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Earth: Dupplin Moor, Scotland, site of a great medieval battle.

This grassy sloping field located in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, is traditionally called Dupplin Moor. On this field 682 years ago today, on August 11, 1332, a battle occurred here … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

42 Historical Objects, No. 37: Kennedy’s coconut from the PT-109 incident.

It’s hard to see in this picture, but this paperweight is actually a hardened, almost petrified coconut with a message scratched into its surface. The message reads “NAURO ISL…COMMANDER…NATIVE KNOWS … Continue reading

June 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Battle of Kapyong: a forgotten battle, in a forgotten war. (Australians at War)

Originally posted on If It Happened Yesterday, It's History:
(Sergeant S.K.J. “Len” Lenoy, who was killed in action at Kapyong while commanding a machine-gun section with A Company. Image…

April 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

The icy surrender: the bitter, frozen end of the Battle of Stalingrad.

Seventy-one years ago today, on January 31, 1943, the Battle of Stalingrad ended. Stalingrad was the largest, bloodiest and most costly battle ever fought on planet Earth, the climax of … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · 3 Comments

Reluctantly remembered: the strange historical odyssey of the Führerbunker.

Sixty-nine years ago today, on January 16, 1945, Adolf Hitler moved into what would prove to be his final residence and headquarters, the “Führerbunker” under the Chancellery Garden in Berlin, … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Deadline: the run-up to the first Persian Gulf War.

Today, January 15, is a historical anniversary I remember less from reading about it in history and more from my own personal memory. Twenty-three years ago today, January 15, 1991, … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Amazing(ly Cruel) Life of Genghis Khan

Originally posted on History Republic:
A HR reader asks us what the history of Genghis Khan is. This is a rather good question, considering that I am a bit of…

January 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Battle of Yorktown 1781- The Independence of The USA

Originally posted on History Republic:
The surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown in 1781 Yorktwon was a small town in the British colony of Virginia on the York River, not…

December 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

How Ironbottom Sound got its name: the Battle of Tassafaronga.

There is a stretch of water off the Pacific island of Guadalcanal that’s officially called Savo Sound, but it has another unofficial name: Ironbottom Sound. It is so named because … Continue reading

November 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Assault on Missionary Ridge

Originally posted on Crossroads:
What happened on November 25, 1863, remains one of the most mysterious events of the American Civil War. That afternoon four divisions of the Army of…

November 25, 2013 · Leave a comment
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