Category: HISTORY

In the decades following the Vietnam War, there would be conflict, battle, and loss of life.  But for the United States Marine Corps whose tradition…

Ten years or so ago I was lucky enough to fly along the invasion beaches at 800′ in a C-47. If you ever get the…

In the aftermath of the attacks on Pearl Harbour during World War Two stories emerged of sailors who were trapped in the sunken battleships, some…

“Brains! I don’t believe in brains.” – Prince George, Duke of Cambridge and Commander-in-Chief of the British army until 1895. The “Peter Principle”, where people…

In the great tragedy of war, one often needs to find something on which to hold in the darkest moments.  For a Czech Pilot at…

The Roman Empire didn’t end with the 476 depositions of the Western Emperor Romulus or the Fall of Rome. It continued with solid momentum in…

“The Boers are not like the Sudanese, who stood up to a fair fight. They are always running away on their little ponies.” – General…

Images used (Clockwise from top left): (1) Sultan Kalid Barghash of Zanzibar who ruled from August 25 to August 27, 1896  (2) The French forces…

In most cases, movies based on real incidents tend to make those events more exciting. Not so in the case of Custer’s Last Stand. Of…

Charles Edward Stuart landed on a tiny island off the north-west coast of Scotland with seven others in July of the year 1745. He was…

One can say many things about the United States Marine Corps, but one can’t say that these mighty warriors of the modern era do not…

A corporal of the Horse and a member of the elite British Household Cavalry unit holds the record for achieving the longest kill shot ever…