Simo Hayha was the deadliest sniper ever. Called "White Death" by Russians, he killed 542 Soviets in about 100 days in the Winter War between Finland and Soviet Union just after the beginning of WWII.
Erwin Rommel, the famous "Desert Fox" was linked to the failed 20th July plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. He was then forced to suicide as Rommel was a national hero and executing him would be risky!
I hang with an older crowd. This isn't necessarily by choice, though I have enjoyed many a ride to the hospital enamored with my patient's storytelling abilities. Working as a paramedic, I tend to see the elderly quite frequently.
The Tokyo Tribunal was constituted on orders of General McArthur the Cin C Pacific Command to try General Tojo and other leaders as 'war criminals'. The mandatory death sentence was approved by 10 of the judges but the Indian judge Binod Pal gave a dissenting judgment that will stand for posterity
The second punic war is an interesting read. Hannibal Barca is considered to be one of the greatest military generals in history. He brought Rome to its knees and pulled out miraculous victories even when outnumbered. His double envelopment maneuver is studied by military experts to this day.
A short summarized biography of Oda Nobunaga, an important historical figure during the Warring States Period of Japan.
The battle of Saragrahi( now in Pakistan) is a pean to the glory of the Sikh soldier. In this battle fought on 12 September 1897 a handful of 21 Sikhs faced a Muslim horde of over 10,000 and in the provess won eternal glory.
Renowned for his wartime leadership of Britain in WWII, Sir Winston Churchill was the premier British statesman of the 20th century. His bulldog-like visage and his gravelly voice inspired nations.
Clifford Roy Cowling, known as “Roy” to his friends, was enjoying life in Melbourne as a young eligible bachelor when he heard the trumpet call to enlist. It was the 21st of September 1914, and the war had barely begun. Yet the recruiting stations in public halls all over the country were busy,...
The Schieffelin plan was the brainchild of General Von Schieffelin to help Germany fight a two-front war against both Russia and Germany. The aim was to finish of France first before taking on Russia. Hitler made use of this plan but Germany has achieved what Hitler aimed for without firing a gun