Monthly Archives: September 2014

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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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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THE AGE OF ARTHUR: PART FIVE

Unique among the territories of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century, Britain succeeded in holding back and even reversing the tide of Germanic conquest for nearly two centuries. This was an age of heroes… It was the Age … Continue reading

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THE DEADLIEST BLOGGER LIST OF THE 25 GREATEST COMMANDERS OF THE RENAISSANCE

Once again, Deadliest Blogger presents its list of Greatest Commanders of history. This time, we tackle the difficult period of the Renaissance; defined as the period from the second half of the 15th century through the 17th century. While some … Continue reading

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