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Articles by Praise Ojo:

Military Blunders – 90,000 Troops Lost in Fall of Singapore

There are certain matters that must be adhered to if a battle is to be successful. These include a well-trained army and a good military…

Did You Know? Five Movie Stars that Served in the Military

The theater and the battlefield are two very distinct aspects of life: one involves a performance, acting, and entertainment designed to delight the masses, whereas…

Napoleon’s Three Greatest Victories

As far as the military history of France goes, there is little that can compete with the greatness of Napoleon Bonaparte. He was one of…

Rebel to Hero – Wallace at Stirling Bridge

The Battle of Stirling Bridge took place on September 11, 1297, during the Wars of Scottish Independence which were fought in the last years of…

Russian Invasion of Georgia: The South Ossetia Conflict

As preparations for the 2008 Olympic Games reached their final stages, so did the 1992 ceasefire agreement between Georgia and South Ossetia. A series of…

Aggressive Tactics at 2nd Bull Run Led to Pope’s Defeat

In late August 1862, thirteen months after the first Battle of Bull Run, the Union army was poised for a rematch against the Confederates in…

Smart Weapons in Desert Storm

The Gulf War of 1991 saw “smart weapons” play a key role in ensuring victory for the coalition forces. Missiles could now “think” and navigate…

Evolution of the Sidearm – The History of the Pistol

The first use of hand cannons in Europe is credited to the Hussites during the Bohemian revolution. Their efficacy in battle changed European warfare a…

American Hero Turned Traitor – Benedict Arnold

In history, Benedict Arnold is a controversial American figure, and is popularly remembered for his treachery, both to his nation and–more personally–to George Washington. However,…

Rock of Chickamagua – General Thomas Covered for “Old Rosy”

Famous for his victories in the Western Theatre, Major General William S. Rosecrans became the subject of public criticism after he suffered a resounding defeat…

Ironclads and Huge Cannons: Union Attack on Fort Donelson

After the successful siege of Fort Henry by Federal troops on February 6th, 1862, the Confederate forces hurried back to the neighboring Fort Donelson which…

German U-123 Shook Florida by Attacking Ship in View of Beachgoers

The United States maintained formal neutrality during the first two years of World War II, only becoming a part of the war after the surprise…