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Franco-Prussian War

The Franco Prussian War was a military conflict which primarily took place between France and Prussia, 19th July 1870 to the 10th May 1871, with Prussia being aided by the North German Confederation, as well as numerous south German states. … Continue reading

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Who was to blame for the Market Garden failure?

Allied forces suffered more casualties in the Market Garden assault on Holland than in the entire Normandy invasion. Most historians agree that in the 24-hour period of D-Day allied losses reached about 10,000. In the total nine days of Market … Continue reading

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Were the Mongols merely pillagers and killers?

These days, it is hard to imagine an empire so vast and all encompassing as that of the Mongol dynasty. At its height in 1280, the empire stretched from the Yellow Sea to the Mediterranean, the likes of which have … Continue reading

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What is the role of an historian?

Historians should not be confused with a chroniclers; History is not merely the cataloging of events. It would be a redundant subject otherwise. History, however, in one form or another, is the employment of what we learn from the past. How to go about … Continue reading

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Havoc: The Hundred Years War

The Hundred Years War was a conflict between Britain and France, which started in 1337 and lasted until 1475.  The Hundred Years War was profound on many levels, from the compelling power of feudal politics, to the characteristics of medieval warfare. The … Continue reading

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Is Churchill the greatest Briton of all time?

Many may argue that Winston Spencer Churchill is (and perhaps will forever be) the greatest Briton to have ever lived. However, there are many exploits that Churchill was involved in that people forget when arguing whether Churchill truly is the … Continue reading

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China 1914-1948

The history of China in the 20th Century is often overlooked; indeed, few people would name China as a combatant in the Second World War; despite the fact that they officially joined the Allies in 1941 and had been in … Continue reading

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The American Revolutionary War: The Story of Two Victors

During the American Revolutionary War, France and America fought Great Britain. After five years of fighting together, they had defeated Britain in America. But this military victory had very different results for the two countries. America gained many benefits from … Continue reading

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Vasily Zaitsev

Hero of the Soviet Union, Vasily Zaitsev, is the most famous sniper to make his name from the Battle of Stalingrad. With 225 confirmed kills and an estimated total of 400, none would have predicted this legendary feat when he … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Cycles

Many of us are aware of the changing world around us, especially the exciting new changes to the Middle East, where revolutions are taking place in countries such as Egypt, Libya and currently Syria. This process of revolution has been … Continue reading

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Europe and the Middle East – Millennia of Friction

The conflict between Europe and the Middle East has existed throughout human history. This was evident as early as 4th Century BC where the Persians invaded and sought to control Greece. This quarrel lasted for centuries with numerous battles occurring … Continue reading

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