The French resistance in Lille that saved time for the British to be evacuated in Dunkirk

If we talk about battles of the Second World War, the names of some that are already inevitable references will…

Battle on the Ice, the medieval battle fought on a frozen lake

If you haven’t already watched Sergei Eisenstein’s movie, Alexander Nevsky, I recommend that you look for it and watch it,…

Yi Sun-sin, the Korean admiral who stopped the Japanese invasion of his country without ever being defeated or losing a single ship

In recent years the memory of some Spanish sailors such as Blas de Lezo or Alvaro de Bazan who were…

How did the Persians count their battle casualties?

On April 19, 531 A.D., two fairly evenly matched forces (about 20,000 men on each side) clashed on the banks of the Euphrates near present-day Raqqah in Syria. On one side were the Byzantine troops under the command of Belisarius, and on the other those of the Sassanian Empire led by Azarethes.

When Allies and Germans fought together in World War II: The Battle for Castle Itter

Austria seems to have a certain magnet for unusual military events. It was in the Austrian village of Itter in…

Rettungsboje, the rescue buoy devised by the Germans in World War II to save downed pilots

Searching for a castaway lost at sea is an arduous and often frustrating task. Unless the search area can be…

How many times has the Vatican’s Swiss Guard come into combat?

If anyone thinks that the Vatican’s Swiss Guard has a mere representative function and that its members are only there…

The 5 Great Last Battles of the Western Roman Empire

Historically, the year 476 A.D. is considered to be the end of the Western Roman Empire, its last emperor being…

Kohima, the fiery battle that prevented the Japanese from invading India.

“Walker, go and tell Sparta that their children lie here for obeying their laws.” That splendid phrase of Simonides, which,…

Kurkh Monolith, the first documentary reference to Israel and the Arabs

One of the most curious, interesting and controversial archaeological pieces preserved in the British Museum is the so-called Kurkh Monolith.…