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Articles by William Mclaughlin:

Nuclear bombs, the ultimate weapons of mass destruction. It would stand to reason that a ridiculous amount of safety protocols would exist to prevent an…

Elite units of the ancient world usually gain their elite status by being wealthy enough to afford the best arms and armor, such as cataphracts…

The Romans in the first century BCE were perhaps the most growing empires around. Though the civil wars of Caesar and Pompey, and Octavian and…

In modern warfare, hand to hand combat is a last resort, with combat knives coming out either in stealth missions or in extremely close quarters…

He was shot down, hunted, and eluded his enemies by surviving on bugs and worse. Hollywood made a movie, and he sued the movie-makers. Scott…

The battle of Plataea is not an event that gets instant recognition like the famous battles of Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis. It often gets overlooked…

The Siege of Carthage makes for quite a sad story when put into context. A proud trading empire fights two long wars, only to lose…

Never mess with a Gurkha. Not everyone knows this, but then again, many people don’t know what a Gurkha/Gorkha is. Gurkhas were a branch of…

John Robert Fox was an American soldier who was killed in action when he deliberately called artillery fire on his own position after his position…

The battle of Cannae was an almost perfect tactical victory for Hannibal Barca. Facing a Roman army almost twice the size on a level field,…

The siege and battles of Tarentum were an underappreciated and often forgotten aspect of the second Punic War.The second Punic war between Carthage and Rome…

  The Hundred Years War fought between France and England through the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries saw a number of important and impressive battles as…