Tuesday, December 20, 2005


Our final article of the year is on decimation, a brutal Roman military function that has worked its way into the English language.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Military History Encyclopedia on the Web

We have now added a series of short lives: brief biographies of significant figures. These short lives will eventually be followed by longer biographies, but probably not for some time! The first batch of brief lives includes Sir Winston Churchill, Field Marshal Rommel, General Montgomery, Marshal Zhukov, Alexander the Great and Hannibal.

Monday, December 12, 2005

M-16 Rifle

New article on the M-16 Rifle, the key US infantry weapon of the last 40 years.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Ferdinand Schorner, 1892-1973

Biography of Ferdinand Schorner (1892 – 1973), German General who briefly rose to prominence during the Russian attack on Berlin in 1945

Friday, November 25, 2005

Odo Nobunga

New article on Odo Nobunga, a major figure in sixteenth century Japan

Friday, November 18, 2005

Chokoji castle, siege of, 1570

New article on the Siege of Chokoki Castle (Japan) in 1570, one of many such incidents in the clan warfare of the period.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Ikko-ikki (Japanese warrior monks)

New article on the Ikko-ikki Japanese warrior monks, a violent sect that flourished during the fifteenth and sixteenth century.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Operation Compass Part One

Operation Compass Part 1

The first part of a series of articles on Operation Compass, the first British offensive in North Africa at the end of 1940.

Friday, September 30, 2005

Mike Hoare (Congo Mercenary)

Biography of Mike Hoare, mercenary soldier famous for his exploits in post-colonial Africa, and the inspiration for the film Wild Geese

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Tuesday, July 05, 2005


New article on Jihad, an important concept in Islam that is often misunderstood in the west.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Terrorist Targets

Terrorist Targets

New article that discusses what terrorists attack and why they chose their targets.

SAM Attack, Terrorist

SAM Attack, Terrorist

New article on the threat that surface to air missiles pose to modern airlines.



Article on one of the more notorious current Irish Republican terrorist groups.



New article on Hamas, the most infamous of the Middle East's Islamic Terrorist organisations.



New article on Al Qaida, the shadowy terrorist group often blamed for every new terrorist attack.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Major General Bernard Cyril Freyberg, VC (1889 � 1963)

Major General Bernard Cyril Freyberg, VC (1889 � 1963)

New article on General Bernard Freybery, the British commander during the German invasion of Crete

New domain name:


Well, we've finally made the leap and got ourselves a proper domain name, so update your bookmarks, and come join us at Historyofwar.org



New article on Al Qaida, the terrorist movement of the moment. One of the first articles to be posted to our new site at Historyofwar.org

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Cunningham, Admiral Sir Andrew Browne, 1883-1963

Cunningham, Admiral Sir Andrew Browne, 1883-1963

Biography of Admiral Andrew Cunningham, chiefly famous as the Royal Navy's commander in chief in the Med. during the second world war, where he gained a reputation as one of the navys last great admirals.

Friday, February 04, 2005

Battle of Stalingrad

Battle of Stalingrad

New article on the Battle of Stalingrad, one of the main turning points of the Second World War

Saturday, January 22, 2005