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Occupations and Military Government

Bianka Adams

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Occupations and Military Government Introduction According to international law, a territory is under occupation when hostile armed forces ass...

Operational Art

Michael Matheny

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Operational ArtIntroductionThe art of warfare is practiced in three levels: the strategic, operational, and tactical. Operational art refers to the mi...

Ottoman Navy

Tuncay Zorlu

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Ottoman NavyIntroductionThis article deals with the literature dedicated to the history of the Ottoman navy from the early 14th century up to the maki...


Sandi Cooper

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Pacifism Introduction Along with other “isms” such as feminism, pacifism was coined in the late 19th to early 20th centuries to describe a set...

Passchaendale, Battle of

Robin Prior

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Battle of PasschaendaleIntroductionThe Third Battle of Ypres, or Passchendaele, took place between 31 July and 10 November 1917. Haig’s idea was to sw...

Patton, George

John Nelson Rickard

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

George PattonIntroductionGeorge Smith Patton Jr. is a major figure in both American and military history. He has achieved a renown exceeded by perhaps...


Lise Morjé Howard

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

PeacekeepingIntroductionPeacekeeping is unlike other forms of military intervention because of its founding three-part doctrine, comprising consent of...

Peninsular War

Charles J. Esdaile

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

Peninsular WarIntroductionThe Peninsular War is the name given to the struggle that raged in Spain and Portugal between the forces of Napoleon Bonapar...

Polish Armed Forces, 1918-present

Michael Alfred Peszke

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Polish Armed Forces, 1918-Present Introduction The military history of Poland in the 20th century reflects the country’s experiences, both the...

Political Purges in the 20th Century

Bianka Adams

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Political Purges in the 20th Century Introduction The 20th century began as the old world order ended. Empires fell at the end of World War I,...

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 ...

Popular Culture and Modern War

Allison Abra

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2021-04-21

Popular Culture and Modern WarIntroductionThis bibliography includes histories that explore the manifold meanings and purposes that popular culture ha...


Thomas J. Ward

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

PrisonersIntroductionHow to deal with captured combatants is a problem as old as warfare itself. Execution, slavery, conscription, imprisonment, and e...


Katy Doll

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2020-06-24

PropagandaIntroductionPropaganda has a rich history and an equally rich literature. Scholars do not always agree on a single definition of propaganda,...

Psychiatric Casualties

Eric Dorn Brose

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Psychiatric Casualties Introduction Most readers from the United States, Britain, and many other countries who have yet to investigate the ...

Race in the US Military

Alexander M. Bielakowski

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Race in the US Military Introduction The issue of race in the United States has existed since before the creation of the nation itself. Theref...

Red Cross

Marian Moser Jones

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Red Cross Introduction The Red Cross movement, though international in character, paradoxically stemmed from the rise of the nation-state. In ...

Religio-Military Orders

Jonathan Riley-Smith

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Religio-Military Orders Introduction Christian society generated two types of religiomilitary order: military orders and Christian orders of c...

Roman Empire

David Potter

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Roman Empire Introduction The army was the central institution of the Roman Empire. It was during the Augustan Age that the Roman army was tra...

Roses, Wars of the

Michael Hicks

Subject: Military History »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Wars of the Roses Introduction The Wars of the Roses is the 19th-century name given to the English civil wars fought roughly between 1450 and 1...

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