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Allies Drift Apart I

History 17 Min Read

An American soldier who found himself in London on 8 May 1945 wrote home that he was ‘glad to be here to help the English people to celebrate the Victory that all of us have fought so hard for. The English people, in themselves, sacrificed as much as any people in the world. The people back home will never realize…

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Ship Development II

Northern and western Europe The archaeological evidence indicates that from at least as early as the second millennium BC seagoing ships were making their way between the coasts of northern and western Europe, carrying people and goods over long distances. We have already noticed the importance of skin or hide…

History 6 Min Read

Ship Development I

Mediterranean and Indian Ocean regions Strong metal tools, initially made of bronze, were obviously a major element in the development of shipping technology. They were available in central Europe by the early fourth millennium bc and were introduced into the Mediterranean and Near East probably a little later. By the…

History 3 Min Read

EUROPE DURING 1848

Rebellions broke out across Europe during 1848, inspired by the success of the French in abolishing their monarchy in February. The Habsburgs faced rebellions in Hungary and in the Italian cities of Milan and Venice, which were supported by Piedmont. Although the revolutions in Italy, Germany and Hungary were all…

History Ottoman Piracy 15 Min Read

TSARIST INTERVENTION IN HUNGARY

Equestrian portrait of Nicholas I by Alexander Petrovich Schwabe In July 1848 the Hungarians, led by Lajos Kossuth, fought for liberation from Austria. However, upon the Austrians’ request in 1849, Tsar Nicholas I sent Russian troops to crush the rebellion. Nevertheless, Kossuth’s initiative paved the way for the compromise in…

History 11 Min Read

Noah’s Ark

Artist Elfred Lee’s Painting of Noah’s Ark on Mt. Ararat – Image Copyright Elfred Lee The ark was the vehicle God used to deliver Noah, his family and the animals from the flood (God’s judgement). Most people are familiar with popular artistic depictions of Noah’s Ark. The ark often resembles…

Austria History 3 Min Read

Featured Website: Austro-Hungarian Land Forces 1848-1918

Feldmarschall Joseph Graf Radetzky de Radetz By Glenn Jewison & Jörg C. Steiner The aim of this site is to document the organisational history of the land forces of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy from just prior to the outbreak of the Great War until the collapse of the monarchy in 1918.…

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Elizabeth towards War I

European matchlock musketeers of the Elizabethan period. By the early 1570s the Puritans had grown…

Uniforms of Italian Wars (1494-1559)

A series of sharp but also intermittent conflicts broke out over control of Italy at…

The Khmer Empire

In 1181, King Jayavarman VII launched a military campaign against the Chams, as vengeance for…

Ancient Israel – Warfare

Approximate map of the Iron Age kingdom of Israel (blue) and kingdom of Judah (yellow),…