Monthly Archives: July 2017

THE CRUSADES PART 3: BATTLE OF ANTIOCH AND THE MARCH TO JERUSALEM

This is the third part of Deadliest Blogger’s look at the religious and military phenomenon known as the Crusades. At best, considering the sheer volume of material and scope of history involved, this can only be a cursory examination of … Continue reading

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GREAT WARSHIPS OF HISTORY: KOREAN TURTLE SHIP

In the 16th century a little-known naval genius helped fend-off a Japanese conquest by use of a unique and effective weapon of war: the Turtle Ship! In the last decade of the 16th century, the ambitious and capable warlord of … Continue reading

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CLASH OF TITANS: TAMERLANE AND “THE THUNDERBOLT” AT ANGORA, 1402

No man in his day evinced more terror than did Temūr-i Lang, known to western history as Tamerlane. His conquests left nothing but destruction in their wake, and pyramids of skulls to mark his path. But in the second year of the … Continue reading

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GREAT CAPTAINS: JULIUS CAESAR

Examining the life and generalship of “the noblest Roman of them all” This is the next installment in a series of posts in which we examine the “Great Captains” of military history. Unusually, we do this in video format; posting … Continue reading

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THE DEVIL’S GUARD – HITLER’S WAFFEN SS (PART 4)

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

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THE VIKINGS: AN ENDURING FASCINATION!

A  furore Normannorum libera nos, Domine!  “From the fury of the Northmen deliver us, O Lord.” This simple prayer was once on the lips of priests and parishioners across all of northern Europe as sleek, dragon-prowed longships carried savage bands … Continue reading

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THE DEVIL’S GUARD: HITLER’S WAFFEN SS (PART 3)

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. This multi-part series is neither an … Continue reading

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