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Black Army of Hungary
The Black Army (Hungarian: Fekete sereg), "Black Legion" or "Regiment" - possibly named after their black armour panoply - is historiographicly the common name given to the military forces serving und...
Forgotten Graffiti Sheds New Light on Long, Hot Journeys to Vietnam
Inside a rusting former US army ship, historians found vivid details of the hopes and fears of soldiers bound for war.
T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)
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Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence, CB, DSO (1888 - 1935), known professionally as T. E. Lawrence and popularly as Lawrence of Arabia, was a British Army officer renowned especially for his lia...
A Marxist History of the World part 13: China: the Ch'in Empire
Neil Faulkner looks at the origins of the Ch'in Empire - short-lived, created by conquest and terror and characterised by extreme centralisation, military-style exploitation, and murderous repression.
Mongol military tactics and organization
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The Mongol military tactics and organization helped the Mongol Empire to conquer nearly all of continental Asia, the Middle East and parts of eastern Europe. In many ways, it can be regarded as the fi...
Russian officer who prevented nuclear disaster in 1983
Stanislav Petrov single handedly prevented the nuclear destruction of the United States and the USSR, and only a handful of Communist leaders knew about the apocalypse he averted.
The Virtues of Mutiny and Desertion
Two Christmas Anniversaries
Christmas Eve also marks the famous 1914 “Christmas truce” when British and German soldiers crossed No Man’s Land to shake hands, play soccer, exchange souvenirs and sing carols to each other. The Hi...
The 'Yellow Book' of the Armed Forces
Confidential document of military top officials reveals persecution of government opponents during armed conflict.
The existence of a document, the 'Yellow Book', used by the El Salvador military to identify and target those believed to be opposed to the regime, has been revealed. Many of the individuals named in ...
The Patricias: A Century of Service
Bercuson, David, J.
There have been many books that have examined the various regiments of the Canadian Forces. But few have been written with the depth of expertise and wealth of imagery seen in The Patricias: A Century...
The journal publishes works that explore a sense of place in western Canada, the relevance of history in people's lives, and our impact on the world around us.
Government Ministries & Agencies
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
The museum's collection policy is to illustrate the development of the flying machine in both peace and war from the pioneer period to the present time.
National Battlefields Commission
To highlight and preserve the Plains of Abraham and the Des Braves Park, to honour the memory of both French and British combatants.
Department of National Defence
Canada's armed forces are active across Canada and around the world in a wide range of roles and activities. These include: defence of Canada, international alliances, support to federal departments, ...
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