Monthly Archives: September 2017

SALAMIS: GREECE (AND WESTERN CIVILIZATION) IS SAVED BY THE “WOODEN WALLS”

Just six weeks after the brazen shields and deadly spears of Leonidas’ 300  Spartans failed to stop Xerxes at the pass of Thermopylae, Greece found salvation behind the “wooden walls” of the Athenian navy! IN 480 BC there occurred one … Continue reading

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THE DEVIL’S GUARD, HITLER’S WAFFEN-SS PART 5: DESPERATE FIGHTING IN RUSSIA AND NORMANDY

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 Four, go here.) … Continue reading

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1066: A BLOODY AND MOMENTOUS YEAR!

“By the grace of God I shall yet prove the victor!” On October 14, 1066, two determined enemies faced each other across a shallow valley: William, Duke of Normandy; and from the heights of Senlac Hill, Harold, England’s warrior king. … Continue reading

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THE LION OF THE NORTH ROARS AT BREITENFIELD!

The 30 Years War had raged for ten years, and for the Protestant cause it had been a string of disasters. Then a new champion took-up the sword to defend the faith against the Catholic armies of the Empire: Gustavus … Continue reading

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THE LAST HURRAH OF THE WINGED HUSSARS

“We saw it! The hussars let loose their horses: God, what power! They ran through the smoke and the sound was like that of a thousand blacksmiths beating with a thousand hammers. Jezus Maria! The lances bent forward like stalks … Continue reading

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THE LION AT THE HOT GATES: THERMOPYLAE 480 BC

Sparta’s greatest moment came in 480 BC, when a brave king led 300 volunteers to a narrow pass in the north of Greece, to buy time with their lives while their countrymen prepared for war! SPARTA AND THE SPARTANS In … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF ARTHUR, PART FIVE: THE SAXON TERROR!

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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