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GREAT CAPTAINS: NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST

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.   Perhaps no general in America history elicits such … Continue reading

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ATTILA IS STOPPED AT THE CATALAUNIAN FIELDS!

On June 20, 451 on a broad plain in the Champagne region of France, Attila the Hun, “the Scourge of God”, engaged in his greatest battle. The fate of western civilization lay in the balance.  In Chinese history, the Huns are … Continue reading

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CONFUSION AT THE CROSSROADS: THE IRON DUKE BATTLES MARSHAL NEY AT QUATRE BRAS, JUNE 15, 1815

Napoleon’s invasion of Belgium on the 15th of June, 1815 had caught the Duke of Wellington unprepared, his army scattered in bivouacs too far to the west. The Prussians, whose staff work was magnificent throughout the campaign, were already massing … Continue reading

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DISASTER IN THE DESERT: CRASSUS AT CARRHAE!

In June of 54 BC, the seemingly invincible Roman Republic turned its baleful gaze upon the Parthian-ruled lands of Mesopotamia. The result would shake an empire and change the course of history! Marcus Licinius Crassus, co-ruler of the Roman state … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF ARTHUR: PART SEVENTEEN

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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DIADOCHI: MACEDONIAN GAME OF THRONES (PART 5)

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 fifth in a series concerning the Wars of the Diadochi. Part 1 can … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF ARTHUR: PART SIXTEEN

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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