Cossack

Don Cossacks by Gabby de Jong

Cossack SS 1 Min Read

The problem of the Cossacks In September of 1944, the German authorities allocated Northern Italy to the Cossacks for resettlement. This region was chosen because it was far from the Soviet lines and was one of the small not-German areas that were still situated inside the territories of the decreasing Third Reich. The Cossacks settled first in Gemona del Friuli,…

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Battle Cossack France Russia 22 Min Read

Battle of Friedland, the decisive battle of the campaign of 1807.

Napoleon Watching The Battle Of Friedland 1807 A major engagement between French forces under Napoleon and the Russian army under General Levin Bennigsen Friedland was the decisive battle of the campaign of 1807. Following the bloody stalemate at Eylau in February, the Russian and French armies spent the spring recuperating…

Cossack Russia 15 Min Read

Chukotka

The Chukchi warriors On July 14, 1728 – three and a half years after leaving St. Petersburg – the explorer Vitus Bering’s newly constructed ship, the St. Gabriel, stocked with enough food to sustain its crew of forty for a year, sailed from the mouth of the Kamchatka River. Following…

Cossack History Ottoman 27 Min Read

Moldavia, Tatars and Cossacks I

When Bartolomeo Bruti travelled from Istanbul to Moldavia in the spring of 1580 he was not moving outside the Ottoman Empire, but he was entering a territory very different in kind from that empire’s directly governed heartland. Many histories of the Ottomans concentrate heavily on the heartland, because it was…

Cossack Waffen-SS 6 Min Read

Cossacks WWII

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British Cossack Warship 5 Min Read

Caesar – British destroyer class

Ordered in February 1942, The Caesar Class was the 11th destroyer flotilla of the emergency war programme. They were of the same design as the earlier ‘Emergency’ flotillas and almost identical to the preceding ‘Z’ or Zephyr Class in which the traditionaI4.7-in (120-mm) gun had been replaced by a new…

Battle Cossack History Ottoman Personnel 10 Min Read

Ottoman Redoubts at Balaclava, 25 October 1854

True Heroes of Balaklava A4, 20pp., illustrated, published by the Crimean War Research Society, 1996. A review of the role of the Turkish forces at the Battle of Balaklava. Treated as cowards at the time, and blamed for many of the reverses of the battle, this work re-evaluates the contribution…

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Moldavia, Tatars and Cossacks I

When Bartolomeo Bruti travelled from Istanbul to Moldavia in the spring of 1580 he was…

The Organization of the Eastern Troops, 5 May 1943

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The Russian Army of 1812

The Russian Army of 1812 was, in many respects, quite different from the one Napoleon…