Category: HISTORY

10 Reasons Why William Wallace Won at Stirling Bridge

On 11 September 1297, an outnumbered Scottish army defeated the English at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. The most spectacular victory of William Wallace, the…

Outnumbered ten to one – Glorious defeat at the battle of Maiwand

It was the 27th of July, 1880. In the incredible heat of the high Afghan summer, an army of two and a half thousand men…

Watch Aircraft Carrier USS Kitty Hawk Battle Freak Waves During Massive Storm

Ever since the Aircraft Carrier has replaced the battleships as the queens of the sea, they have defined what modern sea power is all about.…

Mysterious Death Of Rasputin, The Siberian Monk Who Brought Down The Tsar Of Russia

Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin was born in 1869 in a remote Siberian village but died in a Russian palace on 30 December 1916. Despite his alleged…

5 Generals Who Went on to Lead Nations

In the modern world, it is unusual for a general to become the leader of an important nation. Political and military leadership have become two…

The 10 Greatest Tank Battles In Military History

The tank is one of the most resilient and devastating army weapons. To break the deadlock of trench warfare in the western front during the…

A Battle With Only One Army – Karansebes

Normally, it takes two to make a battle. Occasionally, three or more sides may fight, whether in alliance or all against all. In very few…

Akbar’s Trap: The Khyber Pass Massacre

In the mid-19th century, the Great Game was played out between the Russian and British Empires, primarily for control of Asia. The two powers sought…

The Battle of 73 Easting – The Mother Of All Battles?

The First Gulf War is best remembered for its air strikes. Before the ground-invasion of Iraq, the American-led coalition devastated the enemy with high-tech bombing…

No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy and the Intellectual Genius of General James “Mad Dog” Mattis

Often referred to as the General Patton of the modern era, General James “Mad Dog” Mattis once told a group of Iraqi tribal elders “I…

VC: Killed Leading The Assault On Argentines at Goose Green – Lt. Colonel H Jones Led from the Front

Perhaps it is because the war only lasted ten weeks and occurred during a time period where the US-Soviet Cold War was the backdrop for…

USS Constitution, Built in 1797, The Only Active Ship In The US Navy That Has Sunk An Enemy Ship

“Old Ironsides”, the USS Constitution, has been through it all and lived to tell about it – as her nickname suggests. Built of a study oak,…