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A “MOST SAVAGE BATTLE”: ABU KLEA, 1885

ln 1881, in the Sudan, a leader emerged from out of the sands of the desert. He was a man of the desert; a mystic and a man of God. His name was Muhammad Ahmad and claimed to be the … Continue reading

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ELITE WARRIOR OF THE DARK AGES: NORMAN KNIGHT

In the 11th century, no warrior stood taller than the knights of Normandy. Esteemed as the most dangerous heavy cavalry in Europe, the Normans ventured forth from their northern French duchy to carve out realms from the Scottish Lowlands to … Continue reading

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THE THIN RED LINE BREAKS AT NEW ORLEANS!

“OLD HICKORY” SHATTERS THE BRITISH ATTEMPT TO CONTROL THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI AT NEW ORLEANS; AND SAVES THE FUTURE OF THE UNITED STATES! The War of 1812* was a mere sideshow for the British, desperately committed as they were … 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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PLAYOFF MAUI MADNESS

Pick a winning playoff Fantasy team for just $25 and win a trip for four to Hawaii! WIN MAUI TRIP NOW! TO JOIN CONTEST CLICK HERE SCOUT is sponsoring a terrific contest, in which you can win a WEEK-LONG MAUI … Continue reading

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MAD KINGS AND MACCABEES (PART FOUR)

In the 2nd century BC a “mad king” threatened to extinguish the Jewish religion and obliterate the Jew’s unique identity. A champion arose, David-like, to challenge the Seleucid Goliath and defend his people: Judah Maccabee, “The Hammer”! His struggle freed … Continue reading

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10 BEST GENERALS IN AMERICAN HISTORY

Many such lists have been compiled, all perforce subjective to one degree or another. In creating this list, and in placing each of these commanders in the order presented, the over-arching question posed was: who would I want commanding my … Continue reading

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