had all but run out. Garnier…

Five Weapons Responsible For The Deaths Of The Soldiers Who Used Them

Throughout the 20th and 21st Centuries, military technology has advanced considerably. Along the way, that evolution has taken some disastrous turns, particularly several weapons which proved…

The Shortest Wars In Military History

Though many wars throughout human history have dragged on for years, others ended far sooner. In fact, the results of some of the quickest wars…