Monthly Archives: June 2014

The HUNDRED DAYS COMES TO A BLOODY END, AS NAPOLEON IS DEFEATED AT WATERLOO (Part 2)

(Part Six can be found here) Looking over the valley below from his position at Le Belle Alliance, Napoleon surveyed a strangely quite scene. It was 3:00 pm, and the tide of battle had temporarily receded. The ground between the two opposing armies was littered … Continue reading

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BELISARIUS AT DARAS: A STUDY IN THE USE OF INTERIOR LINES

Faced by a numerically superior opponent, Belisarius countered with field works, maneuver and a masterful use of interior lines  In 530 A.D., the Eastern Roman Empire’s province of Mesopotamia was invaded by a large and well equipped Sassanid Persian army. The target of … Continue reading

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