This Week In Combined Arms History

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019 to Monday, September 23, 2019

Standard views of the Allied crusade in Europe during World War II tend to focus on an unbroken string of victories and advances from D-Day thru the surrender of Germany.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019 to Monday, October 14, 2019

It has been considered the first “modern” battle in the British Isles and the last pitched battle between Scotland and England.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019 to Monday, September 2, 2019

The Russian and Ottoman Empires fought several wars across a few centuries. These Russo-Turkish Wars are rarely studied by Euro- and Western-centric military historians.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019 to Monday, September 16, 2019

Eurocentric, Western histories tend to ignore the power and persistence of the Ottoman Turks. This has limited their ability to study and glean from the fascinating military experience of this once expansive empire.

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Monday, August 5, 2019 to Sunday, August 11, 2019

During the Seven Years’ War (known as the French and Indian War in North America), the French General Montcalm invaded British New York. One of his first targets was Fort William Henry, situated in northern New York, along Lake George.

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Monday, July 29, 2019 to Sunday, August 4, 2019

After the battle of the Somme (1916), in which some 60,000 British soldiers were killed within a few days, many Britons hoped there would never again be such a slaughter on the Western Front. If only they knew.

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Monday, July 22, 2019 to Sunday, July 28, 2019

Afghanistan has been called the graveyard of empires; and, indeed, the country has proved difficult to occupy for various imperial powers.

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Monday, July 15, 2019 to Sunday, July 21, 2019

It was a near suicidal attack. Fort Wagner, situated on a narrow island south of Charleston Harbor, was surrounded by swamp and ocean except for a narrow 60 meter strip of beach approach. It had huge cannon and deadly mortars.

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Monday, July 8, 2019 to Sunday, July 14, 2019

The young king, known as Charles XII, was just twenty years old on the day of battle. Yet he had led his Swedish Army for two years in the Great Northern War against Russia and its allies in Germany/Poland.

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Monday, July 1, 2019 to Sunday, July 7, 2019

It was an incredible week. By 4 July 1863, Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia was defeated at Gettysburg, Vicksburg was about to fall to General U.S.

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