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THE AGE OF ARTHUR: PART EIGHT

This is the Eighth-part of our discussion of Britain in the so-called Age of Arthur: the 5th though the mid-6th Century A.D. It is a fascinating period, with the Classical civilization of Greece and Rome giving way to the Germanic … Continue reading

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HENRY V’S MUDDY MIRACLE AT AGINCOURT 1415

 “ We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition; And gentlemen in England now-a-bed Shall … Continue reading

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THE DEVIL’S GUARD: HITLER’S WAFFEN-SS (PART TWO)

  Few military organizations or formations in history have evoked such fear, loathing, or grudging respect as the Waffen SS! Hitler’s elite private army, their role and history are highly controversial to this very day. (To read Part One, go … Continue reading

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NAPOLEON’S LAST CAMPAIGN (PART NINE)

  (To read Part Eight, go here. Or, to read this series from the beginning, go here) At 6 p.m., Marshal Ney called off the fruitless cavalry assaults upon Wellington’s Anglo-Dutch regiments on Mont-Saint-Jean. His torn uniform covered with mud … Continue reading

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THE SPARTANS: ELITE WARRIORS OF ANCIENT GREECE (PART 2)

THE REAL STORY OF THE WARRIOR-HEROES OF ANCIENT GREECE! “For the Spartans, it wasn’t walls or magnificent public buildings that made a city; it was their own ideals. In essence, Sparta was a city of the head and the heart. … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF ARTHUR: PART SEVEN

This is the Seventh-part of our discussion of Britain in the so-called Age of Arthur: the 5th though the mid-6th Century A.D. It is a fascinating period, with the Classical civlization of Greece and Rome giving way to the Germanic … Continue reading

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DEADLIEST BLOGGER’S GREATEST QUOTES ON WAR 3

(To Read Part Two, Go Here) War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil. – George Orwell War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling … Continue reading

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