Tag: Military History

War Horse Part 3: The Assyrians

Legend states that the Assyrians were often, if not always, ruled by cruel kings. Their empire grew out of a state […]

A history of the First World War: No.7 Der Kriegsherr von 1914 (Part 1 of 2).

The following article is not about the statesmen of their respective empires like Wilhelm Kaiser of Germany, King George V […]

A history of the First World War: No.6 The War Propaganda Poster.

“Propaganda draws nourishment from the sins of the enemy. If there are no sins, invent them ! The aim is […]

A history of the First World War: No.5 Mobilisation and the groundswell of enthusiasm.

I often wonder if the belligerent powers of the First World War had a magical crystal ball to see into […]

A history of the First World War: No.4 Austria bombs Belgrade and all hell breaks loose.

“One day the great European War will come out of some damned foolish thing in the Balkans (1888)” –Otto Von […]

A history of the First World War: No.3 The blame game and some thoughts on the July crisis of 1914.

“What decided the German government to prepare for an eventual European War was a crisis that was brewing not in […]

War Horse Part 2: The Egyptians.

Following the expulsion of the Hyksos during the reign of Ahmose I (1539-1514 BC), the use and exploits of the […]

The Battle of Kapyong: A forgotten battle, in a forgotten war.

The 25th April (Anzac Day) is commemorated as a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand for all […]

The Battle of the Milvian Bridge

On the 28th October 312AD, Constantine The Great “faced off” with Maxentius in what became known as the Battle of […]

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 […]