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Vietnam War

James H. Willbanks

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Vietnam War ...

Jomini, Antoine-Henri

Eman M. Vovsi

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Antoine-Henri Jomini Introduction Antoine-Henri Baron de Jomini (b. 1779–d. 1869) has become one of the most influential military theorists of...

Zhukov, Georgii

Geoffrey Roberts

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Georgii Zhukov Introduction Conscripted into the Tsarist cavalry in 1915 to fight in the First World War, Georgy (also Georgii, Georgi) Konsta...


Travis J. Hardy

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Hiroshima/Nagasaki Introduction The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 August and 9 August 1945 represented the culmination of the...

Verdun, Battle of

Robert Foley

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Battle of Verdun Introduction The battle of Verdun was the longest, if not the bloodiest, single battle in World War I. Launched by the German ...

Spanish Civil War

George Esenwein

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Spanish Civil War Introduction It is well known that, like the Catholic Church, the military in Spain has long played a key role in public aff...


Steven D. Fratt

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Tactics Introduction The study of tactics over time poses some problems for the researcher. In the original Greek and Latin, taktika/tactica me...

Hungary, Warfare in Medieval and Early Modern

László Veszprémy, János B. Szabó

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

Warfare in Medieval and Early Modern Hungary Introduction Hungary enters the world of Western written sources by the 860s, which is why all th...

Special Operations Forces

Christopher J. Lamb, Shane Bilsborough

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Special Operations Forces ...

Bonaparte, Napoleon

Philip Dwyer

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Napoleon Bonaparte Introduction Napoleon Bonaparte was born on the island of Corsica, in Ajaccio, on 15 August 1769, one year after the island...

Poltava, Battle of

Alexander Mikaberidze

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Battle of Poltava Introduction The battle of Poltava was the defining engagement of the Great Northern War (1700–1721), the prolonged conflict ...

Montgomery, Bernard Law

Colin F. Baxter

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Bernard Law Montgomery Introduction One of the most colorful and controversial commanders of World War II, Bernard Law Montgomery commanded Al...

Submarine Warfare

Stephanie Cousineau

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Submarine Warfare Introduction Few branches of military service are as captivating, as popularly thrilling and as discomfiting as the submarine...


Christopher C. Harmon

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

Terrorism Introduction Terrorism is well-defined as “the deliberate, systematic, murder, maiming and menacing of the innocent to inspire fear ...

Mongol Wars

Timothy May

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Mongol Wars Introduction The Mongol wars of conquest irrevocably changed the world. By the end of the unified Mongol Empire, not only did it disappear f...

Balkan Liberation, 1878-1913, Wars of

Richard C. Hall

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Wars of Balkan Liberation, 1878–1913 Introduction Revolts against Ottoman rule erupted in the Balkans in 1875 and in 1876. Wars in which Monte...

Spain since the Reconquista

Wayne H. Bowen

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Spain since the Reconquista Introduction Spanish military history since the Reconquista has traditionally been understood as occurring within ...

British-India Armies from 1740 to 1849

Kaushik Roy

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

British-India Armies from 1740 to 1849 Introduction The British, in the guise of East India Company (EIC; also referred to as “the Company”) ca...

Semi-Military and Paramilitary Organizations

Benjamin R. Beede

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Semi-Military and Paramilitary Organizations Introduction Semi-military organizations take many forms and perform varied functions. Such organ...

German Unification, Wars of

David Wetzel

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Wars of German Unification Introduction The German empire came into being as a result of three successful wars fought by Prussia between the ye...

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