Month: November 2017

  • Daily
  • Military History

The Seljuq Turks of the First Crusade

Perhaps the most interesting warriors to emerge from the First Crusade were the mounted ghulams,…

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  • Military History
  • Military Museums

Treasures Abound at the Met’s Famed Armor Museum

With more than 14,000 pieces in its collection, the Met’s Armor Museum in Manhattan’s Upper…

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  • Military History

Prelude to Zahal’s West Bank Invasion of 1967

The Israeli Defense Force’s (Zahal’s) strategic invasion of the West Bank region of Jordan began…

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  • Military History
  • WWII

Collecting Dog Tags and Other Military IDs

Paul Braddock, author of Dog Tags: A History of the American Military Identification Tag 1861-2002,…

  • Civil War
  • Daily

Kilpatrick’s Raid on Richmond: Doomed to Failure? 

Historians are always in argument over how General Kilpatrick’s raid on Richmond had failed, but…

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  • WWII

Charles De Gaulle: Instrument of Destiny

In Mid-August 1944, Paris was in tumult. The French 2nd Armored Division rolled into the…

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  • WWII

The Killing of Il Duce

Intrigue still surrounds the execution of Mussolini and his mistress Claretta Petacci by communist partisans…

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  • Military History
  • WWII

The 1903 Springfield Rifle

American infantrymen carried the model 1903 Springfield rifle into battle with them for the first…

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  • WWII

Incident on the Yangtze

The U.S. Navy gunboat Panay was sunk by Japanese aircraft on the great Chinese river,…

  • Civil War
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Simply a Butchery: Grant at Cold Harbor

Ulysses S. Grant would later admit that Cold Harbor was the one battle he “would…