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THE AGE OF ARTHUR: PART SIX

This is the Sixth-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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THE WAFFEN SS: HITLER’S WARTIME ELITE

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

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DARK AGES ELITE: THE CABALLARII OF CHARLEMAGNE

This is the fourth part of our series on Elite Warriors of the Dark Ages. As Charles the Great, king of the Franks, created the first great European empire after the Fall of Rome, he surrounded himself with elite mounted warriors: in … Continue reading

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NAPOLEON’S LAST CAMPAIGN (PART EIGHT)

At 4 pm, with no reserves immediately available but his Imperial Guard, which he was unwilling to commit just yet, Napoleon ordered Marshal Ney to lead his large and formidable cavalry reserve to a massive but unsupported attack on Wellington’s … Continue reading

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DEADLIEST BLOGGER’S GREATEST QUOTES ON WAR 2

If you loved the first list, here is Deadliest Blogger’s list of favorite military quotes, part two: “Veni, vidi, vici” (I came, I saw, I conquered) – Julius Caesar, on the very brief campaign against the Pontians. “When the situation … Continue reading

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GREECE IS SAVED BY ITS “WOODEN WALLS”

Just six weeks after the brazen shields of the 300 brave Spartans failed to stop Xerxes at the pass of Thermopylae, Greece found salvation behind the “wooden walls” of the Athenian navy! IN 480 BC there occurred one of those … Continue reading

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ENGLAND IS BORN AT BLOODY BRUNANBURH

The Battle of Brunanburh is largely unknown to all but the most die-hard buffs of Anglo-Saxon or Viking history. But it is a battle that deserves to be remembered. For it was the largest and bloodiest battle fought in Anglo-Saxon … Continue reading

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