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ADRIANOPLE: TWILIGHT OF THE LEGIONS

On a hot and dusty plain eight miles from the Roman city of Adrianople, on August 9, 378 A.D., the elite field army of the Eastern Roman Empire and a tribal army of refugee Visigoths fought one of the most … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF ARTHUR, PART FOUR: THE ARMIES OF VORTIGERN AND THE SAXON INVADERS

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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BLOOD IN THE DUST: CANNAE, HANNIBAL’S MASTERPIECE

  On the morning of August 2, 216 B.C.,  the largest Roman army ever assembled during the Second Punic War prepared for a decisive battle on the dusty plain of Cannae, in southeastern Italy. The battle that followed would rock … Continue reading

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THE CRUSADES PART 3: BATTLE OF ANTIOCH AND THE MARCH TO JERUSALEM

This is the third part of Deadliest Blogger’s look at the religious and military phenomenon known as the Crusades. At best, considering the sheer volume of material and scope of history involved, this can only be a cursory examination of … Continue reading

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GREAT WARSHIPS OF HISTORY: KOREAN TURTLE SHIP

In the 16th century a little-known naval genius helped fend-off a Japanese conquest by use of a unique and effective weapon of war: the Turtle Ship! In the last decade of the 16th century, the ambitious and capable warlord of … Continue reading

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CLASH OF TITANS: TAMERLANE AND “THE THUNDERBOLT” AT ANGORA, 1402

No man in his day evinced more terror than did Temūr-i Lang, known to western history as Tamerlane. His conquests left nothing but destruction in their wake, and pyramids of skulls to mark his path. But in the second year of the … Continue reading

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GREAT CAPTAINS: JULIUS CAESAR

Examining the life and generalship of “the noblest Roman of them all” This is the next installment in a series of posts in which we examine the “Great Captains” of military history. Unusually, we do this in video format; posting … Continue reading

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