Monthly Archives: November 2014

DEADLIEST BLOGGER’S RECOMMENDED BOOK LIST

Here are some of my favorite books of all time. I must admit, that when it comes to fiction,  my tastes do not run to the classics. But every one of these is worth the read! NON-FICTION: War Through the Ages … Continue reading

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SPARTANS: ELITE WARRIORS OF ANCIENT GREECE PART 4

“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. And it existed in its purest form in the … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF ARTHUR: PART NINE

This is the ninth-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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GREATEST MILITARY QUOTES 4

Courage is the foundation of victory – Plutarch, “Themistocles” To retreat is impossible, to surrender is unthinkable! – Janos Hunyadi, at the Battle of Varna, 1444 If you lose your ensigns, cornets or flags, do never lose sight of my … Continue reading

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GREAT WARSHIPS OF HISTORY: THE REVENGE, RACE-BUILT GALLEON

  Beginning in 1570, English ship designers began designing and building a sleeker, faster, more seaworthy type of galleon known as “race-built”. Their name derived from their “raced” or razed (removed) fore-and aft-castles; relics of the Middle Ages when boarding was the … Continue reading

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NAPOLEON’S LAST CAMPAIGN (PART TEN)

With Laye Haye Saint taken and Ney decimating Wellington’s center with close-range cannon fire, Napoleon decided upon a  final push. A last roll of the dice, committing his Imperial Guard reserve to breaking Wellington’s faltering center. (To read Part Nine, go here. Or, to … Continue reading

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SPARTANS: ELITE WARRIORS OF ANCIENT GREECE PART THREE

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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