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What if: Operation Sealion, summary of an exercise held in 1974.

Posted February 25th, 2017 at 05:18 AM by lordroel

What if: Operation Sealion, summary of an exercise held in 1974.


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In 1974 a major wargame conducted at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1974 was held. Its aim was find out what might have happened had Nazi Germany launched Operation Sea Lion, their planned invasion of southeast England during World War II, in September 1940. The wargame was organized by the Daily Telegraph and Dr Paddy...
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Doris, Dunces, and Dubious Practice

Posted February 25th, 2017 at 03:32 AM by caldrail

Doris has been across England. It just isn't English to have storms and gale force gusts blasting the country, and someone really ought to do something about this freak weather. I mean, really.... But it happened. So I trudged four miles to work in a sort of unsteady zig-zag pattern depending on which way the wind was blowing. Luckily the rain held off. It was damp, a sort of fine spray, but no deluge made my life even more miserable than having to brave the elements each working day and endure...
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Chinese Society in the Late Imperial Period: the Great Qing

Posted February 22nd, 2017 at 02:27 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
Updated February 25th, 2017 at 12:45 AM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

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Khan Nurhaci (1559-1626) (founder of the Jin state)

During the 1500's the Ming empire was likely at it's strongest; culturally and economically they outproduced Europe and those around them (paper, porcelain, lacquered paint). The Ming also had a prosperous system of urban and commercial society. They exported their wares to the other Asian countries and the Chinese language...
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Captain's Log Entry 2: Britain and France

Posted February 13th, 2017 at 04:33 AM by Junius

Perhaps the greatest rivalry of the Modern Era, the Anglo-French rivalry has literally encompassed the entire history of both these nations bar the last hundred years. They fought the famous Hundred Years' War against each other and were bitter antagonists throughout the Middle Ages. This entry, however, focuses primarily on the Long 18th century, from the Glorious Revolution in 1688 until the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 (although the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars shall be saved for a later...
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Captain's Log Entry 1: An Anglo-German Alliance

Posted February 13th, 2017 at 01:15 AM by Junius

This article covers the time period from 1890 until about 1914. It highlights the main reasons why an alliance between Britain and Germany did not take place and how such an alliance could have changed the course of world history and politics. In my mind, it proved impossible to marry the surprisingly convergent interests of Britain and Germany due to the following factors:

1. The German Navy- Wilhelm may have had sound strategic reasons to establish a navy (such as Germany's huge...
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