Monthly Archives: January 2018

WORDS OF WAR: DEADLIEST BLOGGER’S FAVORITE MILITARY QUOTES, PART 2!

If you loved the first list, here is Deadliest Blogger’s list of favorite military quotes, part two: “When the situation is obscure, attack!” – General Heinz Guderian “Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, … Continue reading

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THE REDOUBTABLE HARRY SMITH FACES THE SAVAGE SIKHS AT ALIWAL

THE TURNING POINT OF THE FIRST ANGLO-SIKH WAR COMES AT ALIWAL; AS SIR HARRY SMITH FIGHTS THE PERFECT BATTLE, AND THE 16th LANCERS RIDE TO GLORY. Following humiliation in the First Afghan War (1839 to 1842) British prestige on the … 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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DIADOCHI – MACEDONIAN GAME OF THRONES (PART 6): AMAZON QUEENS AND STOLEN CORPSES

Long before George R.R. Martin penned his tale of war, intrigue and treachery the ancient world was scene to its own version of The Game of Thrones. (This is the sixth in a series concerning the Wars of the Diadochi. Part 1 can be … Continue reading

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GREAT CAPTAINS: NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST

This time we focuses on the Civil War’s “Wizard of the Saddle” This is the next in a series of posts examining the “Great Captains” of military history. Unusual for Deadliest Blogger, this will be primarily in video format; posting … Continue reading

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GREAT CAPTAINS: NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

“His presence on the battlefield is worth 60,000 men!” This is the next in a series of posts examining the “Great Captains” of military history. Unusual for Deadliest Blogger, this will be primarily in video format; posting compelling biographical material. Napoleon … Continue reading

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MASSACRE IN THE PASS: 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 Army’s 7th cavalry were “massacred” in battle against native … Continue reading

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