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The Armies of Europe
Engels, Friedrich
Forgotten Graffiti Sheds New Light on Long, Hot Journeys to Vietnam
Svrluga, Susan
Inside a rusting former US army ship, historians found vivid details of the hopes and fears of soldiers bound for war.
Fragging: Connexipedia Article
The assassination of an unpopular officer by members of his own unit.
"Fragging" and "Combat Refusals" in Vietnam
The US Army itself does not know exactly how many...officers were murdered. But they know at least 600 were murdered, and then they have another 1400 that died mysteriously. Consequently by early 1970...
French Army Mutinies (1917): Connexipedia Article
Involved nearly half of the French infantry divisions stationed on the western front.
The History of Costa Rica
Molina, Ivan; Palmer, Steven
An overview of Costa Rican history with an emphasis on how Costa Ricans have been able to make their own history, "though they do not make it just as they choose."
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume 5: War & Revolution
Draper, Hal; Haberkern, E.
The subject of this volume is Marx and Engels' views on the relation between war and revolution. Its thesis is that, over the course of decades, their views on this question changed -- evolved is a be...
Martial Matters
Cahill, Rowan
A selection of commentaries on Australian martial experience at radical odds with mainstream Australian histories.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 17: Marx and Engels 1859 - 1860
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Includes Herr Vogt and articles on military matters.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 18: Marx and Engels 1857 - 1862
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Articles for The New American Cyclopaedia.
A Marxist History of the World part 13: China: the Ch'in Empire
Faulkner, Neil
Neil Faulkner looks at the origins of the Ch'in Empire - short-lived, created by conquest and terror and characterised by extreme centralisation, military-style exploitation, and murderous repression.
Mountain Warfare in the Past and Present
Engels, Friedrich
The article was prompted by the Neuchâtel conflict and the plans for the invasion of Switzerland by Prussian troops, widely discussed in the press.
The Role of Force in History
Engels, Friedrich
The Social History of The Machine Gun
Ellis, John
Covers the history of the machine gun's development, the attitudes that effected its acceptance, and its relation to economic, political, and military history.
Reissner, Larissa
Larissa Reissner's vivid description of the 1918 battle for Svyazhsk during the Russian Civil War.
The Virtues of Mutiny and Desertion: Two Christmas Anniversaries
Sigal, Clancy
Christmas Eve also marks the famous 1914 “Christmas truce” when British and German soldiers crossed No Man’s Land to shake hands, play soccer, exchange souvenirs and sing carols to each other. The Hi...

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Black Army of Hungary
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The Black Army (Hungarian: Fekete sereg), "Black Legion" or "Regiment" - possibly named after their black armour panoply - is historiographicly the common name given to the military forces serving und...
T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence, CB, DSO (1888 - 1935), known professionally as T. E. Lawrence and popularly as Lawrence of Arabia, was a British Army officer renowned especially for his lia...
Mongol military tactics and organization
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The Mongol military tactics and organization helped the Mongol Empire to conquer nearly all of continental Asia, the Middle East and parts of eastern Europe. In many ways, it can be regarded as the fi...
The Patricias: A Century of Service
Bercuson, David, J.
There have been many books that have examined the various regiments of the Canadian Forces. But few have been written with the depth of expertise and wealth of imagery seen in The Patricias: A Century...
Russian officer who prevented nuclear disaster in 1983
Stanislav Petrov single handedly prevented the nuclear destruction of the United States and the USSR, and only a handful of Communist leaders knew about the apocalypse he averted.
The 'Yellow Book' of the Armed Forces
Confidential document of military top officials reveals persecution of government opponents during armed conflict.
The existence of a document, the 'Yellow Book', used by the El Salvador military to identify and target those believed to be opposed to the regime, has been revealed. Many of the individuals named in ...