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The Roman Empire seemed to be on the verge of an unalterable collapse at the beginning of the fifth century AD. It had become unable…

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…

Elephants are generally peaceful and majestic creatures but throughout history, their size and power were used with devastating results on the battlefield. With the adoption…

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…

The Volkswagen Kübelwagen that was used during the Second World War by both the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS was a light military vehicle designed by Ferdinand…

The story of the battles in the Pacific between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of…

The nuances of military history are often lost to the passage of time, as are the men who could give first-hand accounts.  As much as…

The rivalry between Marius and Sulla was doomed to repeat itself within a generation when Julius Caesar emulated Sulla’s action and crossed the Rubicon to…

In these centennial years of the First World war, let’s look back at some of the more unknown facts about WW1. Were the Generals leading the…

It is simultaneously both a collector’s wildest dream and worst nightmare. After the war is over and the smoke has cleared from the battlefield, what…

Scipio Africanus was only of the most talented generals in the ancient world. He was barely an adult when Hannibal invaded Italy. He fought in…

Maynard Harrison “Snuffy” Smith was such a screw-up, he joined the US Army to avoid jail. He earned the nickname, “Snuffy Smith,” because no one…