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THE KNIGHTS OF FRANCE DEFEAT THE POWER OF THE EMPIRE AT BOUVINES, 1214!

 In one of the most decisive battles of the 13th century,  King Philip II Augustus establishes France as the premiere power in Medieval Europe.  Philip II, called “Augustus”, can fairly be called the greatest of France’s Medieval monarchs. Not since … Continue reading

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DEADLIEST BLOGGER’S GREATEST QUOTES ON WAR 4

Once again we provide, for your reading enjoyment and edification, some of our favorite quotes on military matters. If you missed part 3, go here Courage is the foundation of victory – Plutarch, “Themistocles” To retreat is impossible, to surrender is … Continue reading

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DEADLIEST BLOGGER’S RECOMMENDED READING LIST

I am a voracious reader, and over the years have had the pleasure of happening upon some real gems. Here is my list of favorite books. I promise you, spending time with any of these will be time well spent! … Continue reading

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DIADOCHI – MACEDONIAN GAME OF THRONES (PART 8): EUMENES AND CRATERUS

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

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SPARTANS, ELITE WARRIORS OF ANCIENT GREECE 2: THE HOT GATES!

“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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A POLITICALLY INCORRECT HISTORY OF THE CRUSADES (PART SIX): CRUSADERS GONE WILD!

This is the sixth part of Deadliest Blogger’s politically incorrect look at the Crusades. Considering the sheer volume of material and scope of history involved, this can only be a cursory examination of the Crusades*; with the politically correct blinders … Continue reading

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GREAT WARSHIPS OF HISTORY: THE BISMARCK

Nazi Germany’s mightiest battleship: the Bismarck! As Hitler prepared for World War II, he planned to interdict British shipping with both submarines (U-Boats) and surface raiders. Of these, the greatest and most celebrated was the Bismarck-class of battleships. Larger than … Continue reading

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