history

The history of warfare; stories of combat and conflict across land, seas and skies, from ancient times to the present.

Crimes of the German Soldiers
Today, despite a rise in the popularity and publicity of neo-Nazis, most reasonable people disagree with the basic premise of Nazi ideology, if not all of its tenets. Despite this, there is a large nu...
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Patrick Hollisa month ago
Armistice 100: Why War Is a Seemingly Irreplaceable Part of Our Species
Today marks exactly a century since the end of the First World War. In Ferdinand Foch's railway carriage in the Forest of Compiègne, about 37 miles (60 km) north of Paris, the bloodiest conflict in hu...
Shandi Pacea month ago
1968: The Height of the Vietnam War
It’s pretty much impossible to talk about 1968 without mentioning the Vietnam War. An issue that plagued Lyndon Johnson’s presidency, the Vietnam War, reached its peak at the start of the year. It’s d...
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Patrick Hollisa month ago
The Media in the Vietnam War
The Vietnam War is often referred to as the first televised war. Never had so many journalists been on the ground in a hostile nation. Before Vietnam journalists were viewed as propaganda weapons for ...
Cato Conroya month ago
10 Ways Military History Impacts Civilian Life
I remember my professor lecturing us about the Trojan Wars in history class. More specifically, I was sitting down, listening to the story of the Trojan horse, and the warning about "Greeks bearing gi...
Gregory Fuentes2 months ago
Sam Houston Against Disunion
Have you ever had an unpopular opinion? Here's a famous one from Texas. Sam Houston stands with his convictions to have Texas remain as a part of the Union States. The uproars of those who seek to sep...
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Patrick Hollis2 months ago
Protesting the Vietnam War
The Vietnam War was arguably one of the most controversial wars of the 20th century. The conflict was as significant in the streets of the USA as it was in the rice patties of Vietnam. Americans were ...
History Roundtable3 months ago
Why My Lai?
In March 16, 1968, American army units, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Brigade, and the Americal Division killed between 347 to 504 unarmed Vietnamese civilians of all ag...
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Patrick Hollis3 months ago
The Vietnam War: A Tale of Two Presidents
The 1960s and 1970s were turbulent decades for US politics. In a little over 10 years, America went from launching full scale war in Vietnam to gradually pulling out before the one and only case of a ...
Young People Must Have a Right to Choose When It Comes to Military
If many of you did not know, many youngsters when they finish high school are forced into the military for two years, and wasting precious time they could be spending on their studies and Uni. Why sho...
Ryan Whitaker3 months ago
10 Ways War Has Changed Through History
Whether we are considering the present tension in the Middle East, World War I, or the conquest of Alexander the Great, people should understand that war is as much a part of humankind as is needing f...
Nicola P. Young4 months ago
10 Allegedly Haunted Military Bases
Though there is never conclusive proof, legends and eyewitness reports overwhelmingly indicate that ghosts and entities result, most often, from violent and premature deaths. Disturbing events of the ...
Iggy Paulsen5 months ago
10 Priceless Treasures Lost During Wars
War is the ultimate form of universal loss. When a war is waged, people lose their lives, their livelihoods, and at times, even their faith in humanity. The human cost alone is devastating, but there ...
Ossiana Tepfenhart5 months ago
10 Bizarre Military Mysteries No One Can Explain
Military history always makes for an interesting, gripping read. People still remain fascinated by the most notorious war criminals of all time, enjoy reading about the greatest generals in history, a...
Den1c Macleod5 months ago
The Iolaire
The Iolaire There are a lot of publications about the Iolaire disaster that devastated the population of the Isle of Lewis. I have lived on the island my whole life, and as far as I know my family goe...
Patrick Boniface5 months ago
Aerial Combat Ace: Erich Hartmann
During the Second World War, Allied pilots came to know of Erich Hartmann through his daring and his skill as a fighter pilot. Such was his status that his comrades called him Bubi, but to the Soviets...
Rich Monetti5 months ago
Revolutionary War Monument to Remember the Diversity of All Who Sacrificed in Crucial Local Battle
Picture a monument of a White American officer flanked in battle by an African American enlistee and a Native American sharpshooter, and the commemoration must come no earlier than the Korean War. The...
Tyler Buchanan5 months ago
Trench Warfare
Trench warfare tactics exercised in World War I were detrimental both strategically and psychologically. The outdated fighting style of two sides lining up and firing at each other, except paired with...