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6 Jun 2022
The 06 June is the anniversary of D-Day when in 1944, the allies successfully landed in Normandy, which in 1945 led to Germany's unconditional surrender.
7 Jun 2022
The Emergence of Horatio Nelson: Lessons For Leaders
This article argues that Britain’s most famous Admiral, Horatio Nelson’s string of victories was not due to inspired recklessness but instead was achieved through showing leadership and taking the initiative consistent with his commander’s battle plans and intent.
10 Jun 2022
Kazakhstan’s Nuclear Nightmare
During the Cold War, nearly a quarter of all the world’s nuclear testing took place in Kazakhstan, in secret until the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster and the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
25 Jun 2022
The Cold War
The US, Britain and the Soviet Union were allies in WW2 but fell out in a worldwide battle for supremacy called the Cold War characterised by political manoeuvring, military coalitions, espionage, propaganda, arms build-ups, economic aid, and proxy wars.
28 Jun 2022
Patton: From Gafsa to El Guettar
Soon after the WW2 American European Theatre entry , Gen Patton improved the confidence of his soldiers enabling defeat of the Germans but subordinates worried “We knew he was there to win even if he had us killed doing it.”
27 Jun 2022
World War II: Three Strategic Takeaways of the Guadalcanal Campaign
In the WW2 Solomon Islands Guadalcanal Campaign, US Marines used a hybrid form of defence that utilised offensive tactical forays that wore down their competent and determined Japanese foes leading to their defeat.
3 Jun 2022
Dowding and Park: air war’s greatest commanders?
The innovation, insight and leadership of Air Chief Marshal Dowding, supported by AVM Park, who commanded 11 Group—responsible for the defence of London— enabled the UK to win the Battle of Britain during the summer of 1940 and prevent Hitler from invading the UK.
16 May 2022
V2: The Nazi rocket that launched the space age
The WW2 German V2 rocket was one of the wonder weapons meant to save Germany—it had little strategic effect and did not affect the outcome of WW2.
11 May 2022
The Myth of Hitler's Military Incompetence: "The First Soldier"
German generals writing after WW2 blamed Hitler for their incompetence leading Western and Russian historians to perpetuate this myth.
31 May 2022
The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme, by John Keegan (1976)
John Keegan's 1976 book The Face of Battle examines what it must have been like to be an ordinary soldier at three famous battles, Agincourt, Waterloo and the WW1 Battle of the Somme.