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1 Nov 2022
How Hitler’s Enablers Undid Democracy in Germany
In the period between WW1 and 2, the Nazis used "the politics of legality" to gain absolute power. German democracy was used to destroy democracy in Germany.
16 Oct 2022
A history of aviation gasoline
Aviation fuel has been steadily improving, and that improvement continues today with the potential development of unleaded aviation gasoline to reduce health risks.
19 Oct 2022
Houdry Process for Catalytic Cracking
The Houdry process--named after a French engineer who later became a nationalised American, produced better gasoline that could more easily be turned into 100-octane aviation gasoline.
21 Aug 2022
What Was the Manhattan Project?
The Manhattan Project was the WW2 primarily USA program to produce an Atom bomb and hopefully bring WW2 to an end.
27 Aug 2022
The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta
Ancient Spartans developed a grand strategy based on conquest but could not maintain this strategy in the long run
22 Aug 2022
7 Talented Generals Who Shaped World War II
Greg Beyer argues that Montgomery, Paton, Rommel, Zhukov, Guderian, MacArthur, and von Manstein were the seven most talented generals of World War II—who utilised all the capabilities available to them to achieve outcomes. However, a list that does not include Eisenhower, Allanbrooke and Marshal could be considered deficient.
24 Aug 2022
What Was the War of 1812 All About?
War of 1812 between the US and UK fought over border disputes—resolved by the UK promising not to support Indian tribes against the USA and the USA promising not to invade Canada.
17 Aug 2022
Rome's Defeat at the Battle of Teutoburg Forest
James Lacey argues that in 9 AD, a failure in command and control allied with overconfidence led the Roman Army to one of its greatest defeats— a defeat that created a Latin-Germanic divide in Western Europe that is still with us today.
14 Aug 2022
These Are the Five Most Consequential Naval Battles in History
The author identifies five naval battles that he considers decisive, noting that to be decisive, a battle must achieve a long-lasting strategic impact.
11 Aug 2022
Air Force History.
Unlike the RAAF, the United States Air Force wasn't officially established as an independent force until 1947. However, in 1942 during WW2, an executive order made it an autonomous force, and its commander General Henry H. 'Hap' Arnold, was made a member of the Joints Chief of Staff.