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20 December 2005

Our last article of the year is on Decimation, a Roman military punishment that has found its way into the English language.

17 December 2005

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.

12 December 2005

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

7 December 2005

Biography of Marshal Alexandr Vasilevsky, important Russian commander during the Second World War.

29 November 2005

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

25 November 2005

Biography of Odo Nobunaga, important figure in sixteenth century Japan

18 November 2005

Article on Siege of Chokoji Castle (1570), one incident in the Japanese clan warfare of the period.

8 November 2005

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

2 November 2005

Final article on Operation Compass, containing the orders of battle for the British and Italian forces involved in the campaign.

13 October 2005

Second of three articles on Operation Compass, the first British campaign of the Desert War (1940-41).

8 October 2005

First of three articles on Operation Compass, the first British campaign of the Desert War (1940-41).

30 September 2005

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

14 September 2005

Biography of Ivan Chernyakhovskii, Russian tank commander and General during the Second World War

21 August 2005

First of four articles on Operation Downfall, the planned Allied attack on Japan at the of the Second World War

25 July 2005

Articles on Brigadier James Hargest, 1891-1944 and Brigadier Edward Puttick, 1890-1976, two New Zealanders who fought in both the First and Second World Wars, both taking part in the Crete campaign.

6 July 2005

Article discussing Jihad, an important concept in Islam that is often misunderstood in the west

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