Monthly Archives: January 2016

“13 HOURS” MAY BE THE BEST WAR MOVIE IN 15 YEARS!

Not since 2001’s “Black Hawk Down” has there been a film that captures modern combat so well as the new film by Director Michael Bay, “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”. Much like that earlier film by Ridley Scott, … Continue reading

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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 the independent native African kingdom of the Zulus. After the refusal by the Zulu king Cetshwayo of an insulting British ultimatum, … Continue reading

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MASSACRE IN THE PASSES: ELPHINSTONE’S DISASTER!

Foolish political policies and military incompetence lead to bloody disaster for the British in the First Afghan War! In 1876, George Armstrong Custer and some 268 some members of the US 7th cavalry were “massacred” in battle against native Lakota … Continue reading

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