Monthly Archives: September 2018

SPARTANS: ELITE WARRIORS OF ANCIENT GREECE 4: DISGRACE AT SPHACTERIA ISLAND

“For the Spartans, it wasn’t walls or magnificent public buildings that made a city; it was their own ideals. In essence, Sparta was a city of the head and the heart. And it existed in its purest form in the … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF ARTHUR, PART TEN: ARTHUR’S EARLY CAREER

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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“BATTLE OF GIANTS”: THE LEGEND OF SWISS INVINCIBILITY IS SHATTERED AT MARIGNANO, 1515

Never has human will and courage made a bolder bid for national glory than at Marignano, where the Swiss, the most dreaded infantry in Europe, matched pike and halberd against the canon and cavalry of the greatest power on the … Continue reading

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“13 HOURS”: THE BEST WAR FILM IN 15 YEARS

On the sixth anniversary of the attacks that took the lives of four Americans, I am re-publishing my review of the terrific film recounting that dark day in our recent history. Not since 2001’s “Black Hawk Down” has there been … Continue reading

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DEADLIEST BLOGGER’S GREATEST QUOTES ON WAR 5

We all love lists; and Deadliest Blogger is no different! Here is still another page of thought-provoking quotes on my favorite subject; from minds greater than my own (in most cases)! A general is not easily overcome who can form … Continue reading

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