Tag: Military History

The Flanders Poppy: A symbol of remembrance and sacrifice.

The history of the Flanders poppy goes back to the time of the Great War. Red poppies were among the […]

Today in History: The end of the Falklands War.

History tells us that Britain has ruled the Falklands more or less uninterrupted since 1833, and its claims to it […]

The Road to Adrianople

From the mid 370’s a frightening new nomadic force arrive out of Asia and into eastern Europe. These warrior people […]

The Napoleonic Art of War.

To outline properly the scope of Napoleon’s military tactics we would need more than a limited understanding of military history. […]

Gallipoli relic of a bygone age.

When the allied forces left the Gallipoli peninsula at the end of December 1915, the horrible deadly campaign left a […]

A history of the First World War: No.12 Mons, the British baptism of fire.

Mons is one of those battles that evokes great pride amongst many people in Britain today. The mere mention of […]

Greek Fire: Antiquity’s most destructive weapon.

I have I hope mentioned my passion for Byzantine history here. From its one thousand-year history comes a weapon that […]

A history of the First World War: No.11 Dreaming of Alsace and Lorraine.

Revenge ! This is what France had envisaged in its war plans from the onset of hostilities when Germany declared […]

A history of the First World War: No. 10 The march through Belgium and German Atrocities !

The first, second and third army group of the German advance through Belgium, swept aside all resistance in August 1914. […]

A history of the First World War: No. 9 The Siege of the Liège Forts.

The beginning of August 1914 on the Western Front saw the great German march begin, when the German Fourth Army […]