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3 Popular Myths of Isandlwana – 1879 Zulu War

The Battle of Isandlwana on the 22nd of January 1879 was one of the most devastating defeats suffered by Britain at the hands of local inhabitants. The clash between British Troops and Zulu Warriors led to a brutal battle that has been retold numerous times, however much of the  tale has proven to have more […]

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Visigothics sacking Rome 395-415

It was the first time since 390 BC that the city of Rome had fallen to a barbarian enemy. It shocked the world. It presaged the collapse of the greatest empire of antiquity. The major movements of Visigothic hordes under Alaric and his immediate successor, Ataulf, between AD 395 and 415. To read the full […]

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Map of the Third Afghan War 1919

The first aircraft to be deployed in the war swooped to strafe the Afghans fleeing across the frontier after their defeat. A map of the Third Afghan War of 1919 showing the deployment of force on either side and the locations of the principal engagements. Taken from our series on Britain’s four Afghan Wars. To read […]

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10 Sniper Tactics from the Red Sniper

He was the Soviet Union’s greatest sniper. In his first ten days work at Stalingrad, he killed 40 Germans. His final tally was 225. His name was Vassili Zaitsev.

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WWII Facts – Interesting facts about the Second World War

Complimenting our fact-files on Spitfire, Churchill, Hitler and Stalin, Military Times has compiled a list of frequently baffling facts about the Second World War. Many of these have been widely reported and circulated, entering the annals of modern folk-lore.  Yet like all legends, they have been embellished over time, either by hyperbole or simple miss-reporting. Whilst […]

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Winston Churchill Quotes

Winston Churchill’s command of the English language was arguably one of the greatest weapons in his arsenal. It was integral not only in strengthening the resolve of the British public, but in sending out a clear message to enemies and allies alike on the global stage. In a 1906 election speech he is quoted as […]

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Stalin Facts: 10 little known facts

Joseph Stalin, the Soviet dictator, is encased by myth and legend. He could be, at turns, both charming and chillingly ruthless.  Millions died under his direct orders; even his closest allies and compatriots.  It was Stalin, after all, who said “I trust no-one, not even myself.” His purge of Russian generals was so proficient and total that it […]

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