Monthly Archives: January 2015

DEADLIEST BLOGGER’S GREATEST QUOTES ON WAR PART 6

We all love lists; and Deadliest Blogger is no different! Here is sixth installment in our presentation of thought-provoking quotes on my favorite subject; from minds far greater than my own (in most cases)! War ought to be the only … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

GREAT CAPTAINS OF WAR: HANNIBAL BARCA

This is the third in a series of posts in which the “Great Captains” of military history will be examined. Unusually, this will be in video format; posting compelling biographical material. Arguably the greatest general of antiquity, Hannibal Barca fought and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

ZULU: DEATH AND REDEMPTION IN THE AFRICAN SUN!

On 11 January 1879, a British Army crossed the Buffalo River, the boundary between the British Natal province and that of the independent native African kingdom of the Zulus. After the refusal of an insulting British ultimatum by the Zulu … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

THE AGE OF ARTHUR: PART TWELVE

  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 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

MASSACRE IN THE KHYBER PASS: ELPHINSTONE’S DISASTER!

  In 1876, George Armstrong Custer and some 268 some members of the US 7th cavalry were “massacred” in battle against native Lakota and Cheyenne warriors in the valley of the Little Bighorn River. This signal, but ultimately meaningless defeat of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

SPARTANS: ELITE WARRIORS OF ANCIENT GREECE 6

After the humiliation of surrender at Pylos, the Spartans redeem themselves on the battlefield of Mantinea! Excerpt:   ….Agis, keeping his troops in hand, now wheeled his line hard to the left, cutting down fleeing Argives as they did. A … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

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 Three, go here.) … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment